Computer-Adaptive Tests (CAT)

  • Computer-Adaptive Tests (CAT) were first used in large-scale testing in the United States in 1992 with the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) and continue to be used successfully across the country and around the world.

    The following state assessments are now computer-adaptive:

    • Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST) VPK-2 Early Literacy, Reading and Mathematics
    • FAST Grades 3-10 English Language Arts (ELA) Reading
    • FAST Grades 3-8 Mathematics
    • Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) Algebra 1 and Geometry End-of-Course (EOC) assessments
    • Grades 5 and 8 Statewide Science
    • Biology 1, Civics, and U.S. History EOC assessments


    For more information about Computer-Adaptive Tests please click on the links below.

    Florida's Statewide Grades 3-10 and End-of-Course (EOC) Computer-Adaptive Tests (FAQ)

    Computer-Adaptive Testing - Florida Assessments (FLDOE video)