California Science Test (CAST)
The California Science Test is based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The test is administered to students in grades 5, 8, 11 and 12.
CAST Test Window
Schools are required to complete CAST testing during these dates:
April 5 - May 14, 2021
Due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the California Department of Education (CDE) suspended all statewide testing. No CAST results will be available for the 2019-2020 school year.