What is Desmos Test Mode?

Test Mode

Desmos partners with high-stakes testing providers in over 30 states, and our Test Mode apps allow students to practice using the calculator that will be available to them on their specific test.

Additionally, Desmos Test Mode apps allow for teachers to administer classroom tests using a limited suite of our graphing calculator features -- this might align the calculator more closely with school or department policies, or a teacher’s own classroom policies.

Our secure, offline-capable Desmos Test Mode apps are available for iOS (iPad and iPhone), Android (Beta) or for Chrome, and students can access the various Test Mode calculators from our practice page.

Desmos Test Mode App Logo.

Comparisons

Here are some examples of how the Desmos Test Mode apps differ from our web-based Graphing Calculator or our Graphing Calculator Apps.

Feature Included on Web? Included on Test Mode?
Computations Green check mark. Yes. Green check mark. Yes.
Tracing Green check mark. Yes. Green check mark. Yes.
Points of Interest Green check mark. Yes. Green check mark. Yes.
Tables of Data Green check mark. Yes. Green check mark. Yes.
Example Graphs Green check mark. Yes. Red x. No.
Saving and Sharing Green check mark. Yes. Red x. No.
Add Image Green check mark. Yes. Red x. No.
Account Management Green check mark. Yes. Red x. No.
Default: Radians Green check mark. Yes. Red x. No.
CAS Capabilities Red x. No. Red x. No.
Available Offline Red x. No.

Green check mark. Yes.  (Once downloaded)

Practice Page

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Students can access specific calculators for their state tests by using our Practice Page.

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Our practice apps match the configuration that students will encounter on test day. Students can find their specific assessment by selecting Choose Assessment on the opening screen.

 

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For more information on which tests include Desmos calculators, visit our testing page.

 

Test Mode Documentation

For more information on Desmos Test Mode, including device-specific instructions, visit our Desmos Test Mode page.

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