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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2017-2018

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Date Assessment
(Schools must follow posted session schedules)
Targeted Student Population
August 21 – October 12 (Instructional
Day 1 - Day 30)
(Computer-Based)
Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener (FLKRS- STAR Early Literacy) - Formative/Progress Monitoring
{More information: http://www.fldoe.org/accountability/assessments/k-12-student-assessment/flkrs}
Kindergarten (KG), All elementary schools
August 21 –
November 17
(Computer-Based)
Florida Assessment for Instruction In Reading (FAIR-FS) AP1 - Formative/Progress Monitoring
{More information: http://www.fldoe.org/academics/standards/just-read-fl/fair/public-school.stml}
Grades 6-12, All schools Struggling Readers (FSA Achievement Level 1 or 2)
August 21 –
November 30
(Paper-Based)
Benchmark Assessment System (BAS) Running Record AP1 - 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 21 - October 19 (Paper-Based) Letter Names, Letter Sounds, and Concepts of Print
Quarter 1 - Formative/Progress Monitoring
All KG Students
August 29 -
October 6
(Computer-Based)
iReady Diagnostic Administration Period 1 - Interim Select grade levels at participating schools
September – October Florida Standards Alternate Assessment Administration Datafolio Data Collection Perid (FSAA) - Summative
{More information: http://www.fldoe.org/asp/altassessment.asp}
Grades 3-8 Math
Grades 3-10 ELA Reading and Writing
Grades 5 & 8 Science
End-of-Course Assessments(Algebra 1, Biology 1, Civics, Geometry, U.S. History) SWD Students, All schools
September 18 - 27 (Paper-Based) 3rd Grade Mid-Year Alternative Promotion - Summative Grade 3 (retained students) Elementary schools
September 18 - October 6 (Computer-Based & Paper-Based Accommodated) Fall End of Course Exams: Florida Standards Assessment End-of-Course Assessments Algebra 1 & Geometry (FSA EOC) - Summative
{More information: http://www.fsassessments.org/}
Students who did not meet the graduation requirement on the Spring or Summer 2017 FSA Algebra 1 EOC and students who need the Geometry EOC for course credit (see Policy 6000.1 for additional information)
September 18 - October 20 (Computer-Based & Paper-Based Accommodated) Fall End of Course Exams: NGSSS Standards End-of-Course Assessments Civics, Biology & U.S. History (NGSSS EOC) - Summative
{More information: http://fcat.fldoe.org/eoc/}
Students who need the Biology 1, Civics, or U.S. History EOC for course credit (see Policy 6000.1 for additional information)
September 18 - October 20 (Computer-Based & Paper-Based Accommodated) 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)
September 18 - October 6 (Writing Test Computer-Based & Paper-Based Accommodated)

September 18 - October 13 (Reading Test Computer-Based & Paper-Based Accommodated)
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 11
(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 16 – Pending State release of alternate Concordance

(Computer-Based Paper-Based Accommodations)
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)
October 23 –
December 22
(Paper-Based)
Letter Names, Letter Sounds, and Concepts of Print
Quarter 2 - Formative/Progress Monitoring
All KG Students
November – December Florida Standards Alternate Assessment Administration Datafolio Data Collection Perid (FSAA) - Summative
{More information: http://www.fldoe.org/asp/altassessment.asp}
Grades 3-8 Math
Grades 3-10 ELA Reading and Writing
Grades 5 & 8 Science
End-of-Course Assessments(Algebra 1, Biology 1, Civics, Geometry, U.S. History) SWD Students, All schools
November 6 –
February 9
(Computer-Based)
Florida Assessment for Instruction In Reading (FAIR-FS) AP 2 - Formative/Progress Monitoring
{More information: http://www.fldoe.org/academics/standards/just-read-fl/fair/public-school.stml}
Grades 6-12, All schools Struggling Readers (FSA Achievement Level 1 or 2)
November 27 - December 15 (Computer-Based & Paper-Based Accommodated) Winter End of Course Exams: NGSSS Standards End-of -Course Assessments Civics, Biology & U.S. History (NGSSS EOC) [Computer Based] - Summative
{More information: http://fcat.fldoe.org/eoc/}
Students who need the Biology 1, Civics, or U.S. History EOC for course credit (see Policy 6000.1 for additional information)
November 27 - December 15 (Computer-Based & Paper-Based Accommodated) Winter End of Course Exams: Florida Standards Assessment End-of-Course Assessments Algebra 1 & Geometry (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 EOC for course credit (see Policy 6000.1 for additional information)
December 1 –
February 28
(Paper-Based)
Benchmark Assessment System (BAS) Running Record AP2 - 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
December 19-22 (Paper-Based) High School Semester Exams- Summative Grades 9-12, All high school courses
January 10 – February 9 (Computer-Based) iReady Diagnostic Administration Period 2 – Interim Select grade levels at participating schools
January 16 – February 10
(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 assessments ELA and Math Grades 3-8, Science Grades 5 & 8 and
Students taking Civics, US History, and Biology courses
Optional at participating schools
January 11 - March 22
(Paper-Based)
Letter Names, Letter Sounds, and Concepts of Print
Quarter 3 - Formative/Progress Monitoring
All KG Students
January 29 - March 9
(Computer-Based)
National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) - Summative/Evaluative
{More information: http://www.fldoe.org/asp/naep/}
Civics, Geography, U.S. History Random, and Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL): Grade 8
Reading and Math Digitally Based Pilot Assessments: Grade 12
Science Digitally Based Pilot Assessments: Grades 4, 8 & 12 Random selection of students, at Select schools
January 29 - March 22
(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 – March Florida Standards Alternate Assessment Administration Datafolio Data Collection Perid (FSAA) - Summative
{More information: http://www.fldoe.org/asp/altassessment.asp}
Grades 3-8 Math
Grades 3-10 ELA Reading and Writing
Grades 5 & 8 Science
End-of-Course Assessments(Algebra 1, Biology 1, Civics, Geometry, U.S. History) SWD Students, All schools
February 12 - June 6
(Computer-Based)
Florida Assessment for Instruction In Reading (FAIR-FS) AP 3 - Formative/Progress Monitoring
{More information: http://www.fldoe.org/academics/standards/just-read-fl/fair/public-school.stml}
Grades 6-12, All schools Struggling Readers (FSA Achievement Level 1 or 2)
February 26 - April 13 (Paper/Computer Based) Florida Standards Alternate Assessment Administration Performance Tasks (FSAA) - Summative
{More information: http://www.fldoe.org/asp/altassessment.asp}
Grades 3-8 ELA & Math
Grades 4-8 Writing
Grades 5 & 8 Science
Civics EOC SWD students, All schools
March 1 – May 25
(Paper-Based)
Benchmark Assessment System (BAS) Running Record AP3 - 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
March 12 - April 27 (Paper/Computer Based) Florida Standards Alternate Assessment Administration Performance Tasks (FSAA) - Summative
{More information: http://www.fldoe.org/asp/altassessment.asp}
Grades 9 & 10 ELA, Grades 9 & 10 Writing Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History and Geometry EOC’s SWD students, All schools
February 26 – March 2 Grade 10 ELA Writing Retake Writing must be completed for an ELA score. - 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 1 – March 9
(Computer-Based & Paper-Based Accommodations)
Florida Standards Assessment English Language Arts-Writing Component (FSA ELA-WRITE) - Summative
{More information: http://www.fsassessments.org/}
Grades 8-10
March 6
(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 March 6 may continue through
March 9.
Florida Standards Assessment English Language Arts-Writing Component (FSA ELA-WRITE) - Summative
{More information: http://www.fsassessments.org/}
Grades 4-7 (Paper-Based)
March 7
(Paper-Based)
March 21 - Makeup
SAT School Day - Summative Grade 11 all students and Grade 12 students who have not passed ELA
March 19 – April 6

No Testing March 26- 30 – Spring Break

(Computer-Based & Paper-Based Accommodations)
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 19 – April 6

No Testing March 26-30 – Spring Break

(Computer-Based & Paper-Based Accommodations)
Spring FSA End of Course Exams: FSA-EOC Algebra 1 Retakes (for all retaking students) - Summative
{More information: http://www.fsassessments.org/}
All students retaking the FSA Algebra 1 EOC, who have not met the Graduation Requirement on a prior attempt (see Policy 6000.1 for additional information
March 19 – April 6

No Testing March 26-30 – Spring Break

(Computer-Based & Paper-Based Accommodations)
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)
April 2- June 6
(Paper-Based)
Letter Names, Letter Sounds, and Concepts of Print
Quarter 4 - Formative/Progress Monitoring
All KG Students
April 10 (session 1) – April 11 (session 2)
(Paper-Based Grade 3 ELA)

All students in attendance must test on these two dates. Makeups will continue through April 13.
Spring Florida Standards Assessment Grade 3 English Language Arts (FSA ELA) - Summative
{More information: http://www.fsassessments.org/}
Grade 3, All schools
March 12-22
(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 16 - May 11 (Computer-Based & Paper Based Accommodations) 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 16 - May 11 (Computer-Based & Paper Based Accommodations Spring End of Course Exams: Florida Standards Assessment End-of-Course Assessments Algebra 1 & Geometry (FSA EOC) - Summative
{More information: http://www.fsassessments.org/}
Grades 6-12, Students enrolled in Algebra 1 or Geometry courses
April 16 - May 11 (Computer-Based & Paper Based Accommodations 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 1 & 2
(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 4th, 2018
Statewide Science Assessment - Summative
{More information: http://www.fldoe.org/accountability/assessments/k-12-student-assessment/science.stml}
Grade 5
May 1
(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 4th, 2018
Statewide Science Assessment - Summative
{More information: http://www.fldoe.org/accountability/assessments/k-12-student-assessment/science.stml}
Grade 8
Must Completed by
May 4
Grade 3 Performance Based Portfolio Formative/Progress Monitoring All 3rd Grade Students
May 7 – June 1
(Computer-Based)
iReady Diagnostic Administration Period 3 - Interim Select grade levels at participating schools
May 7 – 11
(Paper-Based)
Primary Reading End-Of-Year Assessment, Grades 1 and 2 – Summative All 1st and 2nd Grade Students
May 21 – 24
(Paper-Based)
12th Grade Final Exams - Summative Grade 12, All high school courses
May 22 - Pending release of FSA scores(Paper-Based) Grade 3 (Alternative for Promotion) - Summative Grade 3 students who did not pass FSA
June 1 – 6
(Paper-Based)
Grades 9-11 Semester Final Exams - Summative Grades 9-11, All high school courses
May TBD
(Paper-Based)
Week 1, Advanced Placement Exams - Summative
{More information: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/exam/calendar/index.html}
AP Students
May TBD
(Paper-Based)
Week 2, Advanced Placement Exams - Summative
{More information: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/exam/calendar/index.html}
AP Students
July 16 - 19 (Computer-Based & Paper-Based Accommodations) Summer End of Course Exams: NGSSS Aligned Biology 1, Civics, U.S. History (NGSSS EOC) - Summative
{More information: http://fcat.fldoe.org/eoc/}
Students who need the Biology 1, Civics, or U.S. History EOC for course credit (see Policy 6000.1 for additional information)
July 16 - 19 (Computer-Based & Paper-Based Accommodations) Summer End of Course Exams: Florida Standards Assessment End-of-Course Assessments Algebra 1 & Geometry (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 EOC for course credit (see Policy 6000.1 for additional information)
Year Round National Test Dates
(Paper-Based)
SAT - Summative
{More information: http://sat.collegeboard.org/}
Grades 9-12
Year Round National Test Dates
(Paper-Based)
ACT - Summative
{More information: http://www.actstudent.org/}
Grades 9-12
 
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