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Science Newsletter

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2016-2017 Edition

 

California Pilots NGSS Test

The new CAST, (California Science Test), assessment will be piloted in Spring of 2017 in 5th grade, 8th grade and selected grades in high school. This assessment will take place within the CAASPP testing window. There will no longer be a pencil and paper CST assessment given in Science .
 

The CAST is computer based and adaptive, containing three segments: A, B and C. Each segment tests grade level Performance Expectations. Click on link below for more information.

Source: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_2NcWF5456UYU56bURPS08xZWs/view

 

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CAST Practice Test now available

Practice test items are available for grades 5, 8, and high school.  Click on the following link:  http://www.caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html.   Click on practice training test.

 


 


 

 

 


 

Next Generation Science Standards

Selected Next Generation Science Standards Resources

 

Blogs and Websites

 

Other Websites:

http://www.bozemanscience.com/next-generation-science-standards

http://pbskids.org/scigirls/home

 


 

Parent Resources


 

 

  • Elementary School Information and Resource Guides

English | Spanish

 

  • Middle School Information and Resource Guides

English | Spanish

 

  • High School Information and Resource Guides

English | Spanish


 

California Department of Education: CAST Pilot Test Update

Click below to access a PDF on the latest CAST pilot update.

 

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Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) Webinar: NGSS Pilot Updates