The science assessment is administered to all students in grades 5, 8 and one grade level in high school. For 2017-18, all 12th grade students will participate in the CAST field test.
Science Assessment (CAST)
Grades 5, 8, & high school grade
|| 4/10/2018-6/8/2018 (contact school for specific testing dates)
The California Alternate Assessments (Cal-Alt) are assessments designed for students with significant cognitive disabilities and who have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) that specifies administration of the alternate assessment.
The CAA in ELA and math are designed for students in grades 3-8 and 11. The test utilizes computer-based technology for registration and administration and has been designed to be stage adaptive, adjusting to the student's performance at selected points in the administration.
The CAA in Science (field test) is a paper-based test designed for students in grades 5, 8 and high school. The test is designed with a collection of instructionally-embedded performance tasks/assignment administered by the student's primary credentialed teacher.Students will not receive scores for the field test, however, student participation data will be collected and reported for accountability ("testing the test").
| California Alternate Assessment (CAA)
English Language Arts (ELA)
Grades 3-8 & 11
| 4/10/2018-6/8/2018 (contact school for specific testing dates)
Grades 3-8 & 11
Grades 5, 8 & high school
CAA ELA/Math Training Test:
Access the ELA/math CAA training guide
, which contains directions and specific scripts that accompany the training test. Next, visit the CAASPP Training Test Site
and sign in as a Guest
to take the California Alternate Assessment training test.