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8th Grade Science Tests





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NEW YORK STATE STATE TESTS

Science Grade 8 Test 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008,2009, 2010 Tests, Scoring Key, Rating Guide and Conversion Chart

JEFFERSON LABS

Jefferson Lab Virginia State Standards using SOL Practice Tests questions. You can assign the number of questions you want. This is an online test. All of the questions on this site come from test materials released by the Virginia Department of Education and are used with permission.


VIRGINIA

Virginia State Science Test 2009 - Grade 8


MASSACHUSETTS COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM

Grade 8 MCAS Science and Technology/Engineering test was based on learning standards in the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework (2006). The Framework identifies four major content strands

Earth and Space Science
Life Science (Biology)
Physical Sciences (Chemistry and Physics)
Technology/Engineering

The Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework is available on the Department website at www.doe.mass.edu/frameworks/current.html

2010 Grade 8 Science
2009 Grade 8 Science
2008 Grade 8 Science
2007 Grade 8 Science

ILLINOIS

Note: Illinois currently does not give an 8th grade science test. However there are some excellent questions in the 2011 ISAT Science Sample test for Grade 7-- You can take the test online -

See Illinois list of 2011 Interactive ISAT Sample Questions -- click on grade 7.

NEW JERSEY

Grade 8 Science Test The Science section of the Grade Eight Proficiency Assessment is made up of three parts, consisting of multiple-choice questions and open-ended questions.

FLORIDA FCAT

2007 Grade 8 Test Book
2007 Test Book with Answers

2005 Grade 8 Test Book
2005 Test Book with Answers


OHIO 8TH GRADE

Half Length Practice Science Achievement Test with Answer Documents


PENNSYLVANIA -PSSA

8th grade Science Test 2009-2010 Item and Scoring Sampler

TEXAS -- Spring TAKS™Science Tests are in HTML format and can be taken online.

Science Grade 8 online version 2009
Science Grade 8 online version 2006

CALIFORNIA --Released test questions from the California Standards Tests (CSTs).

This test is one of the California Standards Tests administered as part of the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program under policies set by the State Board of Education.

Science grade 8


MICHIGAN -- MEAP Michigan Educational Assessment Program

Released Test Items

Grade 8 - 2008
Grade 8 - 2007
Grade 8 - 2006

TIMSS (Third International Math and Science Survey) Grades 7/8

These are sample questions taken from the 2003 TIMSS

PISA Science Items

Sample Questions


WASHINGTON --State Test Questions and Practice/Sample Tests -- This are released items with additional resources.

Grade 8 -2008 ---pdf
Grade 8 -2007--- pdf
Grade 8 -2006 ---pdf

Source: Washington State Released Test Items


NAEP -- NATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS

Grades 4 -8 -- 12

NAEP is a congressionally authorized project of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) within the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education. The Commissioner of Education Statistics is responsible for carrying out the NAEP project.

Questions released from the 2009 assessment in the NAEP

Sample Questions


EDINFORMATICS SCIENCE CHALLENGE FOR 8TH GRADE NEW

This is a two part online test designed by math and science educators associated with Edinformatics.com. The test is more rigorous than either the state tests or national assessments shown above.

PART 1-- KNOWLEDGE AND CONCEPTS

PART 2- REASONING AND ANALYSIS

 

 

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