Texas Instruments launches ExamCalc™ software for use with Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Online Assessments

 Texas Instruments launches ExamCalc™ software for use with Common Core State
                     Standards (CCSS) Online Assessments

PR Newswire

DALLAS, June 20, 2013

DALLAS, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --As the majority of states implement
online exams for assessment of Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Texas
Instruments (TI) is announcing a new program to make its ExamCalc™ software
available to assessment providers for inclusion in states' selected CCSS
summative assessments. ExamCalc™ software provides states with online
versions of the TI-84 Plus graphing, TI-30XS MultiView™ scientific and TI-108
elementary calculators, for use during CCSS online exams.

To remove cost barriers, TI's ExamCalc™ software is offered under a commercial
license and maintenance agreement without commercial license fees.

Based on research and development with educator input, ExamCalc™ software is
designed to meet expected platform requirements of state education offices and
CCSS Consortia and provides graphing, scientific and elementary calculator
tools with the required features for assessment of Common Core Mathematical

"For years, educators have told us that students do best on exams when they
have access to the same math technology that is used during classroom
instruction. For states moving to online testing for Common Core Mathematics
exams, educators and students can benefit from ExamCalc™ software that extends
the proven benefits of TI calculators for improving student achievement to
online testing situations," said Melendy Lovett, president of Texas
Instruments Education Technology.

By making the ExamCalc™ software available to providers and states that
deliver CCSS online assessments, TI is helping to enhance mathematical
assessment tools, align assessment and classroom instruction technology, and
promote student achievement.

TI is best known for the calculators widely recommended by educators for math
instruction. With today's announcement TI now provides new ExamCalc™
software, along with support programs that include hundreds of free,
ready-to-use, research-based classroom activities that support the Common
Core Mathematics standards and practices. In addition, TI offers
professional development designed to prepare educators for the Common Core
math classroom — particularly in algebra, geometry, and statistics. For more
information, please visit education.ti.com/us/ccss.

For more information about Texas Instruments:

  oOnline: education.ti.com
  oTwitter: www.twitter.com/TICalculators, @TICalculators
  oFacebook: www.facebook.com/TICalculators
  oYouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/TexasInstrumentsCalc

About Texas Instruments

Education Technology, a business of Texas Instruments, provides a wide range
of tools connecting the classroom experience with real-world applications,
helping students and teachers to explore mathematics and science
interactively. TI's products and services are tested vigorously against
recognized third-party research, which shows that the effective use of
graphing calculators improves the mathematical skills of students and their
attitudes toward mathematics. For more information, visit

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and
manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By
employing the world's brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the
future of technology. TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the
future, today. Learn more at www.ti.com.

SOURCE Texas Instruments Incorporated

Website: http://www.ti.com
Contact: Mari Hancock, GolinHarris for Texas Instruments, +1-713-513-9574
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