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CALCULATOR POLICY Update
Posted:
Jun 4, 1998 11:36 AM


College Board CALCULATOR POLICY ANNOUNCEMENT
The 199899 calculator policies for College Board math/science tests that allow or require a calculator (PSAT/NMSQT, SAT I, SAT II Math Level IC & Level IIC, AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Chemistry, AP Physics) will not changetherefore the Casio CFX9970, TI73, and TI89 will be permitted for use on those tests since graphing calculators without QWERTY (typewriterlike) keyboards are allowed.
The Casio CFX9970, TI73, and TI89 have been added to the list of approved graphing calculators for AP Calculus. The list will be updated shortly at the College Board web site: http://www.collegeboard.org/ap/math/html/exam003.html
Beginning in 2000, students will be EXPECTED to bring to the AP Calculus Exams a graphing calculator with the 4 required capabilities (graph a function within an arbitrary viewing window, find the zeros of a function, compute the derivative of a function numerically, compute definite integrals numerically) BUILT INTO the calculator. Any of the graphing calculators on the current approved list will be permitted for the exams. Calculators with the 4 capabilities built in include: CASIO 9700 series, 9750 series, 9800 series, 9850 series, 9950 series, and the 9970 series; TI82, 83, 85, 86, and 89; HP 28 series, 38G, and 48 series; and Sharp 9200 series, 9300 series, and 9600 series. Over time, the gap between firstgeneration graphing calculators and newer models has widened significantly. The use of a graphing calculator with the 4 capabilities built in will narrow this gap. This expectation will help ensure that all students have sufficiently powerful technology for the AP Calculus Exams.
Craig L. Wright Assessment DivisionMathematics Educational Testing Service Princeton, NJ 08541 (609) 6832642 clwright@ets.org



