Supported Web Browsers for Online Systems Associated with Testing

This section lists the supported web browsers for the 2021–22 CAASPP and ELPAC online administration functions. These are the non-test-taking functions associated with student testing such as assigning student test settings and accessing the Test Administrator Interface. The secure browser is the only type of browser students use to take in-person, computer-based, summative assessments; the Initial ELPAC; and the Alternate ELPAC Operational Field Test. Students who are testing remotely may access the web-based student testing interface using a standard web browser, although students taking the Reading, Listening, and Writing domains for the Summative ELPAC in grades three through twelve should use the secure browser.

Supported Web Browsers by Operating System

Table 1 lists the supported operating systems and corresponding web browser names. Note the following about this table:

  • It is recommended that the most recent versions of supported web browsers be used.
  • The developer web page from which the most current web browser can be downloaded is linked in the Accepted Web Browser column.
  • Each application requires disabling pop-up blocking software and enabling JavaScript.
  • Be sure to use the correct combination of operating system and web browser; for example, iPadOS 10.15 requires Safari 13.
  • Websites for test administrators and test examiners include the following:
    • Test Administrator Interface
    • Practice and Training Tests
    • TOMS
    • CERS
    • DEI
    • Completion Status
    • Interim Assessment Hand Scoring System
    • Interim Assessment Viewing System
    • Initial ELPAC Teacher Hand Scoring System

Table 1. Supported Web Browsers for Test Administration Websites

Operating System Version(s) Accepted Web Browsers
Windows
  • Version 8.1 (Professional and Enterprise)
Windows 10, 10 in S mode (Professional, Educational, and Enterprise)
  • Versions 1902–20H2
  • Version 21H1 (upon release and acceptance)
macOS
  • Versions 10.13–10.15
  • Version 11.4
  • Version 12 (upon release and acceptance)
Linux
  • Fedora LTS (Gnome) versions 32–33 (upon release and acceptance)
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Gnome)
  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Gnome)
iPadOS
  • Version 13.7
  • Version 14.5
  • Version 15 (upon release and acceptance)
Chrome OS
  • Version 8

Available Audio Settings by Web Browser

Some test items play audio files; some students have the TTS accommodation. In either case, the student should be able to adjust the audio settings for those items. Use the information in table 2 through table 6 to ensure that a browser with the required capability is deployed.

Windows

Table 2 lists the browsers—secure and web—and their associated capability to modify audio settings for Windows. In some cases, the audio files for practice tests will be accessible using a web browser; for Chrome, this must be enabled explicitly.

Table 2. Available Audio Settings by Supported Windows Browser

Browser System Volume TTS Volume TTS Pitch TTS Rate TTS Tracking Pause Resume
Secure browser Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Edge web browser Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Chrome web browser Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Firefox web browser No No No No Yes No No

macOS

Table 3 lists the browsers—secure and web—and their associated capability to modify audio settings for macOS. In some cases, the audio files for practice tests will be accessible using a web browser; for Chrome, this must be enabled explicitly.

Table 3. Available Audio Settings by Supported macOS Browser

Browser System Volume TTS Volume TTS Pitch TTS Rate TTS Tracking Pause Resume
Secure browser Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Safari web browser No No No No Yes No No
Chrome web browser Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No

Linux

Table 4 lists the browsers—secure and web—and their associated capability to modify audio settings for Windows. In some cases, the audio files for practice tests will be accessible using a web browser; for Chrome, this must be enabled explicitly.

Table 4. Available Audio Settings by Supported Linux Browser

Browser System Volume TTS Volume TTS Pitch TTS Rate TTS Tracking Pause Resume
Secure browser Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Firefox web browser No No No No No No No
Chrome web browser Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No

iPadOS

Table 5 lists the browsers—secure and web—and their associated capability to modify audio settings for Windows. In some cases, the audio files for practice tests will be accessible using a web browser.

Table 5. Available Audio Settings by Supported iPadOS Browser

Browser System Volume TTS Volume TTS Pitch TTS Rate TTS Tracking Pause Resume
Mobile secure browser No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Safari web browser No No No No Yes No No

ChromeOS

Table 6 lists the browsers—secure and web—and their associated capability to modify audio settings for Windows. In some cases, the audio files for practice tests will be accessible using a web browser; for Chrome, this must be enabled explicitly.

Table 6. Available Audio Settings by Supported ChromeOS Browser

Browser System Volume TTS Volume TTS Pitch TTS Rate TTS Tracking Pause Resume
Secure browser No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Chrome web browser Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No