NumWorks on the PSSA

NumWorks meets the requirements of the PSSA calculator policy!

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Use NumWorks on the following assessments:

  • Grade 8 Mathematics

Requirements for using NumWorks on the PSSA

To use your NumWorks on the PSSA exams, you'll need to update your calculator and activate the PA exam mode.

The following features are turned off in PA exam mode:

  • Equation solver
  • Exact results
  • Grapher details
  • Implicit plots

How to update your calculator

Simply click the button below and follow the instructions. The update is performed directly from your web browser!

Update my calculator

How to activate PA exam mode

The PA exam mode must be engaged immediately before the examination and continue for the duration of the examination. Enabling PA exam mode will clear the calculator of all memory, data, and unofficial applications. To clear the memory at the end of the exam, press the Reset button in Settings or on the back of the device.

Why use NumWorks for the PSSA?

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