For 2019–2020, a Secure Browser must be installed on each computer or tablet that will be used for student testing. The following table lists which operating systems are supported and which Secure Browser to install.
|Operating Systems||Supported Devices||Secure Browser||Related Requirements*|
8 (Professional & Enterprise)
8.1 (Professional & Enterprise)
10 (Educational, Professional, & Enterprise) (Versions 1507-1909)
Server 2012 R2, 2016 R2
|Desktops/Laptops||Windows Secure Browser 12.0||Disable fast user switching and app pre-launching. Server 2012 R2 and 2016 R2 are supported when using a thin client.|
10 in S mode (Educational, Professional, & Enterprise) (Versions 1507-1909)
|Desktops/Laptops||Take a Test app||Create a dedicated test account for non-permissive mode users. Create a desktop shortcut for permissive mode users.|
|Desktops/Laptops||Mac Secure Browser 12.0||
Install the Mac Secure Profile. Disable third-party app updates, iTunes updates, Siri, and fast user switching.
Fedora 28-30a LTS (Gnome)
Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04, 20.04a LTS (Gnome)
|Desktops/Laptops||Linux Secure Browser 12.0
Depending on your distribution, install SoX and Verdana True Type font.
For touchscreen devices, disable on-screen keyboard.
|4th Generation (Retina Display)
5th Generation (Retina Display)
6th Generation (Retina Display)
iPad Air 2
|AIRSecureTest Mobile Secure Browser 5.0
||Automatic Assessment Configuration disables many features automatically and requires no further setup. Additional features can be disabled through Mobile Device Management. Depending on your version of iOS/iPadOS, disable Voice Control, VoiceOver, and the emoji keyboard. If these are not available to disable through MDM, please disable them manually.|
|All modern Android tablets running a supported version of Android and capable of running a restricted profile.||AIRSecureTest Mobile Secure Browser 5.0||Enable the Secure Browser keyboard.|
|Chromebooks||AIRSecureTest Kiosk Application 6.0||Chromebooks must be in kiosk mode. Automatic updates should be disabled or limited to a specific version used successfully before summative testing begins.|
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 12.0||Disable fast user switching.|
|aSupport for this version will begin upon the completion of testing following its release.|
*For information about implementing the related requirements, refer to the Quick Guide for Setting Up Your Online Testing Technology.
Download Secure Browsers
To download the Secure Browser for your operating system, select the corresponding tab.