TI TestGuard™ 2.0


Features Summary
For TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus graphing calculators
Within seconds, educators can gain control over testing environments using TI TestGuard 2.0 to:

  • Remove or disable* programs and applications on student calculators before tests
  • Delete other data stored on student calculators before tests
  • Restore programs and applications on student calculators after tests

You must be an educator to get this App.

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Key features:
Runs only on educators' TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus graphing calculators
Clears data from TI-83 Plus graphing calculator
Clears or disables* data from TI-84 Plus graphing calculator
Lets educators determine if they want to remove or disable data, and to specifiy types of data affected
Lets educators specify applications to remain on student calculators if they choose to clear or disable data
Quickly restores data that was disabled for a test
Configuring student calculators before tests and restoring them afterwards is quick and easy with TI TestGuard 2.0.
 Set-up and restore instructions for TI TestGuard 2.0 (PDF)
For TI-83 and TI-89 graphing calculators
TI TestGuard 1.0 is available for classrooms using TI-83 graphing calculators without flash and for TI-89 graphing calculators.
 Set-up instructions for TI TestGuard 1.0 (PDF)
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Press-to-Test for TI-84 Plus and TI-84 Plus Special Edition
Press-to-Test is an alternative to TI TestGuard 2.0 and is available with all TI-84 Plus and TI-84 Plus Special Edition graphing calculators with an operating system 2.40 or higher. Using a special key sequence, Press-to-Test temporarily disables (rather than deletes) access to flash applications, programs or other files not permitted on exam, and then restores them afterwards.
 Set-up and restore instructions for TI-84 Plus & TI-84 Plus Silver Edition (PDF)

Press-to-Test for TI-NspireTM and TI-Nspire CAS handhelds

Press-to-Test is an alternative to TI TestGuard 2.0 and is built-in to TI-Nspire™ and TI-Nspire CAS handhelds, allowing educators to potentially stop cheating by temporarily disabling all current documents and denying access to programming libraries.
 Set-up and restore instructions for TI-Nspire Press-to-Test (PDF)
 Read more about TI-Nspire Press-to-Test
Latest operating system for TI-84 Plus family
The latest OS for the TI-84 Plus family is available. When running on an operating system version lower than 2.40, TI TestGuard 2.0 features can be used the same as for the TI-83 Plus graphing calculator.
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* Disable feature works only on student TI-84 Plus calculators with OS version 2.40 or higher. If TI TestGuard 2.0 is set up to disable programs and/or applications and the student has a TI-83 Plus or a TI-84 Plus with an earlier OS, the programs and/or applications will be deleted instead, with a configuration comparable to what was specified.