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

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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. Note that customers may take the 1.6.x release at varying times, depending on testing sessions.

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TestNav App
Update Process
Android appAuto update - No action required.*
Chrome appAuto update - No action required.*
Windows Store appAuto update - No action required.*
iOS appDownload updated version from App Store.
Desktop appDownload updated version from download.testnav.com.

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

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The requirements in this section reflect TestNav minimum 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.

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iPads

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Chromebooks
Chromeboxes

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Processor

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x86/x32 and x64

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Intel-based™

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any

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any

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Memory

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Recommended
4 GB RAM 
Minimum 
2 GB RAM

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Recommended
4 GB RAM
Minimum
2 GB RAM

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Recommended
2 GB RAM 
Minimum
1 GB RAM

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Recommended
4 GB RAM
Minimum 
2 GB RAM 

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Minimum screen size

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9.5-in

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9.5-in

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9.5-in

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9.5-in

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Minimum screen resolution

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1024 x 768

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1024 x 768

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1024 x 768

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1024 x 768

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  • Windows RT tablets are not supported

  • External keyboard and mouse (or touchpad) for touchscreen devices required
    Wired hardware is recommended
  • Local File access to home directory

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Local File access to home directory

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External (wired) keyboard recommended

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External keyboard required
Wired hardware is recommended

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

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As 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.

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Tests that Require Kiosk Mode

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On this page:

Hardware Requirements ♦ Software Requirements


These reflect minimum and recommended requirements; however, some customers slightly vary requirements for their specific organizations.

Tip

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

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Hardware Requirements (2020-21 School Year)

Requirement

Details

Processor

x86/x32 and x64; AMD, ARM*, or Intel-based™

Memory

4 GB RAM; Minimum - 2 GB RAM

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

Screen Size

9.5-in

Resolution

1024 x 768

Other

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

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

    • 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.

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Dropping Support
OSVersions
macOS10.13
iOS12
Chrome83-90 
Windows
  • 7
  • 8, 8.1
  • 10 versions 1903 and older
  • 32-bit versions
Linux 

Fedora 28

Android*9.x
Adding Support
OSVersions
Chrome91
macOSApple silicon (ARM64)
Windows 10

x64 - 20H2, 21H1

LinuxFedora 33
Android*11

*low-stakes tests only

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titleTesting in Progress
  • Apple silicon
  • Chrome 91

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.

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.

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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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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

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OS

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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

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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

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12-14.x


From the App Store

Set Up TestNav on iOS
Laptops, Desktops

Linux

Fedora

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28 (64-bit); Ubuntu

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macOS

10.13-11 (Intel Mac)

From TestNav downloads 

Set Up TestNav on OS X, macOS
Windows

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7, 8.1, 10* (includes Windows Store app)

From TestNav downloads or Windows Store

Set Up TestNav on Windows

Browser-based TestNav

If your program requires you to use browser-based TestNav, download Firefox ESR from the table below. Then, see setup instructions.

OS
Download browserSetup Instructions
  • OS X: 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
  • macOS Sierra 10.123
Firefox ESR 52 

Set Up TestNav with Firefox ESR 52

Windows: 7, 8.1, 10Firefox ESR 52 

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

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*Build version 17763.107 or higher

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titleBrowser-based TestNav – Requirements

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

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IE 11

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Browser

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OS

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Firefox 52

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

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Windows: 7, 8.1, 10

OS X: 10.9, 10.10, 10.11

Chrome OS 50 - 57

Android 5.0 - 7.0

 

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OS

Versions and Corresponding Browsers

Chrome OS

83-90 Google Chrome 83-90

iOS

12-14.x  Safari 12.x-14.x

OS X/macOS

10.13, 10.14, 10.15, 11 Safari 12.x-14.x; Firefox 63-84

Windows
  • 7, 8, 8.1 Firefox 63-84
  • 7, 8.1, 10, Google Chrome 83-90
  • 10 Microsoft Edge

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OS X: 10.9, 10.10, 10.11

iOS 10.2, 10.2.1, 10.3.1, 10.3.2

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titleAudio Recorder

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.