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Approved Calculators List for External Assessments in 2016
A2016/003 - 17 Feb 2016

To:

Principal
Principal's Nominee
All teachers

Approved Calculators List for External Assessments in 2016

The following list identifies calculators approved for use in the 2016 NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship external examinations. No candidate in 2016 sitting an NCEA or New Zealand Scholarship external examination will be permitted to use a scientific or graphing calculator unless it is specified on the list below.

Approved Calculators List for 2016

The following scientific and graphing calculators are approved for ALL subjects:

Manufacturer

Model

Type

Canon

F-717SGA

Scientific

Casio

FX-82 (all variants)

Scientific

FX-83 (all variants)

Scientific

FX-100 (all variants)

Scientific

FX-115 ES, 115ES plus

Scientific

FX-570 ES, 570ES plus

Scientific

FX-991ES, 991ES plus

Scientific

FX-9750 (all variants)

Graphing

FX-9860 (all variants)

Graphing

FX-CG10

Graphing

FX-CG20

Graphing

Deli

DL-1705

Scientific

Desk Master

Scientific

Scientific

Dick Smith

Scientific

Scientific

Home & Office

E6610

Scientific

Jastek

JasCS1

Scientific

Mahobe

Mahobe Scientific, DS-742CQ, DS-742ET, DS-750ET, DS-950ES

Scientific

DS-742DQ

Graphing

Sharp

EL531 (all variants)

Scientific

Texas Instruments

TI-30XB

Scientific

TI-Nspire (all non-CAS variants)

Graphing

TI-84+ (all variants)

Graphing

CAS calculators approved for Level 3 Statistics, New Zealand Scholarship Statistics, and New Zealand Scholarship Calculus only

In addition to calculators from the previous list, 2016 candidates entering Level 3 Statistics, New Zealand Scholarship Statistics, and New Zealand Scholarship Calculus examinations may use approved CAS-capable calculators. CAS calculators that are approved for these subjects are:

Manufacturer

Model

Casio

ClassPad (all variants)

FX-Algebra 2.0, 2.0 plus

Hewlett Packard

HP40g, HP40gs

Texas Instruments

TI-Nspire CAS (all variants)

Voyage 200

TI89 Titanium

Clearing calculator memory

Before the start of the assessment school teaching staff must set the memory of any calculators brought into external assessments to default settings. A candidate who refuses to allow their calculator memory to be reset will not be allowed use of the calculator during the assessment.

Practising clearing calculator memory

It is recommended that teaching staff practise the clearing of calculator memories with their classes during the year. This will provide the teachers with continuing experience in clearing calculator memories and the students will become competent and confident in how to set their calculators into working mode.

How many calculators are allowed in an external assessment?

Candidates are allowed to have two calculators on their desk during any assessment, but each calculator must have had its memory set to default settings before the start of the assessment.

Enquiries

Please refer any enquiries relating to this circular to:

Lyall Prestidge
National Assessment Facilitator
Secondary Examinations
Telephone: 04 463 4392
Fax: 04 463 3113
Email: lyall.prestidge@nzqa.govt.nz

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