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Pearson will release TestNav 8.3 on July 1, 2015. These TestNav 8.3 Requirements apply to customers when they take the 8.3 release.

For details on support changes, see Recently Updated on the TestNav Online Support home page.

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 TestNav installable apps.

Hardware requirements1

Windows
Mac OS X
Linux
iOS
Android
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SpecificationsChrome OS
Supported devicesDesktops
Laptops
Tablets
Desktops
Laptops
Desktop
Laptop

iPad

TabletChromebook
Tip

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

Intel

; AMD, ARM*, or Intel-based™

x86/x32 and x64

any

any

any

1

Memory

512 MB RAM

4 GB RAM; Minimum - 2 GB RAM

1 GB RAM

Minimum
512 MB RAM
(iPad 2)

Recommended
1 GB RAM
(iPad 3rd gen +)

1 GB RAM

Minimum
2 GB RAM

Recommended
4 GB RAM

Minimum screen size

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

Screen Size

9.5-in

9.5-in

9.5-in

9.5-in

9.5-in

9.5-in

Minimum screen resolution

Wired external keyboard for tablets

Resolution

1024 x 768

1024 x 768

1024 x 768

1024 x 768

1024 x 768

1024 x 768

Operating systemWindows 7, 8, 8.1
(Windows RT tablets are not supported) Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10

Fedora 19, 20

 Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04

iOS 8Android 5.0 LollipopChrome OS 43+Other

1These requirements do not supersede the minimum requirements of the supported operating systems. Refer to the minimum requirements for the operating system.

Note

As 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.

AnchorfirewallfirewallFirewall/proxy servers/content filtering

Allow the following URLs to open the following in any firewalls, proxy servers, or software used for Internet content filtering:

URL:Port 2
Your test delivery URL, for example:
*.testnav.com:80
*.testnav.com:443*.pearsontestcontent.com*.thawte.comgoogle-analytics.com (optional)2 TestNav content is dynamically hosted in the cloud. No static IP addresses or ranges can be provided

Other

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

    • Android, Windows (required)
    • iOS (recommended)
  • Local File access to home directory

Wired external keyboard for tablets

Local File access to home directory

 

Wired external keyboard for tablets

Turn off Auto-Correction and Predictive text - see instructions

Wired external keyboard for tabletsWired external keyboard for tablets
    • 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 Recently Updated page.

Upcoming Support Changes

Pearson aligns support requirements with changing technologies. 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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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 (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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Browser-based TestNav requirements

Browser

Operating systems

Other requirements

Firefox 38 and higher

Windows 7, 8, 8.1
Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10

  • Java 1.8
  • Enable pop-ups for TestNav
  • Create javaw.exe exception in Windows Firewall

  • Disable Skype plugins in Window 7

IE 11

Windows 7, 8.1

  • Java 1.8
  • Enable pop-ups for TestNav
  • Create javaw.exe exception in Windows Firewall

Safari 6.x

Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8

  • Java 1.8
  • Enable pop-ups for TestNav

Safari 7.x

Mac OS X 10.9

  • Java 1.8
  • Enable pop-ups for TestNav

Safari 8.x

Mac OS X 10.10

  • Java 1.8
  • Enable pop-ups for TestNav
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TestNav installable app requirements

Click the link in the table below to install the TestNav on the supported operating system.
Then, see for setup instructions.

Operating system
Download app
Setup instructions
Android 5.0 LollipopTestNav for AndroidAndroid 
Chrome OS 43 or higherTestNav for Chrome OSChromebook
iOS 8TestNav for iOSiPad

When using iPads, Chromebooks, or Androids, for testing, make note of which student uses each deviceIn the event that the student encounters a problem during testing, files necessary to resume each student's test session exist on only that specific device.

You must also complete specific processes to set up and run TestNav. If you have not already done so, see the Browser-based TestNav and Installable apps sections of Set Up Your Test Environment.

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Important Information

Upcoming Support Changes

September 2015 brings the newest addition to the TestNav online test platform - TestNav Desktop for TestNav 8.

Extensive support and requirements changes take effect with its launch this fall.

You can track these changes in the Recently Updated section of TestNav 8 Online Support. Pearson program teams will also notify customers of these changes when they take effect.

 

 

titleTestNav Apps – Requirements

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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 while testing.

Devices/OS
Supported Versions
Download TestNav
Setup Instructions
Tablets, Chromebooks, Chromeboxes
Android9.x
For info on Android, see 
TestNav - Android App and Secure Testing

From Google Play

Set Up TestNav on Android
Chrome OS83-89

From Chrome Web Store

Set Up TestNav on Chrome OS

iOS

12-14.x


From the App Store

Set Up TestNav on iOS
Laptops, Desktops

Linux

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

From TestNav downloads

Set Up TestNav on Linux

OS X/macOS

10.13-11 (Intel Mac)

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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titleBrowser-based TestNav – Requirements

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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:

OS

Versions and Corresponding Browsers

Chrome OS

83-89 Google Chrome 83-89

iOS

12-14.x  Safari 12.x-14.x

OS X/macOS

10.13, 10.14, 10.15, 11 Safari 12.x-14.x; Firefox 63-84

Windows
  • 7, 8, 8.1 Firefox 63-84
  • 7, 8.1, 10, Google Chrome 83-89
  • 10 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.