For the 2017–2018 testing administration, a secure browser must be installed on each computer or tablet that will be used for student testing. This section provides an overview of which operating systems are supported and which secure browser to download.

Warning: Users are strongly advised against upgrading to newly released versions of operating systems that have not been formally approved for California online testing. Upgrading to an unsupported version of an operating system will prevent users of the devices from accessing the student testing site. Please refer to this site for a comprehensive list of all supported devices and operating system versions.

Operating Systems Supported Devices Secure Browser Related Requirements*

7 (Professional and Enterprise)
8 (Professional and Enterprise)
8.1 (Professional and Enterprise)
10 (Educational, Professional and Enterprise)
Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016 R2

Desktops/Laptops Windows Secure Browser Disable fast user switching. Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2, and 2016 R2 are supported when using a thin client.
10, 10 S
Desktops/Laptops Take a Test app Create a dedicated test account for non-permissive mode users. Create a desktop shortcut for permissive mode users.
Mac OS

10.7 - 10.13

Desktops/Laptops Mac Secure Browser

Depending on your version of OS X, disable the following features:

  • Exposé or Spaces
  • Application Launches from Function Keys
  • Updates to Third-Party Apps
  • Updates to iTunes
  • Look-Up Gesture

Fedora 25 - 26a LTS (Gnome)
Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04 LTS (Gnome)

Desktops/Laptops Linux Secure Browser

Depending on your distribution, install:

  • SoX
  • Verdana True Type font.

iOS (iPads)
9.2, 9.3
10.2, 10.3
11.1, 11.2

iPad 2
iPad 3
4th Generation (Retina Display)
5th Generation (Retina Display)
iPad Air
iPad Air 2

AIRSecureTest Mobile Secure Browser For iOS 9.3.2 or later, set up Automatic Assessment Configuration. For earlier versions, set up Autonomous Single App Mode.

5.0, 5.1

Google Nexus 10
Asus Transformer Pad
Asus Memo Pad
Dell Venue 10
HP Pro Slate 10
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Education
AIRSecureTest Mobile Secure Browser Enable the secure browser keyboard.

Chrome OS

Chromebooks AIRSecureTest Kiosk Application Chromebooks must be in kiosk mode.

8, 8.1, 10

AIR supports any tablet running Windows 8, 8.1 Pro, and 10, but has done extensive testing only on Surface Pro, Surface Pro 3, Asus Transformer, and Dell Venue. Windows Secure Browser Disable fast user switching.

aSupport for this version will begin upon the completion of testing following its release.

bNote: Support for Chrome 59 expires on March 31, 2018.

*For information about implementing the related requirements, refer to the Technical Specifications and Configuration Guide for CAASPP Online Testing.

Download Secure Browsers

To download the secure browser for your operating system, select the corresponding tab.