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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

x86/x32 and x64 or Intel-based™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 the Recently Updated page page.

Upcoming Support Changes

Pearson aligns support requirements with changing technologies. See the TestNav System Requirement Policy for details.

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  • iOS 15
  • macOS 12
  • .2
  • 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. 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 (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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titleSecure Testing (TestNav Apps Only)– Requirements

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When necessary for some tests, TestNav apps can run in kiosk modeto 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
7.0
11
For info on Android, see 
TestNav - Android App and Secure Testing

From Google Play

Set Up TestNav on Android
Chrome OS
66-72
91+

From Chrome Web Store

Set Up TestNav on Chrome OS

iOS

10.3.1 - 10.3.3, 11.2.5, 11.2.6, 11.4, 11.4.1, 12, 12.1.1, 12.1.2, 12.1.3, 12.1.4
For info on iOS 11, see TestNav - iOS 11 and Secure Testing

13-14.x


From the App Store

Set Up TestNav on iOS
Laptops, Desktops

Linux

  • Fedora
24 (64-bit);
  • 33 x64
  • Ubuntu 18.04
(64-bit)
  • x64

From TestNav downloads

Set Up TestNav on Linux
OS X/

macOS

  • 10.
11, 10.12, 10.13, 10.14
  • 14-11 (Intel Mac)
  • Apple silicon (ARM64)*

From TestNav downloads 

Set Up TestNav on OS X, macOS
Windows
7, 8.1, 10 (includes Windows Store app)

10 x64 - 20H2, 21H1

From TestNav downloads or Windows Store

Set Up TestNav on Windows

*only with TestNav 8.17 and above

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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:

Windows

OS

Versions and Corresponding Browsers

Chrome OS

66-72 91+ Google Chrome 66-7291+

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, 12.1.1, 12.1.2, 12.1.3, 12.1.4  Safari 12.

    13-14.x  Safari 13.x-14.x

    OS X/macOS

    10.

    11

    14, 10.

    12, 10.13, 10.14

    15, 11 Safari

    11

    13.x

    , 12

    -14.x; Firefox

    61

    63-

    64
  • 7, 8, 8.1 Firefox 61-64
  • 7, 8.1, 10, Google Chrome 66-72; IE 11
  • 10

    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.