Product Update

New tech recommendations for Back-to-School 2020

Blog Post created by Product Update on Apr 15, 2020

Below are the technical specifications that NWEA is recommending for Fall 2020 testing. Note that these recommended updates will not be required until November 15, 2020, to allow some flexibility in the unknown circumstances that school closures related to COVID-19 have created.

 

Secure Testing:

Device

Operating System

Secure Testing Application

Windows PC

Windows 7, 8.1, or 10

New version available as of June 22

Macintosh

Mac OS X 10.13 and higher

5.0.0.0 (released in March)

iPad

iOS 12 and iPad OS 13

New version available as of June 22

Chromebook

Chrome OS version 78 and higher

NWEA Kiosk App version 3.1.0

 

Browser Testing:

Starting in July 2020, NWEA will support the use of the Edge 79 browser for student testing. 

 

Device

Operating System

Minimum Browser Recommended (MAP Growth & MAP Skills)

Minimum Browser Recommended (MAP Reading Fluency)

Windows PC

Windows 7, 8.1, or 10

Firefox 71
Chrome 78

Edge 79

Chrome 78

Edge 79

Macintosh

Mac OS X 10.13 and higher

Firefox 71

Chrome 78

Safari 12

Chrome 78

iPad

iOS 12 and iPad OS 13

Safari 12

Testing app required

Chromebook

Chrome OS version 78 and higher

Chrome 78

Chrome 78

 

Proctors, Teachers, Staff Requirements:

Device

Operating System

Minimum Browser Recommended

Windows PC

Windows 7, 8.1, or 10

Edge 79

Firefox 71

Chrome 78

Macintosh

Mac OS X 10.13 and higher

Firefox 71

Chrome 78

Safari 12

iPad

Not officially supported

Not officially supported

Chromebook

Chrome OS version 78 and higher

Chrome 78

*Note: Internet Explorer not officially supported on Windows devices

 

To view the minimum tech requirements in place now, and for fall 2020 testing, refer to the system requirement details in the MAP Growth Help Center.

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