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Fourth Grade Science. Parent Workshop – PS 101. 4 th Grade Science Test Overview. 2 Parts: Written – June 2 nd Performance – May 21 st – May 30 th Information available on www.nysed.gov  Testing  Grades 4 and 8 Science (http :// www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/science/science-ei.html).

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Fourth Grade Science

Parent Workshop – PS 101

4 th grade science test overview
4th Grade Science Test Overview
  • 2 Parts:
    • Written – June 2nd
    • Performance – May 21st – May 30th
  • Information available on www.nysed.gov Testing  Grades 4 and 8 Science
  • (http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/science/science-ei.html)
written exam
Written Exam
  • Format & Testing Conditions:
    • Untimed
    • Multiple Choice (approx. 30 questions)
    • Open Ended (approx. 10-14 questions)
    • Very similar to ELA and Math state testing conditions
  • Key Ways to Prepare:
    • Vocabulary
    • Big Ideas
vocabulary
Vocabulary
  • Activity:
  • Find a definition and word pair in the vocabulary cards handout. Keep it a secret from your partner.
  • Describe the meaning of your word to your partner and have your partner guess your word.
  • Swap roles with your partner and repeat the steps.
  • Home Connection:
  • Plan a variety of vocabulary games with your child:
    • Describing and guessing game
    • Memory
    • Taboo version
  • What other ways have you studied vocabulary with your children?
big ideas
Big Ideas
  • Activity:
  • Read the questions and identify the key topics & ideas being assessed in each.
  • List the big ideas for the question set.
  • Home Connection:
  • Look for science in everyday life and identify big ideas
  • Make connections to current events (articles, Olympics)
  • Museum trips
performance exam
Performance Exam
  • Format & Testing Conditions:
  • 3 – 15 minute stations
  • Follow directions to perform simple hands on activities to answer questions
  • Materials – balance, mass pieces, ball and ramp, and circuit
  • Students rotate among stations
  • Key Ways to Prepare:
  • Short experiments & tasks by following directions