Concordant and Comparative Scores Option-A student can also graduate by receiving a score concordant to the FCAT 2.0 passing score on either the ACT or SAT and a score comparative to the Algebra 1 EOC Assessment passing score on the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) (for FCAT concordant scores, see Table 4). FCAT 2.0 concordant scores for students entering grade 9 in 2010-11 and after were established in January 2013 by the department. These concordant scores and the Algebra 1 EOC Assessment comparative score for students entering grade 9 in 2011-12 and after were established in rule by the State Board of Education in September 2013.
Table 3 shows the concordant and comparative scores students must achieve based on the year they entered grade 9. Even if they have achieved a concordant score before the grade 10 assessment, all students enrolled in grade 10 are required to participate in the statewide assessments in accordance with section 1008.22, Florida Statutes (F.S.). Additionally, if students have achieved a comparative score on the PERT prior to enrolling in and completing Algebra 1 or an equivalent course, they must take the Algebra 1 EOC Assessment.