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For details on support changes, see the Recently Updated page.

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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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Tip

Do not use devices that take 10 seconds or more to start/run applications.

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Hardware Requirements

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iPad

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(2020-21 School Year)

Requirement

Details

Processor

x86/x32 and x64

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; AMD, ARM*, or Intel-based™

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any

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any

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Memory

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512 MB RAM

4 GB RAM; Minimum - 2 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

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Minimum screen resolution

  • 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

Resolution

1024 x 768

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1024 x 768

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1024 x 768

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  • Windows RT tablets are not supported
  • Wired external keyboard for tablets and touch screen devices
  • Local File access to home directory

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 and touch screen devices
  • 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 in any firewalls, proxy servers, or software used for Internet content filtering:

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URL:Port 2

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Use the links below to download and set up the app for your supported operating system.

Operating system
Download the app
Setup instructions
Android 5.0 Lollipopfrom Google PlayAndroid Devices 
Chrome OS 43 or higherfrom Chrome Web StoreChromebook
iOS 8.3from the App StoreiPad
Windows: 7, 8, 8.1Coming September 2015 
Mac OS X: 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10Coming September 2015 
Linux Fedora 19, 20; Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04Coming September 2015 

 

You must also complete specific processes to set up and run TestNav. See Set Up Browser-based TestNav and Set Up Installable TestNav.

 

    • 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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Apple silicon/Big Sur

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

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 Windows 7

IE 11

Windows: 7, 8.1

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

  • Disable all accelerators

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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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 OS83-87

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

10.13-10.15

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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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

83-87 Google Chrome 83-87

iOS

12-14.x  Safari 12.x-14.x

OS X/macOS

10.13, 10.14, 10.15 Safari 12.x-14.x; Firefox 63-69

Windows
  • 7, 8, 8.1 Firefox 63-69
  • 7, 8.1, 10, Google Chrome 83-87
  • 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.