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This manual provides information about hardware, software, and network configurations for running various testing applications provided by American Institutes for Research (AIR). This publication is intended for technology coordinators responsible for configuring the hardware, software, and network in a school’s online testing environment. You should be familiar with the following concepts:

  • Networking—Bandwidth, firewalls, whitelisting, and proxy servers.
  • Configuring operating systems—Control Panel in Windows, System Preferences in OS X, Settings in iOS, and the Linux command line.
  • Configuring web browsers—Settings in Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.

The secure browser is a web browser for taking online assessments. The secure browser prevents students from accessing other computer or Internet applications and from copying test information. It also occupies the entire computer screen. This manual provides instructions for installing the secure browsers on computers and devices used for online assessments.

This document contains basic technology requirements for online testing using American Institutes for Research’s (AIR) systems for the 2016-17  test administration.

This document contains the following sections:

  • Supported Operating Systems for Student Testing
  • Supported Web Browsers for Online Systems
  • Requirements for Peripheral Equipment (including Headsets and Headphones)