Council of State Science Supervisors
“The voice and vision of science education for the states”



California Dept. of Education

1430 N. Street

Suite 4309

Sacramento, CA 95814

CSSS Member Information:

State Profile

Organizational Structure:

Local Control, Approved Materials, End of Course Competencies or Assessments

State Education Demographics:

  • Number of K-12 Students: approximately 6.2 million
  • Number of School Administrative Units:  1025

Standards and Instruction Information: 

  • Last Updated: 2013

Standards Resources:  Curriculum and Instruction:


State Science Assessment Information:

  • Date Established: 2016-17
  • Given at what grades:  5,8,10, and 9-11 end-of-course
  • Type of Assessment: Multiple Choice
  • Time of Year: Spring

Assessment Resources: 


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