FAQ

# How do I get the most accurate speed test results?

For the most accurate results, run the speed test:

- When competing network activity approximates test day
- In the same rooms used on test day
- On the same network test takers will use

We also recommend running the tests several times in 10 minutes in each room to account for normal bandwidth fluctuation.

**Example: PSAT-related assessments and AP Exams **

A school will administer an exam to 200 of their 500 students in the gym on a Monday at noon. Their results could vary depending on when and where they run the test.

**Most accurate estimate: **When the speed test is run in the gym on a typical Monday at noon, the test estimates that 275 students can test in the building simultaneously.

**Overestimate:** When the test is run in the library (which has better Wi-Fi) over the weekend, the test estimates that 350 students can test in the building simultaneously.

**Underestimate:** When the speed test is run in the annex on the same Monday at noon, the test estimates that only 100 students can test in the building simultaneously.

**Example: SAT Weekend**

Staff at a test center with the physical space to test 500 students want to check their bandwidth. Their results could vary depending on when and where they run the test.

**Most accurate estimate:** When the speed test is run in a classroom on a typical Saturday at 8 a.m., the result shows that 600 students can test in the building simultaneously.

**Overestimate:** When the test is run in the library (which has better Wi-Fi) on a summer Saturday, the result shows that 800 students can test in the building simultaneously.

**Underestimate: **If the speed test is run in the annex on a fall Monday at 1 p.m., the result might suggest that only 400 students can test in the building simultaneously.