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  • IMPORTANT: On May 3, 2017, the current license for the Julie and Violeta NeoSpeech voice packs will expire. If your school has NeoSpeech voice packs installed on your computers used for Hawaii Statewide Assessments with Text-to-Speech, your School Technology Coordinator or School Test Coordinator will need to renew your NeoSpeech voice pack licenses. Note: schools do not need to re-install the voice pack software, only the licenses. To ensure that your computer’s voice packs continue to function as expected, please download the updated licenses in TIDE under General Resources > Download Voice Pack and transfer the licenses to the appropriate license folders on Windows machines following the instructions available in the Updating the NeoSpeech Licenses document.

    Added April 19, 2017
  • AIR now supports testing on iOS 10.2 for all assessments and exams. Please ensure that all testing devices are updated as iOS 10.0 and 10.1 will no longer be supported as of December 31, 2016. For a full list of the supported operating systems for SY 2016-2017, please see the Supported Browsers page and the Secure Browsers page.

    Added December 21, 2016
  • The updated version of the Secure Browser (9.1) for Linux is now available for download via the Secure Browsers page. For information on how to install the Secure Browser, please see the 2016-2017 Secure Browsers Installation Manual.

    Added October 11, 2016
  • The updated version of the Secure Browser (9.0) for Windows and Mac OS X is now available for download via the Secure Browsers page. The updated browser must be installed on each computer that will be used for online testing during the 2016-2017 school year, and should be used for all assessments in the Hawai’i State Assessment Program: the Smarter Balanced Interim and Summative Assessments, HSA Science Assessments, HSA Alternate Assessments, and End-of-Course Exams. The previous version of the Secure Browser will automatically be deleted once the new browser is installed. Information on how to install the Secure Browser can be found in the 2016-2017 Secure Browsers Installation Manual. Another announcement will be posted when the Secure Browser for Linux is available for download.

    Added October 11, 2016
  • REMINDER: Operating systems that become available but do not appear on the Supported Browsers page on the portal are not supported. Do not upgrade to new operating systems on computers that will be used to administer online assessments without ensuring the updates meet the required specifications.

    Added July 15, 2016
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