Proctor Caching Training PowerPoint

Spring 2014 RMS/EOC
Proctor Caching Training
• Proctor caching overview
• Downloading & installing
• Cache test content
System Specifications for TestNav, TestHear, and Proctor Caching
General Specifications (Windows/PC and Apple/Macintosh)
Each computer must meet or exceed the following General Specifications in addition to the applicable
Operating System Specifications below:
500 MB available disk space
1024x768 screen resolution
Keyboard and mouse (or other pointing device)
High-speed internet connection
Proctor Caching – Network Diagram
Proctor Caching – How does it help?
• Proctor Caching allows you to pre-cache test
content to your local network before the test.
• Reduces burden on your ISP by eliminating
redundancy in requests for test content.
• Stores an encrypted local copy of all pre-cached
• A caching solution is required for Florida
computer-based testing and will deliver the
best testing experience for students.
Proctor Caching – Additional Information.
 Runs on both Windows and Mac OS X.
 Does not require an underlying server-based operating
 TestNav must be configured to use proctor caching through
the installer or by editing the file.
TestHear must be configured to use proctor caching
through the installer.
 Proctor Caching should be set up first so the IP address of
the proctor caching machine can be entered during TestNav
or TestHear installation.
 If all internet traffic must pass through an upstream proxy
server, Proctor Caching will need to be configured to
communicate through that device.
 TestNav and TestHear request test content from Proctor
Caching on port 4480.
Proctor Caching Computer Placement
• Can be at the lab or the school level.
• Should be as close as possible on the
network to the TestNav or TestHear
workstations and prior to any potential
• Use the TestNav System Check tool to
determine the appropriate ratio of
Proctor Caching machines to student
Windows Proctor Caching
• Download the Windows Proctor Caching installer
from PearsonAccess and double-click to begin the
installation process.
Windows Proctor Caching
• Click Install to begin the installation.
Windows Proctor Caching
• Click Next.
Windows Proctor Caching
• Accept the default save location or navigate to a
custom save location and click Next.
Windows Proctor Caching
• If you are using an upstream proxy to access the
internet you may enter the parent proxy IP
address and port number and then click Next.
Windows Proctor Caching
• Click Install to Install the Proctor Caching
application according to your configuration
Windows Proctor Caching
• Once the installer indicates the installation is
finished click Continue.
Windows Proctor Caching
• Click Finish to complete the installation process.
Mac Proctor Caching
• There are two files to be used for installing Proctor
Caching software on a Mac: a template file and a
command file.
Mac Proctor Caching
• Double-click the command file and click Open on
the security window.
• This will bring up another security window which
prevents you from running the installer.
• The executable bit on the command file is not set so
the OS will not allow you to execute it.
Mac Proctor Caching
• You must first correctly set the executable bit.
• Open Terminal and type “sudo chmod +x” and drag the
command file to the window to complete the path.
• Hit Return and you will be prompted for your admin
• Enter the password and hit Return and the executable bit
is set.
Mac Proctor Caching
• Double-click the
command file again
and you are
presented with the
install screen.
• Type 1, then hit
Return to begin the
• Answer the proxy
server questions
appropriately and
the install will
Caching Test Content
• Disable pop-up blocking software (for PearsonAccess)
• A pop-up blocker will block the caching screens from
opening on administrative workstations.
• School assessment coordinators are responsible for
setting up test sessions in PearsonAccess, and
technology coordinators are responsible for caching
test content prior to testing.
• Test content will be available to be cached at least
one week prior to testing.
Caching Test Content (contd)
• Check Proctor Caching application to confirm cached
– Windows
– Mac
Demo configuring browser
settings and caching test
content in PearsonAccess
Common Technical Errors/Solutions
Proctor Caching
• Configuration error – Looping
• Not pointed to a proxy server to reach the internet
• Not changing browser settings before pre-caching
• Java JRE not installed
Proctor Caching - Lessons Learned
• Proctor Caching software must be installed and must be
checked on each day of testing to ensure it is functioning
• Test content must be pre-cached prior to student testing.
Who to contact with questions?
Pearson Customer Support:
1-877-847-3043 or [email protected]
Monday thru Friday, 7:00 am - 8:30 pm (Eastern Time)
Your District Assessment Coordinator

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