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*
Desktop

Windows

8 (Professional & Enterprise)

8.1 (Professional & Enterprise)

10 (Educational, Professional, & Enterprise) (Versions 1809-2004a)

Server 2012 R2, 2016 R2

Desktops/Laptops Windows Secure Browser 12.5 Disable fast user switching. Server 2012 R2 and 2016 R2 are supported when using a thin client.
Windows
10 in S mode (Educational, Professional, & Enterprise) (Versions 1809-2004a)
Desktops/Laptops 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.
Mac
10.11-10.16a
Desktops/Laptops Mac Secure Browser 12.5

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

Linux
Fedora 30-31a LTS (Gnome)
Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04, 20.04a LTS (Gnome)
Desktops/Laptops Linux Secure Browser 12.5

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

For touchscreen devices, disable on-screen keyboard.

Mobile

iOS/iPadOS
12.4
13.4-13.7
14

All 9.7” or larger iPads running a supported version of iOS/iPadOS. SecureTestBrowser 6
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.
Chrome
83+
Chromebooks SecureTestBrowser 7 Chromebooks must be in kiosk mode. Automatic updates should be disabled or limited to a specific version used successfully before summative testing begins.
Windows
8, 8.1, 10
CAI 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 12.5 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.