Frequently Asked Questions about Technology
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Frequently Asked Questions about Technology

Where can I find installation instructions for the secure browser?

The Quick Guide for Setting Up Online Testing Technology contains instructions for installing the secure browser on computers and tablets that will be used for testing. This manual contains instructions for both individual and network installation options.

My school still has the secure browsers used last school year. Can we use these for testing?

No. Vermont Comprehensive Assessment Program Assessments can only be accessed using the secure browsers specifically designed for the current year's test administration. Past secure browsers will NOT work and you may want to consider uninstalling previous secure browsers to avoid having multiple browsers present on the desktop. While old browsers will not affect the functionality of the new browsers, they cannot be used for any reason and may cause confusion for students and Test Administrators.

How do I know if I’m technologically ready for the online test administration?

It is recommended that you use the network diagnostic tool at each of your schools to make sure you have enough bandwidth to be able to test the number of students taking a test concurrently.  The network diagnostic tool can be found on the practice and training test site under diagnostic tool.

Ensure that the secure browser is installed on all devices that you want to use for testing.

It is highly recommended that students take an interim, training, or practice test using the secure browser before the summative test window. This allows you to determine whether or not the tests are running without any issues.

Can tests be administered using virtualization software?

CAI recommends this software is used in conjunction with a zero client.

Note: CAI does not have the ability to assist with VMware configuration setups, these questions need to be directed to VMware tech support.