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2 The Test – TestNAV 8 – As soon as the number of students and particular devices are known, these devices should be tested against TestNAV 8. If you are planning to use iPads, keyboards should be purchased and the particular students who will be field testing should begin to use on a consistent basis. Full technology guidelines are here: tV12November2013.docx tV12November2013.docx Example of timeframe testing is March 24 – April 11 – online testing location(s) must be identified early so they can be test ready and ready no later than one week prior and then will need to be to be set back to original state once all students are tested. So when choosing a spot expect this amount of time as a minimum. Technical requirements

3 System check should be done at the same time of the day that the assessment will be given – suggesting two weeks prior in order to assure internal network throughput especially for wireless. iPads – Need a free App - must be iOS 6 or 7 and run in single app mode Chromebooks - TestNAV 8 Chrome App (free) to ensure in Kiosk mode Needs for PC or a MAC - Java plugin 1.5 or higher Pop-ups for Pearson site need to be allowed The other items on PC and MAC computers should not be allowed to launch automatically during the test - Anti virus software, browsers or OS updates power management software on laptops for low battery screen savers with automatic message notification energy saving features Lock Down of devices should occur after end are points configured correctly System check and end point management

4 Device saving options Rationale: Student Responses Files (SRF) - saved locations become very important for backup of student answers (encrypted) during the test. This is not mandatory but recommended highly - See table of device and conditions: DeviceWhere can SaveConditions PCLocal, network drive, Pearson Most stable, can resume test on another machine with most recent answers MacLocal, network drive, Pearson Most stable, can resume test on another machine with most recent answers iPadLocal, PearsonIf hard drive fails, only Pearson uploaded answers available ChromebookLocal, PearsonIf hard drive fails, only Pearson uploaded answers available

5 A computer can be configured at the district to act as a caching server to improve the TestNAV experience. When students take exams, the Proctor Caching server will provide the questions, instead of requiring the students computers to download the next question from Pearsons servers via the districts internet connection. This has multiple benefits in TestNAV, including decreased question loading times as students progress through their exams, greatly increased number of simultaneous users per district, and it ensures TestNAV will continue to function properly even if the district loses internet connectivity during test administration. NetworkTraffic_ pdf Proctor caching:

6 Necessary network structure

7 Network Comparison without/with Proctor Caching:

8 NERIC will assist you in deploying Proctor Caching (recommended) You will require a computer with a static internal IP address The SystemCheck Testing Capacity function will assist you in determining the maximum number of simultaneous TestNAV users your infrastructure can support. Proctor Caching Requirements can be found at Proctor caching specifications

9 PARCC: PARCC Field Test: Support Center System check: Support: Pearson Access: TestNav 8 Requirements and Caching info: Resources - PARCC/Pearson:


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