After you confirm that you have met minimum system requirements, use the instructions below to set up iPads in your testing environment.

You can set up TestNav on an iPad for secure testing using one of the following methods:

To enable single app mode on iPad using Apple Configurator, first back up the device to retain any data or applications. Then, turn on Supervised mode for your organization to wipe the device.

You may restore the iPad after testing by placing the iPad in Supervised mode to put data and apps back on the device.

  1. Connect the iPad to a Mac OS X machine using a USB connection.
  2. On the Mac OS X machine, launch Apple Configurator.
  3. On the Configurator's Prepare tab, turn on Supervision.
  4. Click the Prepare button at the bottom of the window.
  5. If prompted, enter the appropriate organization information and click Done.
  6. When you are asked to confirm that you want to apply the settings, click Apply.
  7. Wait while the Configurator completes the updates. When complete, click the Supervise tab.
  8. From the Lock to App drop-down menu, select TestNav.
    • To release a device from the single app mode, confirm that the device is connected to the Mac OS X Server. Then select None from the same menu.
  9. Click Apply at the bottom of the window.

Administrators can use Mobile Device Manager (MDM) to push a profile to devices to wirelessly turn on/off single app mode.

Profile Manager is Apple's MDM solution for Mac OS X. You can select the TestNav app from the Lock to App menu and push the profile to supervised devices.

You can also use Autonomous Single App Mode (ASAM) mode (Lock to App) to set up iPad for secure testing. ASAM is the recommended solution for LEAs to manage single app mode because it reduces administrator workload.

The ASAM feature requires BOTH a Supervised iPad (which you enable only from Apple Configurator) and an MDM (either Profile Manager or third-party). With ASAM, TestNav turns Guided Access on and off, as each testing scenario requires.

Administrators do not need to push profiles to devices to turn on/off single app mode, but grant TestNav the ability to turn on Single App mode on-demand.

  1. Rotate the iPad to landscape orientation.
  2. Tap Settings > General > Accessibility > Guided Access.
    • Turn on Guided Access.
    • Set Passcode.
    • Tap Accessibility Shortcut.

Using TestNav with Guided Access (iOS 8)

  1. Launch TestNav app.
  2. Triple click the Home button and enter the passcode.
  3. Tap Options.
    • Turn off Sleep/Wake.
    • Turn on Volume Buttons setting.
    • Turn off Motion to lock iPad to landscape mode.
    • Turn on Touch setting.
  4. Tap Start.

Exiting TestNav/Closing Guided Access mode

  1. Triple-click the Home button.
  2. Enter the passcode.
  3. Tap end in the upper left-hand corner.

Related Info

When using iPads on iOS 8 for secure testing, turn off Auto-Correction and Predictive text:

  1. Tap Settings > General > Keyboard > Auto-Correction, and slide left to turn off. 
  2. See Predictive on the same screen, and slide left to turn off.

Find Your SRF and Log Files on iPad

If you encounter an issue during testing, you should use the instructions below to find your SRF and log files before contacting Pearson support.

You can view SRF and log files two ways on iPads, via Safari or USB.

  1. Open Safari and enter the url: testnav://admin. Note that the first time you access this, a dialog asks if you want to open in TestNav. Tap Open. TestNav opens.
  2. Click View Logs or View Student Responses.
  3. From this screen, you can view and email SRF and log files.
  4. Click the Home button when finished.
  1. Connect the iPad to your computer via USB cable.
  2. Launch iTunes, version 9.1 or later.
  3. Click iPad from the listed devices in the iTunes window.
  4. Click the Apps tab and then scroll down to the bottom of the page. View the list of apps currently installed on the iPad under File Sharing.
  5. Select the TestNav App. A list of TestNav log files displays under TestNav Documents.
  6. Select and open the log file you wish to view.