Technical requirements

Browsers and operating systems

Unlike the NAP – Civics and Citizenship (NAP–CC) and the NAP – Science Literacy (NAP–SL) assessments, which use ACARA’s assessment delivery system (ADS), the NAP – Information and Communications Technology Literacy (NAP–ICTL) assessment uses the Assessment Master platform supplied by UK company RM.

The technical requirements for the Assessment Master platform may differ from those of ACARA’s assessment delivery system. Schools participating in the NAP–ICTL assessment should refer to the information below to ensure their equipment and applications are suitable for use with the Assessment Master platform.

The table below shows you which browsers and operating systems are compatible with the Assessment Master platform.

Browsers and OS

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Latest browser versions

The NAP–ICTL assessment is administered through a browser-based application and schools should use the latest browser versions.

The latest browser versions can be found here:
Google Chrome
Firefox
Safari
Microsoft Edge

Devices

The NAP–ICTL tests have been designed to be taken on desktop, laptop and tablet devices. Extensive testing has been carried out to ensure students who use tablets for the assessment have an equal experience to those using laptops or desktop computers. Tablets must, however, have an external keyboard connected.

To prevent student devices running out of power during the test, all devices should be connected to mains power for the duration of the assessment. 

Screen resolution

For desktops and laptops, the minimum screen resolution is 1024 x 768. Desktops or laptops with lower resolution will introduce a scroll bar.

Tablets must have a minimum display of 10.2” with a minimum screen resolution of 2160 x 1620 and minimum viewport of 1080 x 810.

JavaScript

JavaScript should be enabled in your browser. The following links provide instructions on turning on JavaScript:

• Windows: http://support.microsoft.com/gp/howtoscript
• Mac: http://activatejavascript.org/en/instructions/safari

Internet connectivity

As the NAP–ICTL assessment is delivered to students via internet-connected devices, it is essential that schools have a stable internet connection with sufficient bandwidth to allow up to 20 students to connect simultaneously.

Video files used in assessments are compressed to a maximum file size of 4MB.

Whitelisting

A whitelist is a list of websites that are allowed to interact with a particular computer network. For the NAP–ICTL assessments, your network will need access to: am.sonet.com.au

Please make sure your technical support provider adds the domain above to your school network whitelist.