You need to remove all previous software and response files (marked with a .xen extension) if you have used the Non-Web Version of the Yellis CABT before. Assessment links are only valid for the current testing year.
We strongly recommend that you upload student details before downloading the offline assessment software. This will ensure that a populated student details file will be downloaded with the assessment software.
If student details are uploaded after the assessment software has been downloaded then these details will not be included in your download.
For the Non-Web version, download the assessment software by going to Assessment Admin >
Computer Assessments > 3: Set up the Assessments > Carry out Assessments.
Create a folder on your desktop computer or network so you can extract the zip files to an easy to
locate folder. For example, you can call this folder Yellis 2023.
Select the Non-Web Version of the assessment from the Carry out Assessments page.
Click the download icon in the grey box of the Non-Web Version required (Windows or Mac).
Once downloaded, click on the downloaded zipped folder.
Extract all the files in the zipped folder by right-clicking anywhere in the white area and selecting Extract All…
You need to select the folder you created on your desktop as the destination for the extracted files. In this example, the folder you created called Yellis 2023.
Click browse to select the folder you saved on your desktop and click on Extract.
Note: the folder must be on a mapped drive (e.g. P:\ where P can be any letter) and must not be a Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path (e.g. \\myserver). If the assessment will be running on a computer with no network connection then this folder should be located on the local computer.
Grant modify access to student accounts so that student response files can be saved on your local network.
Once the files have been extracted, open the folder you created to view the unzipped software and files.
Set up a shortcut to the assessment by right clicking the square icon for CABT_EW _2023_0001 and choose Create Shortcut.
You will see the box below when you click on the CABT_EW_2023_0001.exe link:
Each year group needs a passkey for the students to access the assessments. You can find this in the Carry out Assessments page. Copy and paste the URL link at step 2. in the box above into a new browser and enter the passkey. Select Submit.
The students click Next to select their name from the year group list.
Once they click on their name, they select Next to open their details page.
Students should check that their details and year group are correct before clicking Start to begin the assessment.
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