Below is a snapshot of the various state tests:
Quarter 1: FSA ELA Retakes (Writing & Reading) - given to 11th and 12th graders who still need to satisfy this graduation requirement.
Algebra 1 EOC - given to students who have completed the course but have yet to take and/or pass the exam.
Quarter 2: Algebra 1 EOC - see above.
Quarter 3: ACCESS for ELLs - (state mandated language proficiency test) given to all current students classified as English Language Learners.
FSA ELA Retakes (Writing and Reading) - see above
Quarter 4: FSA ELA (Writing & Reading) - given to all 9th and 10th graders.
Algebra 1 EOC Retakes - students who have previously taken the exam but have yet to satisfy graduation requirement.
US History and Biology 1 EOC - students currently enrolled in respective courses.
Please see the Testing calendar for specific dates of each test administration. Testing windows are short and it is imperative for your student to be in school on the day they are scheduled to test.
Please call the Testing Office (352-291-4000, ext. 59729) if you have any questions.
Testing Policies for Parents/Guardians and Students
- Electronic Devices Policy - Students are not permitted to have any electronic devices, including, but not limited to, cellphones, smartphones, and smartwatches, at any time during testing or during breaks (e.g., restroom), even if they are turned off or students do not use them. If a student is found with an electronic device, his or her test will be invalidated.
- Testing Rules Acknowledgement - All FSA tests include a Testing Rules Acknowledgement that reads: "I understand the testing rules that were just read to me. If I do not follow these rules, my test score may be invalidated." Prior to testing, test administrators read the rules to students, and students acknowledge that they understand the testing rules by signing below the statement in their planning/worksheets/folders.
- Leaving Campus - If students leave campus before completing a session (for lunch, an appointment, illness, etc.), they will not be allowed to return to that session. Students and parents/guardians should be aware of this policy. If a student does not feel well on the day of testing, it may be best for the student to wait and be tested on a make-up day.
- Discussing Test Content after Testing - The last portion of the testing rules read to students before they affirm the Testing Rules Acknowlegement states that because the content of statewide assessments is secure, students may not discuss or reveal details about the test content (including test items, passages, and prompts) after the test. This includes any type of electronic communication, usch as texting, emailing, or posting online, for example, on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, or Instagram. Please make sure that students understand this policy prior to testing and remind them that "discussing" test content includes any kind of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, posting to social media, or sharing online.
While students may not share information about secure test content after testing, this policy is not intended to prevent students from discussing their testing experiences with parents/families.
- Working independently - Students are responsible for doing their own work during the test and for protecting their answers from being seen by others. If students are caught cheating during testing, their tests will be invalidated. In addition, FDOE employs Caveon Test Security to analyze student test results to detect unusually similar answer patterns. Students' tests within a school that are found to have extremely similar answer patterns will be invalidated.
What You Need to Know
On February 18, 2014, Florida adopted new educational standards for students in grades K-12. The Florida Standards detail expectations of what every child should be able to do at each grade level. Developed with unprecedented input from Florida teachers, educators, and the public, the new standards emphasize critical and analytical thinking that goes beyond memorization.
During the 2019-2020 school term, the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) subject tests will be English Language Arts (grades 9-10), Algebra 1, and Geometry. Reading and Writing are both components of the English Language Arts (ELA) subject area test. In addition to the FSA subject test, we will continue to administer Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) Biology 1 EOC (End of Course), and US History EOC. Both FSA and NGSSS tests are computer-based assessments.
Passing of the Grade 10 ELA and Algebra 1 EOC are both required in order to meet state graduation requirements. Students have the opportunity for retakes, if needed.