Elementary / Middle Schools
The Elementary and Middle School curricula focus on experiential education with the maximum amount of time focused upon hands-on experimentation and science literacy. The curriculum from Kindergarten through Fourth Grade is designed to prepare students for the Elementary-Level Science (ELS) Assessment. The sequence for students in grades 5-8 is based upon the New York State Intermediate Core Curriculum for science and will prepare students for the Intermediate-Level Science (ILS) Assessment. These exams test students' ability to explain, analyze and interpret scientific processes and phenomena.
Elementary Level Science Core Curriculum Grades K-4
Intermediate Level Science Core Curriculum Grades 5-8
Examples of the ELS can be found at:
Examples of the ILS can be found at:
The science standards can be found at:
Test dates are posted on the district calendar each year.