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Online Testing & Technology Readiness

Minimum Hardware, OS & Connectivity Specs for Online Assessments


Windows Desktops & Laptops

  • Windows 7 or higher, Windows Server 2008 R2 or higher

Mac OS X Desktops & Laptops

  • Mac OS X 10.9 or higher

Linux Desktops & Laptops

  • Ubuntu 14.04 or higher, Fedora 27 or higher

iOS Tablets

  • iPad running iOS10.3 or higher (9.5 inch screen)

Android Tablets

  • Android tablets running Android 7.1+

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 (v67)+


Screen Size All Devices

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


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 clients, hybrid laptop/tablets, and tablets—iPad, Windows, Chromebooks and Android.


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.


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.