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California Science Test (CAST)

California’s new state standards for science call for students to think and work like scientists and engineers — asking questions and learning through hands-on investigation and discovery. Working with science teachers, California has developed a new assessment, called the California Science Test (CAST), that emphasizes scientific thinking and reasoning. Students in grade 5, 8, and an assigned high school grade participate in this assessment. CAST is part of California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) and its result will be included in the CAASPP Student Score Report. CAST testing schedule can be find on the State-Required Assessment Calendar