PSSA Grade 4 Science - Item and Scoring Sampler (2018)

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Pennsylvania Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content

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### Measures 14 skills fromGrade 4SciencePennsylvania Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content

S4.A.1.1.2
S4.A.1.3.1
S4.A.2.1.2
S4.A.2.1.3
S4.A.3.1.1
S4.A.3.1.2
S4.B.1.1.4
S4.B.2.2.1
S4.B.3.2.3
S4.C.2.1.2
S4.C.2.1.3
S4.C.3.1.2
S4.D.1.3.1
S4.D.2.1.2

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16 questions
• Q1
Over the past hundred years, people have built new and better roads in Pennsylvania. What is one possible NEGATIVE effect of this technology?
Transportation has become less expensive.
Traveling greater distances is more difficult.
Mail delivery services take longer to reach people.
Wildlife habitats are separated into smaller areas.
60s
S4.A.1.1.2
• Q2
Use the drawings below to answer the question. Which change occurred between January 1 and May 1?
Earth rotated more quickly around its axis.
The average air temperature decreased.
Earth made one revolution around the Sun.
The amount of daylight increased.
60s
S4.A.1.3.1
• Q3
A student wants to measure the depth of each snowfall in January. Which tools are MOST helpful for gathering and recording the data?
shovel and calculator
balance and computer
beaker and stopwatch
meterstick and calenda
60s
S4.A.1.3.1
• Q4
Use the drawing below to answer the question. A student wants to compare how long a flashlight will continue to shine using different brands of batteries. How can the student make sure that the test is fair?
Test whether some flashlights can work with only one battery.
Test different sizes of batteries in the same flashlight.
Test the same brand of batteries in two flashlights.
Test each brand of batteries in the same flashlight
60s
S4.A.2.1.2
• Q5
Use the table below to answer the question. A student observes the first day merganser ducks arrive at a lake each year during their migration. When will the merganser ducks most likely arrive at the lake in year 5?
late February to mid-March
February 15 to 22
around February 15
mid-April to late April
60s
S4.A.2.1.3

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