Page tree

Search TestNav 8 Online Support:

Versions Compared

Key

  • This line was added.
  • This line was removed.
  • Formatting was changed.

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

...

On this page:

Hardware Requirements ♦ Software Requirements


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

...

Tip

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

Anchor
hwreq
hwreq
Hardware Requirements

...

...

Requirement

...

iPads

...

Details

Processor

x86/x32 and x64

...

or Intel-based™

...

any

...

any

Memory

...

Recommended
1 GB RAM 
Minimum 
512 MB RAM

...

Recommended
2 GB RAM
Minimum
1 GB RAM

...

Recommended
1 GB RAM 
(iPad 3rd gen +)
Minimum
512 MB RAM 
(iPad 2) 

...

Recommended
4 GB RAM
Minimum 
2 GB RAM 

...

Minimum screen size

...

Minimum screen resolution

4 GB RAM; Minimum - 2 GB RAM

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

Screen Size

9.5-in

...

9.5-in

...

9.5-in

...

9.5-in

Resolution

1024 x 768

...

1024 x 768

...

1024 x 768

...

1024 x 768

Other

...

Windows RT tablets are not supported

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

    • Android, Windows (required)

...

2 TestNav content is dynamically hosted in the cloud. No static IP addresses or ranges can be provided.

...

iconfalse

Tests that Require Kiosk Mode

...

    • iOS (recommended)
  • Local File access to home directory

...

Local File access to home directory

...

External (wired) keyboard recommended

...

External keyboard required
Wired hardware is recommended

...

1These requirements do not supersede the minimum requirements of the supported operating systems (OS)s. Refer to the minimum requirements for the OS.

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.

...

Open the following URLs and ports in any firewalls, proxy servers, or software used for Internet content filtering:

...

URL:Port 2

...

    • 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.

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

Upcoming Support Changes

Pearson aligns support requirements with changing technologies.

Note
titleSupport Ending
Expand
title2020-21 School Year...

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

  • Windows 7 and 8.1

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 sessionsMethods for app updates vary by app and OS.

Expand
titleUpdate Methods...

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.

Anchor
swreq
swreq

Software Requirements

Extra Table Properties
hide-bordertrue
Info
iconfalse
titleSecure Testing (TestNav Apps Only)

TestNav apps run in kiosk mode to prevent students from accessing any other web pages or applications

...

Operating system

...

while testing.

Installable TestNav

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

Devices/OS
Supported Versions
Download TestNav
Setup Instructions

...

Tablets, Chromebooks, Chromeboxes
Android7.0

...


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

From Google Play

Set Up TestNav on Android

...

Chrome OS

...

...

...

For planned TestNav app updates on iOS, you must delete the

TestNav app from devices, download the updated app, and reinstall.

...

...

Laptops, Desktops

Linux

Ubuntu 18.04 (64-bit)

From TestNav downloads

Set Up TestNav

...

...

/macOS

10.

...

12, 10.13, 10.14, 10.

...

...

...

7, 8.1, 10 (includes Windows Store app)

From TestNav downloads or Windows Store

Set Up TestNav

...

iconfalse

Browser-based TestNav

If your program requires you to use browser-based TestNav, download Firefox ESR 45 (32-bit). Then, see instructions for each OS with browser-based TestNav below.

Operating system
Download browserSetup Instructions
OS X: 10.9, 10.10, 10.11Firefox ESR 45 (32-bit) Set Up TestNav on OS X
Windows: 7, 8.1, 10Firefox ESR 45 (32-bit) Set Up TestNav on Windows
Info
iconfalse
titleNon-Secure (Practice) Testing

Anchor
bbswreq
bbswreq

...

For practice tests, you can use the TestNav apps or the browsers in the table below

...

 

...

:

Browser

Operating systems

Firefox 45 and higher

Windows: 7, 8, 8.1
OS X: 10.9, 10.10, 10.11

Google Chrome 50 or higher

Windows: 7, 8.1, 10

OS X: 10.9, 10.10, 10.11

Chrome OS 50 or higher

Android

IE 11

Windows: 7, 8.1, 10

OS X: 10.9, 10.10, 10.11

Microsoft EdgeWindows 10
Safari 9.x

OS X: 10.9, 10.10, 10.11

iOS 9.3

OS

Versions and Corresponding Browsers

Chrome OS

74-77 Google Chrome 74-77

iOS

12 - 13.1.x  Safari 12.x - 13.x

OS X/macOS


10.12, 10.13, 10.14, 10.15 Safari 12.x - 13.x; Firefox 63-69

Windows


  • 7, 8, 8.1 Firefox 63-69
  • 7, 8.1, 10, Google Chrome 74-76; IE 11
  • 10 Microsoft Edge
Info
titleAudio Recorder

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.