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STAAR Calculator Policy

September 21, 2020


Spring 2020 Update to STAAR Calculator Policy  


The following clarification has been added to the STAAR Calculator Policy and will be effective beginning with the spring administration in 2020. This clarifying information has been added to the second paragraph under “Additional Information About Calculators.”

If included on the device, the following functions must be disabled in graphing handheld calculators and graphing applications during testing:

  • Geometry functions
  • Graphing implicit equations and inequalities
  • Graphing inequalities (calculator/application automatically interprets the inequality symbol)
  • Functions that automatically calculate mean absolute deviation

For specific assistance in appropriately preparing calculators and graphing applications for use during testing, contact the manufacturer.

You can access the complete Calculator Policy here.

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