No, the drawing tool is an *option* for students to use to respond to CBT math items. For the 2019 operational CBT mathematics tests, NYSED is making available a drawing tool as part of the Equation Editor box. Students can practice with the drawing tool and the other math tools that are part of the Nextera Test Delivery System through the online Question Sampler. While the 2019 operational CBT mathematics tests will include a drawing tool, the tests will not include constructed response math items in which students are required to use the drawing tool to respond to test questions. The drawing tool provides students with an additional way to demonstrate their knowledge and skills.

Please note that while the 2019 operational CBT mathematics tests will not include constructed response math items in which students are required to use the drawing tool, future tests may include constructed response math items that require students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills via the drawing tool.

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