Testing Dates for 2017-18 School Year
FCAT 2.0 Retakes: Mar 26-Apr 6
Algebra 1 Spring Retake: March 26 – April 6
Spring FSA English Language Arts Retakes: Feb 26-Mar 2 Writing, Mar 26-Apr 6 Reading
By Course Testing:
Algebra 1 & Geometry: April 16 – May 18
Biology & US History: April 16 – May 18
FSA ELA: March 1- 9 Writing; April 16 – May 18 Reading
PERT: May 1 – 18
Thank you for supporting your student and encouraging him or her to do his or her best during this test administration.
The purpose of this letter is to inform you that your student will be taking the computer-based Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) Grade 9, 10, and 11 ELA Writing/ELA Reading assessment(s). If you or your student would like to gain familiarity with the computer-based testing platform, item types, and response formats your student will see on the FSA assessments, training tests and answer keys are available at http://www.FSAssessments.org/training-tests.
The statewide assessment program is designed to provide parents, teachers, policy makers, and the general public with information regarding how well students are learning Florida’s academic standards. According to section 1008.22(3), Florida Statutes, “Participation in the assessment program is mandatory for all school districts and all students attending public schools, including adult students seeking a standard high school diploma under s. 1003.4282 and students in Department of Juvenile Justice education programs, except as otherwise provided by law. If a student does not participate in the assessment program, the school district must notify the student’s parent and provide the parent with information regarding the implications of such nonparticipation.” If you wish to access this legislation, please go to http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=1000-1099/1008/Sections/1008.22.html.
For information regarding test session length for all Spring 2018 FSA assessments, please visit the FSA Portal at www.FSAssessments.org, click on the Students and Parents tab, select Student and Parent Resources, select the Computer-Based Testing Information folder, and then select Spring 2015 Testing Times.
Please review the following policies with your student before testing:
If you have any questions related to this test administration, you may contact Annelise Daniel at 352-357-9426.
For more information about the FSA assessment program, please visit the FSA Portal at www.FSAssessments.org.
The state end of courses are administered at the end of the year. There are three other retake opportunities for students to improve their previous scores. A passing score of 399 on the Algebra 1 EOC is a graduation requirements for all students who started high school after 2011.
FCAT reading and math retakes are currently administered twice a year for those that whose communication or math mastery requirement is FCAT. Those would be the students that started high school prior to 2011.
For students who started high school in 2014 the Florida Standard Assessment of English Language Arts (FSA) is their communications mastery requirement.