Below is the current Assessment Calendar from the Department of Student Assessment and Research as well as a drop-down menu containing links to previous Assessment Calendars.
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2016-2017

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Date Assessment
(Schools must follow posted session schedules)
Targeted Student Population
August 22 - October 4 (Instructional Day 1 - Day 30)
(Paper-Based)
Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener Work Sampling System (FLKRS-WSS) - Formative/Progress Monitoring
{More information: http://fldoe.org/academics/standards/just-read-fl/fair/public-school.stml }
Kindergarten (KG), All elementary schools
August 22 - November 4
(Computer-Based)
Florida Assessment for Instruction In Reading (FAIR-FS) AP1 - Formative/Progress Monitoring
{More information: http://www.justreadflorida.com/instrreading.asp }
Grades 6-12, All schools Struggling Readers (FSA Achievement Level 1 or 2)
August 22 - October 27
(Paper-Based)
Benchmark Assessment System (BAS) Running Record Quarter 1 - Formative/Progress Monitoring
{More information: http://www.browardschools.com/departments/Academics }
All KG, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade Students and 4th and 5th Grade Struggling Readers
August 22 - October 27
(Paper-Based)
Letter Names, Letter Sounds, and Concepts of Print Quarter 1 - Formative/Progress Monitoring All KG Students
August 22 - October 27 Performance Tasks Quarter 1 - Formative/Progress Monitoring KG – Grade 10 ELA and Mathematics
August 22 - October 27 Grade 3 Performance Based Portfolio Quarter 1 - Formative/Progress Monitoring All 3rd Grade Students
August 29 - September 23
(Computer-Based)
iReady Diagnostic Administration Period 1 - Interim
NWEA MAP Administration Period 1 - Interim
Select grade levels at participating schools
September 12 - 16 (Paper-Based) 3rd Grade Mid-Year Alternative Promotion - Summative Grade 3 (retained students) Elementary schools
September 12 - 16 (Paper-Based Accommodations)

September 12 - 23
(Computer-Based)
Fall End of Course Exams: Florida Standards Assessment End-of-Course Assessments Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 (FSA EOC) - Summative
{More information: http://www.fsassessments.org/ }
Students who did not meet the graduation requirement on the Spring or Summer 2016 FSA Algebra 1 EOC and students who need the Geometry or Algebra 2 EOCs for course credit (see Policy 6000.1 for additional information)
September 12 - 16 (Paper-Based Accommodations)

September 12 - 23 (Computer-Based)
Fall End of Course Exams: NGSSS Standards End-of-Course Assessments Algebra 1 Retake, Civics, Biology & U.S. History (NGSSS EOC) - Summative
{More information: http://fcat.fldoe.org/eoc/ }
Students who are retaking the NGSSS Aligned Algebra 1 Retake EOC to meet graduation requirement and students who need the Biology 1, Civics, or U.S. History EOC for course credit (see Policy 6000.1 for additional information)
October 10 - 14 (Paper-Based Accommodations)

October 10 – 21 (Computer-Based)
FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake - Summative
{More information: http://www.fldoe.org/asp/ }
Adult students who did not meet the FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake testing graduation requirement (see Policy 6000.1)
October 10 - 19 (Paper-Based Accommodations)

October 10 – 21 (Writing Test CBT)

October 10 - 27 (Reading Test CBT)
FSA English Language Arts Grade 10 Retake (Writing and Reading portions) Writing must be completed first. - Summative
{More information: http://www.fsassessments.org/ }
Retained Grade 10 and Grade 11 students who did not meet the FSA testing Graduation requirement (see Policy 6000.1)
October 19
(Paper-Based)
Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) - Summative
{More Information: http://www.collegeboard.com }
Grade 10 all students (PSAT NMSQT version) Grade 11, select students (PSAT NMSQT version)
October 31 – January 12
(Paper-Based)
Benchmark Assessment System (BAS) Running Record Quarter 2 - Formative/Progress Monitoring
{More information: http://www.browardschools.com/departments/Academics }
All KG, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade Students and 4th and 5th Grade Struggling Readers
October 31 – January 12
(Paper-Based)
Letter Names, Letter Sounds, and Concepts of Print Quarter 2 - Formative/Progress Monitoring All KG Students
October 31 – January 12 Performance Tasks - Formative/Progress Monitoring KG – Grade 10 ELA and Mathematics
October 31 – January 12 Grade 3 Performance Based Portfolio Quarter 2 - Formative/Progress Monitoring All 3rd Grade Students
October 17 - June 8
(Paper-Based Accommodations)

October 17 - June 8
(Computer-Based)
Post-Secondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) - Summative
{More information: http://www.fldoe.org/fcs/pert.asp }
Grades 11 & 12, High school students who did not meet the Algebra testing graduation requirement (see Policy 6000.1)
November 7 – February 10
(Computer-Based)
Florida Assessment for Instruction In Reading (FAIR-FS) AP 2 - Formative/Progress Monitoring
{More information: http://www.justreadflorida.com/instrreading.asp }
Grades 6-12, All schools Struggling Readers (FSA Achievement Level 1 or 2)
November 28 - December 9 (Paper-Based Accommodations)

November 28 - December 16 (Computer-Based)
Winter End of Course Exams: NGSSS Standards End-of -Course Assessments Algebra 1 Retake, Civics, Biology & U.S. History (NGSSS EOC) [Computer Based] - Summative
{More information: http://fcat.fldoe.org/eoc/ }
Students who are retaking the NGSSS Aligned Algebra 1 Retake EOC to meet graduation requirement and students who need the Biology 1, Civics, or U.S. History EOC for course credit (see Policy 6000.1 for additional information)
November 28 - December 9 (Paper-Based Accommodations)

November 28 - December 16 (Computer-Based)
Winter End of Course Exams: Florida Standards Assessment End-of-Course Assessments Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 (FSA EOC) [Computer Based]- Summative
{More information: http://www.fsassessments.org/ }
Students who did not meet the graduation requirement on the FSA Algebra 1 EOC and students need the Geometry or Algebra 2 EOCs for course credit (see Policy 6000.1 for additional information)
December 20-23
(Paper-Based)
High School Semester Exams - Summative Grades 9-12, All high school courses
January 9 – February 3
(Computer-Based)
iReady Diagnostic Administration Period 2 – Interim
NWEA MAP Administration Period 2 - Interim
Select grade levels at participating schools
January 9 – February 3
(Paper-Based Accommodations and Computer-Based)
Broward Standards Assessment (BSA) District Interim Assessment for: ELA grades 3-8, Math grades 3-8, Science grades 5 & 8, Civics, US History, and Biology) - Interim – Optional 160 minute assessment ELA and Math Grades 3-8, Science Grades 5 & 8 and
Students taking Civics, US History, and Biology courses
Optional at participating schools
January 17 – January 27 (Paper-Based) Primary Reading Mid-Year Assessment, Grades 1 and 2 untimed - Interim 1st and 2nd Grade Students, Optional for participating Charter schools
January 17 - March 23
(Paper-Based)
Benchmark Assessment System (BAS) Running Record Quarter 3 - Formative/Progress Monitoring
{More information: http://www.browardschools.com/departments/Academics }
All KG, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade Students and 4th and 5th Grade Struggling Readers
January 17 - March 23
(Paper-Based)
Letter Names, Letter Sounds, and Concepts of Print Quarter 3 - Formative/Progress Monitoring All KG Students
January 17 - March 23 Performance Tasks Quarter 3 - Formative/Progress Monitoring KG – Grade 10 ELA and Mathematics
January 17 - March 23 Grade 3 Performance Based Portfolio Quarter 3 - Formative/Progress Monitoring All 3rd Grade Students
January 30 - March 10
(Computer-Based)
National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) - Summative/Evaluative
{More information: http://www.fldoe.org/asp/naep/ }
Grades 4 & 8, Reading, Math, Writing, Civics, Geography and U.S. History - Random selection of students, at Select schools
January 30 - March 23
(Paper-Based)
ACCESS for ELLs (Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners) and Alternate ACCESS – Formative/Progress Monitoring{More information: http://www.wida.us/membership/states/Florida.aspx } Grades KG-12, ELL students
February 13 - June 8
(Computer-Based)
Florida Assessment for Instruction In Reading (FAIR-FS) AP 3 - Formative/Progress Monitoring
{More information: http://www.justreadflorida.com/instrreading.asp }
Grades 6-12, All schools Struggling Readers (FSA Achievement Level 1 or 2)
February 27 - April 28 (Paper/Computer Based) Florida Standards Alternate Assessment Administration (FSAA) - Summative
{More information: http://www.fldoe.org/asp/altassessment.asp }
Grades 3-8 ELA, Grades 3-8 Math, Grades 4-8 Writing
Grades 5 & 8 Science, SWD students, All schools &
Grades 9 & 10 ELA, Grades 9 & 10 Writing Algebra 1, Biology 1, and Geometry EOC's, SWD students, All schools
February 28
(Paper-Based)

All students taking a paper-based test, in attendance on this day must test. (Grades 4-7 Paper-based tests).

Makeups for students absent on February 28 may continue through March 3rd.
Florida Standards Assessment English Language Arts-Writing Component (FSA ELA-WRITE) - Summative
{More information: http://www.fsassessments.org/ }
Grades 4-7 (Paper-Based)
February 27 – March 3
(Paper-Based Accommodations)
Florida Standards Assessment English Language Arts-Writing Component (FSA ELA-WRITE) - Summative
{More information: http://www.fsassessments.org/ }
Grades 8-10 (Paper Based Accommodations for Computer Based Tests)
February 27 - March 10
(Computer-Based)
Florida Standards Assessment English Language Arts-Writing Component (FSA ELA-WRITE) - Summative
{More information: http://www.fsassessments.org/ }
Grades 8-10 (Computer-Based) & Retake English Language Arts- Writing
March 27 - June 8
(Paper-Based)
Benchmark Assessment System (BAS) Running Record Quarter 4 - Formative/Progress Monitoring
{More information: http://www.browardschools.com/departments/Academics }
All KG, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade Students and 4th and 5th Grade Struggling Readers - Optional
March 27 - June 8
(Paper-Based)
Letter Names, Letter Sounds, and Concepts of Print Quarter 4 - Formative/Progress Monitoring All KG Students
March 27 - June 8 Performance Tasks Quarter 4 - Formative/Progress Monitoring KG – Grade 10 ELA and Mathematics
March 27 - June 8 Grade 3 Performance Based Portfolio Quarter 4 - Formative/Progress Monitoring All 3rd Grade Students
March 27 – 31
(Paper-Based Accommodations)

March 27 - April 7 (Computer-Based)
Spring FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake - Summative
{More information: http://www.fldoe.org/asp/ }
Adult students who did not meet the FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake testing graduation requirement (see Policy 6000.1)
March 27 – 31
(Paper-Based Accommodations)

March 27 - April 7 (Computer-Based)
Spring FSA End of Course Exams: FSA-EOC Algebra 1 Retake for Seniors- Summative
{More information: http://www.fsassessments.org/ }
Grade 12 and adult students who did not meet FSA Algebra 1 Testing Graduation Requirement (see Policy 6000.1 for additional information
March 27 – 31
(Paper-Based Accommodations)

March 27 - April 7 (Computer-Based)
Spring NGSSS End of Course Exams: NGSSS-EOC Algebra 1 Retake - Summative
{More information: http://fcat.fldoe.org/eoc/ }
Grade 12 and adult students who did not pass NGSSS Algebra 1 EOC. (see Policy 6000.1 for additional information)
March 27 - April 7
(Paper-Based Accommodations)

March 27 - April 7 (Computer-Based)
Spring FSA English Language Arts Grade 10 Retake
(Reading portion only) - Summative
{More information: http://www.fsassessments.org/ }
Retained Grade 10 and Grade 11 students who did not meet the FSA testing graduation requirement (see Policy 6000.1)
March 28 (session 1) - March 29 (session 2)
(Paper-Based Grade 3 ELA)

All students in attendance must test on these two dates. Makeups will continue through April 7.
Spring Florida Standards Assessment Grade 3 English Language Arts (FSA ELA) - Summative
{More information: http://www.fsassessments.org/ }
Grade 3, All schools
March 13-23
(Paper-Based)
Cognative Abilities Test (CogAT) - Summative/Evaluative
{More information: http://www.riversidepublishing.com/products/group/cogat6/input.jsp }
Grade 2, All elementary schools
April 5
(Paper-Based)
SAT School Day - Summative Grade 11 all students and Grade 12 students who have not passed ELA
April 17 - 28
(Paper-Based Accommodations)

April 17 - May 12 (Computer-Based)
Spring Florida Standards Assessment English Language Arts (FSA ELA) - Summative
Spring Florida Standards Assessment Math (FSA MATH) - Summative
{More information: http://www.fsassessments.org/ }
Grades 4-10 (FSA ELA)
Grades 3-8 (FSA MATH)
April 17 - 28
(Paper-Based Accommodations)

April 17 - May 12 (Computer-Based)
Spring End of Course Exams: Florida Standards Assessment End-of-Course Assessments Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 (FSA EOC) - Summative
{More information: http://www.fsassessments.org/ }
Grades 6-12, Students enrolled in Algebra, Algebra 2, or Geometry course
April 17 - May 12 (Paper-Based Accommodations)

April 17 - May 19 (Computer-Based)
Spring End of Course Exams: Biology 1, Civics, US History EOC Assessments (NGSSS EOC) - Summative
{More information: http://fcat.fldoe.org/eoc/ }
Grades 6-12, Students enrolled in Biology 1, Civics, or U.S. History EOC courses
May 2 & 3
(Paper-Based)
All Grade 5 students in attendance this day must take the Science Assessment Districtwide.
Administered as 2 sessions over 2 Days.
Makeups may continue until May 5th, 2017
Statewide Science Assessment - Summative
{More information: http://www.fldoe.org/accountability/assessments/k-12-student-assessment/science.stml }
Grade 5
May 3rd
(Paper-Based)
All Grade 8 students in attendance this day must take the Science Assessment Districtwide.
Administered as 2 sessions in 1 Day.
Makeups may continue until May 5th, 2017
Statewide Science Assessment - Summative
{More information: http://www.fldoe.org/accountability/assessments/k-12-student-assessment/science.stml }
Grade 8
May 8 – June 2
(Computer-Based)
iReady Diagnostic Administration Period 3 - Interim
NWEA MAP Administration Period 3 - Interim
Select grade levels at participating schools
May 8 – 12
(Paper-Based)
Primary Reading End-Of-Year Assessment, Grades 1 and 2 – Summative All 1st and 2nd Grade Students
May 22 – 25
(Paper-Based)
12th Grade Final Exams - Summative Grade 12, All high school courses
May Pending Release of FSA scores
(Paper-Based)
Grade 3 (Alternative for Promotion) - Summative Grade 3 students who did not pass FSA
June 5 – 8
(Paper-Based)
Grades 9-11 Semester Final Exams - Summative Grades 9-11, All high school courses
May 1 – 5
(Paper-Based)
Week 1, Advanced Placement Exams - Summative
{More information: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/exam/calendar/index.html }
AP Students
May 8 – 12
(Paper-Based)
Week 2, Advanced Placement Exams - Summative
{More information: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/exam/calendar/index.html }
AP Students
July 17 - 21 (Paper-Based Accommodations)

July 17 - 21 (Computer-Based)
Summer End of Course Exams: NGSSS Aligned Algebra 1 Retake, Biology 1, Civics, U.S. History (NGSSS EOC) - Summative
{More information: http://fcat.fldoe.org/eoc/ }
Students who are retaking the NGSSS Aligned Algebra 1 Retake EOC to meet graduation requirement and students who need the Biology 1, Civics, or U.S. History EOC for course credit (see Policy 6000.1 for additional information)
July 17 - 21 (Paper-Based Accommodations)

July 17 - 21 (Computer-Based)
Summer End of Course Exams: Florida Standards Assessment End-of-Course Assessments Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 (FSA EOC) [Computer Based] - Summative
{More information: http://www.fsassessments.org/ }
Students who did not meet the graduation requirement on the FSA Algebra 1 EOC and students need the Geometry or Algebra 2 EOCs for course credit (see Policy 6000.1 for additional information)
Year Round
(Paper-Based)
SAT - Summative
{More information: http://sat.collegeboard.org/ }
Grades 9-12
Year Round
(Paper-Based)
ACT - Summative
{More information: http://www.actstudent.org/ }
Grades 9-12
 
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