CAST (California Science Test)- Gr. 5, 8, 12 The Next Generation Science Standards have shifted the way we teach science in our schools. Please open this link to understand the new standards and read the NGSS parent guide linked to this document.
You may also visit the Frequently Asked Questions page linked here to get some additional information.
The California Science Test (CAST) is an online assessment based on the California Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). These tests are administered in a supportive and positive testing environment at all sites in April and/or May. Grades 5 and 8 will take the CAST test. If you have any questions, contact Lori Latimer at (760-246-8691 ext: 10281
To learn about the types of questions on the computer-based test, you and your child can view the practice test online. The Scoring Guides to the practice tests can be accessed here.