What mathematics tools do students need for state exams?

May 16, 2019: The table below has been updated for the 2018-19 school year.

You can find a list of mathematics tools for students taking the state exams for math in the School Administrator's Manual (SAM). This list is intended for reference for those schools administering computer-based tests as all tools for CBT are provided online in the Nextera Secure Browser/Test Delivery System. 

Gather Mathematics Tools (SAM)

Schools must furnish protractors, rulers, and calculators to each student for their exclusive use with the paper-based mathematics tests. Schools must also furnish hand-held calculators to each student for their exclusive use for both computer- and paper-based testing. See Appendix E, Mathematics Tools for complete details on the use of rulers, protractors, and calculators.

Each student testing in Grades 5–8 will be provided with a mathematics reference sheet for their exclusive use during the tests. For PBT, this sheet is provided as a removable sheet in the front of the student test booklet. For CBT, this sheet is provided as a stand-alone document and must be handed out to students before the test begins. The following table lists required tools that schools must provide for each grade level for the paper-based 2019 Grades 3–8 Mathematics Tests.

All tools listed below, as well as the mathematics reference sheet, will be available to students testing on the computer through the Nextera™ Test Delivery System. Teachers must also provide hand-held calculators to students taking the Mathematics CBT, as indicated in the table below.


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