General Technical Requirements

General technical requirements for running CEM assessments

Early years, primary and secondary monitoring systems

Our online assessments are designed to be delivered either through your web browser, when you have a stable internet connection, or using a standalone downloadable non-web application, if your internet connection is low-speed or less reliable.

The online assessments are delivered using HTML5, which is supported by most modern web browsers. These browsers can be run on a desktop or laptop PC and Apple computers running Windows, Linux or MacOS operating systems.

It is important that you have the latest stable version of your chosen browser installed on your computers. A list of the web browsers we recommend is shown in the table below:

Operating system

Recommended

Supported

Not supported

Notes

Windows

Chrome
Edge (Newer version 2019+)

Firefox
Opera

Edge (Older version 2015-2019)
Internet Explorer 10 or below
* Internet Explorer 11
Any other browser

 

MacOS X

Safari
Chrome

Firefox
Opera

Any other browser

 

Linux

Chrome
Chromium

Firefox

Midori
Any other browser

Currently offline application is not available for Linux

 

Devices

Recommended

Supported

Not supported

Notes

 

Desktop PC
Laptop PC
Apple Computer

Chromebook

iPAD
Android Tablet

Elements of the assessment such as the pop up keyboard, touch functionality and saves options are not compatible with iOS and Android devices. This also applies to older devices.

 

Recommended assessment appears and works in its optimum state
Supported assessment can be completed and results files returned to CEM but visual and audio quality of assessment may be affected
Not supported assessment should NOT be attempted on these browser/computer set-ups as assessment results may not be accurate or results may be lost

We advise that you carry out a test run of your assessment on your particular computer and web browser set-up before assessing your pupils.

Firewall setup

In order to allow assessment data to pass securely from your school to CEM you will need to ensure that our web addresses are allowed (whitelisted) by any network firewall you have in place. The manager of your computer network should be able to help with this. The following websites will need to be included:

  • http://assessment.cem.org
  • https://assessments.cem.org
  • https://css.cemcentre.org/
  • https://primary.cemcentre.org
  • https://plus.cem.org
  • https://d3m7mkbasu2sda.cloudfront.net
  • https://cem.cambridge.org
  • https://analytics.cem.cambridge.org
  • https://order.cambridge.org
  • https://cambridgecloudflare.cloudflareaccess.com

Other requirements

You will require a sound-enabled computer to run our early years and primary assessments, and for our InCAS product we recommend a pair of headphones for each set-up.