STAAR Readiness

System requirements

Select device

Device, OS

Hardware

Android tablet

Recommended

1.5+ GHz Multi-core Processor

1+ GB Ram

9-10" Screen

Network speed of 4 Mbps down / 2 Mbps up for 30 students

 

Headphones are recommended for all students

Minimum

1.2 GHz Multi-core Processor

512 MB Ram

7" Screen

Network speed of 2 Mbps down / 1 Mbps up for 30 students

 

Browser

Chrome 53+

Firefox 48+

 

For better performance, we recommend Chrome

 

Required software

Download and install the Android app

 

The teacher and admin interface is not supported with this app

Chromebook

Recommended

1.5+ GHz Multi-core Processor

1 GB Ram

14"+ Screen

Network speed of 4 Mbps down / 2 Mbps up for 30 students

 

Headphones are recommended for all students

 

Minimum

1 GHz Multi-core Processor

512 MB Ram

11" (1024x768) Screen

Network speed of 2 Mbps down / 1 Mbps up for 30 students

 

Browser

Chrome 53+

iPad

Recommended

1.5+ GHz Multi-core Processor

1+ GB Ram

9-10" Screen

Network speed of 4 Mbps down / 2 Mbps up for 30 students

 

Headphones are recommended for all students

 

Minimum

1.2 GHz Multi-core Processor

512 MB Ram

7" Screen

Network speed of 2 Mbps down / 1 Mbps up for 30 students

 

iPad 1st generation (2010), iPad 2 (2011), iPad mini 1st generation (2012) do not meet these requirements

 

Browser

Safari 9.1+

Chrome 53+

Firefox 48+

 

Required software

Download and install the iPad app

 

The teacher and admin interface is not supported with this app

Kindle tablet

Recommended

1.5+ GHz Multi-core Processor

1+ GB Ram

9-10" Screen

Network speed of 4 Mbps down / 2 Mbps up for 30 students

 

Headphones are recommended for all students

 

Minimum

1.2 GHz Multi-core Processor

512 MB Ram

7" Screen

Network speed of 2 Mbps down / 1 Mbps up for 30 students

 

Kindle Fire 1st and 2nd gen. tablets do not meet these requirements

 

Browser

Chrome 53+

Firefox 48+

 

For better performance, we recommend Chrome

 

Required software

Download and install the Android app

 

The teacher and admin interface is not supported with this app

Mac

Recommended

1.5+ GHz Multi-core Processor

1 GB Ram

14"+ Screen

Network speed of 4 Mbps down / 2 Mbps up for 30 students

 

Headphones are recommended for all students

Minimum

1 GHz Multi-core Processor

512 MB Ram

11" (1024x768) Screen

Network speed of 2 Mbps down / 1 Mbps up for 30 students

 

Browser

Safari 9.1+

Chrome 53+

Firefox 48+

Flash 12 or newer must be enabled in the browser

 

For better performance, we recommend Chrome.

PC

Recommended

1.5+ GHz Multi-core Processor

1 GB Ram

14"+ Screen

Network speed of 4 Mbps down / 2 Mbps up for 30 students

 

Headphones are recommended for all students

Minimum

1 GHz Multi-core Processor

512 MB Ram

11" (1024x768) Screen

Network speed of 2 Mbps down / 1 Mbps up for 30 students

 

Browser

Internet Explorer 11+

Edge 38+

Chrome 53+

Firefox 48+

 

For better performance, we recommend Chrome

 

Software

Flash 12 or newer must be enabled in browser

If your organization bans the use of Flash in browsers, Download and install the Windows app.

Windows tablet

Recommended

1.5+ GHz Multi-core Processor

1 GB Ram

14"+ Screen

Network speed of 4 Mbps down / 2 Mbps up for 30 students

 

Headphones are recommended for all students

 

Minimum

1 GHz Multi-core Processor

512 MB Ram

11" (1024x768) Screen

Network speed of 2 Mbps down / 1 Mbps up for 30 students

 

Browser

Internet Explorer 11+

Edge 38+

Chrome 53+

Firefox 48+

 

For better performance, we recommend Chrome.

 

Software

Flash 12 or newer must be enabled in browser

If your organization bans the use of Flash in browsers, Download and install the Windows app.

Operating System

Android OS

Recommended

Make sure that Android OS is frequently updated to the latest version

 

Minimum

Android OS 5 or newer

Chrome OS

Recommended

Make sure that Chrome OS is frequently updated to the latest version

 

Minimum

Chrome OS 53 or newer

Fire OS

Recommended

Make sure that Fire OS is frequently updated to the latest version

 

Minimum

Fire OS 5 or newer

iOS

Recommended

Make sure that iOS is frequently updated to the latest version

 

Minimum

iOS 9 or newer

MacOS

Recommended

Make sure that MacOS is frequently updated to the latest version

 

Minimum

Mac OS X 10.10 or newer

Windows

Recommended

Make sure that Windows is frequently updated to the latest version

 

Minimum

Windows 7 SP1+

Windows 8+

Windows 10

Windows

Recommended

Make sure that Windows is frequently updated to the latest version

 

Minimum

Windows 7 SP1+

Windows 8+

Windows 10