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Samples of the science reference sheets for the CSTs in chemistry, physics, integrated science, grade eight science, and grade five science that are found in each of the test booklets.
STAR Test Blueprints
Released Test Questions
California Standards Test (CST) Released
Released test questions for English-language arts, mathematics, history-social science, and science.
Guidelines on Academic Preparation for State Assessments (PDF; 2MB)
Appropriate academic preparation for all state assessments.
California Writing Standards Tests
Teacher Guide for the 2008 California Writing Standards Test in Grade Four (PDF; 1MB)
This guide includes the grade four writing tasks administered in spring 2008 with sample student responses and teacher commentaries.
Teacher Guide for the 2008 California Writing Standards Test in Grade Seven (PDF; 1MB)
This guide includes the grade seven writing tasks administered in spring 2008 with sample student responses and teacher commentaries.
Questions and Answers about the California Writing Standards Test in Grades Four and Seven (Posted 02-Feb-2006; PDF; 2MB)
Answers to questions about the California Writing Standards Tests 2005.