Use this page to set up ADAM and ensure that you meet system requirements for optimal use.
This document does not contain requirements for TestNav online test delivery. For TestNav hardware and software requirements, see TestNav System Requirements and Guidelines.
Cumulative speed greater than 233MHz
Minimum 256MB, 50 MB of available storage
Operating System Requirements
72 - 105.x
12.1 - 16
Laptops, Desktops, Tablets (Windows)
10.13 - 12
ADAM supports common screen readers by operating system.
Supported screen reader
Chrome browser? on Windows
Internet and Network Requirements
Wired or wireless Internet connectivity is required for all devices throughout the duration of the assessment. While there are no required bandwidth minimums, 5-10MB per second per student is a general guideline for online assessment.
Device and Network Preparation
Kiosk Mode Testing
For secure tests that require kiosk mode, technology personnel must download the ADAM Lockdown Browser (https://adamexam.com) and install it on each testing device.
See Install and Setup ADAM Lockdown Browser for instructions. Testing devices do not require ADAM Lockdown Browser installation if tests do not require kiosk mode.
To prevent the use of unauthorized software or applications during a kiosk-mode test, the ADAM Lockdown Browser automatically checks for other programs running simultaneously and prevents the test session from starting if a blocklisted application is detected. If detected, a notification appears, alerting the user to close the other programs. Examples of blocklisted applications include web and video, instant messaging, VOIP calling, social media, screen casting, secondary displays, and other programs.
ADAM and the ADAM Lockdown Browser must communicate with certain applications and services to perform properly. To ensure those services are not blocked, add the URLs below to the allowlist for your network. Access each URL to test if the network allows traffic to these sites. If you cannot get to a site, contact your district/school IT team.
The ADAM Lockdown Browser allows for pre-assessment System Checks on the testing device to confirm that the OS, network connection, and battery levels are compatible and ready for the beginning of the testing session. This pre-check can be run at any time by launching the ADAM Lockdown Browser on the testing device.