Seventh-graders measure up during science lab practical

students take test with beakers and scales on desks

With a hands-on format, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk seventh-graders test their measuring skills during a science lab practical.

“Assessing science skills with actual equipment allows for students to achieve success who may find traditional testing difficult,” teacher Jean Hanlon said.

Testing in this manner will also help prepare students for future practical exams that are part of both the New York State eighth grade science exam and the Regents exam in high school Earth Science.