These instructions are for using Read&Write Version 11.5 with TestNav Currently, if Read&Write 11.5 will be used, students will need to test using the browser-based TestNav Instructions and files are located on the Testnav Support Site
Installing the Firefox Browser
Install32 bit Java to work withFirefox :Setup TestNav with Firefox ESR 52 Click theDownload Firefox ESR 52 link below to get to the download page On the download page, selectDownload TestNav for another platform SelectWindows.exe Run theWindows.exe installer from yourDownloads folder to install the browser Download theRead&Write Firefox Plugin for Windows 10 OpenFirefox ESR 52 from the desktop icon that was created from the installation Uncheck theUse hardware acceleration when available setting inFirefox : InOptions go toAdvanced In theGeneral tab untickUse hardware acceleration when available When you runTestNav for the first time selectAllow TestNav Java Applet to Run
Make sure that the student’s profilePersonal Needs and Preferences is set up touse assistive technology so that the correct form is assigned when the login credentials are created. Please readTestNav 8 Online Support Accessibility Tools and PNP Profile for more information This will flag the student forTestNav to use the AT form which will allow whitelisted third party products to interact withTestNav during the test
Using Read&Write with browser-based TestNav
must be open before you login toTestNav Undock yourRead&Write toolbar from the top of the screen and move it near the bottom as the toolbar covers some of theTestNav controls if it is at the top.
To undock the toolbar, click the anchor icon on the right end of the toolbar
While the test is loading, do not click on any other part of your screen until you are at the test start screen
Text to Speech (Reading)
(2) Read by sentence:
(3) Automatically read next block of text:
Click on thePrediction icon to open thePrediction window
Make sure the cursor is in a text field by clicking with the mouse inside the box
The more letters that are typed, the narrower the focus ofPrediction The student may use theFunction Keys, F1, F2, F3 … to select the word that they want, or they can click on the word with the mouse The word will be inserted at the point where the cursor is located. To close thePrediction window, click thePrediction icon.
Speech to Text (Dictation)
usesWindows Speech Recognition for dictation. You can either access it from theSpeech Input icon on theRead&Write toolbar, or open it throughWindows before the test is started. SeeWindows Speech Recognition commands for more information.
will need some preparation for use. Set up the microphone throughOpen Microphone Training in the menu dropdown from theSpeech Input icon, and alsoOpen Speech Recognition Training will help the program pick up the words from the student’s voice. AWindows Speech Recognition profile is created and stored on the computer based on the login name. If the students use their own credentials to login to theWindows computer, then individual profiles can be stored and used. If a generic “student test” login is used, then the training will only benefit the sessions following the training, until the next training, then the profile will be replaced with the new one.
Windows Speech Recognition
controls the functions of the operating system as well as typing what is spoken. For example, if you say “start ” theWindows Start Menu will be opened. It is important to be aware of this as if the student tries to access the other parts of the computer, the test will close and need to be resumed. If the student speaks the control words with other words, they should be typed. For example, “When will the hockey game start? ” or “The store was open at night. ” WhenSpeech Recognition is on, the listening window will appear on the screen. Either click on the microphone icon or say “start listening ” to begin. Click the icon or say “stop listening ” to pause.
- Your cursor must be in the text field for the text to be typed.
The listening box can be moved around as necessary.
Tips and Tricks
Customize the toolbar with only the icons for the tools your student is allowed to use for testing.See the video for changing the toolbar icons If a student is having trouble withWindows commands, say “literal ______” and then the word. For example, “literal start ” will type the word “start ” instead of opening theWindows Start Menu . If the student is having trouble with numbers, say “numeral ____ ” to get the software to understand it is a number. Often the number 8, is mistaken for the letter “A” so saying “numeral 8” will enter the number in the field. They can also say “spell s - t - a - r - t” and have the word typed.