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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 (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 the Recently Updated page page.

Upcoming Support Changes

Pearson aligns support requirements with changing technologies.

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  • Windows 10 RS5
  • Chrome OS 71
  • iOS 12.1.1

    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  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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    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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    Secure Testing (
    TestNav Apps
    Only)
    – Requirements

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    When necessary for some tests, TestNav apps can run in kiosk mode

    to prevent

    ,which prevents students from accessing any other web pages or applications while testing.

    Devices/OS
    Supported Versions
    Download TestNav
    Setup Instructions
    Tablets, Chromebooks, Chromeboxes
    Android
    7
    9.
    0
    x
    For info on Android, see 
    TestNav - Android App and Secure Testing

    From Google Play

    Set Up TestNav on Android
    Chrome OS
    66
    83-
    70

    10.3.1 - 10.3.3, 11.2.5, 11.2.6, 11.4, 11.4.1, 12, 12.1
    For info on iOS 11, see TestNav - iOS 11 and Secure Testing

    12-14.x


    From the App Store

    Set Up TestNav on iOS
    Laptops, Desktops

    Linux

    Fedora
    24
    28 (64-bit); Ubuntu 18.04 (64-bit)

    From TestNav downloads

    Set Up TestNav on Linux

    OS X/macOS

    10.

    11, 10.12, 10.13,

    13-10.

    14

    15

    From TestNav downloads 

    Set Up TestNav on OS X, macOS
    Windows7, 8.1, 10* (includes Windows Store app)

    From TestNav downloads or Windows Store

    Set Up TestNav on Windows

    *Build version 17763.107 or higher

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    Non-Secure (Practice) Testing
    Browser-based TestNav – Requirements

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    For

    practice

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

    OS

    Versions and Corresponding Browsers

    Chrome OS

    66
    83-
    70
    87 Google Chrome
    66
    83-
    70
    87

    iOS

    • 10.3.1 -10.3.3  Safari 10.x
    • 11.2.5, 11.2.6, 11.4, 11.4.1  Safari 11.x
    • 12, 12.1  Safari 12

    12-14.x  Safari 12.x-14.x

    OS X/macOS

    10.

    11

    13, 10.

    12

    14, 10.

    13, 10.14

    15 Safari

    11

    12.x

    , 12

    -14.x; Firefox

    61

    63-69

    Windows
    • 7, 8, 8.1
    Firefox 61
    • Firefox 63-69
    • 7, 8.1, 10, Google Chrome
    66-70; IE 11
    • 83-87
    • 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.