Education Technology

Test Preparation Tools for Educators

Looking for ways to save time and avoid mistakes on exams? Check out our new videos and full ‘Tips and Tricks’ guide by choosing your technology below.

TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator TI-Nspire™ CX handheld

 

Learn about exam dates and calculator policies for important exams like the SAT, ACT, and AP. Prepare your students for exams with free practice questions they can download to their computer software or graphing calculator.

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Find information and set-up instructions for Press-to-Test and TestGuard™ App to help you ensure your students' calculators are prepared for exams:


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The Right Calculator for the Exam

Many important exams require or recommend a graphing calculator.
Make sure your students bring an approved TI graphing calculator to the exam.

SAT* and PSAT/NMSQT* Program Resources

A graphing calculator is recommended for use on the SAT® and SAT Subject Tests™ – Math Level 1 and Math Level 2. In addition, the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) also recommends use of a graphing calculator on the exam.

Upcoming SAT test dates:


March 11, 2017
May 6, 2017
June 3, 2017



For deadlines and registration, visit collegeboard.com/testing. View the SAT calculator policies for more information.

** These anticipated test dates are provided for planning purposes and are subject to final confirmation. The finalized, confirmed test dates, when announced, may differ from the dates shown.

Practice Questions from The Princeton Review®

Download free SAT exam practice questions for your graphing calculator.

TI-Nspire™ handhelds

ACT* Resources

A graphing calculator is approved for use on the ACT Mathematics Test.

Upcoming ACT test dates:

February 11, 2017
April 8, 2017
June 10, 2017
September 9, 2017
October 28, 2017
December 9, 2017

For deadlines and registration, visit act.org. View the ACT calculator policies for more information.

*** No test centers are scheduled in New York for the February test dates.

Practice Questions from The Princeton Review®

Download free ACT exam practice questions for your graphing calculator.

TI-Nspire™ handhelds

Advanced Placement Program* (AP*) Resources

A graphing calculator is recommended for use on sections of the AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC and AP Statistics exams. In addition, a graphing calculator is allowed for use on the free response sections of the AP Chemistry and AP Physics BC exams.

Upcoming AP test dates:

May 1, 2017 AP Chemistry
May 3, 2017 AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based
May 8, 2017 AP Biology
AP Physics C: Mechanics
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
May 9, 2017 AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
May 11, 2017 AP Statistics

For deadlines, registration and policies visit collegeboard.com/testing

Practice Questions from The Princeton Review®

Download free AP exam practice questions for your graphing calculator.

TI-Nspire™ handhelds

The Princeton Review and The Princeton Review logo are trademarks registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by The Princeton Review, Inc., which is not affiliated with Princeton University.

*SAT & AP and PSAT/NMSQT are registered trademarks of the College Board, ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc. IB is a registered trademark of the International Baccalaureate Organization. None were involved in the production of nor endorse this product. Policies subject to change.

TI-Nspire™ Handhelds

How To Clear Handhelds

Prepare student TI-Nspire™ handhelds for exams by deleting all non-system variables and all programs and restoring all system variables and memory to default settings.

Press-to-Test

Quickly prepare student TI-Nspire™ handhelds for exams by blocking access to pre-existing programs, documents, files, data, applications and pictures.

Quick Start: Press-to-Test

Press-to-Test Guidebook

TI-84 Plus Family of Graphing Calculators

How to Clear Calculators

Some exams require clearing all apps from calculators; others permit some apps during testing. Choose the appropriate exam preparation method:

Quick Start: Clearing memory and
selected apps

Quick Start: Resetting all memory

Press-to-Test

Press-to-Test restricts access to user-saved data, programs, applications or pictures, ensuring that they are not available during exams.

Quick Start: Press-to-Test
Press-to-Test Guidebook

TestGuard™ App

This application allows you to quickly configure your students’ calculators for exams. It runs from your graphing calculators and enables you to remove or disable programs on student calculators prior to the exam and easily restores them after exam. Download the App for:

TestGuard™ App for TI-84 Plus CE
TestGuard™ App for TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition
TestGuard™ App for TI-84 Plus and TI-84 Plus Silver Edition
TI TestGuard™ App Guidebooks

TI-83 Plus

How To Clear Handhelds

Some exams require clearing all apps from calculators; others permit some apps during testing. Choose the appropriate exam preparation method:

Quick Start: Clearing memory and all apps
Quick Start: Clearing memory and
selected apps

TestGuard™ App

This application allows you to quickly configure your students' calculators for exams. It runs from your calculator and enables you to remove or disable programs on student calculators prior to the exam and easily restores them after the exam.

TestGuard™ App for TI-83 Plus
TI TestGuard™ App and Press-to-Test Guidebook