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After you download TestNav and ProctorCache, complete the following:

These ordered steps correspond to sections below or a related setup page. You can click each link to go directly to the corresponding processes.

  1. Install TestNav using the instructions below. 
  2. Run App Check on each device.
  3. Sign in to TestNav to verify app opens and that you can start your test.
  4. Set Up ProctorCache on your proctor caching computer(s).
  5. Review the Find and Set Up Response File Backups section to prepare yourself to find saved response files (SRF) and log files before the testing session. 
  6. Communicate SRF and log file locations and download information to test proctors.
  7. Make sure that you or the test proctor has a thumb drive readily accessible.
  8. Run an infrastructure trial using a practice test. 

During BOTH the infrastructure trial and the actual test, note which specific device each student uses during each test. The TestNav app saves SRFs to only one designated place on the testing device. If an error occurs, you can locate files only on that specific device.

To set up TestNav on Chrome OS, you should first determine whether each device is managed or unmanaged. Unmanaged devices are typically only used in "bring your own device" (BYOD) settings. To check whether a device is managed or unmanaged, see Manage Chrome Devices.

Install TestNav on Managed Devices

To install TestNav on managed devices, you first ensure each device's settings are set to keep local data to avoid accidentally deleting the SRF and log files. Then, you add TestNav as a kiosk app. 

Follow the steps below to install TestNav.

  1. Log in to the Admin console for your domain.
  2. From the Admin console, select Device Management > Chrome devices.

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  3. Click the icon at the top right of the page, and click Chrome device settings.

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  4. Scroll down to find the User Data section. If Do not erase all local user data is not currently selected, select it.

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  5. In the Kiosk Settings section. If not already selected, ensure that the Auto-Launch Kiosk App drop-down is set to None.

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  6. Scroll down to Kiosk Apps, and click Manage Kiosk Applications.

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  7. The Kiosk Apps dialog appears, and you should see TestNav in the Total to Install column. 
    1. If TestNav does not appear in that column, click Chrome Web Store, and search for TestNav in the search field.

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    2. Click Add. Then, click Save.

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  8. Click Save at the bottom of the page.

Install TestNav on Unmanaged Devices

  1. Open a new tab in Chrome, and enter chrome://extensions in the address bar. Click Enter.
  2. Select the Developer Mode check box.
  3. Click Manage kiosk applications...
    If you do not see Manage kiosk applications... you do not have the correct owner account information. Input the correct information, or go back to step 1 and create a new owner account.
  4. Enter the TestNav ID - mdmkkicfmmkgmpkmkdikhlbggogpicma in the Add kiosk application field.
  5. Click Add, and then, click Done.
  6. Sign out.
  7. On the Sign On page, TestNav appears under Apps on the bottom-left of the screen.

Run App Check

To run App Check:

  1. Click or tap the appropriate icon for your test from the home page to go to the Sign In page.
  2. Click or tap the user drop-down menu, and select App Check.

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App Check (without optional Configuration Identifier)

On the App Check page:

  1. Leave the configuration identifier field blank.
  2. Click Run App Check.
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You see green checkboxes for Kiosk Mode Readiness and connectivity to TestNav, if the system passes. If one of these fails, you will see a Fail message and must check your connection and settings before running App Check again.

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App Check (with optional Configuration Identifier)

If you have obtained a Configuration Identifier from your assessment management system:

  1. Enter it in the Configuration Identifier field. 

    The configuration identifier allows TestNav to also check connection to ProctorCache computers.

  2. Click Run App Check. 

  3. If ProctorCache connectivity fails, TestNav provides information for possible resolutions. Use this information to troubleshoot, and run App Check again.
    The screenshots below are examples of possible scenarios when running App Check with a configuration identifier. 

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    ProctorCache Pass

    ProctorCache Fail

Sign in to TestNav

  1. Power on the device, but do not log in.
  2. In the lower left of the screen, select Apps > TestNav to launch TestNav.
    A message appears, informing you that you can use <ctrl><alt>s to exit Chrome OS when you first launch TestNav. This works only while the message displays.
  3. If you have not already done so, choose the appropriate icon for your test on the home page. If your test was selected before the test session, you see the Sign In page, rather than the home page.  

    1. If you need to select a different test, click the user drop-down menu at the upper-right of the page, and click Choose a different customer.

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    2. Click the appropriate icon for your test.

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  4. Start a test to ensure that you can do so without error.
    • If you see a Practice Tests link on the Sign in page, click Practice Tests and start a test.
    • If you do not see a Practice Tests link, use an authorization ticket from your student management system and start a test.
  5. To shut down and exit kiosk mode after the app launches, hold down the Power button.

Find and Set Up Response File Backups

TestNav has a default primary SRF save location for all computers and devices. Pearson strongly recommends setting a secondary save location for SRFs as a backup. For detailed information on saved response files (SRFs) and log files, see Understand SRFs and Log Files for Installable TestNav .

SFTP configuration is not supported by all assessment management systems. Consult your assessment management system user guide to determine whether the SFTP option is available.

Prior to testing, complete the following steps:
  1. Familiarize yourself with the default primary save location.

  2. Configure the secondary save location through your assessment management system. 
    The same secondary save location applies to all computers and devices. You only need to set this configuration one time.  

  3. Communicate SRF and log file locations/procedures to proctors (see Primary Save Location below).

  4. Note which student tests on which device during infrastructure trials and on test days.

Primary Save Location

On Chrome OS, the SRF default primary save location is not customizable. 

To find files on Chrome OS:

  1. Launch the TestNav app.
  2. Focus your cursor in the username or password field.
  3. Press <ctrl><shft>z, and the File Viewer box appears.
    If the File Viewer does not display, click on the window and then press <ctrl><shft>z again.
  4. Plug in a USB memory stick.
  5. Click the download button next to the srf and log file(s) you want to download.
  6. When the window opens, select the USB memory stick, and click Save.

Run an Infrastructure Trial

Pearson strongly recommends running an infrastructure trial to verify the technology setup is complete and to familiarize teachers and students with the test. 

Use your training site through your assessment management system to complete the trial before the actual test day.

Related Information

You can learn more about SRF and log files on the Set up and Use TestNav page.


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