The FCAT began in 1998 as part of Florida's overall plan to increase student achievement by implementing higher standards. When in full implementation, the FCAT was administered to students in grades 3-11 and consisted of criterion-referenced assessments in mathematics, reading, science, and writing, which measured student progress toward meeting the Sunshine State Standards (SSS) benchmarks. During the 2010-11 school year, Florida began the transition from the FCAT to the FCAT 2.0 and Florida End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments. Selected grades and subjects participated in FCAT assessments until the final transition was complete. The FCAT Mathematics Retake will be administered in the spring and fall of 2014 and for the last time in spring of 2015. FCAT 2.0 Science and Grade 10 Reading Retake will continue to be administered, while historical FCAT 2.0 information for reading and mathematics is also available. Beginning in spring 2015, the Florida Standards Assessments will be administered.
Taking the Assessments
Scores, Reports, & Searchable FCAT Databases