FCPS is currently reviewing the possibility of changing our current eighth grade science book, Virginia Physical Science Textbook published by Glencoe, to the eighth grade version of the same publisher and textbook that our sixth and seventh grade science classes are using, Virginia Science Fusion for Physical Science published by Holt McDougal. Both of these textbooks are approved by the Virginia Department of Education.
There is no end of course Standard of Learnings (SOL) test in sixth and seventh grade for science. That material from sixth and seventh grade are tested in eighth grade on the eighth grade science SOL. Because of this progression it would be beneficial for students to continue with the same consumable textbook.