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COMMUNICATION LANGUAGE AND LITERACY POLICY This policy addresses the aims and objectives of the School Development Plan MISSION STATEMENT At Thorn Grove School we value the importance of cross curricular teaching, and learning opportunities that develop children's creativity to the full. We feel that literacy teaching is at the heart of this process and our connected curriculum framework is rich with purposeful reading, writing and speaking and listening opportunities. Literacy is one of the most important tools children will ever need; it is a vital way of communicating in school and in public life, therefore at Thorn Grove it is our aim to make children competent in a key number of literacy skills and
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XVII. Science and Technology/Engineering,
Grade 8Grade 8 Science and
Technology/Engineering Test
The spring 2010 grade 8 MCAS Science and Technologtest was based on learning standards
in the Massachusetts Science and TechnologCurriculum Framework (2006). The Framework
identifes four major content strands listed below. Page numbers for the grades 6–8 learning standards
appear in parentheses.
■ Earth and Space Science (Framework, pages 32–33)
■ Life Science (Biology) (Framework, pages 51–53)
■ Physical Sciences (Chemistry and Physics) (Framework, pages 67–68)
■ Technology/Engineering (Framework, pages 87–89)
The Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework is available on the Department website
at www.doe.mass.edu/frameworks/current.html.
In test item analysis reports and on the Subject Area Subscore pages of the MCAS School Reports
and District Reports, Science and Technology/Engineering test results are reported under four MCAS
reporting categories, which are identical to the four framework content strands listed above.
Test Sessions
The MCAS grade 8 Science and Technology/Engineering test included two separate test sessions. Each
session included multiple-choice and open-response questions. Approximately half of the common test
items are shown on the following pages as they appeared in test booklets.
Reference Materials and Tools
The use of bilingual word-to-word dictionaries was allowed for current and former limited English
profcient students only, during both Science and Technology/Engineering test sessions. No other reference
tools or materials were allowed.
Cross-Reference Information
The tables at the conclusion of this chapter indicate each released and unreleased common item’s
reporting category and the framework learning standard it assesses. The correct answers for released
multiple-choice questions are also displayed in the released item table.
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Science and Technology/Engineering
S SS 1
DIRECTIONS
This session contains seven multiple-choice questions. Mark your answers to these questions in the
spaces provided in your Student Answer Booklet.
ID:282066 1709.eps [stem_01, opt_a0 B Common
The diagram below shows a side view of a landform with different elevations.1 ●
140 m
120 m
100 m
80 m
60 m
40 m
20 m
0 m
Which of the following maps best represents this landform?
A. C.
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2020
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60 2080 40
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Contour interval = 20 mContour interval = 20 m
B. D.
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80 100NN
Contour interval = 20 m Contour interval = 20 m
273Science and Technology/Engineering Session 1
ID:272957 B Common ID:227961 A Common
Substances enter any plant or animal In the design process, a trade-off occurs 2 4 ● ●
cell by passing through which of the when a problem is solved but a feature is
following structures? sacrifced. Which of the following is an
example of a trade-off?
A. nucleus
A. A car’s gas mileage is increased and B. cell membrane
the engine has less power.
C. vacuole
B. An airplane uses a more effcient
D. chloroplast engine and has higher performance.
C. A sports drink’s taste is improved and
has the same nutritional content.
ID:273939 1701.eps D Common D. A computer company upgrades the
Four different-colored blocks are placed 3 ● hardware and the price remains
outside in bright sunlight. The blocks unchanged.
are identical except for color. The
diagram below shows the amount of
light refected from each block.
ID:265308 A Common
The Appalachian Mountains, which 5 ●90% 60% 40% 10%
extend from Canada to Alabama, were reflected reflected reflected reflected
much taller in the past than they are today.
Which of the following two processes are
most responsible for the decrease in the
height of the Appalachian Mountains?
A. weathering and erosion
Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 B. sedimentation and fooding
C. volcanic eruptions and landslides
Which block will increase in temperature
D. tectonic collisions and earthquakes
most rapidly?
A. block 1
B. block 2
C. block 3
D. block 4
274Science and Technology/Engineering Session 1
ID:265276 1457.eps D Common ID:246311 B Common
The diagram below shows four layers What is the smallest unit of a chemical 6 7 ● ●
of Earth. Each layer is identifed by compound that still has the properties of
a number. that compound?
A. a nucleus
B. a molecule1
2 C. an element3
4 D. an atom
Which layer of Earth is composed
primarily of solid iron?
A. layer 1
B. layer 2
C. layer 3
D. layer 4
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Science and Technology/Engineering
S SS 2
DIRECTIONS
This session contains twelve multiple-choice questions and two open-response questions. Mark
your answers to these questions in the spaces provided in your Student Answer Booklet.
ID:273987 1689.eps B Common ID:273960 C Common
The diagram below shows the beaks of Some species of bacteria produce 8 9 ● ●
fve species of birds that developed over a substance that is toxic to insects
time from one parent species. The fve but harmless to humans. Scientists
species of birds can be found living in have isolated the gene that controls
the same area. production of this substance.
Which of the following is the best
reason for inserting this gene into
corn plants?
Parent
species A. The corn will grow faster.
B. Less fertilizer will be needed.
C. Fewer pesticides will be needed.
D. The corn will be more nutritious.
Which of the following best explains
why the beak shape of each species of
bird developed differently?
A. Each beak shape helps the birds to
produce different songs.
B. Each beak shape is an adaptation to
a specifc source of food.
C. Each beak shape is designed to
construct a different type of nest.
D. Each beak shape helps protect the
birds from a different predator.
276Science and Technology/Engineering Session 2
ID:265261 1471.tif B Common ID:273968 D Common
The picture below shows a machine Which of the following statements 10 11 ● ●
used in a factory to make metal parts best describes a result of using
for toy cars. interchangeable parts to manufacture
automobiles?
A. The automobiles are identical.
B. The wear out quickly.
C. The automobiles are diffcult
to design.
D. The automobiles can be produced on
an assembly line.
ID:282061 B Common
Which of the following correctly lists 12 ●
the structures in space from smallest
to largest?
A. star, galaxy, solar system, universe
B. star, solar system, galaxy, universe
C. star, solar universe, galaxy
D. star, universe, solar system, galaxy
What is the most likely purpose of this
machine in making the metal parts?
A. to sand the parts
B. to make holes in the parts
C. to fasten the parts together
D. to measure the size of the parts
277Science and Technology/Engineering Session 2
ID:229491 3049542.eps, [opt_a01, b0 C Common
One of the most common types of A. 13 ●
adaptations in plants involves the shape
and structure of each plant’s leaves. The
surface area of leaves is related to the
amount of water a plant loses.
Based on this information, which of the
following plants is probably best adapted
for living in a hot, dry climate?
B.
C.
D.
278Science and Technology/Engineering Session 2
ID:273922 B Common ID:282064 1987.eps C Common
Which of the following planets is A student is investigating potential and 14 16 ● ●
always closer to the Sun than it is to kinetic energy by stretching a spring
Earth? across a table. When the student lets go,
the spring recoils.
A. Jupiter
Spring stretchingB. Mercury
C. Saturn
D. Uranus
ID:282048 C Common
Company X makes 100 custom buses 15 ● Spring fully stretched
each year. Company Y makes 10,000 of
one type of bus each year.
Which of the following is the most
likely reason a customer would buy
a bus from company X instead of
company Y?
A. to keep the cost of the bus low Spring recoiling
B. to ensure that the bus will be
easy to replace
C. to provide ideas about how the bus
will be built
D. to ensure that people know how to
drive the bus
Spring fully recoiled
At which time is potential energy in
the spring being converted into kinetic
energy in this system?
A. when the spring is stretching
B. when the spring is fully stretched
C. when the spring is recoiling
D. when the spring is fully recoiled
279Science and Technology/Engineering Session 2
ID:273990 1717.eps [stem, opt_a01, B Common ID:273680 B Common
The diagram below shows the relative A stone arch bridge relies primarily 17 18 ● ●
positions of Earth and the Moon and on which of the following for its load
rays of sunlight. strength?
A. bending
Rays of
Moon B. compressionsunlight
C. tension
D. torsion
Moon’s
Earth path ID:282042 A Common
A company is making prototypes for 19 (Not to scale) ●
a new computer system. Which of the
following statements best describes an
Based on the diagram, which of the
advantage of making several different following best represents how the Moon
prototypes?
would appear as seen from Earth?
A. They can be tested at the
same time.A.
B. They can be produced in large
numbers.
C. They will be bought by many
different users.
D. They will be sold for more than they
B. cost to build.
C.
D.
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