Minimum System Requirements
To use Testwise effectively, you should ensure that you run it on software and hardware that meets our minimum system requirements outlined below.
Devices and browsers
The Testwise platform can be split into two parts:
- Test Administration and Reporting– Where all administration can be conducted, such as managing students, setting up sittings etc. and all reporting can be accessed.
- Testplayer– The digital assessment environment where the student actually completes the assessment.
The two different parts vary slightly in regards to recommended devices, operating systems and browsers – please see the tables below.
Please note that Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
We recognise that schools use a variety of devices and will endeavour to support you with the devices and browsers that you use. We strongly recommend that you use those that are shown as ticked below as these have been fully tested and troubleshooted. We may not be able to resolve technical issues you encounter when using a device and operating system or browser other than those recommended below.
Not all assessments are suitable for use on all browsers and devices. Using devices which are not supported can affect students' experience. Touchscreen devices in particular, are not suitable for all GL assessments.
Suitable Devices and Browsers - Test administration and reporting
Suitable Devices and Browsers - Testplayer
|PC||iOS Tablet||Android Chromebook||Android Samsung Tab 7 (and newer)|
- Unless specified otherwise, you must ensure that you have the latest version of these web browsers. This may sometimes require you to update the operating system on your device.
Tablet and touchscreen device compatible products
The following assessments CAN be taken on a tablet device, using either iOS or android operating systems, or on a touchscreen device using the normal student login page:
You may take any assessments on the browsers specified in the above section, 'Devices and browsers'. However, due to the number and variety of devices constantly being released into the market, you may experience some minor issues on newer devices.
Please note, the following assessments are NOT supported on tablet and touchscreen devices:
- PT series – English
- PT series – Maths
- PT series – Science
If you experience any issues, please inform our technical support team at:
Screen resolutions supported by Testwise are as below. These resolutions apply if used on any of the supported devices listed above. The screen resolutions below are Width x Height (in pixels) specifications:
- 1024 x 768 (XGA) (Not 768 x 1024 which may be the resolution of a tablet in portrait mode)
- 1920 x 1080 (FHD)
- 1366 x 768 (HD)
- 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
When taking tests, if using a device with a screen height of 768 pixels, it is recommended that you enter full screen mode. This can be done using F11 on Windows, or Fn+F11 on iOS.
You should be able to download the following files to your device:
- .js .csv
- .zip files
Any firewall, content or proxy filtering done at the school must allow access to the following URLs:
If you use Smoothwall, please read the following advisory: https://kb.smoothwall.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002031690-Fix-testingforschools-com-failure-to-send-through-a-Smoothwall