This mobile secure browser from the American Institutes for Research® ensures a secure online testing experience for students taking online assessments.
When the mobile secure browser is launched, users cannot switch to other applications, including other web browsers, nor can they perform certain hardware functions, such as taking screenshots.
This application is only supported on devices running iOS 9.0 or higher. The mobile secure browser requires the Guided Access feature to be enabled, either manually or through ASAM or Automatic Assessment Configuration (AAC).
About the American Institutes for Research
AIR, a not-for-profit organization, is one of the nation’s leading providers of academic assessments and has been providing accessible, secure online standards-based statewide adaptive testing services since 2007.
AIRSecureTest 5.0 for iOS provides new features, including:
- Text to speech improvement.
- Audio recorder improvement.
Ratings and Reviews
I have run this app with iPad 2s and 4s and neither work well. I have used Guided Access and locking into app through Apple Configurator and we are STILL having issues! The navigation will freeze. We have to hard reset and log back in, which then means students can't go back to their previous questions. We also have issues where the screen is jumping all over, the tools don't work properly, etc. all in all, this app is so buggy, we are in jeopardy of not even being able to use this for our Summative assessments! How in the world was this even tested? WAS it tested before being sent out? I hope this can get fixed quickly, because it is pretty pointless to try to use the iPads for testing anything at this point.
Be sure to activate Guided Access BEFORE selecting the test (before the oops message comes up) or the app will get stuck trying to load the test. No matter what voice or voice speed you use, the app still uses a default voice at a very fast clip. This will defeat the purpose of the accommodation of having the text read aloud for students with any kind of processing deficit at all- and even those who just need it read aloud. Too fast to understand.
App can't go back to home screen
When you are done with the test the app stays locked if the iPad has a passcode. Until you reboot the iPad it's back on the home screen. The issue is only happening to iPads that have upgraded to iOS 10 and above. The profile we have installed has a setting called autonomously single app mode.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.