About the Practice Tests

The practice tests combine sample items for different grade levels and subject areas. These tests are for students to practice using the tools and features available within the online system. The following tests are available:

  • NGSS Science
    • Grade 5 Science
    • Grade 8 Science
    • Grade 11 Science

The purpose of the practice tests is to become familiar with the system, functionality, and item types; the tests are not intended to guide classroom instruction.

Some students may have difficulty with some of the content aligned to higher grades within the grade level/subject range of each training test; nevertheless, this should not interfere with students’ ability to interact with an item for its intended training purpose. If an item appears to be too difficult, encourage students to experiment with the tools, choose the best answer and move on to the next item.

Rhode Island Next Generation Science Assessment (RINGSA)
The science online training test provides students with a grade-specific online testing experience, including a variety of question types including drag and drop and graphing. All universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations approved by RIDE for science online are available on the practice tests.

Accessing the Practice Tests
Students may log in as a “Guest User” to take a training test on their own.  If a test administrator (TA) would like to administer a practice test session, students should enter their first name, student ID, and session ID (provided by the TA through the TA Practice Site).

Users must use a supported secure browser or web browser to access the Student Practice Test site. For more information on available browsers, refer to the Supported Browsers page.