# Praxis Calculator Policy

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## Tests That Permit the Use of a Calculator

You may use a four-function or scientific calculator for the following tests although you are not required to do so:

- Business Education (0101 and 5101)
- Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (0014 and 5014)
- Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5031)
- Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects: Mathematics Subtest (5033)
- Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects: Science Subtest (5035)
- Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge (0511 and 5511)
- Middle School: Content Knowledge (0146 and 5146)
- Middle School: Multiple Subjects (5141)
- Middle School: Multiple Subjects: Mathematics Subtest (5143)
- Middle School: Multiple Subjects: Science Subtest (5145)
- Pennsylvania Grades 4 − 8 Core Assessment (5152)
- Pennsylvania Grades 4 − 8 Core Assessment: Mathematics and Science (5155)
- Pennsylvania Grades 4 − 8 Subject Concentration: Mathematics (5158)
- Pennsylvania Grades 4 − 8 Subject Concentration: Science (5159)

You may use a four-function, scientific or graphing calculator for the following tests although you are not required to do so. A graphing calculator may provide an advantage over a scientific calculator on some questions.

- Mathematics: Pedagogy (0065)
- Middle School Mathematics (0069)

If calculator is used for these tests, you must have your own with you at the testing center. Test centers will not provide you with calculators.

## Tests requiring Graphing Calculator

The tests listed below require the use of a graphing calculator:

- Mathematics: Content Knowledge (0061 and 5061)
- Mathematics: Proofs, Models and Problems, Part 1 (0063)

Test takers are expected to bring a graphing calculator with the following capabilities:

- Plot the graph of a function within an random viewing window
- Find the zeros of a function
- Calculate the derivative of a function numerically
- Calculate the value of exact integral numerically

## Types of Calculators That Are Not Permitted

The following are not permitted:

- Moveable/handheld computers or laptops
- Electronic writing pads
- Models with pen-input/stylus/touch-screen capability
- Pocket organizers, cell phones, BlackBerry devices, or personal digital assistants (PDAs)
- Models with QWERTY or typewriter keypads as part of hardware or software
- Models with printers
- Models that require an electrical outlet
- Models that make noise or “talk”
- Models that can access the Internet OR have wireless or Bluetooth capability
- Models that have a camera, scanning capability or digital audio/video player recording/player capability