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InfoThe requirements in this section reflect TestNav minimum

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Hardware Requirements ♦ Software Requirements


These reflect minimum and recommended requirements; however, some customers slightly vary requirements for their specific organizations.Refer to the requirements on this page to set up browser-based TestNav or installable TestNav

Tip

Do not use devices that take 10 seconds or more to start/run applications.

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Hardware Requirements

1SpecificationsWindows
OS X, macOS
Linux
iOS
Android
Chrome OSSupported devicesDesktops
Laptops
TabletsDesktops
LaptopsDesktops
Laptops

iPads

Tablets

Chromebooks
Chromeboxes

(2020-21 School Year)

Requirement

Details

Processor

x86/x32 and x64

Intel

; AMD, ARM*, or Intel-based™

x86/x32 and x64

any

any

any

Memory

Recommended
1 GB RAM 
Minimum 
512 MB RAM

Recommended
2 GB RAM
Minimum
1 GB RAM

Recommended
2 GB RAM
Minimum
1 GB RAM

Recommended
1 GB RAM 
(iPad 3rd gen +)
Minimum
512 MB RAM 
(iPad 2) 

Recommended
2 GB RAM
Minimum
1 GB RAM

Recommended
4 GB RAM
Minimum 
2 GB RAM 

Minimum screen size

4 GB RAM; Minimum - 2 GB RAM

  • Linux and iOS - 2 GB RAM; Minimum - 1 GB RAM

Screen Size

9.5-in

9.5-in

9.5-in

9.5-in

9.5-in

9.5-in

Minimum screen resolution

Resolution

1024 x 768

1024 x 768

1024 x 768

1024 x 768

1024 x 768

1024 x 768

Other

  • Windows RT tablets are not supported

    • External keyboard and mouse (or touchpad) for touchscreen devices

      • Android, Windows (required)
    Wired hardware is
      • iOS (recommended)
    • Local File access to home directory

    Local File access to home directory

     

    External (wired) keyboard recommended

    External keyboard required
    Wired hardware is recommended

    Convertible Chromebooks can not be used in tablet mode

    1These requirements do not supersede the minimum requirements of the supported operating systems (OSs). Refer to the minimum requirements for the OS.

    NoteAs a general rule regarding optimal online testing, you should avoid using any computer that takes noticeably long (10 seconds or more) to start and run applications
      • OS X, macOS
      • Windows
    • Wired keyboards (recommended)
    • Convertible Chromebooks - no tablet mode
    (warning) Virtual Environments
    • Some customers successfully use virtualization/thin clients; however, Pearson does not provide support for these technologies. 
    • Those using these technologies are responsible for their virtualized environment security and performance. 
    • Prior to high-stakes testing, customers should compare virtual environment performance to that of a non-virtual environment.

    *Not supported on Windows

    For details on support changes, see the Recently Updated page.

    Upcoming Support Changes

    Pearson aligns support requirements with changing technologies. See the TestNav System Requirement Policy for details.

    When updates are released, Pearson first tests a beta version and reports bugs to developers. When the final version is publicly released, Pearson also tests this version to ensure TestNav compatibility before supporting it. When hardware or software deprecates, Pearson drops support for it.

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    Apple silicon/Big Sur

    TestNav App Update General Info

    Customers may take app releases at varying times, depending on testing sessions. Methods for app updates vary by app and OS.

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    Auto update - No action required*:

    • Android
    • Chrome
    • Windows Store

    Download from App Store:

    •  iOS app

    Download from download.testnav.com:

    • TestNav desktop app

    *Unless the auto-update feature is disabled. If disabled, download updated versions from the appropriate app store.

    Kiosk mode

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    Software Requirements (2020-21 School Year)

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    Annually, Pearson updates support requirements based on the TestNav System Requirement Policy.

    Districts should use this policy to determine annual purchasing needs and prepare devices.

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    Tests that Require Kiosk Mode

    titleTestNav Apps – Requirements

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    When necessary for some tests, TestNav apps can run in kiosk mode,which prevents students from accessing any other web pages or applications

    besides TestNav
    OS
    Download Installable

    while testing.

    Installable TestNav

    Use the links below to download and set up the app for your supported OS.

    Warning

    Do not update your OS without verifying supported OS(s) in the table below. Only these listed versions will work with TestNav.

    Devices/OS
    Supported Versions
    Download TestNav
    Setup Instructions
    Android 5.0 - 7.0
    Tablets, Chromebooks, Chromeboxes
    Android9.x
    For info on Android, see 
    TestNav - Android App and Secure Testing

    From Google Play

    Set Up TestNav on Android
    Chrome OS
    50
    83-
    56 9.3.2 - 9.3.5, 10.2, 10.2.1

    12-14.x


    From the App Store

    Set Up TestNav on iOS
    Laptops, Desktops

    Linux

    Fedora
    24
    28 (64-bit); Ubuntu
    16 Desktop :

    /macOS

    10.

    9,

    13-10.

    10, 10.11 Desktop :
    7, 8.1, 10* (includes Windows Store app)

    From TestNav downloads or Windows Store

    Set Up TestNav
    Desktop

    3 Customers may add support for this OS at varying times.

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    Browser-based TestNav

    If your program requires you to use browser-based TestNav, download Firefox ESR 45. Then, see instructions for each OS.

    OS
    Download browserSetup Instructions
    • OS X: 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
    • macOS Sierra 10.123
    Firefox ESR 45 Set Up TestNav with Firefox ESR 45Windows: 7, 8.1, 10Firefox ESR 45 (32-bit) 

    *Build version 17763.107 or higher

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    Tests that Do Not Require Kiosk ModeYou can use either installable

    For tests that do not require kiosk mode, you can use the TestNav apps or the browsers in the table below

    .

    :

    Browser

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    titleTestNav App Update

    TestNav app version 1.6.x is required after its July 2017 release.

    Users will see an error message if a testing device does not have the updated version installed.

    The table below shows upcoming requirement changes implemented with version 1.6.x:

    Requirement UpdateAffected OS/Device
    Support ends for
    • iOS 9
    • iPad 2
    RAM

    Minimum

    • 1GB - iOS
    • 2GB
      • Android
      • macOS
      • Windows

    Recommended

    • 2GB - iOS
    • 4 GB
      • Android
      • macOS
      • Windows

    The table below shows how each app updates.

    TestNav App
    Update Process
    Android appAuto update - No action required.*
    Chrome appAuto update - No action required.*
    iOS appDownload updated version from App Store.
    TestNav DesktopDownload updated version from download.testnav.com.
    *Unless the auto-update feature is disabled. If disabled, download updated versions from the appropriate app store.

    OS

    Firefox 45

    Windows: 7, 8, 8.1
    OS X: 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
    macOS Sierra 10.12 

    Google Chrome 50 - 56

    Windows: 7, 8.1, 10

    OS X: 10.9, 10.10, 10.11

    Chrome OS 50 - 56

    Android 5.0 - 7.0

    IE 11

    Windows: 7, 8.1, 10

    Microsoft EdgeWindows 10Safari 9.x

    OS X: 10.9, 10.10, 10.11

    iOS 9.3.2 - 9.3.5, 10.2, 10.2.1

    Versions and Corresponding Browsers

    Chrome OS

    83-87 Google Chrome 83-87

    iOS

    12-14.x  Safari 12.x-14.x

    OS X/macOS

    10.13, 10.14, 10.15 Safari 12.x-14.x; Firefox 63-69

    Windows
    • 7, 8, 8.1 Firefox 63-69
    • 7, 8.1, 10, Google Chrome 83-87
    • 10 Microsoft Edge
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    TestNav supports audio recorder interactions only through the TestNav app on these OSs*:

    • Windows
    • Mac
    • iOS
    • Chrome OS

    *These interactions are not supported on any browser.