Technical Bulletin - System Requirement Policy Reminder

Published: May 25, 2022

What is happening?

Pearson recommends that customers review its established TestNav System Requirement Policy to anticipate upcoming support changes for the 2022-2023 school year. The Policy aligns TestNav system requirements with manufacturer-supported operating systems (OSs) and devices. Pearson also updates browser support for practice tests depending on manufacturer support.

This best practice ensures that all district personnel and students experience efficient and reliable testing sessions.

Manufacturer development cycles vary and release details are often vague until close to release dates. As a result, Pearson’s policy requires referencing manufacturer policies. Annually, Pearson will base support for OSs and devices on manufacturer support as of each July 15.

What does this mean?

Technology personnel should evaluate manufacturer support as of July 15 to determine technology planning for each upcoming school year.

For example, based on the information available at this time and dependent on Pearson testing, districts can estimate support for the 2022-23 school year to be the following:

OSEstimated Minimum Version Support (2022-2023)

11, 12


15.2 15.3, 15.4

Chrome OS

Stable Channel (S)

  • 102+ S

Long term support (LTS)*

  • 96 LTS through Aug. 2022 
  • 102+ LTS after Aug. 2022
  • 10 x64 - 20H2, 21H1, 21H2
  • 11+ x64
  • Fedora 33+ x64
  • Ubuntu 18.04+ x64
Android (for practice, non-secure tests only)

Only through a Chrome browser link

11+ on a supported Chrome browser

*See Google's documentation on ChromeOS LTS.

What do I need to do (and how do I do it)?

District personnel should bookmark and familiarize themselves with the policy to assess technology needs every school year

You can also find available details for the upcoming school year in the Upcoming Support Changes section of TestNav System Requirements as they become available.

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