TI-84 Plus: How to Enter Test Mode

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

  1. Turn the calculator OFF.
  2. Press and hold the right arrowleft arrow keys. While holding these keys down, tap the ON key.
  3. You will now see the “RESET OPTIONS” screen. To change the default settings, move the cursor over the desired setting and press enter.
  4. To confirm and enter test mode, press the Zoom key at the top of the calculator to select the “OK” option.
  5. 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”.