System Requirements

June 2020

All You Need is a Browser

Achieve3000’s solutions are accessed through the Internet via a Web browser. Your IT department will not need to implement or maintain the solutions, and there is no hardware, software or network equipment to purchase.

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Achieve3000 Literacy &
Achieve3000 LevelSet
Achieve3000 Smarty Ants &
Achieve3000 Smarty Ants Espanol

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Achieve3000 Literacy & Achieve3000 LevelSet DESKTOP REQUIREMENTS

We support the browsers listed below. For the best experience we recommend using Chrome or Firefox

Achieve3000 Literacy is compatible with the following screen-reader applications: in the Chrome web browser (Windows 10/Chrome latest version) using JAWS, and in the Safari web browser (Mac 10.14/Safari 13.05) using VoiceOver. Achieve3000 is committed to making continuous improvements to its products to increase accessibility for all users.

Chrome latest version

To check latest version click the menu in the top right and go to Help > About Google Chrome

Firefox latest version

To check latest version click the menu in the top right and go to Help > About Firefox

Internet Explorer 11.0 or higher

To check latest version click the menu in the top right and go to About Internet Explorer

Edge latest version

To check latest version click the menu in the top right and go to Settings and scroll to bottom

Safari 10.0 or higher

Click on Safari in your browser menu, located at the top of your screen. A drop-down menu will now appear. Choose the option labeled About Safari.

HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

Windows 7 or later

OS 10.10 or higher

Chromebook* OS latest version

*Using slower Chromebooks with less RAM will work, though the pages may load more slowly.

TABLET REQUIREMENTS

The Achieve3000 Literacy app is available for download from Apple’s® App Store, Google Play Store and the Chrome Web Store. Our apps allow students to access lessons without an Internet connection and automatically syncs when the device is online.

iPad App: iPad, iPad Mini

iOS 9.3.5 or higher

Requires 75 MB of local device storage; recommend 200MB for shared devices

Chrome App: Chromebook* or Chrome Browsers

Chrome OS latest version

Requires 75MB of local device storage; recommend 200MB for shared devices

Android

Android version 5.0 or higher

Requires 75MB of local device storage; recommend 200MB for shared devices

*Using slower Chromebooks with less RAM will work, though the pages may load more slowly.

** Due to the rapid changes in mobile technology and the wide variety of devices available, some features may not be fully supported on every device.

SMARTY ANTS DESKTOP REQUIREMENTS

We support the browsers listed below. For the best experience we recommend using Chrome and 4GB of RAM

The Minimum System Performance Benchmark is 40 based on the JetStream Systems Performance Benchmark*

Chrome latest version

To check latest version click the menu in the top right and go to Help > About Google Chrome

Headphones & microphones (recommended)

Firefox latest version

To check latest version click the menu in the top right and go to Help > About Firefox

Headphones & microphones (recommended)

Internet Explorer 11.0 or higher

To check latest version click the menu in the top right and go to About Internet Explorer

Headphones & microphones (recommended)

Edge latest version

To check latest version click the menu in the top right and go to Settings and scroll to bottom

Headphones & microphones (recommended)

Safari 10.0 or higher

Click on Safari in your browser menu, located at the top of your screen. A drop-down menu will now appear. Choose the option labeled About Safari.

Headphones & microphones (recommended)

HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

Windows 7 or later

OS 10.10 or higher

Chromebook* OS latest version

* Please visit (https://browserbench.org/JetStream1.1/) to check your Systems Performance Benchmark.

** Recommend Chromebooks with a minimum of 4GB for optimum performance

*** Using Smarty Ants in “touch screen” mode is only supported on tablets that are running the iOS or Android apps

**** Please note that Smarty Ants does not support client/server virtualization environments

SMARTY ANTS ENGLISH TABLET REQUIREMENTS

Two apps (PreK-1 and 2nd grade) are available for download from Apple’s® App Store, Google Play Store, and Amazon app store. Our apps allow students to access the program without an Internet connection and automatically sync when the device is online.

iOS

iOS 9.3.5 or higher

PK-1 app: 1.9.7 or later
2nd Gr app: 1.5.6 or later

3 GB free storage space
(1.5 GB for each app)

Wifi connectivity (required only
for login and data sync)

Android

Android 5.0 or higher

PK-1 app: 1.4.4 or later
2nd Gr app: 1.5.1 or later

3 GB free storage space
(1.5 GB for each app)

Wifi connectivity (required
only for login and data sync)

Android (Amazon)

Android version 5.0 or higher

PK-1 app: 1.4.4 or later
2nd Gr app: 1.5.3 or later

3 GB free storage space
(1.5 GB for each app)

Wifi connectivity (required
only for login and data sync)

Due to the rapid changes in mobile technology and the wide variety of devices available, some features may not be fully supported on every device.

*Please note that Smarty Ants Espanol is not available on app stores and is not compatible with mobile browsers at this time.

ADDITIONAL BROWSER REQUIREMENTS

  • All web browsers must have cookies enabled. Popup blockers, if installed, must be disabled or an exception must be created for Achieve3000’s URLs.
  • When using the audio and highlighting tools, IE version 11 or the latest version of Firefox is recommended for Achieve Literacy.
  • JavaScript must be enabled
  • Internet Explorer 11 requires Flash to run Smarty Ants. Please note that Adobe will end support of Flash Player on December 31,2020, and all major browsers will end support for Flash by that date.
  • Flash is required on Safari users who wish to record in the Smarty Ants student program

SERVER/CONNECTIVITY RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Due to the dynamic nature of Achieve3000’s content, networks that use caching/proxy servers should have a bypass rule for Achieve3000’s websites
  • Access must be allowed to ports 80 and 443 to enable all components of the site to work properly. The users must have access to the list of valid URLs (see Web Filtering section).
  • While any connection speed is acceptable, the solutions will perform at optimum speeds with a faster Internet connection. For best performance, bandwidth of 94.3 kb/s per user for Achieve3000 LevelSet, between 10-15 kb/s for the full Achieve3000 Literacy programs and 1 Mbps bandwidth for Smarty Ants per computer on average is recommended.

ADDITIONAL HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

  • Screen resolutions of 1024x768 or above are recommended for optimal viewing
  • Headphones & microphones are recommended for recording and sound related features (Smarty Ants)

WEB FILTERING

Locations that use a web filtering device, service, or other domain blocking mechanism should allow access to the following domains. It is advised that access to websites through filters should not be allowed based on keyword alone. Note that if wildcard filtering is not possible, a complete list of domains and ports may be requested from Achieve3000 Customer Support.