DESMOS Online Calculator (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE)

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DesmosThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website online calculators, which include a four-function, scientific, and graphing calculator, are available free to the public.  The online calculators can be accessed with a computer, tablet, or other personal device.

Beginning with the spring 2019 test administration, the revised Standards of Learning assessments measuring the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning that are administered online will include access to Desmos Virginia versions of the online calculators. Grades 4 and 5 Mathematics tests will have the Desmos Virginia Four-Function CalculatorThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website in the tool bar for the calculator active part of the test. The Grades 6 and 7 Mathematics tests will have the Desmos Virginia Scientific CalculatorThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website in the tool bar for the calculator active parts of the test, and the Grade 8 Mathematics test will have the Desmos Virginia Scientific CalculatorThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website in the tool bar for the entire test. End-of-Course (EOC) mathematics tests will have the Desmos Virginia Graphing CalculatorThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website available for the entire test.  Students will continue to have the traditional four-function calculator available in the tool bar in all online science assessments.

Initially, the VDOE’s transition plan for the implementation of the Desmos Virginia Calculators in the new online mathematics assessments included an expectation that students would use only the Desmos Virginia calculators during SOL test administrations beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. As announced in Superintendent’s Memo #043-19 (Word) on February 15, 2019, based on feedback from school divisions, the VDOE is extending the transition period to the Desmos Virginia Calculators through the 2020-2021 school year.

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