Calculators on the MCA

The calculators used on the MCA are available online for use in classrooms or on homework. To take advantage of the free online calculator, visit the PearsonAccess Next websites below.

Grades 3–5:


Grades 6 and 7:


Grades 8 and 11*:


*The grade 11 test is the only test where students can bring in and use their own calculator on the test. This is because grade 11 has only calculator allowed questions (i.e., none of the items are non-calculator) on the test. The students in grades 3 – 8 can only use the calculator provided on the MCA.

When accessing the calculators on a computer or Chromebook, keyboard shortcuts can be used to input information into the calculator. The keyboard shortcuts do not work with Bluetooth-connected keyboards. In that situation, use either the mouse or the touch screen to interact with the calculator.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact Ann and Angela with any questions, concerns, or requests to come out to your school.

Ann Page – Math Assessment Specialist

Angela Hochstetter – Math Assessment Specialist


  1. Tracy Larson
    May 16, 2016

    This would have been great a month ago, BEFORE my students took the MCA test.

  2. Tom
    May 16, 2016

    When will this work with iOS?


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