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 1507-1809, 1903a)
Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016 R2
|Desktops/Laptops||Windows Secure Browser||Disable fast user switching and app pre-launching. Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2, and 2016 R2 are supported when using a thin client.|
10 in S mode (Educational, Professional, & Enterprise) (Versions 1507-1809, 1903a)
|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||
Install the Mac Secure Profile. Disable third-party app updates, iTunes updates, Siri, and fast user switching.
|4th Generation (Retina Display)
5th Generation (Retina Display)
6th Generation (Retina Display)
iPad Air 2
|AIRSecureTest Mobile Secure Browser
||Automatic Assessment Configuration requires no further setup. Additional features can be disabled through Mobile Device Management.|
|Chromebooks||AIRSecureTest Kiosk Application||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||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.
For information on the supported web browsers for each operating system, see the Supported Browsers page.
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2019-2020 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.