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Science Blueprint Preface

Standardized Testing and Reporting Program, California Standards Tests Science Blueprint Preface.

The following blueprints are for the California Standards Tests (CSTs) in science. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) requires states to administer science tests in grade spans 3-5, 6-9, and 10-12. Therefore, all students in grades five, eight, and ten take a science test. CSTs in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics, and Integrated/Coordinated Science 1, 2, 3, and 4 are end-of-course tests taken by students in grades nine through eleven. The CSTs in science consist of 60 multiple-choice questions with an additional 6 field-test questions. It is also important to note:

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