For 2017–2018, 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.

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, 2016 R2 are supported when using a thin client.
Mac OS
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

Users of OS 10.7 or 10.8 should download and install Secure Browser 9.5. Users of OS 10.9 or later should download and install Secure Browser 10.

iOS (iPads)
9.2, 9.3
11.1, 11.2, 11.3

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

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.
6.0 - 8.0
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.
aThe new Android SecureTest app is not yet available. Districts with Android devices should watch for future communication on the availability of this SecureTest app.
*For information about implementing the related requirements, refer to the Technical Specifications Manual for Online Testing and the Secure Browser Installation Manual.

Download Secure Browsers

The 2017-2018 versions of the Windows and Mac OS secure browsers are now available. To download them, please select their corresponding tab. Secure Browsers for the mobile operating systems will be updated to the 2017-2018 versions once they become available.