Assessment Package for
Introductory Physical Science


The 8th Edition IPS Assessment Package contains both chapter tests and laboratory performance tests. The chapter tests are provided in two forms—one slightly more concrete and one slightly more abstract. The tests contain multiple-choice and essay questions that can be used with a broad spectrum of students. They are designed specifically to assess the progress of IPS students, providing a wide range of scores for ease in assigning grades.

When used in conjunction with Diagnostic Analysis software, students' responses to the questions on the Assessment Package tests can provide direction for remediation and subsequent instruction.


IPS-9 Assessment Package (CD-ROM) IPS-8 Assessment Package IPS-7 Assessment Package



The IPS-9 Assessment Package is now available! It is released on CD-ROM and contains 5 equivalent forms of each multiple-choice chapter test, with the same questions but a different order of answers, allowing multiple teachers to use different tests with their students or the same teacher to use different tests with different classes.

You can download a PDF excerpt of the IPS-8 Assessment Package for review.  Since the excerpt is fairly long, please allow sufficient time for the download.


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SCI Summer Workshops

This summer SCI will offer three one-week workshops.  Each workshop earns 2.0 semester hours of graduate credit from Colorado School of Mines and will take place on the CSM campus in Golden, Colorado.  Detailed descriptions of each workshop are available.

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IPS 9th Edition

The new 9th Edition of Introductory Physical Science (IPS) continues the IPS tradition of guiding students to knowledge of physical science and the way scientific knowledge is acquired.

Inspect the table of contents and more details on our new edition of IPS.