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No form of spell checking and/or grammar checking in any language is permitted during the test.  This includes spell checkers that are built into your computer and/or Internet browser as well as downloaded applications such as Grammarly.  This also includes predictive text.

It is the test-taker's responsibility to turn off all spell-checking devices before beginning the test.  Having an enabled spelling and/or grammar-checking tool is cheating.

 

If you use a spell-checking device that is not listed below, a Google search will instruct you on how to disable it.

THE LIST BELOW DOES NOT INCLUDE EVERY POSSIBLE SPELLING AND GRAMMAR-CHECKING PROGRAM. IT IS THE TEST TAKER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT NO FORMS OF ASSISTANCE ARE ENABLED DURING THE TEST.

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How to Deactivate Spell-Check Functions Across Different Platforms

Built-in Operating System Spell Checkers:

Windows:

  • Go to Settings > Devices > Typing.

  • Under the "Spelling" section, toggle off the option for "Autocorrect misspelled words."

macOS:

  • Go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Text.

  • Uncheck the option for "Correct spelling automatically."

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Web Browsers:

Google Chrome:

  • Go to Settings > Advanced > Languages.

  • Toggle off the option for "Spell check."

Mozilla Firefox:

  • Click on the menu icon (three horizontal lines) > Options (or Preferences on macOS).

  • Scroll down to the "Language" section and uncheck the option for "Check your spelling."

Microsoft Edge:

  • Go to Settings > Languages > Spell check.

  • Toggle off the option for "Spell check."

Browser Extensions:

 

Google Chrome:

  • Go to Settings > Extensions.

  • Find the spell check extension in the list and click "Remove" to uninstall it.

Mozilla Firefox:

  • Click on the menu icon (three horizontal lines) > Add-ons.

  • Navigate to the "Extensions" tab and click "Remove" next to the spell-check extension.

Microsoft Edge:

  • Click on the menu icon (three horizontal dots) > Extensions.

  • Find the spell check extension and click "Remove."

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Third-Party Software:

  • To disable spell check in third-party software, you'll typically need to access the settings or preferences within the application itself. Look for options related to spell check or autocorrect and toggle them off as desired. Some examples of third-party software include Grammarly, ProWritingAid, Ginger, LanguageTool, and WhiteSmoke

If you've followed the steps listed below and continue to see red lines under the words you type in your practice test, you may wish to seek assistance from a tech-support company or switch to a different computer.

Do NOT open the test until you are sure that everything that can provide assistance is turned off.

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