California Standards Test (CAST) Science
For 5th and 8th grade, in Science only
Students in 5th and 8th grade will again take the California Standards Test (CAST) in Science. The CAST is a multiple choice test which will last about two hours to assess student achievement in Science content.
In the next few years school districts will be slowly implementing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) which support critical thinking, communication, and college and career readiness. NGSS assessments will not developed for a few more years to give schools time to learn the new standards.