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Overview of the Test Site for the California Science Test

Sample Test Page

Sample Test Page

There are two types of test tools available:

Global Tools Instructions
Help (?) button To view the on-screen Test Instructions and Help window, select the question mark Online Help Button button in the upper-right corner.
Periodic Table

To view the on-screen periodic table, select Periodic Table in the global menu.

This tool is available for the following tests:

  • Science grade 8 and high school
Calculator

To use the on-screen calculator, select Calculator in the global menu.

This tool is available for the following tests:

  • Science grades 5, 8, and high school
Reference Sheets

To use the on-screen reference sheets, select Formulas in the global menu.

This tool is available for the following tests:

  • Science grade 8 and high school
Zoom buttons To enlarge the text and images on a test page, select Zoom In. Multiple zoom levels are available. To undo zooming, select Zoom Out.

 

Context Menu Tools Instructions
Expand buttons

You can expand the passage section or the question section for easier readability.

  • To expand the passage section, select the right arrow icon Right Arrow Icon below the global menu. To collapse the expanded passage section, select the left arrow icon Left Arrow Icon in the upper-right corner.
  • To expand the question section, select the left arrow icon Left Arrow Icon below the global menu. To collapse the expanded question section, select the right arrow icon Right Arrow Icon in the upper-left corner.
Mark for Review To mark a question for review, select Mark for Review from the context menu. The marked question number displays a flap in the upper-right corner, like this: Item number displaying bent flap to indicate the item has been marked for review; and a flag icon flag icon appears next to the number on the test page. The Questions drop-down list displays (marked) for the selected question.
Notepad

To enter notes or comments for a question, select Notepad from the context menu. After you enter a note, a pencil icon note icon appears next to the question number on the test page.

You can only access your notes for a question on that question’s test page.

Strikethrough

For selected response questions, you can cross out an answer option to focus on the options you think might be correct. There are two options for using this tool:

Option A:

  1. To activate Strikethrough mode, open the context menu and select Strikethrough.
  2. Select the answer options you wish to strike out.
  3. To deactivate Strikethrough mode, press the Esc key or click outside the response area.

Option B:

  1. Right-click an answer option and select Strikethrough.

Test Rules for the California Science Test

Navigation Rules

Pause Rules


About Print-on-Demand for the California Science Test

The following tests require you to have a print accommodation if you need to request printouts:

To send a print request to the Test Administrator, choose from the following options: