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10/10/2013 3:25:00 PM
OAKS Online Testing Supported for iPads running iOS 7

Apple released an updated operating system, iOS 7.0, for iPad tablets on September 18, 2013. The American Institutes for Research, ODE’s contractor for the OAKS assessments, has completed testing of iOS 7.0 and determined that iOS 7.0 is compatible with the current mobile secure browser for iPads and the OAKS assessments. Therefore, we will support secure student testing on iPads running iOS 7.0 for secure OAKS testing during the 2013-2014 academic year. This support will be enabled on November 5, 2013 for both the operational and practice tests. Please note: users can download the mobile secure browser on iPads using the iOS 7 operating system prior to November 5, but they will not be able to use it until November 5. AIR has updated the Secure Browser Support Plan available on the OAKS Portal PDF to reflect this expanded support.

As a reminder, for 2013-14, the OAKS System does not support computer-based read aloud on iPads, and ELPA testing is not supported on any tablets. ODE recommends that all students using a tablet for secure testing also use an external keyboard that overrides the touch screen keyboard.

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