Some middle school science classes will have dissection activities. If your child does not want to participate in a dissection activity, you have the right to request an alternative option. Talk to your child's teacher for more information.
This spring, Maryland students in 6th to 8th grades will take PARCC tests in English language arts and math. The results show whether students are meeting standards for their grade and are on track toward high school graduation. In 8th grade, students also take the Maryland Integrated Science Assessment to see how they are doing in meeting standards in science.