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These setup tasks must be performed before test sessions are created. These tasks only need to be done one time per test administration, unless a change is required. If that happens, the initial settings you enter now can be changed at any later date.

Before you can create a TestNav configuration, if proctor caching is to be used:

  • A proctor caching computer must be set up and running in your network, as described in Install ProctorCache and Use ProctorCache.
  • You must know the IP address and port of that proctor caching computer.

Create Configuration

Do this BEFORE you create any test sessions. Later, while you are creating your test sessions, you will select the named configuration that you create here to be used for each test session.

  1. From Setup > TestNav Configurations, open the task list and select Create / Edit TestNav Configurations and click Start.

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  2. Select Create Configurations. Enter the details of any proctor caching computers that you will use to precache tests. For more information about the Response File Backup Locations, see Configure Response File Backup Locations. 

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  3. Click Test Connection to make sure the configuration works.


    If the connection is not successful:

    • Check that the proctor caching computer is set up properly and running on your network.
    • Check that you have entered the correct IP address and port.
    • Verify that the computer you are using to configure TestNav has Java installed and that the Java applet is allowed to run in your browser. (This feature requires the use of a Java applet. The computer from which you perform the action must have Java installed. You must allow the Java applet to run in your browser in order for you to test the configuration.)
  4. Click Create.

Optionally, additional proctor caching computers can be added to the configuration. This is generally done in larger schools where testing may involve multiple grades and forms and larger numbers of concurrent testers. In cases like this, a second caching computer and the additional throughput it provides may be beneficial.