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

CAST Results

  • 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.