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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2015-2016

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Date Assessment
(Schools must follow posted session schedules)
Targeted Student Population
August 24 - October 7 (Instructional Day 1 - Day 30)
(Paper-Based with Computer Entry)
Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener Work Sampling System (FLKRS-WSS)
{More information: http://fldoe.org/academics/standards/just-read-fl/fair/public-school.stml }
Kindergarten (KG), All elementary schools
August 24 - October 30 (AP1)
(Computer-Based)
Florida Assessment for Instruction In Reading (FAIR-FS) AP1
{More information: http://www.justreadflorida.com/instrreading.asp}
Grades 3-12, All schools Struggling Readers (FCAT 2.0 Achievement Level 1 or 2)
August 24 - October 22
(Paper-Based)
Running Record Assessment (DRA, DRA2, Rigby, or BAS) Quarter 1
{More information: http://www.browardschools.com/departments/Academics}
All KG, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade Students
August 31 - September 4
(Paper-Based)
3rd Grade Alternative Promotion using 2015 BAFS Grade 3 (retained students) Elementary schools
September 15 - 18 (Paper-Based Accommodations)

September 15 - 25 (Computer-Based)
Fall End of Course Exams: Florida Standards Assessment End-of-Course Assessments Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 (FSA EOC)
{More information: http://www.fsassessments.org/}
Students who did not meet the graduation requirement on the Spring or Summer 2015 FSA Algebra 1 EOC and students need the Geometry or Algebra 2 EOCs for course credit (see Policy 6000.1 for additional information)
October 12 - 16 (Paper-Based Accommodations)

October 12 - 30 (Computer-Based)
Fall End of Course Exams: NGSSS Standards End-of-Course Assessments Algebra 1 Retake, Civics, Biology & U.S. History (NGSSS EOC)
{More information: http://fcat.fldoe.org/eoc/}
Students who are retaking the NGSSS Aligned Algebra 1 Retake EOC to meet graduation and students who need the Biology 1, Civics, or U.S. History EOC for course credit (see Policy 6000.1 for additional information)
October 12 - 16 (Paper-Based Accommodations)

October 12 - 30 (Computer-Based)
FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake
{More information: http://www.fldoe.org/asp/}
Grade 12, and adult students who did not meet the FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake testing Graduation requirement (see Policy 6000.1)
October 12 - 16 (Paper-Based Accommodations)

October 12 - 23 (Writing Test)

October 12 - 30 (Computer-Based)
FSA English Language Arts Grade 10 Retake (Writing and Reading portions) Writing must be completed first
{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 14
(Paper-Based)
Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT)
{More Information: http://www.collegeboard.com}
Grade 10 all students, Grade 11, select students
October 26 - January 7
(Paper-Based)
Running Record Assessment (DRA, DRA2, Rigby, or BAS) Quarter 2
{More information: http://www.browardschools.com/departments/Academics}
All KG, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade Students
October 19 - June 9
(Paper-Based Accommodations)

October 19 - June 9
(Computer-Based)
Post-Secondary Education Readiness Test (PERT)
{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 2 - February 5 (AP2)
(Computer-Based)
Florida Assessment for Instruction In Reading (FAIR-FS) AP 2
{More information: http://www.justreadflorida.com/instrreading.asp}
Grades 3-12, All schools Struggling Readers (FCAT 2.0 Achievement Level 1 or 2)
November 30 - December 11 (Paper-Based Accommodations)

November 30 - December 18 (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]
{More information: http://fcat.fldoe.org/eoc/}
Students who are retaking the NGSSS Aligned Algebra 1 Retake EOC to meet graduation and students who need the Biology 1, Civics, or U.S. History EOC for course credit (see Policy 6000.1 for additional information)
November 30 - December 11 (Paper-Based Accommodations)

November 30 - December 18 (Computer-Based)
Winter End of Course Exams: Florida Standards Assessment End-of-Course Assessments Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 (FSA EOC) [Computer Based]
{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 15 - 18
(Paper-Based)
High School Semester Exams Grades 9-12, All high school courses
January 11 - March 17
(Paper-Based)
Running Record Assessment (DRA, DRA2, Rigby, or BAS) Quarter 3
{More information: http://www.browardschools.com/departments/Academics}
All KG, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade Students
January 11 - 22, 2016 (Mandatory Tier 2 Schools)

January 25 – February 5, 2016 (Additional Mandatory Schools)

January 25 – February 19, 2016 (Opt-in and Charter Participating Schools)
Broward Standards Assessment (BSA replaces the BAFS) District Interim Assessment (ELA grades 3-10, Math grades 3-8) Grades 3-10
January 25 - March 4
(Computer-Based)
National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP)
{More information: http://www.fldoe.org/asp/naep/}
Grades 4,8,12, Reading, Math, Writing, Arts (Music or Visual Arts, Paper-Based Test) Random selection of students, at Select schools
February 8 - March 17
(Paper-Based)
ACCESS for ELLs (Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners) (ACCESS replaces CELLA) {More information: http://www.wida.us/membership/states/Florida.aspx} Grades KG-12, ELL students
February 8 - June 3 (AP3)
(Computer-Based)
Florida Assessment for Instruction In Reading (FAIR-FS) AP 3
{More information: http://www.justreadflorida.com/instrreading.asp}
Grades 3-12, All schools Struggling Readers (FCAT 2.0 Achievement Level 1 or 2)
February 29 - April 15 (Paper-Based) Florida Standards Alternate Assessment Administration (FSAA)
(FSAA Replaces the FAA)
{More information: http://www.fldoe.org/asp/altassessment.asp}
Grades 3-8 ELA, Grades 3-8 Math, Grades 4-8 Writing (field test) Grades 5 & 8 Science, SWD students, All schools
March 1 (Paper-Based and Paper Based Accommodations)

All students taking a paper based test, in attendance on this day must test.  (Grades 4-7 Paper based tests and Paper-Based Accommodations for Grades 8-10 students). 

Makeups for students absent on March 1st may continue through March 4th. 
Florida Standards Assessment English Language Arts-Writing Component (FSA ELA-WRITE)
{More information: http://www.fsassessments.org/}
Grades 4-7 (Paper-Based)

Grades 8-10 (Paper Based Accommodations for Computer Based Tests)
February 29 - March 11 (Computer-Based) Florida Standards Assessment English Language Arts-Writing Component (FSA ELA-WRITE)
{More information: http://www.fsassessments.org/}
Grades 8-10 (Computer-Based) & Retake English Language Arts- Writing
March 28 - June 9
(Paper-Based)
Running Record Assessment (DRA, DRA2, Rigby, or BAS) Quarter 4
{More information: http://www.browardschools.com/departments/Academics}
All KG, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade Students
March 28 - April 1 (Paper-Based Accommodations)

March 28 - April 8 (Computer-Based)
FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake
{More information: http://www.fldoe.org/asp/}
Grade 12, and adult students who did not meet the FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake testing Graduation requirement (see Policy 6000.1)
March 28 - April 1 (Paper-Based Accommodations)

March 28 - April 8 (Computer-Based)
Spring End of Course Exams: Algebra 1 retake (NGSSS EOC)
{More information: http://fcat.fldoe.org/eoc/}
Grades 6-12, Students who did not pass Algebra 1 EOC. (see Policy 6000.1 for additional information)
March 28 - April 8
(Paper-Based Accommodations)

March 28 - April 8 (Computer-Based)
FSA English Language Arts Grade 10 Retake (Reading portion only)
{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 29 (session 1) - March 30 (session 2)
(Paper-Based Grade 3 ELA)

All students in attendance must test on these two dates. Makeups will continue through April 8th.
Florida Standards Assessment Grade 3 English Language Arts
{More information: http://www.fsassessments.org/}
Grades 3, All schools
March 31 (session 1) - April 1 (session 2)
(Paper-Based Grade 3 & 4 Math)

All students in attendance must test on these two dates. Makeups will continue through April 8th.
Florida Standards Assessment Grade 3 & 4 Mathematics
{More information: http://www.fsassessments.org/}
Grades 3 & 4, All schools
April 4 - 15
(Paper-Based)
Cognative Abilities Test (CogAT)
{More information: http://www.riversidepublishing.com/products/group/cogat6/input.jsp}
Grade 2, All elementary schools
April 4 - 29
(Paper-Based)
Florida Standards Alternate Assessment Administration (FSAA) (FSAA Replaces the FAA)
{More information: http://www.fldoe.org/asp/altassessment.asp}
Grades 9 & 10 ELA, Grades 9 & 10 Writing (field test), Algebra 1, Biology 1, and Geometry EOC’s, SWD students, All schools
April 11 - 22
(Paper-Based Accommodations)

April 11 - May 6 (Computer-Based)
Florida Standards Assessment English Language Arts (FSA ELA)
Florida Standards Assessment Math (FSA MATH)
{More information: http://www.fsassessments.org/}
Grades 4-10 (FSA ELA)
Grades 5-8 (FSA MATH)
April 6th (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 6th, 2016
FCAT 2.0 Science
{More information: http://www.fldoe.org/asp/}
Grade 8
April 12 & 13 (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 6th, 2016
FCAT 2.0 Science
{More information: http://www.fldoe.org/asp/}
Grade 5
April 18 - 29
(Paper-Based Accommodations)

April 18 - May 13 (Computer-Based)
Spring End of Course Exams: Florida Standards Assessment End-of-Course Assessments Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 (FSA EOC)
{More information: http://www.fsassessments.org/}
Grades 6-12, Students enrolled in Algebra, Algebra 2, or Geometry courses
April 18 - May 13 (Paper-Based Accommodations)

April 18 - May 20 (Computer-Based)
Spring End of Course Exams: Biology 1, Civics, US History EOC Assessments (NGSSS EOC)
{More information: http://fcat.fldoe.org/eoc/}
Grades 6-12, Students enrolled in Biology 1, Civics, or U.S. History EOC courses
May 9 - 13
(Paper-Based)
Primary Reading End-Of-Year Assessment, Grades 1 and 2 (Alternative for Promotion) All 1st and 2nd Grade Students
May 23 - 26
(Paper-Based)
Grade 12 Semester Final Exams Grade 12, All high school courses
May Pending Release of FSA scores
(Paper-Based)
Stanford Achievement Test – Tenth Edition (SAT-10), Grade 3 (Alternative for Promotion) Grade 3 students who did not pass FSA
June 6 - 9
(Paper-Based)
Grades 9 - 11 Semester Final Exams Grades 9 - 11, All high school courses
May 2 - 6
(Paper-Based)
Week 1, Advanced Placement Exams
{More information: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/exam/calendar/index.html}
AP Students
May 9 - 13
(Paper-Based)
Week 2, Advanced Placement Exams
{More information: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/exam/calendar/index.html}
AP Students
July 18 - 22 (Paper-Based Accommodations)

July 18 - 22 (Computer-Based)
Summer End of Course Exams: NGSSS Aligned Algebra 1 Retake, Biology 1, Civics, U.S. History (NGSSS EOC)
{More information: http://fcat.fldoe.org/eoc/}
Students who are retaking the NGSSS Aligned Algebra 1 Retake EOC to meet graduation and students who need the Biology 1, Civics, or U.S. History EOC for course credit (see Policy 6000.1 for additional information)
July 18 - 22 (Paper-Based Accommodations)

July 18 - 22 (Computer-Based)
Summer End of Course Exams: Florida Standards Assessment End-of-Course Assessments Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 (FSA EOC) [Computer-Based]
{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 SAT
{More information: http://sat.collegeboard.org/}
Grades 9-12
Year Round ACT
{More information: http://www.actstudent.org/}
Grades 9-12
 
Prior Year Assessment Calendars: