To put a student into test mode, sign into cowriter.com as an educator or administrator, go to Manage Students, select one or more students, click the Lock icon, then select the test the students will be taking from the dropdown and click Turn On.
Placing Co:Writer's Chrome App into Test mode for PARCC "Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers" disables predict ahead, which is NOT allowed as an accommodation.
The Chrome App is designed to work as an "External Word Prediction Device" and ensure that text written cannot be exported or saved elsewhere. After signing out of the application, Co:Writer permanently and irretrievably deletes all student writing from the application and client computer.
For more information, please see the PARCC Accessibility Features and Accommodations Manual http://avocet.pearson.com/PARCC/Documents/GetFile?documentId=4901 (Page 36 for Speech-to-text and page 39 for Word Prediction).