This test was made to meet the new Louisiana State Standards for Science.
The test was made to mimic the latest format of state tests and includes two passages, multiple choice questions, constructed response with rubrics, and matching.
The following are the standards addressed on this assessment.
Louisiana State Standards:
1.LS1.1 Use tools and materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs. -All organisms have external parts. Different animals use their body parts in different ways to see, hear, grasp objects, protect themselves, move from place to place, and seek, find, and take in food, water, and air. Plants also have different parts (roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits) that help them survive and grow. (LE.LS1A.a) Designs can be conveyed through sketches, drawings, or physical models. These representations are useful in communicating ideas for solutions to a problem. (LE.ETS1B.a) 1.LS1.2 Read grade-appropriate texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive. -Adult plants and animals can have offspring. In many kinds of animals, parents and the offspring themselves engage in behaviors that help the offspring to survive. (LE.LS1B.a) 1.LS.1.3 Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are similar, but not exactly like, their parents. -Young animals are very much, but not exactly like, their parents. Plants also are very much, but not exactly like, their parents. (LE.LS3A.a) Individuals of the same kind of plant or animal are recognizable as similar but can also vary in many ways. (LE.LS3B.a)