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NCLB Tests

NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND TESTS FOR SCIENCE

The No Child Left Behind act specifies that all students must be tested in science at least once within the grade spans K-5, 6-9 and 10-12.

To comply with the law, California tests students at grade 5 on the grade 4 and 5 standards, middle school students at grade 8 on the eighth grade physical science standards, and high school students at grade 10 on the high school biology and middle school life science standards.

The high school test is comprised of 60 items, 43 percent assessing the middle school life science standards and 57 percent assessing the high school biology standards.

For the most current information on state testing in California, click here.