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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.

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On this page:

Hardware Requirements ♦ Software Requirements


These reflect minimum and recommended requirements; however, some customers slightly vary requirements for their specific organizations.

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Refer to the requirements on this page to set up browser-based TestNav or TestNav installable apps.

Hardware Requirements1

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iPad

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Processor

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x86/x32 and x64

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Intel-based™

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any

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any

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Memory

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512 MB RAM

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1 GB RAM

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Minimum
512 MB RAM
(iPad 2)

Recommended
1 GB RAM
(iPad 3rd gen +)

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Minimum
2 GB RAM

Recommended
4 GB RAM

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Minimum screen size

Tip

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

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

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9.5-in

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9.5-in

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9.5-in

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Minimum screen resolution

Windows RT tablets are not supported

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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

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Other

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

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

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Wired external keyboard for tablets

Local File access to home directory

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Wired external keyboard for tablets

Turn off Auto-Correction and Predictive text - see instructions

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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.

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

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URL:Port 2

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    • 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 Recently Updated page.

Upcoming Support Changes

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

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Testing in Progress

Chrome OS 92

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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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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Firefox 38 and higher

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

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

  • Disable Skype plugins in Windows 7

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IE 11

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Windows 7, 8.1

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

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Safari 6.x

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Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8

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  • Java 1.8
  • Enable pop-ups for TestNav

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Safari 7.x

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Mac OS X 10.9

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  • Java 1.8
  • Enable pop-ups for TestNav

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Safari 8.x

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Mac OS X 10.10

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  • Java 1.8
  • Enable pop-ups for TestNav

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TestNav Installable App Software Requirements

Click the link in the Download app column to install TestNav on the supported operating system.
Then, click the applicable link in the Setup instructions column to set up the app on each device.

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.

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In September 2015, Pearson plans to release TestNav Desktop, an installable app for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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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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
Android11
For info on Android, see 
TestNav - Android App and Secure Testing

From Google Play

Set Up TestNav on Android
Chrome OS91

From Chrome Web Store

Set Up TestNav on Chrome OS

iOS

13-14.x


From the App Store

Set Up TestNav on iOS
Laptops, Desktops

Linux

  • Fedora 33 x64
  • Ubuntu 18.04 x64

From TestNav downloads

Set Up TestNav on Linux

macOS

  • 10.14-11 (Intel Mac)
  • Apple silicon (ARM64)*

From TestNav downloads 

Set Up TestNav on OS X, macOS
Windows

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 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

91 Google Chrome 91

iOS

13-14.x  Safari 13.x-14.x

OS X/macOS

10.14, 10.15, 11 Safari 13.x-14.x; Firefox 63-84

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.