MAP Testing Chromebook kiosk app set-up guide

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The NWEA Secure Testing app is designed to run as a kiosk app to enable secure testing on Chromebooks.

The instructions to deploy this app have been adapted from Google's guide for Use Chromebooks for Student Assessment. You can see the app on the Chrome Web Store here: NWEA Secure Testing (formerly known as MAP Chromebook Testing App).

To deploy or remove the NWEA Secure Testing app to managed devices:

These steps will install or remove the app across all Chromebooks in your organizational unit, and will allow students to see a menu of kiosk apps in the system tray on the login screen. The student can then select the app to begin testing. See below if you do not use the Google Admin tools to manage your Chromebook devices.
  1. Log in to Google Admin.
  2. Navigate to Device management.
  3. Select Chrome management.
  4. Apply the appropriate device settings:
    1. Select Device settings.
    2. Select the organizational unit that has the Chromebooks you will use for testing.
    3. Scroll down to Kiosk Apps and select Manage Kiosk Applications.
    4. To add the NWEA Secure Testing app:
      1. In the window that appears, select Chrome Web Store.
      2. Search for NWEA and click Add next to the NWEA Secure Testing icon.
      3. Click Save.
    5. To remove the NWEA Secure Testing app:
      1. In the window that appears, locate the NWEA Secure Testing app in the list of installed apps on the right.
      2. Select Remove.
      3. Click Save.
    6. Apply any other settings you feel are appropriate for your organization's testing policies on the Device settings page.
    7. Click Save in the bottom right.
  5. If adding the NWEA Secure Testing app, adjust the kiosk settings:
    1. Return to Chrome Management by clicking Chrome at the top of the page.
    2. Select App Management.
    3. Select NWEA Secure Testing.
    4. Select Kiosk settings.
    5. Select your organizational unit.
    6. Turn on Install automatically.
  6. For Google help documents regarding setting up Chromebooks for assessment use, click here.

For non-managed devices:

These steps work for Chromebooks purchased in 2016 or earlier. Newer Chromebooks must be managed under a Chrome Enterprise, Chrome Education, or single-app kiosk device management license to install and run kiosk apps. See Use Chromebook as a kiosk and Chrome service options at Google's support site.

As an alternative, students can test in the unsecured Chrome web browser. For information about this, your MAP District Assessment Coordinator or System Administrator should contact Partner Support.

To install the kiosk app on a 2016 or earlier Chromebook:
  1. Log in to the Chromebook using an administrator account and open Chrome.
  2. Open the Chrome menu, which looks like three vertical dots: User-added image
  3. Select More Tools > Extensions.
  4. In the upper right, enable Developer Mode.
  5. Select the Manage kiosk applications tab.
  6. To add the NWEA Secure Testing app:
    1. In the Add kiosk application box, enter the ID for the NWEA Secure Testing Browser: omkghcboodpimaoimdkmigofhjcpmpeb
    2. Select Add.
  7. To remove the NWEA Secure Testing app:
    1. Locate the app in the list.
    2. Click the X button to the right of the app.
  8. Select Done.
  9. To launch the app, log out and use the Apps menu at the bottom of the screen.

How do I know what version I have installed?

The most current version is 3.1.0, released June 14, 2019. For more information, see About the NWEA Secure Testing app for Chromebooks.
  1. Log in to Google Admin console.
  2. Navigate to Device Management.
  3. Select Chrome Management.
  4. Select Device Settings.
  5. Select Kiosk Settings.
  6. Scroll down to Kiosk Apps and select the Manage Kiosk Apps link.
  7. Locate the NWEA icon (NWEA Secure Testing App) and select the Details link.
  8. On the lower right under Additional Information, you will see the version number displayed.

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