Heads up folks. This impacts HSA online in January as well as PARCC online.
Google’s plan to phase out support for the Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAPI) architecture will affect how you set upTestNav on the Chrome browser. Those phases are identified in the attachments below. TestNav relies on Java, which is an NPAPI plugin. As a result, TestNav customers that decide to continue using the Chrome browser must follow very specific instructions to enable Java (see attached PDF).
This does not affect customers who use TestNav on Chromebooks (Chrome OS). Chromebooks run the TestNav app (downloaded from the
Chrome Web Store), and apps do not run on a browser.
To avoid the process change detailed in the attached document, Pearson recommends that you use any TestNav-supported browser other than Chrome, as shown on the TestNav 7.5 and TestNav 8.0 System Requirements pages.
If your organization cannot use another supported browser, you must complete the instructions in the attached documents to set up TestNav on the Chrome browser, beginning in January 2015.
Guidance document for TestNav 7.5 (MD State Tests)
Guidance document for TestNav 8.0 (PARCC Tests)