What’s New in 2021–22

General

  • The network diagnostic tool has been updated to include testing for students who are testing remotely and test administrators and test examiners who are administering tests remotely.

General Configuration

  • The distinction “32-bit” has been removed.
  • ARM devices are supported with x64 emulation.
  • The URL *.cambiumtds.com has been added to the list of URLs to be allowlisted.
  • Links to the *airast.org domain will not forward after December 31, 2021.

Apple and Macintosh Configuration

  • The Secure Profile for the macOS has been updated to disable VoiceOver.

Secure Browser

Versions

The updated secure browser versions for the 2021–22 CAASPP and ELPAC administrations are presented in table 1. These are the only secure browser versions supported for testing.

Table 1. Supported Secure Browser Versions for 2021–22

Operating System Device Type Secure Browser Version
Apple iPadOS Mobile 7
Chrome Mobile 7
macOS Desktop or Laptop 14
Windows Desktop or Laptop 14
Linux Desktop or Laptop 14

Ancillary Software

  • JAWS® 2022 will be supported.

Operating Systems for Student Testing

Refer to Supported Operating Systems for Student Testing for complete information about operating system versions supported for the 2021–22 CAASPP and ELPAC administrations.

Additions

The additions to the list of supported operating system versions for the 2021–22 CAASPP and ELPAC administrations are presented in table 2.

Table 2. Supported Operating System Version Additions for 2021–22

Operating System Device Type Operating System Addition
Apple iPadOS Mobile
  • Version 13.7
  • Version 14.5
  • Version 15
Chrome Mobile
  • Version 91+
Linux Desktop or Laptop
  • Fedora 32 LTS (Gnome)
  • Fedora 33 LTS (Gnome)
macOS Desktop or Laptop
  • Version 11.4
  • Version 12 (upon release and acceptance)
Windows Desktop or Laptop
  • Windows 10, 10 in S mode, versions 1902–20H2; 21H1 (upon release and acceptance)

Deletions

The deletions from the list of supported operating system versions for the 2021–22 CAASPP and ELPAC administrations are presented in table 3.

Table 3. Supported Operating System Version Deletions for 2021–22

Operating System Device Type Operating System Deletion
Apple iOS Mobile
  • Version 12
  • Version 13.4
  • Version 14
Chrome Mobile
  • Version 90 and below
Linux (64-bit or 32‑bit) Desktop or Laptop
  • Fedora version 31 and below
macOS Desktop or Laptop
  • Version 10.11
  • Version 10.12
Windows Desktop or Laptop
  • Version 8
  • Windows 10, version 1809 and below

Internet Browser Requirements

Refer to Supported Web Browsers for Online Systems Associated with Testing for complete information about internet browsers supported in associated systems for the 2021–22 CAASPP and ELPAC administrations.

Additions

[None]

Deletions

The deletions from the list of supported internet browser versions for the 2021–22 CAASPP and ELPAC administrations are presented in table 4.

Table 4. Internet Browser Version Deletions for 2021–22

Operating System Device Type Browser Deletion Affected System
Android Mobile
  • All
  • All
Apple iOS or iPadOS Mobile
  • Safari 11 and below
  • All
Chrome Mobile
  • (none)
  • (none)
macOS Desktop or Laptop
  • Safari 10 and below
  • Firefox 59 and below
  • Chrome 83 and below
  • All
Linux Desktop or Laptop
  • Firefox 59 and below
  • Chrome 83 and below
  • All
Windows Desktop or Laptop
  • (none)
  • (none)