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2. What are the technical requirements for using this site? Do I need special software?

This web site has been designed to be compatible with common web browsers on both Macintosh OSX and PC computers.

Browser Recommendations:

This web site has been designed to be compatible with common web browsers on both Macintosh OSX and PC computers. For optimal use we recommend the following browser unless otherwise noted:

  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Firefox 49
  • Google Chrome 53
  • Safari 10

Cookies and JavaScript should be enable with a screen resolution of 1024 pixels x 768 pixels or higher.

The following applications may have specific browser requirements.  We recommend that users consult the following links for more information:

Some portions of this web site employ pop-up windows. Pop-up blocker software, may interfere with your navigation of this web site and cause unexpected results. We recommend you disable your pop-up stopper software when using the ESE web site. Alternately, if your pop-up blocker software allows you to list exceptions by domain, we strongly suggest that you put http://www.doe.mass.edu and http://gateway.edu.state.ma.us in your exceptions list.

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We also post the following Microsoft Office formats. If you do not have this software on your computer, you can download FREE viewers from Microsoft.

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Last Updated: October 5, 2016
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