Entering test mode on the TI-84 Plus CE (or any other TI-84 Plus) graphing calculator is an effective way to ensure that students are not able to access stored programs or applications while taking a test. Once the test is over, students are then able to connect their calculators to a computer to exit test mode.
Entering Test Mode
- Turn the calculator OFF.
- Press and hold the right arrow, left arrow keys. While holding these keys down, tap the ON key.
- You will now see the “RESET OPTIONS” screen. To change the default settings, move the cursor over the desired setting and press enter.
- To confirm and enter test mode, press the Zoom key at the top of the calculator to select the “OK” option.
- Press any key to exit.
And that’s really all there is to it – if the process completes successfully without errors, the calculator should now be in test mode. On the TI-84 Plus CE and other color models, there should be a blue banner at the top which says “TEST MODE”.