Other State Assessments
The Science test measures fourth and eighth grade students' ability to recall information and to solve problems by applying science concepts. The Science test assesses knowledge and application skills in three clusters; each cluster contains multiple-choice items and constructed-response items. The NJ CCCS numbers corresponding to the three clusters are indicated in parentheses.
- Life Science
Matter, Energy, and Organization in Living Systems
Diversity and Biological Evolution
Reproduction and Heredity
Natural Systems and Interactions
Human Interactions and Impact
- Earth Science
Earth's Properties and Materials
Atmosphere and Weather
Processes that Shape the Earth
How We Study the Earth
Earth, Moon, Sun System
Galaxies and Universe
- Physical Science
Structure and Properties of Matter
Motion and Forces
Science items are also classified and reported as either of the following:
- Knowledge (Comprehension and Science, Society/Technology), or
- Application (Habits of Mind/Inquiry and Mathematics).
Manuals are located on the https://www.measinc.com/nj/NJASK/Default.aspx website.