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5/31/2012 4:25:00 PM
Operating Systems Supported for Online Testing in 2012-13

To help districts prepare for the 2012-13 testing window, AIR has posted an updated End of Support Plan to the OAKS Portal documenting those operating systems that will be supported in 2012-13 (www.oaks.k12.or.us/MinimumRequirements.html). The 2012-13 OAKS Secure Browser for all supported operating systems will become available at the OAKS Portal for district download by Monday, July 2, 2012.

New for 2012-13, AIR will begin supporting online testing for Mac 10.7 and Linux Ubuntu 12. Starting in 2012-13, AIR will no longer support Mac 10.3. Numbered Memorandum 011-2011-12 communicates the retirement of Mac 10.3, published on May 30, 2012. As described in the numbered memorandum, beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, ODE’s test vendor, American Institutes for Research (AIR), will no longer support the Mac 10.3 Operating System for use in online testing, including OAKS Online, Online Writing, and the ELPA, because Mac 10.3 is not compatible with the enhanced security features that will be incorporated in the 2012-13 OAKS Secure Browser.

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