Graphing, scientific and four-function calculators are permitted or are provided for some Praxis^{®} tests. Unless it is specifically stated that a calculator is permitted for a particular test, calculators may not be used.

Test takers are not permitted to share calculators.

## Tests That Do Not Permit Use of a Calculator

In general, unless it is specifically stated that a particular type of calculator is permitted or required for a particular test, calculators may not be used on any Praxis test.

## Tests That Permit the Use of a Calculator

You may use a four-function or scientific calculator for the following tests though you are not required to do so. Graphing calculators are not permitted for these tests.

- Business Education (5101)
- Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge (5511) — effective until October 2016
- Middle School: Content Knowledge (5146)
- 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)

If you choose to use a calculator for these tests, you must bring your own to the testing center. Calculators are not provided at the test center for these tests.

## Types of Calculators That Are Not Permitted

The following are not permitted:

- Portable/handheld computers or laptops
- Electronic writing pads
- Models with pen-input/stylus/touch-screen capability
- Calculators on any phones, watches or other electronic devices
- Models with QWERTY or other alphabetic keypads as part of hardware or software
- Models with printers
- Models that make noise or "talk"
- Models that require an electrical outlet
- 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

In addition, the use of any hardware peripherals is not allowed.

## Tests that Provide an On-screen Calculator

Effective September 1, 2016, test taker-supplied calculators are not permitted for tests that offer on-screen calculators.

### Scientific Calculator

The following tests provide an on-screen scientific calculator. A tutorial is available so that you may practice using the on-screen calculator before your test day.

- Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (5018)
- Elementary Education: Mathematics Subtest (5003)
- Elementary Education: Science Subtest (5005)
- Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge (5511) — effective beginning October 2016

You may bring your own scientific calculator until September 1, 2016. For Fundamental Subjects (5511), you may bring a four-function or scientific calculator until October 2016.

### Graphing Calculator

The following tests provide an on-screen graphing calculator. A tutorial is available so that you may practice using the on-screen calculator before your test day.

- Mathematics: Content Knowledge (5161)
- Middle School Mathematics (5169)

You may bring your own graphing calculator until September 1, 2016.

### Four-function Calculator

The following tests provide an on-screen four-function calculator. See additional information to help familiarize yourself with the operation of the Praxis Core four-function calculator.

- Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics test (5732)
- Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined (5751)

You may bring your own four-function calculator until September 1, 2016.

#### Four-function Calculator for Mathematics and Science CKT Subtests (7803, 7804, 7903, 7904)

The following tests provide an on-screen four-function calculator for Content Knowledge for Teaching Tests only. See additional information to help familiarize yourself with the operation of the Praxis CKT four-function calculator.

- Praxis Elementary Education: Mathematics — CKT (7803)
- Praxis Elementary Education: Science (7804)
- Praxis Elementary Education: Mathematics — Applied CKT (7903)
- Praxis Elementary Education: Science (7904)

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