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California Science Test Informational Video


This six-minute video provides a general overview of the California Science Test (CAST) and how it is aligned with the California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS). It explains how the CAST is designed to not only measure student progress, but also to encourage and reinforce the innovative ways in which science is being taught in classrooms throughout the state.

Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Thursday, February 21, 2019
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