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  • Schools that use Mac computers running Mac OS 10.13 (High Sierra) will need to download a new secure browser made specifically for that version. The secure browser is now available for download on the Secure Browser page of the portal. It must be installed on each computer that runs Mac OS 10.13 in order to take Smarter Balanced Summative and Interim Assessments.

    Added February 9, 2018
  • On February 14, 2018, AIR will release a new version of the Chrome OS Secure Browser (v3.1). This update is optional and AIR will continue to fully support Chrome OS Secure Browser v3.0 throughout the 2017-2018 school year.  The key feature in the v3.1 release is designed to prevent a student’s Chromebook from going to sleep during testing. 

    Added February 6, 2018
  • As of January 8, 2018, Chrome OS 59 is no longer supported by AIR. Schools that use Chromebooks for Smarter Balanced Interim and Summative testing should upgrade to Chrome OS 60 or later.  

    Added January 10, 2018
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Working together, Measured Progress, American Institutes for Research, and the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) use this portal to provide access to on-line systems and resources for administering Smarter Balanced Assessments. These assessments are part of Montana’s Comprehensive Assessment System (MontCAS), which has been designed to provide parents and teachers with valid, useful information to help all students succeed.

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