- Why are calculators with QWERTY keyboards banned on tests?
- 16 Jan 2018 07:03:08 pm Permalink
I've been preping for the ACT and I looked at the 'prohibited calculators' list and I saw it said "No calculators with QWERTY keyboards" I made a Google search but couldn't find anything useful, I also searched on Cemetech and found a topic for the SATs possible reason for banning these calculators: "(presumably so people can't type out the exam questions to bring out of the exam with them)". If that really is the reason, I find that really stupid. I can copy the exam just as well with my ABCDEF keyboard as I could with a QWERTY keyboard. Has the reasoning improved? If not, is this the same reason for the ACT?