# Can I use a calculator on the math placement test?

### Table of Contents

- Can I use a calculator on the math placement test?
- Can you use calculators on tests?
- Can you use a calculator for accuplacer test?
- What kind of math is on a college placement test?
- Can you use a calculator in college calculus?
- Can you use a calculator on the compass test?
- Can students use calculators?
- What calculators are allowed on the Accuplacer test?
- Can you use a calculator on the SAT?
- Can you use a calculator on the Accuplacer test?
- How long do you have to complete a placement assessment?
- How many Aleks assessments do you need for placement?

### Can I use a calculator on the math placement test?

Therefore, **students may not use graphing calculators for the** mathematics placement test. The test, however, has been designed to allow the use of non-graphing, scientific calculators. Students should be advised to bring their own non-graphing calculator, as calculators may not be provided at the test site.

### Can you use calculators on tests?

Can students use their own calculators on the assessments? **Yes**. However, test administrators must confirm that the calculators meet the requirements as defined in the Calculator Policy.

### Can you use a calculator for accuplacer test?

**You're not allowed to bring a physical calculator into the test center** or use handheld calculators on any ACCUPLACER Math test. Exception: Students who've been approved to use handheld calculators through an official accommodations request may use them in accordance with the approved accommodation.

### What kind of math is on a college placement test?

The math problems you will find in the college placement test fall into three main categories: **arithmetic, algebra and advanced algebra**. The problems range from simple addition and subtraction operations to solving logarithmic functions and quadratic equations.

### Can you use a calculator in college calculus?

While **calculators might not be allowed on tests and exams**, colleges know that tech-savvy students will utilize programs such as Wolfram Alpha, a powerful web-based computational tool, to aid with calculus assignments.

### Can you use a calculator on the compass test?

**Personal calculators are not allowed**. However, you may use a calculator provided by the test proctor. You will also have access to a “drop-down” calculator within the COMPASS program.

### Can students use calculators?

In fact, it's **good for students to use calculators when the directions** allow it so that they are familiar with calculators by the time they get to Pre-Calculus and Calculus. And it may even help them finish their homework faster and more accurately.

### What calculators are allowed on the Accuplacer test?

You are **allowed to use a calculator** on the ACCUPLACER. However, you are not permitted to bring your own personal calculator. There will be an on-screen calculator provided for you.

### Can you use a calculator on the SAT?

**You're allowed to use a calculator for part of the Math Test**—but there's more to it than making sure you've got a fresh set of batteries.

### Can you use a calculator on the Accuplacer test?

- You’re not allowed to bring a physical calculator into the test center or use handheld calculators on any ACCUPLACER Math test. Exception: Students who've been approved to use handheld calculators through an official accommodations request may use them in accordance with the approved accommodation.

### How long do you have to complete a placement assessment?

- Yes,
**you**have 48 hours to complete**a placement**assessment once it has begun.**You can**take**a**break, however, if**you**wait more than 48 hours**you**have to start**a**new assessment and it will not count as one of your five attempts. How long will**a placement**assessment take to complete?

### How many Aleks assessments do you need for placement?

- Yes,
**you**may take up to 5**placement**assessments. However, to make each attempt worthwhile, it is important that**you**spend time working in your ALEKS Prep and Learning Module in between**placement**assessments so that**you can**improve your skills. Only the highest ALEKS score is used for**placement**.