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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 Recently Updated page.

Upcoming Support Changes

Pearson aligns support requirements with changing technologies.

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See the TestNav System Requirement Policy for details.

2020-21
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Pearson may further update this list as the school year approaches. 

  • Windows 7 and 8.1
Dropping Support
OSVersions
macOS10.13
iOS12
Chrome83-90 
Windows
  • 7
  • 8, 8.1
  • 10 versions 1903 and older
  • 32-bit versions
Linux 

Fedora 28

Android*9.x
Adding Support
OSVersions
Chrome91
macOSApple silicon (ARM64)
Windows 10

x64 - 20H2, 21H1

LinuxFedora 33
Android*11

*low-stakes tests only

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  • Apple silicon
  • Chrome 91

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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(2020-21 School Year)

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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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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
9.
0
x
For info on Android, see 
TestNav - Android App and Secure Testing

From Google Play

Set Up TestNav on Android
Chrome OS
74
83-
79
90

From Chrome Web Store

Set Up TestNav on Chrome OS

iOS

12-

13

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.

12, 10.13, 10.14, 10.15

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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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

7483-79 90 Google Chrome 7483-7990

iOS

12- 1314.x  Safari 12.x- 1314.x

OS X/macOS

10.12, 10.13, 10.14, 10.15, 11 Safari 12.x- 1314.x; Firefox 63-6984

Windows
  • 7, 8, 8.1 Firefox 63-6984
  • 7, 8.1, 10, Google Chrome 74-79; IE 1183-90
  • 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.