# 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 β 8 Core Assessment (5152)
• Pennsylvania Grades 4 β 8 Core Assessment: Mathematics and Science (5155)
• Pennsylvania Grades 4 β 8 Subject Concentration: Mathematics (5158)
• Pennsylvania Grades 4 β 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