Science Assessment

TNReady Science

  • For grades 3 and 4, the science assessment consists of one, 50-minute subpart.
  • For grades 5 through 8, the science assessment consists of two subparts (48 minutes and 47 minutes).
  • For high school, the Biology and Chemistry assessments consist of one, 75-minute subpart.
  • The science assessments will assess the current Tennessee Academic Standards requiring students to demonstrate a deep conceptual understanding of scientific concepts in Life Science, Earth and Space Science, and Physical Science.
  • The science assessments have not yet been reworked to include multiple types of questions, but the department plans to redesign the test in future years, which would give it a similar feel to the other TNReady assessments.

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