California Science Test (CAST)
The California Science Test (CAST) is now operational and will be administered in Spring 2019 to WCCUSD students in Grades 5, 8, and 11 (and Grade 12 only in 2019). Scale scores and achievement levels will be provided on the CAASPP Student Score Report in fall 2019.
Results from the Spring 2018 Field Test will be posted by CDE in fall 2018, and will only show 1) percent correct, and 2) one of three categories: "considerable," "moderate," or "limited" understanding.
CSTA Resources for CAST
CAASPP Resources for CAST
- CAASPP Overview and Resources for CAST
- Released questions for practice
- CAST Blueprint
- Video: CAST and the NGSS
CDE Resources for CAST
- Program Overview
- Preliminary Indicator Communication Toolkit
- 2018 Test Results
- Fact Sheet
- Parent Guide
The California Alternate Assessment (CAA) for Science will be operational in spring 2020.