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PARCC Compliant Graphing Calculators for High School

High School: Graphing Calculators (with functionalities consistent with TI -84 or similar models)

Schools must adhere to the following additional guidance regarding calculators:

  • No calculators with Computer Algebra System (CAS) features are allowed.
  • No tablet, laptop (or PDA), or phone-based calculators are allowed during PARCC assessments.
  • Students are not allowed to share calculators within a testing session.
  • Test administrators must confirm that memory on all calculators has been cleared before and after the testing sessions.
  • Calculators with “QWERTY” keyboards are not permitted.
  • If schools or districts permit students to bring their own hand-held calculators for PARCC assessment purposes, test administrators must confirm that the calculators meet PARCC requirements as defined above.

The following types of calculators are prohibited: Calculators with built-in or downloaded computer algebra system functionality
Prohibited calculators in this category include:

  • Texas Instruments:
    • All model numbers that begin with TI-89 or TI-92
    • TI-Nspire CAS—Note: The TI-Nspire CX (non-CAS) is permitted.
  • Hewlett-Packard:
    • HP Prime
    • HP 48GII
    • All model numbers that begin with HP 40G, HP 49G, or HP 50G
  • Casio:
    • fx-CP400 (ClassPad 400)
    • ClassPad 300
    • ClassPad 330
    • Algebra fx 2.0
    • All model numbers that begin with CFX-9970G
  • Calculators with a typewriter keypad (letter keys in QWERTY format)—Note: Letter keys not in QWERTY format are permitted.
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