Grades 5, 8 & 10: Science
To fulfill federal testing regulations all public school students in 5th, 8th, and 10th grade must participate in the Science assessments. There is also an End of Course examination in science that students will need to pass to fulfill high school graduation requirements (starting with the graduating class of 2020). The Science assessments are a computer-based test administered at schools once a year in the spring. Spring 2017 is the first year that Nevada Science scores will report on student performance based on the newly adopted Nevada Academic Content Standards for Science. The State Board of Education and the Nevada Council on Academic Standards will set achievement level cut scores during summer 2017.