How to install MAP® TestTaker

If using a PC, the MAP TestTaker installer file will be delivered inside a Zip archive, which is a file format that compresses multiple files into one for portability. The installation file must be extracted from this archive before installation. This can be done using WinZip’s free utility (see www.WinZip.com for more information).

If using a Macintosh, the MAP TestTaker installer file will be included as part of a DMG file. When downloaded, the DMG file will auto-mount in the Finder application, and the installation can be initiated by double-clicking the "TestTaker Install" file within.

Please note: during the installation, MAP TestTaker will ask you to specify the location of your Network Test Environment (NTE) folder. If you have not created and populated this folder with the current term's data, you can skip this step, however, MAP TestTaker will prompt you to specify this location at start-up until you have done so. 

To install MAP TestTaker on a Windows-based workstation:

  1. Download the MAP TestTaker application executable file for Windows.
  2. Double-click the file named MAP TestTakerInstaller to begin the installation process. The InstallShield Wizard appears.
  3. Click Next. The Minimum Requirements screen appears.
  4. Click Next. The Choose Destination Location screen appears. In the Destination Folder box, the default installation location appears. By default, MAP TestTaker will install to the local machine’s Program Files folder. To install the application on a server, click Browse and specify a shared network location.
  5. Click Next. The Choose NTE Destination Location screen appears. Click Browse to identify your Network Test Environment (NTE) folder on your network. Highlight the NTE folder and click OK. The specified path appears.
  6. Click Next. A MAP TestTaker window appears confirming the location of your NTE.
  7. Click OK. The automated setup process begins. Upon completion, a window reporting successful installation appears. Click Finish.

To install MAP TestTaker on a Windows-based Server:

  1. Download the MAP TestTaker application executable file for Windows.
  2. Double-click the file named MAP TestTakerInstaller to begin the installation process. The InstallShield Wizard appears.
  3. Click Next. The Minimum Requirements screen appears.
  4. Click Next. The Choose Destination Location screen appears. In the Destination Folder box, the default installation location appears. Click Browse and specify a shared network location. Please note: the location you specify at this step should be a shared network location accessible from each Windows-based testing workstation, and should not refer to a mapped drive. The location you specify at this step is stored within a file in the MAP TestTaker installation folder called TestTkr.ini. To completely reset the NTE path being used by a MAP TestTaker installation, delete this file and re-launch the application; you will be prompted to specify the network path once more.
  5. Click Next. The Choose NTE Destination Location screen appears. Click Browse to identify your Network Test Environment (NTE) folder on your network. Highlight the NTE folder and click OK. The specified path appears.
  6. Click Next. A MAP TestTaker window appears confirming the location of your NTE.
  7. Click OK. The automated setup process begins. Upon completion, a window reporting successful installation appears. Click Finish.

Please note: if installing MAP TestTaker in a Windows environment, once installed, the application is portable. This means that the MAP TestTaker folder in the Windows Program Files folder can be copied to another machine without having to duplicate the installation process. This can be useful in server-based installations, particularly when a district has multiple NTE folders. Note that each separate installation of MAP TestTaker will access the NTE folder referenced in its unique TestTkr.ini file.

To install MAP TestTaker on a Macintosh:

  1. Download the MAP TestTaker installation file for Macintosh computers. 
  2. Double-click the file named MAP TestTaker Install. The MAP TestTaker Installation screen appears.
  3. Click Continue. The Read Me screen appears.
  4. Click Continue. The Installation Location screen appears. Note the location listed in the Install Location drop-down menu; this is where the application will be installed if no other location is specified. To specify a different location, click Select Folder from the Install Location drop-down menu.
  5. Click Install. The Select Database screen appears.
  6. Navigate to the root directory of your NTE folder. Click Select once the NTE folder is highlighted. A message reporting successful installation appears. Click Quit.

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