What are the current versions of the Questar Secure Browsers on each allowable testing device for CBT?

December 17, 2021: This article has been updated for the 2021-22 school year.

Districts and schools can now begin updating Questar Secure Browsers on student testing devices to prepare for the 2021-22 simulation and operational test administrations. Students should be familiar with using the Nextera Test Delivery System (TDS) online tools and navigation within the most recent Secure Browser versions. 

You can find the Questar Secure Browsers on the Help>Downloads page in Nextera Admin. The most current version of all secure browsers are required on all devices. 

Please visit the Help Tab to find additional support materials, such as the Nextera Setup & Installation Guide

Note that the Nextera Setup & Installation Guide includes all supported operating systems and device versions as well as other system information in Appendix B for “System Requirements.”

Below is guidance on maintaining current Questar Secure Browsers on student testing devices followed by Secure Browser release notes to highlight what's new with the current versions. 

 

Questar Secure Browser Release Notes

Device Type

Browser Version

Release Notes 2021-22

Chromebook

2.6.2

No updated version this year.

Apple iOS (iPads)

2.0.5

Updates include security and performance improvements, along with technology upgrades that will provide a more stable testing experience.

 

This Secure Browser version was released in Fall 2021.

Mac OS

4.8

Updates include security and performance improvements, along with technology upgrades that will provide a more stable testing experience, such as:

• Implemented Apple's Automatic Assessment Configuration (AAC) for Mac devices 10.15.4 and higher.
• Maintenance updated to the latest Electron code version

 

This Secure Browser version was released in Fall 2021.

Windows

4.8

Updates include security and performance improvements, along with technology upgrades that will provide a more stable testing experience, such as:

• Maintenance updated to the latest Electron code version

 

This Secure Browser version was released in Fall 2021.

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