Technical requirements

The general specifications required to administer the Best Start Year 7 assessments are as follows:



Description (Minimum Requirements)


Resolution of 1024 x 768

9 inch (diagonal measurement)


Headphones, earphones or earbuds


(sound card required)


Desktop PC



Android tablet

Pointing device

Mouse, trackpad, touchpad or touch screen

Operating system

Mac OS X

MS Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10

Chrome OS 38+

iOS 10.3.3

Android 5

Supported web browsers

Google Chrome 28+

Firefox 20+

Internet Explorer 9+
(earlier versions of Internet Explorer are not compatible)

Safari 6+

Browser requirements Javascript supported
Diagnostics Test Page

To assess device compatibility, log into:

Web Proxy

Standard web proxy servers are supported.

The following ports need to be open through the proxy.

Port 443 and Port 80
The following web site addresses need to be accessible through the  firewall:

* (on azure as storage related endpoints - this is used for hosting static content such as images/html/js files)

* (on the CDN as storage related endpoints - this is used for hosting static content such as images/html/js files)

Any specific DNS address that has been configured for the client to use for test delivery including:


512 KB bandwidth for up to 20 users

2 MB bandwidth for up 100 users

Note: During online tests, other internet traffic should be minimised

Note: No locked down browser is required to administer the Best Start Year 7 assessments.

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