2003 through 2008 CST Released Test Questions
Each set of released test questions (RTQs) is representative of the various content areas measured by items on the California Standards Tests (CSTs). The documents listed below contain RTQs taken from portions of the CSTs from 2003 through 2008. Funding to annually add additional RTQs to the available sets of RTQs was eliminated from the state budget beginning with the 2009 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program test administration.
In selecting test questions for release, the following three criteria were used: (1) the questions adequately cover a selection of the academic content standards assessed; (2) the questions demonstrate a range of difficulty; and (3) the questions present a variety of ways in which the standards can be assessed.'