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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.

InfoThe requirements in this section reflect TestNav minimum

On this page:

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

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

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Hardware Requirements

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Specifications

Requirement

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

iPads

Tablets

Chromebooks
Chromeboxes

Details

Processor

x86/x32 and x64

Intel

or Intel-based™

x86/x32 and x64

any

any

any

Memory

Recommended

4 GB

RAM 
Minimum 
2 GB RAM
Recommended
4 GB RAM
Minimum

RAM; Minimum - 2 GB RAM

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

Recommended
2 GB RAM 
Minimum
1 GB RAM

Recommended
4 GB RAM
Minimum
2 GB RAM

Recommended
4 GB RAM
Minimum 
2 GB RAM 

Minimum screen size

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.

    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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    Chrome OS 80

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    Pearson may further update this list as the school year approaches. 

    • Windows 7 and 8.1

    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

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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

    Kiosk mode prevents
    titleSecure Testing (TestNav Apps Only)

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    For high-stakes tests, TestNav apps run in kiosk mode to prevent 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
    Tablets, Chromebooks, Chromeboxes
    Android7.0
    For info on Android, see 
    TestNav - Android App and Secure Testing

    From Google Play

    Set Up TestNav on Android
    Chrome OS
    57
    74-
    64 10.2, 10.2.1, 10.3.1 - 10.3.3, 11.2.5, 11.2.6

    For information on iOS 11, see technical bulletin,

    TestNav - iOS 11 and Secure Testing

    Linux Fedora 24 (64-bit); Ubuntu 16
    Laptops, Desktops

    Linux

    Ubuntu 18.04 (64-bit)

    From TestNav downloads

    Set Up TestNav on Linux

    OS X

    :

    /macOS

    10.

    9

    12, 10.

    10

    13, 10.

    11; macOS Sierra 10.12

    14, 10.

    133:
    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 10.12, 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.

    You can use either installable



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    Tests that Do Not Require Kiosk Mode

    For practice tests, you can use the TestNav apps or the browsers in the table below

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  • Chrome OS 65
  • iO 11.3

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    Browser

    OS

    Firefox 52

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

    Google Chrome 57 - 64

    Windows: 7, 8.1, 10

    OS X: 10.9, 10.10, 10.11

    Chrome OS 50 - 64

    Android 5.0 - 7.0

    IE 11

    Windows: 7, 8.1, 10

    Microsoft EdgeWindows 10
    Safari 9.x

    OS X: 10.9, 10.10, 10.11

    iOS 10.2, 10.2.1, 10.3.1 -10.3.3, 11.2.5, 11.2.6

     

     

    Upcoming Support Changes

    Pearson aligns support requirements with changing technologies. 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.

    OS

    Versions and Corresponding Browsers

    Chrome OS

    74-79 Google Chrome 74-79

    iOS

    12 - 13.x  Safari 12.x - 13.x

    OS X/macOS

    10.12, 10.13, 10.14, 10.15 Safari 12.x - 13.x; Firefox 63-69

    Windows
    • 7, 8, 8.1 Firefox 63-69
    • 7, 8.1, 10, Google Chrome 74-79; IE 11
    • 10 Microsoft Edge
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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.