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. From the home page, select Devices.
  3. In the left navigation menu, expand the option for Chrome.
  4. Expand Apps & Extensions.
  5. Select Kiosks.
  6. In the left navigation menu, select the organizational unit that has the Chromebooks you will use for testing.
  7. To add the NWEA Secure Testing app:
    1. Hover over the yellow "+" button in the bottom right corner.
    2. Select the Add from Chrome Web Store option.
    3. Search for NWEA and click Select next to the NWEA Secure Testing icon.
    4. Verify the settings for the app.
    5. Click Save at the top right of the screen. Note that Save will not be available unless you have made changes.
  8. To remove the NWEA Secure Testing app:
    1. Select the NWEA Secure Testing app in the list of installed apps.
    2. Select the "trash can" icon to remove the app.
    3. Click Save at the top right of the screen. Note that Save will not be available unless you have made changes.
  9. Apply any other settings appropriate for your organization's testing policies on the Users & Browsers and Kiosks tabs.
    • Note: For auto-launch settings, select the Kiosks tab.
  10. Click Save on the top right when you are done making changes.
  11. 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. Launch the app on a student Chromebook.
  2. Check for the version number in the bottom right corner.


How to update the Chromebook Secure Testing app

Chromebooks have a feature to update applications automatically once there is a new release. Each time a Kiosk App launches, the system checks for updates in the Chrome Web Store to ensure that the latest app version is installed, unless the app is set to be enabled offline. Thereafter, the system checks for updates every five hours and installs the update if available.

If the device is offline, the update is rescheduled to a later time when the app is back online. For more information, see Kiosks Apps at Google's support site. There is no way to turn this feature off.

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