FLDOE Office of Assessment...

 

From measuring student performance on specific standards to certifying teachers and administrators, the Department of Education manages a range of assessments across Florida every year. Click here to check out the latest information when it comes to statewide assessments: http://www.fldoe.org/accountability/assessments

Testing Acronyms & Information

Test Name

Test Description

Who is Tested?

When is the Test Administered?

Test Format

Sample or Practice Material

Additional Information

ACT

The ACT® college readiness assessment is a curriculum- and standards-based educational and career planning tool that assesses students' academic readiness for college.

[X ] High 

[X ] Other, Adults 

6 times per year. Schedule at actstudent.org

Paper

HERE

Students are required to pre-register and pay fee. Test administered at Bay High, Rutherford, and Mosley.

AICE

The (AICE) Advanced International Certificate of Education program is an international pre-university curriculum and examination system for academically able students.  It is a flexible, broad-based, two-year curriculum, which is offered worldwide in schools and colleges.  AICE features courses written specifically as preparation for honors degree programs.  It encourages high academic standards and provides an deal basis for study at the college and university level.  The AICE program at Bay High School includes a pre-AICE program for freshmen and sophomores with advancement to the Advanced International Certificate of Education program during the junior and senior years.

[X ] High 

Fall & Spring

 

Paper

HERE

Administered at Bay High School

AP

The (AP) Advanced Placement Exams are rigorous, multiple-component tests that are administered at high schools. High school students can earn college credit, placement, or both for qualifying AP Exam scores. Each AP Exam has a corresponding AP course and provides a standardized measure of what students have learned in the AP classroom.

[X ] High 

May

Computer

Paper

HERE

 

ACCESS for ELLS 2.0

(Formerly CELLA)

Florida uses the Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners 2.0 (ACCESS for ELLs 2.0) assessments as a tool to measure English Language Learners (ELLs) proficiency in English; thus, ensuring the skills needed in school to achieve at high levels, academically. 

[X] ELEM

[X] MIDDLE

[X] High

Administered to English Language Learners

Paper

 

Link to FLDOE's page

DAR

Diagnostic Assessment of Reading, Second Edition, is an individually administered diagnostic reading test that provides an assessment of individual student achievement in print awareness, phonological awareness, letters and sounds, word recognition, word analysis, oral reading accuracy and fluency, silent reading comprehension, spelling, and word meaning.

K-12-but typically used in our district for Elementary schools.

Administered on an as-needed basis.

Paper

 

NWEA's MAP surveys may replace the need for some DAR testing scenarios.

DEA

Discovery Education Assessments

No longer used

EOC

End-Of-Course Assessments are computer-based tests designed to measure student achievement of the Florida Standards or Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for specific middle- and high-school level courses, as outlined in their course descriptions. 

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

FALL, WINTER, & SPRING

Computer

See EOC page

FSA EOC: Alg 1, Alg 2, Geometry

NGSSS EOC: Biology, Civics, US History

FCAT

FCAT 2.0: The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test® 2.0, which measures student success with the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards

Science:

Grades 5, 8

Retakes:

Grades 12+

Fall:

Retakes only

Spring:

Science & Retakes

Paper (Science)

Computer (NGSSS FCAT 2.0 Reading Retakes)

 

Science is now called the "SSA" which means Statewide Science Assessment

FLKRS

The purpose of the Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener (FLKRS) is to gather information on a child’s overall development and to specifically address the readiness of each student for kindergarten based on the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards-for-Four-Year-Olds.

Kindergarten

Within the first 30 days of school

N/A Teacher Observation

New online version:

Fall 2017

 

FSA

Florida’s K-12 assessment system measures students’ achievement of Florida’s education standards, which were developed and implemented to ensure that all students graduate from high school ready for success in college, career, and life.

[X] ELEM

[X] MIDDLE

[X] High

Math & ELA Spring 

Computer

Paper (Some Elementary Grade Levels)

Here

Additional Information

FSAA

(Formerly FSA) The Florida Alternate Assessment is designed for students whose participation in the general statewide assessment (FSA, FCAT, FCAT 2.0 and End-of-Course Exams) is not appropriate, even with accommodations. 

 

[X] ELEM

[X] MIDDLE

[X] High

 

Spring

Paper

 

Additional Information

IB

The (IB) International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at Rutherford High School is a graduation option for Florida students and is also an automatic qualifier for Florida’s Bright Futures Scholarship. 

[X] High

Spring Rutherford High School

PBT

Sample Exam

Additional Information

LAS

The LAS (Language Assessment Survey) measures English and Spanish language proficiency by testing oral production, phoneme discrimination and production, vocabulary, and oral comprehension. There are two forms of the test: the LAS I for K-5 and the LAS II for 6-12.

 

[X] ELEM

[X] MIDDLE

[X] High

 

Spring

PBT

 

Additional Information

MAP

Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) creates a personalized assessment experience by adapting to each student’s learning level—precisely measuring student progress and growth for each individual. 

K-10

3 times per year (with fall, winter, and spring intervals)

Computer

Monitors progress of the teaching of FL standards - shows what the student is ready to learn

MAP Parent Guide

RIT to national percentile rankings - coming soon!

PERT

The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) is Florida's customized common placement test. The purpose of the P.E.R.T. is accurate course placement based on the student's skills and abilities. The P.E.R.T. Math test can also be used as a comparative score to the Algebra 1 EOC. The P.E.R.T. assessment system includes Placement and Diagnostic tests in mathematics, reading and writing.

 

[X] High

 

BDS PERT Schedule varies by high school

CBT

Practice Test

Study Guide

Students may also take this test at a college. 

Fee required at GCSC. Students can contact their guidance counselor for details.

PSAT

PSAT is a paper-based assessment which includes five sections in three skill areas: Critical Reading, Mathematics, Writing Skills, along with other components that provide a way to link academic performance to educational and career planning. 

All public school, tenth grade students will test 

October

PBT

Practice Test

Answer Explanations

 

SAT

The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are a suite of tools designed to assess your academic readiness for college. These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support and scholarships, in a way that's fair to all students. The SAT and SAT Subject Tests keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century.

[X] High

Several times a year

PBT

Practice Test

Additional Information

SAT 10

Guides teaching and learning toward high achievement standards.

K-3 

No longer used as a progress monitoring assessment. SAT 10 Primary 3 may be given as needed to those students who do not meet proficiency on the Grade 3 FSA ELA. 

NWEA's MAP has replaced the need SAT-10 as progress monitoring. 

 

Sample Tests & Study Guides for YOU!
Links to practice and sample tests of all kinds!!

ACT


FCAT 2.0 Reading


FCAT Science, Now called SSA (Statewide Science Assessment)


FSA

Mathematics Training Tests
Training Test Answer Keys
Practice Tests
Practice Test Answer Keys