What student testing devices are allowed for the CBT 2020 test administration?

10/3/19: This article has been updated for the 2019-20 School Year.

The New York State Grades 3-8 ELA and math test development partner, Questar Assessment Inc., provides a list of student testing devices and operating systems that are supported by the testing platform (Nextera Test Delivery System/ Nextera Secure Browser) on their website for Test Readiness. Below, for your quick reference, is the list of supported student testing devices and operating systems. 

In preparation for the upcoming operational CBT spring test administration window, our schools will be completing CBT Technology Readiness online at the Nextera Admin website. This year, we added a section to the technology readiness that will help principals and district test coordinators (DTCs) verify that their anticipated student testing devices and operating systems are supported for the Nextera Test Delivery System/ Secure Browser:


The following table indicates student testing devices and operating systems that are supported by Questar for NYSED's operational CBT spring 2020 test administration:

Operating System

OS Version


OS 10

Windows 10S is NOT supported.



Mac OS X

10.13.4, 10.13.5, 10.13.6, and 10.14

Macs need to be updated to OS 10.13.4 or newer to support mass installations


OS 67+


10.3.3, 10.3.4, 11.2.5-11.4.1, 12.3-12.4.1) 

(iPad minis are NOT supported)

Please note that the Nextera Secure Browser should be installed and tested prior to the CBT test administration window. Students should also be comfortable with the Nextera Test Delivery System and online testing tools prior to sitting for the computer-based tests (the publicly available Question Sampler provides practice tests for every subject and grade level). 

For additional information on how to install the testing platform on the support devices, visit The Nextera Setup & Installation Guide.

Also, you can always consult the Questar Readiness page for complete device and system support information. 

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