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CDE Technology Updates


  • Technology Update 02/13/2018 -Topics include:
    • CMAS: 2018 DTC TestNav Troubleshooting and Support Webinar
    • CMAS: TestNav Requires iOS 11.2.5 Update for Secure Testing
    • CMAS: TestNav added support for Chrome OS 64
  • Technology Update 1/26/2018 -Topics include:​
    • CMAS: TestNav added support for iOS 11.2
    • CMAS: TestNav added support for Chrome OS 63
    • CMAS: Windows UNC or network path in TestNav configurations.
    • DLM: Whitelist Addresses Updated
  • Technology Update 01/05/2018 -Topics include:​
    • ACCESS: DRC System Status Webpage
    • ACCESS: DRC Insight System Readiness Check
    • ACCESS: DRC Device Toolkit Dashboard
  • Technology Update  11-27-2017 -Topics include:​
    • CMAS: 2018 Site Readiness Pearson TestNav Technical Training Registration
    • CMAS: iOS 11 support for TestNav
    • CMAS: TestNav added support for Chrome OS 62
    • CMAS: Request Meeting with Pearson’s Field Engineering Services.
  • Technology Update  11-03-2017 -Topics include:​
    • CMAS: iOS 11 and TestNav
    • CMAS: TestNav added support for Chrome OS 61
    • CMAS: 2018 Site Readiness Pearson TestNav Technical Training Registration
    • Software Table for 2017 Online Assessments
  • Technology Update 09/18/2017 -Topics include:​
    • CMAS: 2017-18 DTC Kick-Off Webinar
    • CMAS: 2017-18 Regional DTC Meeting Survey
    • CMAS: Proctor Cache Software Update 2017-18
    • CMAS: TestNav Google Chrome OS Update
    • CMAS: TN Configuration and Save Locations
    • ACCESS: INSIGHT secure browser 8.0 and Testing Site Manager 9.2
    • ACCESS: Device Toolkit Enhancement
    • ACCESS: Technology Webinars
    • ACCESS: DRC System Status webpage
  • Technology Update 08/15/2017 -Topics include:
    • District Technology Coordinator Designations for the 2018 Assessment Window
    • CMAS: Update TestNav Technology Requirements for 2018
    • ACCESS: Supported System Requirements for ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 and Screener
    • ACCESS: WIDA Social Media Events
    • DLM: KITE App Updates


  • Technology Update 3-8-2017 -Topics include:
    • CMAS: Monitoring System Status and Support During the Testing Window
    • CMAS: Precaching Test Content
    • CMAS: Standardized Online Administration for District Technology Coordinators       
    • CMAS: TestNav Expected Behaviors
    • CMAS: Removal of Test Connection Button in PearsonAccessnext
    • Access 2.0: 2017 Administration Survey
  • Technology Update 2-23-2017 -Topics include:
    • CMAS: TestNav Apps for Spring 2017 Clarification
  • Technology Update 12-16-2016 -Topics include:
    • ACCESS 2.0: New INSIGHT iPad client v7.2
    • CMAS: iOS 10.2 is Now Supported
    • CMAS: 2017 Site Readiness Pearson TestNav Technical Training Webinar Recording is Available
    • CMAS: TestNav Apps for Spring 2017
  • Technology Update 11-30-2016 -Topics include:
    • CMAS: 2017 Site Readiness Pearson TestNav Technical Training Registration
    • CMAS/ACCESS 2.0/CoAlt: Software Table for 2017 Assessments
  • Technology Update 11-09-2016 -Topics include:
    • CMAS: iOS 10 and Mac OSX 10.12 Sierra TestNav Support.
  • Technology Update 11-03-2016 -Topics include:
    • ACCESS 2.0: ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Technology Resources 
  • Technology Update  08-02-2016  -Topics include:
    • CMAS: Update TestNav Technology Requirements for 2017
    • CMAS: ProctorCache and TestNav App Version Updates
    • CMAS: iOS TestNav App Updates



  • 2015-2016

  • Technology Update 05-23-2016 - Topics include:
    • ACCESS: New DRC Insight and TSM features for 2017
    • CMAS: TestNav proposed support changes for 2017
    • CMAS: Colorado OS/Browser/App Usage data for the PARCC Spring 2016 Administration
  • Technology Update 03-08-2016- Topics include:
    • ​​CMAS: TestNav Expected Behaviors
    • CMAS: Reading TestNav Log Files
    • CMAS: Standardized Online Administration for District Technology Coordinators
    • DRC: Access 2.0 Administration
  • Technology Update 02/25/2016- Topics include:
    • CMAS: Science and Social Studies Infrastructure Trials
    • CMAS:  Proctor Caching Dates
    • CMAS:  Optional Pearson TestNav Log Reading Training
    • DLM: DLM-KITE Site Readiness Checklist Updated
  • Technology Update 12/28/2015 - Topics include:
    • ACCESS 2.0: iPad INSIGHT Application
    • CMAS: Site Readiness Pearson TestNav Technical Training
    • CMAS:  Pearson Improvements for  Spring 2016 Science and Social Studies Assessments
    • CMAS:  New Design for TestNav Apps Home Screen
    • CMAS: PearsonAccessnext Training Availability
    • CMAS: TestNav App Updates for iOS and Chrome OS
    • CMAS: Google Chrome Browser Incompatible with TestNav
  • Technology Update 11/17/2015 - Topics include:
    • ​CMAS/PARCC:  Sophos Configuration for TestNav
    • ACCESS for ELLs 2.0: DRC Testing Site Manager (TSM) Caching Version Update
    • ACCESS for ELLs 2.0: DRC TSM 150 Concurrent Student Limit
  • Technology Update 11/3/2015 - Topics include:
    • ​CMAS/PARCC: TestNav Support Added for Windows 10 and iOS 9
    • CMAS/PARCC: TestNav Version 8.4 Release
    • CMAS/PARCC: Google Chrome Browser Incompatible with TestNav
    • ACCESS for ELLs 2.0: DRC INSIGHT Technology Coordinator Overview Webinar
    • ACCESS for ELLs 2.0: DRC INSIGHT Software and User Guide
    • ACCESS for ELLs 2.0: DRC INSIGHT Technology Support
  • Technology Update 09-01-2015 - Topics include:
    • DTC Kick-Off Webinar Registration, 
    • TestNav Desktop App Release Date 9-15-2015, 
    • DLM Technical Liaison Webinar, and 
    • ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Technology Webinar.
  • Technology Update 08-19-2015 - Topics include:
    •  New Proctor Caching Software Available, 
    • Important Update: TestNav 8.3 Release, 
    • Updated TestNav Apps for Android, ChromeOS, and iOS, Installable TestNav 8.4
    • Expected Release Date, Technology Guidelines for PARCC Assessments v5.0, 
    • PARCC Technology Operating System Support Diagram, and 
    • ACCESS for ELLs 2.0.
  • Technology Update 04-06-2015 - Topics include Java Critical Patch Update, Reminder for Google Chrome Web Browser Users: Google to Disable NPAPI Support, Keyboard Zoom Removing Students from TestNav on Chromebooks, Students Exited to the Chromebook Login Screen, and Refrain from Making Unnecessary Changes or Updates to Technology Environments when Possible.
  • Technology Update 03-30-2015 - Topics include TestNav 8.2 and Firefox ESR 31.5 Magnifier Functionality Issue, Mac OS X 10.9.4 & Safari 7 Science Simulation Video Playback, Adding TestNav Configurations to PearsonAccess Classic Reminder, Testing your Assessment Environments in the PearsonAccess Classic Training Center, and Loading All Available Science and Social Studies Assessment Forms to Proctor Caching Servers in PearsonAccess Classic.
  • Technology Update 02-20-2015 - Topics include Pearson PARCC Help Desk Tips, TestNav Error Codes, Video Demonstration of Precaching Test Content Options in PearsonAccessnext, Video Demonstration of TestNav Configuration for Precaching Content in PearsonAccessnext and a CORRECTION: New TestNav Application Update for iOS Version.
  • Technology Update 02-18-2015 - Topics include One Proctor Caching for all TN assessments, Precaching Test Content Options in PearsonAccessnext, New TestNav Application Update (iOS and ChromeOS), and PearsonAccessnext 2.2 Release.
  • Technology Update 02-11-2015 - Topics include KITE/DLM - Local Caching Service Software Update, TestNav8 - CMAS: Science and Social Studies and PARCC Single URL and Customer Choice for Operational Assessments, PARCC Map to Technology Guides, Browser Specific Setup Guides - Additional "Verification" Steps Added, and Global Proxy and iPad.
  • Technology Update 01-29-2015 - Topics include KITE/DLM - Local Caching Service Software Update, TestNav8 - New URLs to whitelist, TestNav8 and PearsonAccessnext Version Updates, iPad and Chrome Apps Released, Global Proxy and iPad, and Infrastructure Trial Resources.
  • Technology Update 01/05/2015 - Topics include URLs and phone numbers for spring trainings and office hours, Google Chrome support for KITE Educator Portal, Upcoming Software Release Dates that effect Testnav, TestNav 8 URLs for the PARCC & CMAS spring Administrations.
  • Pearson Technology Update 12/22/2014 - Topics include new Technical Bulletin: Google to Disable NPAPI for Chrome browser in 2015 Hardware and Software Requirements for TestNav 8.2.
  • Technology Update 12/19/2014 - Topics include spring 2015 trainings and office hours, Headphone/Earphone and Microphone Requirements for PARCC ELA Assessments, Word Prediction and Speech-to-Text Accommodations for Online Assessment, and Update Proctor Caching Software to v2014.1.15.


Pearson Technology Bulletins

  • Chrome OS 38 and TestNav Issue Resolution - October 31, 2014 - Pearson has identified an issue with Chrome OS version 38.0.2125.101 and the TestNav app on Chromebooks in which a blank white screen appears and TestNav no longer responds. Google resolved this issue with Chrome OS version 38.0.2125.108. This issue does not affect Chrome OS 35, 36, or 37.
  • Pearson Memo October 29, 2014- Preparation Reminders for the High School Science and Social Studies Administration, Rebooting iPads and Chromebooks between Test Attempts, Locating Student Response Files (SRFs) for Chromebooks and iPads, and Important Information for Districts Using Internet Explorer.  
  • Pearson Technical Bulletin – October 21, 2014 - Topics include New Pearson Technology Requirements Page, Java Update, Browser support, and Chromebook support.
  • Pearson Technical Bulletin – October 15, 2014 - Provides information about Safari 7.0x on Mac OS X 10.9 not allowing optimal playback of some videos and simulations in the CMAS fall assessment.
  • Pearson_Technology_Update_Memo_9-30.pdf - Topics include critical update to Pearson’s TestNav Proctor Caching software and iOS8 Operating System guidance from Pearson.


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