Mississippi Science Test (MST2) Grades 5 & 8
The Grade 5 and Grade 8 Science Assessments will be criterion-referenced assessments in grades 5 and 8 that allow Mississippi to be in full compliance with the requirements of the federal legislation No Child Left Behind. These assessments are fully customized criterion-referenced tests, and a committee of Mississippi teachers who have been selected by the MDE approved the items that appear on these tests. The tests will be aligned with the portions of the 2010 Mississippi Science Framework specified by the teacher committee and will meet the requirements of NCLB. The results of these assessments will provide information that will be used for the purpose of improving student achievement; the results may also be used in Mississippi’s school accountability system.