K-12 Student Assessment
The Bureau of K-12 Assessment is responsible for all aspects of Florida's K-12 statewide student assessment programs, including developing, administering, scoring, and reporting the results for assessments aligned to the Florida Standards or Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS), as well as assisting with the administration and reporting of several other K-12 student assessment programs. Services are provided both by Florida Department of Education (FDOE) staff and through various contracts with assessment vendors. The primary goal of these assessments is to provide information about student learning in Florida, as required by Florida law (see Section 1008.22, Florida Statutes).
The Statewide Assessment Program Information Guide (PDF) describes the process involved in developing, administering, and scoring the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) and NGSSS assessments. We encourage parents/guardians, educators, and interested citizens to consult this guide to gain a thorough understanding of the statewide assessment program.
Florida's K-12 Statewide Assessment Program
To learn about the individual K-12 assessments offered in Florida, visit the links below:
- FAST (Florida Assessment of Student Thinking): The FAST is administered to students in grades VPK–2 and 3–10. (Bureau of K-12 Student Assessment and Division of Early Learning)
- Statewide Science Assessment: Students in grades 5 and 8 take the Statewide Science Assessment (Bureau of K-12 Student Assessment)
- End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments: Students in any grade completing courses in Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology 1, U.S. History, or Civics (or their equivalent courses) (Bureau of K-12 Student Assessment)
- Florida Civic Literacy Exam (FCLE): The FCLE measures civic literacy competency for students completing a U.S. Government course. (Bureau of K-12 Student Assessment)
- ACCESS for ELLs: Students in grades K–12, currently classified as English Language Learners, with a code of "LY" (Bureau of K-12 Student Assessment)
- FSAA (Florida Standards Alternate Assessment): Students with significant cognitive disabilities whose participation in the general statewide assessment, even with accommodations, is not appropriate (Bureau of K-12 Student Assessment)
- National and International Assessments: Representative samples of students selected to participate in NAEP, PISA, PIRLS, and TIMSS (Office of Assessment)
- High School Equivalency (GED® Test): Individuals (age requirements apply) desiring a high school equivalency diploma (Division of Career and Adult Education/Bureau of Budget, Accountability, and Assessment)
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