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Headset Tips and Tricks /core/fileparse.php/3650/urlt/ELPA21HeadsetKitTipsAndTricks.pdf
Headset Information /core/fileparse.php/3650/urlt/ELPA21HeadsetInformation-Operational.pdf

The following documents provide helpful information on headsets used for ELPA21 testing. 

System Requirements for Online Testing /core/fileparse.php/3650/urlt/Iowa_System_Requirements_2018-2019.pdf
Updated August 31, 2018

This document contains basic technology requirements for online testing using American Institutes for Research’s (AIR) systems for the 2018-19 test administration.

This document contains the following sections:

  • Supported Operating Systems for Student Testing
  • Supported Web Browsers for Online Systems
  • Requirements for Peripheral Equipment (including Headsets and Headphones)
Technical Specifications Manual for Online Testing /core/fileparse.php/3650/urlt/IA_Tech_Specs_Manual_2018-2019.pdf
Updated August 31, 2018

This manual provides information about hardware, software, and network configurations for running various testing applications provided by American Institutes for Research (AIR). This publication is intended for technology coordinators responsible for configuring the hardware, software, and network in a school’s online testing environment. You should be familiar with the following concepts:

  • Networking—Bandwidth, firewalls, whitelisting, and proxy servers.
  • Configuring operating systems—Control Panel in Windows, System Preferences in OS X, Settings in iOS, and the Linux command line.
  • Configuring web browsers—Settings in Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.
Secure Browser Installation Manual /core/fileparse.php/3650/urlt/IA_Secure_Browser_Installation_Manual_2018-2019.pdf
Updated August 31, 2018

The secure browser is a web browser for taking online assessments. The secure browser prevents students from accessing other computer or Internet applications and from copying test information. It also occupies the entire computer screen. This manual provides instructions for installing the secure browsers on computers and devices used for online assessments.