Andover 8th grade students will be taking the MCAS 2.0 Next Generation Computer Based Test (CBT) on their personal devices in the Spring of 2017. Andover is a pilot district, in fact the only district in Massachusetts allowing students to use their personal devices to take this assessment.

Andover Public Schools Office of Digital Learning and IT Department will be conducting a infrastructure trial late March to ensure that students devices can access the MCAS 2.0 Assessment. Prior to this trial all 8th grade students that bring their personal devices to school will need to install the TestNav App on their device. Below please find tutorial that will assist you in the installation of the app. If you have any question please contact the Office of Digital Learning at 978-247-7035 or email

To Download TestNav go to, under Installable TestNav choose the appropriate setup for your device.

NOTE: DO NOT INSTALL BROWSER-BASED TestNav unless you have Sierra OS.

OSX TestNav (MacBook/MacAir)


TestNav for OSX

TestNav For Students with MacOS Sierra

Students that have MacOS Sierra installed on their Mac's will need to access the TestNav through Firefox ESR 45 (link to download can be found on the instruction link below). They will also need to allow popups and set security features that will allow students to access the test properly.

Directions can be found at Set Up TestNav with Firefox ESR 45 (32-bit)

TestNav for MacOS Sierra

iOS TestNav (iPad)


Windows TestNav


Chrome OS TestNav (Chromebook)