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Topic: What is Allowed for Regents Exams?
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Morse, Dana

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What is Allowed for Regents Exams?
Posted: May 5, 2011 12:52 AM
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I have had some educators contacting me inquiring about what features the graphing calculators can or can not have for the Regents exams.

The following features are not accepted by the content and assessment teams for New York State Ed.

* CAS Functionality- Computer Algebra System

o Includes symbolic manipulation: includes but not limited to simplifying radicals, factoring polynomials, Indefinite integrals, Derivatives, Simplifying Algebraic Expressions.

* Graphing Inequalities- during the exam the <, < , >, > must be turned off when graphing

* Solving System of Linear Equations

* Polynomial Root Finders

* Extra Trigonometric Functions Sec, Csc, Cot and their inverses.

I have attached the Press-to-Test Guide for the TI-84+ and TI-Nspire (pg 18 addresses the TI-84+). It covers how to get different models into and out of testing mode and goes in depth on the features of Press-to-Test.

Note: TI-Nspire handhelds must be updated to either or 3.0 Operating System for this June's State Exams.

If you are ever curious about a specific model being compliant with NY State Education Department or have any questions about testing procedures for graphing calculators, feel free to contact me.

Mr. Dana F. Morse
Upstate New York and Long Island
Educational Technology Consultant
Texas Instruments Incorporated
(315) 730-9858

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