Grade 8 Science MISA Maryland

MISA Tutorials for Maryland are designed specifically for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to prepare students for the Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA). MISA Categories are at the heart of MISA Tutorial structure – bringing category-based learning to the student experience, and category-based performance and progress tracking to the teacher experience. 

Science Tutorials offer targeted instruction, practice, and review designed to help students develop scientific literacy, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply scientific practices. Students engage with the content in an interactive, feedback-rich environment as they progress through standards-aligned modules. By continually honing their ability to apply knowledge in real-world scenarios, students build the depth of knowledge and higher-order skills required to demonstrate their mastery when put to the test.

In each module, the Learn It and Try It make complex ideas accessible to students as they explore the nature of science through focused content, interactive mini-investigations, multi-modal representations, and personalized feedback. The Review It offers a high-impact summary of key concepts and relates those concepts to students' lives. The Test It assesses students' mastery of the module's concepts, providing granular performance data to students and teachers after each attempt. To help students focus on the content most relevant to them, unit-level pretests and posttests can quickly identify where students are strong and where they're still learning.

Test-Taking Strategies for MISA Tutorials allow students to practice and apply learning approaches that will hone their test-taking skills and focus them for success on the day of their MISA test.