Day Of Testing

Below you will find instructions for launching the ACT Aspire TestNAV (vehicle used to take the ACT Aspire tests) using both Desktop/Laptop (PC or Mac) or an iPad (iOS 9.3+).

How to Start Your Test Session (For Teachers)

  • Open your Dashboard - log in to

  • Click Interm Tests

  • Click Find My Test Session

  • Make sure “Not Started” is in blue. If not, click it to show your test sessions that have not been started yet.

    • Click on the test session that corresponds to your class period you are about to test

    • Make sure that all of your student names for that class period are showing.

    • These passwords and usernames should match the printed tickets you have.

  • Click Ready

  • Click Start Test

    • *This must be done BEFORE students log in to TestNAV. It will give you an error message.

iPads - TestNAV App from the App Store

- Note - the iPad Mini is not supported for testing

Close all applications (double push the Home button and swipe up on each app)

  • Guided Access Mode

    • Tap "Settings" icon (grey gear)

    • Tap "General"

    • Tap "Accessibility"

    • Scroll to the bottom and Tap "Guided Access"

      • Move switch to "On" (green in color)

      • Tap "Passcode Settings"

      • Tap "Set Guided Access Passcode"

      • Enter a 4 digit passcode (use "1111") twice

    • Press the Home button to close Settings

  • Open TestNAV in Guided Access Mode

    • Tap TestNAV App and wait about 15 seconds for Sign In Screen

    • Press the Home button 3 times quickly

    • Tap "Start" if prompted

    • Sign in

      • Sign In (credentials on your test ticket from your teacher)

        • Username - from your test ticket

        • Password - from your test ticket

      • Read Directions BEFORE you hit "Start Test Now"

      • Tap "Start Test Now" - when your teacher prompts you

      • Take your test

  • End Guided Access

    • Press the Home button 3 times quickly

    • Enter your passcode (i.e. "1111")

    • Tap "End" if prompted


    • Memory errors - try closing all apps and restart the device

    • Login Issues (error 9058) - Please see your teacher or Mrs. Parker

Desktop/Laptop - Browser using URL

  • Close all applications

    • Be sure that you already have Java installed on your laptop

    • Open a web browser (Windows Explorer, FireFox or Safari)

    • Browse to and Sign In with your test credentials

      • Username

      • Password

    • Click "Start Test Now"

    • Click "Start Session'

    • Take your test