• Assessments

    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. Please use the links below to find out more about our assessments.

    K-12 Assessments

    • FSA – Florida Standards Assessments: Students in grades 3-10 take the English Language Arts FSA; students in grades 3-8 take the Mathematics FSA (Bureau of K-12 Student Assessment)
    • Statewide Science Assessment: Students in grades 5 and 8 take the Statewide Science Assessment (Bureau of K-12 Student Assessment)
    • FCAT 2.0 – Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0: Students with the requirement to pass FCAT 2.0 Grade 10 Reading for graduation take FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake (Bureau of K-12 Student Assessment)
    • End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments: Students in any grade completing courses in Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Biology 1, U.S. History, or Civics (or their equivalent courses)  (Bureau of K-12 Student Assessment)
    • ACCESS for ELLs 2.0: Students in grades K-12, currently classified as English Language Learners, with a code of “LY” (Bureau of Student Achievement Through Language Acquisition)
    • Florida Alternate Assessment (FAA): Students with significant cognitive disabilities whose participation in the general statewide assessment, even with accommodations, is not appropriate (Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services)
    • 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)
    • PERT – Postsecondary Education Readiness Test: Common placement test for determining college readiness generally administered to 11th or 12th grade students or to individuals requiring placement in college-level courses (See s. 1008.30, FS, and Rule 6A-10.0315, FAC.) (Division of Florida Colleges/Division of K-12 Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Services)
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Last Modified on December 7, 2023