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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

Requirement

Details

Processor

x86/x32 and x64 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.

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

Upcoming Support Changes

Pearson aligns support requirements with changing technologies.

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  • Chrome OS 77
  • macOS 10.15

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    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.

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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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    titleSecure Testing (TestNav Apps Only)

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

    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 OS74-7677

    From Chrome Web Store

    Set Up TestNav on Chrome OS

    iOS

    12 - 13.1.x


    From the App Store

    Set Up TestNav on iOS
    Laptops, Desktops

    Linux

    Ubuntu 18.04 (64-bit)

    From TestNav downloads

    Set Up TestNav on Linux

    OS X/macOS

    10.12, 10.13, 10.14

    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
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    titleNon-Secure (Practice) Testing

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

    OS

    Versions and Corresponding Browsers

    Chrome OS

    74-76 77 Google Chrome 74-7677

    iOS

    12 - 13.1.x  Safari 12.x - 13.x

    OS X/macOS


    • 10.12, 10.13, 10.14 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
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    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.