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

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.

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  • iOS 11.3
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titleTestNav App Updates

Note that customers may take TestNav releases at varying times, depending on testing sessions.

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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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

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to start/run applications.

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iPads

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Chromebooks
Chromeboxes

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Hardware Requirements

Requirement

Details

Processor

x86/x32 and x64

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or Intel-based™

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any

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any

Memory

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4 GB

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RAM; Minimum - 2 GB RAM

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

Screen Size

9.5-in

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9.5-in

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9.5-in

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9.5-in

Resolution

1024 x 768

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1024 x 768

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1024 x 768

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1024 x 768

Other

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Windows RT tablets are not supported

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

    • Android, Windows (required)

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    • iOS (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

    • OS X, macOS
    • Windows
  • Wired keyboards (recommended)
  • Convertible Chromebooks - no tablet mode
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Virtual Environments
  • Some customers successfully use virtualization/thin clients; however, Pearson does not provide support for these technologies.

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  • 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.

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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 sessionsMethods 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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Tests that Require Kiosk Mode

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titleSecure Testing (TestNav Apps Only)

TestNav apps run in kiosk mode to prevent 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
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

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74-

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For information on iOS 11, see technical bulletin,

TestNav - iOS 11 and Secure Testing

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Laptops, Desktops

Linux

Ubuntu 18.04 (64-bit)

From TestNav downloads

Set Up TestNav on Linux

OS X

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10.

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12, 10.

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13, 10.

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14, 10.

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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 10.12, 10.133
Firefox ESR 52 

Set Up TestNav with Firefox ESR 52

Windows: 7, 8.1, 10Firefox ESR 52 

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

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OS X: 10.9, 10.10, 10.11

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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, 10.13

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Windows: 7, 8.1, 10

OS X: 10.9, 10.10, 10.11

Chrome OS 50 - 65

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

Versions and Corresponding Browsers

Chrome OS

74-77 Google Chrome 74-77

iOS

12 - 13.1.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 74-76; 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.