StateName of AssessmentMode of AdministrationState Guidance on Time
AlaskaAlaska Science AssessmentComputer and Paper Based70 minutes
AlaskaPEAKSComputer and Paper Based70 minutes
ArkansasACT AspireComputer-based60 minutes
CaliforniaCalifornia Science Test [CAST]Computer-basedUntimed test estimated to take 2 hours
ColoradoCMASNot reported80 minutes X 3
ConnecticutConnecticut Mastery Test in ScienceOnline except for Large-Print and Braille test forms.65 minutes for testing time plus 10 minutes for directions to students (75 minutes total)
DelawareDeSSAOnlineNot reported
DelawareDeSSA Science and MathematicsNot reported2.5 hours
DelawareDeSSA SummativeOnlineNot reported
FloridaStatewide Science AssessmentPaper160 minutes - two 80 minute sessions over two days
GeorgiaGeorgia Milestones Assessment SystemComputer45-70 minutes for each of two sections for a total test time of 90-140 minutes.
HawaiiHawaii State Assessment - ScienceComputer Adaptive Test (CAT)Not reported
HawaiiSmarter BalancedComputer Adaptive Test (CAT)90 minutes
IdahoIdaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) for ScienceComputer fixed form90 minutes
IllinoisIL Science Assessment Biology 1ComputerUntimed
IllinoisPARCC SATOnlineUntimed
IndianaIndiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)Online or PaperNot available
IowaIowa AssessmentsPrimary: Paper/pencil; Secondary: computerNo guidance provided
KansasKansas Assessment ProgramComputer fixed-form90 minutes
LouisianaLEAP 2025Computer-basedTBD
MaineMEA Science grade 5, 8, 11Not reportedNot reported
MaineMaine Educational Assessment (MEA) for science 5Not reported110 minutes
MarylandMaryland Integrated Science AssessmentPaper based assessment and computer based assessmentEach unit is currently 60 minutes
MassachusettsMassachusetts Comprehensive Assessment SystemComputer-based90 minutes
MichiganM-STEPOnline45 minutes
MichiganM-STEP ScienceOnlineNot reported
MinnesotaMinnesota Comprehensive Assessments, Series III (MCA-III)Online administration with paper forms only for large-print and braille1.5-2 hours
MississippiMississippi Academic Assessment Program (MAAP)OnlineSession I 150 minutes; Session II 30 minutes
MissouriMAP2.Computer/technology based - test items are administered via computer60-90
MontanaCriterion Referenced testPaper150 minutes
NebraskaNeSA-MNot reported1.5 hours recommended, but is untimed.
NevadaCriterion Referenced SciencePaperNot reported
NevadaSBAC ACT Criterion Referenced TestsNot reported120 minutes
New MexicoPARCC95% computer, 5% paper and pencil60 per session 3 sessions
New YorkMultiplePaperUntimed (estimated 120-135)
North CarolinaEnd of Grade (EOG)Not reported180 minutes recommended and 240 allowed
North DakotaND state assessment scienceNot reportedN/A
North DakotaNDSAN/ANot reported
OhioOhio State TestsComputer/technology based150 minutes
OklahomaOklahoma School Testing ProgramPaperTwo 50 minute sessions with extension up to double the time. No actual time limits.
OregonOAKSOnlineNot reported
OregonOAKs ScienceNot reported60 minutes
OregonSmarter BalancedFixed form1 hour
Pennsylvania8th Grade Science PSSANot reported100 minutes
PennsylvaniaPSSA 4th Grade ScienceNot reported80 minutes
PennsylvaniaPSSA ScienceOnline or paperNot reported
South CarolinaSCPASSOnline or paperNot reported
South DakotaSDSAComputer1.5-2 hours
TexasSTAAROnline or paper4 hours (gr, 5, 8)
UtahBiologyNot reported90 minutes
UtahSAGE ScienceComputer adaptiveNot timed - 60-90 minutes recommended
UtahSAGE summative assessmentsComputer adaptiveNot reported
VermontNew England Common Assessment Program Science AssessmentPaper240 minutes
VirginiaVSOLVSOL - paper/onlineNot reported
WashingtonWashington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS)More information will be provided at a later time.More information will be provided at a later time.
West VirginiaWest Virginia General Summative AssessmentOnline2 hours - although untimed
WisconsinACT Aspire (Science and Mathematics)Not reportedN/A
WisconsinWisconsin Forward ExamComputer based - in GRADE 4 - no science assessment administered in grade 5Untimed - estimated 100 minutes for GRADE 4 - no science assessment is administered in grade 5
WyomingWY-TOPPComputer1-2 hours
State Science Assessments