About NV Science Testing
Nevada law requires all students in grades 5, 8, and 9 to take a science-based test called the NV Science Test. This test measures students’ understanding of grade-level Nevada Academic Content Standards for Science in grades 5, 8, and 9. 9th grade Science standards correspond to the High School Biology course.
These test results are important for helping teachers and schools understand where students need support in Science as well as establishing our school’s STAR rating from the Nevada Report Card.
All NV Science testing must be completed at school, in person, and on computers.
NV Science results do not impact students’ academic grades or promotion to the next grade. They are simply meant to let teachers know what students are learning and where they need more support in order to be ready for success.
NV Science Testing at Odyssey
Students will take the NV Science Test in the spring of 2024 starting approximately April 2nd. Testing will take place during regular class time.
Elementary and Middle Schools
In Elementary School and Middle School, students’ grade level teachers will have more specific information later in the school year.
For High School students, NV Science Testing will take place during regular class time. For students in our Flex Schedule option, they will be invited to sign up through a Google form and select a time to come on campus and take the test.
All 9th-grade students must take the test. Any 10th-grade students who have not yet taken the NV Science Test will be contacted before January 2024 so they can take the test.
NV Science Test Resources
You can read more about NV Science testing here: General Information about the NV Science Exam
You can see practice tests here by selecting the grade level of your student: NV Science Practice Tests (The username and password information for the practice test is just above the login boxes.)
NV Science Results
NV Science results will be mailed to families once they are received by Odyssey. Results from the 2022-2023 school year will be mailed by the end of August 2023. Students are considered to be doing well if they have a 3 or 4 on the NV Science test. This is called proficient.