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Online Testing & Technology Readiness

Online assessment demands sufficient capacity across school networks —hardware and software — to support complex applications and a growing body of multi-media content.

  • Learning devices must minimum standards for operating system version, security, computing speed, memory, screen size and resolution, and keyboard standard.
  • There must be enough web-enabled devices for all students to take the assessments.
  • School networks must be fast enough to handle high numbers of students all online, all taking the test at the same time.
  • There must be enough trained staff to support online assessment.

Minimum Hardware, OS & Connectivity Specs for Online Assessments

Hardware

Windows Desktops & Laptops

Windows XP (service pack 3), Pentium 233 MHz processor, 128 MB RAM, 52 MB hard drive free space

Mac OS X Desktops & Laptops

Mac OS X 10.4.4, Intel x86 or PowerPC G3 (300 MHz) processor, 256 MB RAM, 200 MB hard drive free space

Linux Desktops & Laptops

Linux (Ubuntu 9-10, Fedora 6), Pentium II or AMD K6-III, 233 MHz processor, 64 MB RAM, 52 MB hard drive free space

iOS Tablets

iPad 2 running iOS6 or higher

Android Tablets

Android tablets running Android 4.0+

Windows Tablets

Windows-based tablets running Windows 8+. Windows RT does not meet minimum specs for online testing.

Chrome OS Devices

Chromebooks running Chrome OS (v19)+

Monitors

Screen Size All Devices

10-inch monitors or larger with a 1024 x 768 resolution

Keyboards

External Keyboards

Mechanical keyboards must be available unless students use an alternative.

Device Type

All Devices

No restriction as long as the device meets the other requirements. Can include desktops, laptops, netbooks, virtual desktops and thin clients4, hybrid laptop/tablets, and tablets—iPad, Windows, Chromebooks and Android.

Security

Risk Management

Device must have the admin-level tools to disable software features, functions and applications that could present a security risk during test administration.

Devices

Sufficient & Web-enabled

All students must be able to complete assessments during the authorized time period—up to 12 weeks.

Connectivity Speed

Bandwidth Rate

10–20 Kbps available per student to be tested simultaneously during testing time periods.

 

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