California Science Test


What is CAST?

The CAST is an online test based on the Next Generation Science Standards for California. All students in grades five and eight are required to take the CAST.

CAST Field Test Fact Sheet 
The who, what, when, why, and how of the CAST field test that was administered in 2017-18.

California Science Test Informational Video
Provides information about the CAST and the California Next Generation Science Standards.

Parent Guide to Understanding the California Science Test
Provides answers to key questions, such as who takes the assessments and why, when, and how they are administered, and other questions parents and guardians might have.