How do we access Science practice tests in the Questar Secure Browser?

Questar Secure Browser

To access the Secure Browser practice tests, student testing devices must have the Questar Secure Browser installed and tested before the student can access the practice test. The passwords remain the same ("practice"). The new username format for this year is the following (note the addition of the letter “g” in the username): 

subject + g + grade number + code for accommodation (if needed) 

Example: scig05 / practice

See below for additional examples. 

You can locate browser and Operating System specific downloads on the “Downloads” page under the Help tab from the banner toolbar in Nextera Admin.

The complete list is below as well as in Nextera Admin. The usernames and passwords are not case-sensitive. 

NY Science Practice Test Logins

Available in the Secure Browser

All passwords = practice


Practice Tests

(4 forms available for each)



User Name

Grade 5 Science


Grade 5 Science Text-to-Speech


Grade 5 Science Reverse Contrast


Grade 5 Science Answer Masking


Grade 5 Science Background Color Black-on-Blue


Grade 5 Science Initial Zoom




Grade 8 Science


Grade 8 Science Text-to-Speech


Grade 8 Science Reverse Contrast


Grade 8 Science Answer Masking


Grade 8 Science Background Color Black-on-Yellow


Grade 8 Science Initial Zoom



Upon logging into the Questar Secure Browser, the student will see options to select from three available practice tests for the grade level.  Student answers are not collected or saved from the Secure Browser practice tests.

 The Secure Browser practice tests allow students to experience computer-based testing in the same environment they will use for CBT this spring. All students should be familiar with the Questar Secure Browser online tools and navigation before sitting for computer-based tests this spring.

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