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1 NYS State 4 th Grade Science Presented: Kerri Durante

2 Parts of the exam Day One: Performance Tasks Day Two: Written Assessments

3 Dates  Performance Tasks: May (Assessment Window)  Written Assessment: Monday, June 1 (One Day Only )

4 Performance Tasks The performance task is a hands-on series of three stations that will check students ability to follow directions and scientific reasoning Each student will work alone and receive fifteen minutes to finish the task. Students typically do not have any problems with the time as long as they start immediately. Station 3 Station 2Station 1

5 Written Science Exam  Approximately thirty multiple choice questions  Ten-fifteen short answer or fill in the blank questions.

6 Multiple Choice Example

7 Short Answer Example

8 How to help your child prepare  The following is a game created by a 4th grade teacher that the students use and love which uses past science exam questions and follows the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" game format. We’ve been playing in class when finished early and they really enjoy it!  Have your child reading science content whenever possible and apply their thinking to the world around them!  Have your child explain their thinking when having discussions about science topics and challenge them to think about solutions to problems before giving them the answers!

9 Additional Resources and Websites Past written science tests with answer keys are online and can be downloaded at: We will be using some of the questions in class, so please look out for which ones I send home. Barron's New York State Grade 4 Elementary-Level Science Test by Joyce Thornton Barry and Kathleen Cahill Barron's New York State Grade 4 Elementary-Level Science Test s/


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