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Hardware Requirements ♦ Software Requirements


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

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

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Hardware Requirements (2021-22 School Year)

Requirement

Details

Processor

ARM, ARM64*

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.

*macOS only

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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Testing in Progress
  • iOS 15
  • macOS 12 Monterey

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.

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 Methods for app updates vary by app and OS.

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Update Process

Auto update - No action required

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  • TestNav desktop app

*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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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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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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  • 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
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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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Software Requirements (2021-22 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

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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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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
Android11
For info on Android, see 
TestNav - Android App and Secure Testing

From Google Play

Set Up TestNav on Android
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For information on iOS 11.0, see technical bulletin,

TestNav 8 - iOS 11 and TestNav 

13-14.x


From the App Store

Set Up TestNav on iOS
Laptops, Desktops

Linux

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OS X: 10.9, 10.10, 10.11; macOS Sierra 10.12, 10.133

macOS

  • 10.14-11 (Intel Mac)
  • Apple silicon (ARM64)*

From TestNav downloads 

Set Up TestNav on OS X, macOS
Windows

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10 x64 - 20H2, 21H1

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 10.12, 10.133
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.

*only with TestNav 8.17 and above

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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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Firefox 52

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Windows: 7, 8, 8.1
OS X: 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
macOS Sierra 10.12, 10.13

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Windows: 7, 8.1, 10

OS X: 10.9, 10.10, 10.11

Chrome OS 50 - 61

Android 5.0 - 7.0

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IE 11

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Windows: 7, 8.1, 10

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OS X: 10.9, 10.10, 10.11

iOS 10.2, 10.2.1, 10.3.1 -10.3.3, 11.1

Versions and Corresponding Browsers

Chrome OS

91+ Google Chrome 91+

iOS

13-14.x  Safari 13.x-14.x

OS X/macOS

10.14, 10.15, 11 Safari 13.x-14.x; Firefox 63-84

Apple silicon (ARM64) Safari 14.x

Windows
  • 10 Google Chrome 91+, 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.