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CAST Practice Test for Science Test Prep 5th Grade California Science Assessment


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This is a practice test for the CAST Test for 5th grade science. This assessment includes higher-level questions. This is a CAST Practice test with Level II questions for fifth grade. These questions require students to analyze data, read carefully, look at diagrams and graphs, and practice choosing the best answer. There are 49 questions!

Benefits to students:

  • 5th Grade science concepts
  • Practice in the format of end-of-year CAST testing
  • Critical thinking
  • Students use SEP to answer questions (analyzing data, mathematical thinking)

What does this Science Practice Test for 5th grade include?

  • 49 questions (multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank)
  • Printable PDF and online in Google Forms
  • Answer Sheet for Printable
  • Answer Key for Printable
  • Google Forms are self-grading! (easy for the teacher)

Types of Questions:

  • Look at the diagram
  • Look at the graph
  • Look at the data table
  • Think about the experimental design and variables
  • Which is the most reasonable explanation
  • Which evidence statement is supported by the data
  • General knowledge

*These questions are not the same exact ones from the CAST, but they are in a similar format and require similar strategies. This is great for reviewing questions and practicing answering strategically.