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California Science Test (CAST)

The primary purpose of the CAASPP System is to assist teachers, administrators, students, and parents by promoting high-quality teaching and learning through the use of a variety of assessment approaches and item types.  The CAASPP system includes the following assessments.


Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and Mathematics

California Science Test (CAST)

California Alternate Assessment (CAAs) for ELA, Math and Science

Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment Blocks (IAB)/Focused Interim Assessment Block (FIAB) for ELA and Math - *Used as formative district assessments


Visit the California Department of Education’s Smarter Balanced Assessment System web page or the CAASPP website for more information.