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Topic: CALCULATOR POLICY Update
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 craig wright Posts: 99 Registered: 12/6/04
CALCULATOR POLICY Update
Posted: Jun 4, 1998 11:36 AM

College Board CALCULATOR POLICY ANNOUNCEMENT

The 1998-99 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
change--therefore the Casio CFX-9970, TI-73, and TI-89 will be permitted
for use on those tests since graphing calculators without QWERTY
(typewriter-like) keyboards are allowed.

The Casio CFX-9970, TI-73, and TI-89 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;
TI-82, 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
first-generation 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 Division-Mathematics
Educational Testing Service
Princeton, NJ 08541
(609) 683-2642
clwright@ets.org