For 2018–2019, 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*

7 SP1 (Professional & Enterprise)

8 (Professional & Enterprise)

8.1 (Professional & Enterprise)

10 (Educational, Professional, & Enterprise) (Versions 1507 - 1803, 1809a)

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 in S mode (Educational, Professional, & Enterprise) (Versions 1507 - 1803, 1809a)
Desktops/Laptops Take a Test app Create a dedicated test account for non-permissive mode users. Create a desktop shortcut for permissive mode users.
10.9 - 10.14
Desktops/Laptops Mac Secure Browser

Depending on your OS version, disable the following features:

  • Mission Control
  • Application Launches from Function Keys
  • Updates to Third-Party Apps
  • Updates to iTunes
  • Look-Up Gesture
4th Generation (Retina Display)
5th Generation (Retina Display)
6th Generation (Retina Display)
iPad Air
iPad Air 2
iPad Pro
AIRSecureTest Mobile Secure Browser
Set up Automatic Assessment Configuration.
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.
bDevices running Chrome OS 72 must be updated to Chrome OS 72.0.3626.117 to resolve login errors.

*For information about implementing the related requirements, refer to the Secure Browser Installation Manual or the Technical Specifications Manual.

For information on the supported web browsers for each operating system, see the Supported Browsers page.

Download Secure Browsers

To download the Secure Browser for your operating system, select the corresponding tab. Districts needing a Secure Browser for Mac OSX 10.8 should contact the Help Desk.

2018-2019 Support Plan

This plan establishes guidelines about Operating System (OS) support for Online Secure Browsers. This plan helps schools and districts manage support requirements and allows both product and IT planning in organizations based on knowledge of the support timelines.