PARCC testing on a personal device requires the student and their family to have the device properly set up for the testing window. Below you will find instructions on how to setup and test your system before PARCC testing begins. Any questions and request for assistance can be directed to the instructional technology coach at your building.
**You need to make sure to close any programs that are running which may open a window while you are testing. Examples would include music streaming services (Pandora, Spotify, etc...), notifications from anti-virus software (Norton, etc...), gaming programs (Steam, Origin, etc...).
***If you experience issues with scrolling during the test, use your two-finger touchpad or touchscreen navigation. If you cannot select options from a dropdown menu, use your arrow keys and and Enter key to make these selections.
This video applies for a Mac as well, except that you download the Mac OS X installer. Follow the "details" link to the left for more information.
Make sure your OS is updated to a least 8.3. See this page for more details on keeping your device up to date.
Download the TestNav app from the app store.
On an iPad, the PARCC test app must be run in Guided Access mode. Follow the directions for enabling Guided Access, using TestNav with Guided Access, and then closing Guided Access when finished.
A link in the document above will take you to a page (this page) that explains how to install the TestNav app on your Chromebook.
There is currently a restriction that requires Android version 5.0 (lollipop) to be running for the TestNav app to be installed and used on an Android machine. First check to see if you have this software version, and see if you can update if you do not (this page will help you with that process).