About the on-screen TI-30XS calculator
GED Testing Service® is introducing an on-screen calculator for the GED® Mathematics Test on computer. The Texas Instruments TI-30XS Multiview scientific calculator will be the standard on-screen calculator beginning September 4, 2012. No on-screen calculator is available for test-taker use before this date.
The current calculator used for the GED® Mathematics Test on paper (Casio FX260) was not available in an on-screen format. The functionality of the new TI-30XS is easy to use and similar to the FX260. The TI-30XS is one of the key standard mathematics tools used in middle school and high school instruction. In addition, the TI-30XS is the calculator that will be used on the new 2014 GED® test being launched January 2, 2014, in all jurisdictions (except Canada).
TWO OPTIONS FOR GED® TEST ON COMPUTER CANDIDATES
Candidates who take the GED® Mathematics Test on computer beginning September 4, 2012, have two options:
Option #1: Candidates may use the newly added on-screen TI-30XS calculator. The calculator will be automatically available on the computer when a candidate sits for the GED® Mathematics Test.
Option #2: Candidates may bring their own FX260 calculator to the testing center. Candidates will not be allowed to bring in any calculator other than the approved FX260. Only the on-screen calculator will be provided in GED® testing centers.
NOTE: Candidates who test on paper will continue to use the FX260.