MCA Science Assessment
1st Semester Biology Students
On Wednesday, March 8th and Friday, March 10th, students who completed Biology (Basic, Regular, or Honors) during the first semester will be taking the MCA Science Assessment. This computerized exam will help us assess students’ progress through the EPHS Science curriculum and will help us determine if any adjustments need to be made in that curriculum. Students who are currently taking Biology during second semester will complete the MCA Science Assessment during their regularly scheduled class time later in May.
Students will be assigned to test in the Lakeside Lab during a specific period based on their last names as listed below. The MCA Science Assessment is an untimed exam, and students will be able to return to their regularly scheduled class once they have completed the exam.
The lab schedule for the MCA Science Assessment is as follows:
Last Name Begins Day Period Assigned
A – Co Wednesday 1st
Cr – He Wednesday 2nd
Hf - Mo Wednesday 4th
Mp – Se Friday 1st
Sf – Z Friday 2nd
Make-up Tests Friday 3rd / 4th
Students who are absent on Wednesday, March 8th will have an opportunity to take the MCA Science test during retake day on Friday, March 10th during 3rd or 4th period.
Classroom teachers are aware of this schedule and the importance of student participation in the MCA Science Assessment and will plan their daily activities accordingly so that students aren’t negatively impacted for missing class time. Attendance will be taken in the testing labs, and students will be excused from their regularly scheduled class during the time they are completing the MCA Science Assessment.