For 2020-2021, 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 1809-2004a)

Server 2012 R2, 2016 R2

Desktops/Laptopsb Windows SecureTest Disable fast user switching. Server 2012 R2 and 2016 R2 are supported when using a thin client.
10, 10 in S mode (Educational, Professional, & Enterprise) (Versions 1809-2004a)
Desktops/Laptopsb Take a Test app Disable app pre-launching. Create a dedicated test account for non-permissive mode users. Create a desktop shortcut for permissive mode users.
Desktops/Laptops Mac SecureTest 12.5

Install the Mac Secure Profile. Disable third-party app updates and fast user switching.

Desktops/Laptopsc Mac SecureTest 12.6

Install the Mac Secure Profile. Disable third-party app updates, fast user switching, and sleep mode.

Fedora 30-31a LTS (Gnome)
Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04, 20.04a LTS (Gnome)
Desktops/Laptops Linux SecureTest

Depending on your distribution, install SoX and Verdana True Type font.

For touchscreen devices, disable on-screen keyboard.



All 9.7” or larger iPads running a supported version of iOS/iPadOS. SecureTestBrowser
Assessment Mode (formerly Automatic Assessment Configuration) disables many features automatically and requires no further setup. Additional features can be disabled through Mobile Device Management. In addition to the features disabled by Assessment Mode, also disable Voice Control, VoiceOver, and the emoji keyboard. If these are not available to disable through MDM, please disable them manually.
Chromebooks SecureTestBrowser Chromebooks must be in kiosk mode. Automatic updates should be disabled or limited to a specific version used successfully before summative testing begins.
8 (Professional & Enterprise)
8.1 (Professional & Enterprise) 
10 (Educational, Professional, and Enterprise)
CAI supports any tablet running Windows 8, 8.1, 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.
bIntel, AMD, and ARM devices are supported. ARM devices require x64 emulation.
cIntel and Apple silicon devices are supported. Apple silicon devices require Rosetta 2.

*For information about implementing the related requirements, refer to the Quick Guide for Setting Up Your Online Testing Technology.