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ELA Blueprint Preface


The following blueprints are for the California Standards Tests (CSTs) in English-language arts (ELA) that students take in grades two through eleven. As the blueprints indicate, the ELA CSTs for grades two and three consist of 65 multiple-choice questions with an additional 6 field-test questions. For grades four through eleven, the tests consist of 75 multiple-choice questions with an additional 6 field-test questions. At grades four and seven, the ELA CSTs also include a writing component, the California Writing Standards Test, which addresses a writing applications standard selected for testing each year. This component is not indicated on these blueprints. It is also important to note:

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