Frequently Asked Questions- MPS High School Science Sequence (Public)
The 9th grade Physical Science course will address the required MN academic standards in the areas of Physical Science, Earth Science, and Nature of Science and Engineering. A pre-assessment of the 9th grade high school standards will be administered to all current 8th graders mid-May. The data obtained from the pre-assessment will be used to help 9th grade science teachers plan their instruction. The pre-assessment will cover material students have not yet been instructed on and no preparation is necessary at home or in class. Scores will not impact students’ science grade in 8th or 9th grade in any way. If a student demonstrates proficiency on the pre-assessment, Teaching and Learning will contact students in June about course enrollment options and next steps.