Technical Requirements

The following resources are listed in this section:

Approved Web Browsers—California Educator Reporting System

Reports from CERS are designed to be viewed using standard up-to-date web browsers running on most available hardware. Be sure to use the correct combination of operating system and web browser (table 1).

Table 1. Operating System and Web Browser Combinations

Supported Operating Systems Supported Web Browsers
Windows 8.1 (Professional and Enterprise) Chrome 91+, Firefox 87+ and Edge 91+

Windows 10 and 10 in S mode (Professional, Educational, and Enterprise)

  • Versions 1909–20H2, 21H1
Chrome 91+, Firefox 87+, and Edge 91+

Windows Server

  • 2012 R2
  • 2016 R2 (thin client)
Chrome 91+, Firefox 87+ and Edge 91+


  • 10.13–10.15
  • 11.4
  • 12
Chrome 91+, Firefox 87+, and Safari 13+

Linux Fedora LTS (Gnome)

  • Versions 32–33
Chrome 91+ and Firefox 87+

Linux Ubuntu LTS (Gnome)

  • Version 18.04
  • Version 20.04
Chrome 91+ and Firefox 87+
iPadOS 13.7 Safari 13
iPadOS 14.5 Safari 14
iPadOS 15 Safari 15
Chrome OS 91+ Chrome 91+

Otherwise, for CERS users, the technical requirements for viewing reports do not exceed or extend the technology readiness requirements established by Smarter Balanced. CERS is intended to be accessed from a computer or tablet.

All students taking an interim assessment in the classroom will need access to a computer that has the secure browser version 14 installed. These requirements can be found on the CAASPP website after selecting the [Resources] tab in the navigation bar and then [Technology Resources] or by accessing the CAASPP and ELPAC Technical Specifications and Configuration Guide for Online Testing .