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Science Assessment Transition Timeline


The following table provides information about the transition of reporting student results for the California Science Test (CAST) and the California Alternate Assessment (CAA) for Science for each school year from 2017–18 through 2019–20.

Science Assessment 2017–18 2018–19 2019–20
CAST CAST field test: Preliminary indicators will be available with the student downloadable file in fall 2018, after all other California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) reporting has been completed. CAST operational test: Scale scores and achievement levels will be provided on the CAASPP Student Score Report in fall 2019, after standard setting in summer 2019. CAST operational test: Scale scores and achievement levels will be provided on the CAASPP Student Score Report.
CAA for Science CAA for Science, year 2 pilot: Preliminary indicators can be calculated once a student has completed all three performance tasks. CAA for Science field test: Preliminary indicators will be available with the student downloadable file in fall 2019. CAA for Science operational test: Scale scores and achievement levels will be provided on the CAASPP Student Score Report in fall 2020, after standard setting in summer 2020.
Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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