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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2013-2014

 Revised 1/28/2014 
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Date Event (Schools must follow posted session schedules) Targeted Student Population Rationale Anticipated Results Availability

SEMESTER 1

August 5 – August 9 Summer End-of-Course (EOC) Administration: Algebra 1, US History, Geometry & Biology 1 Grades 6-12, Students who did not pass EOC FDOE

Graduation requirement, Florida School Grades

High Quality Instruction
Late August
August 19 – October 1 Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener (FLKRS, FAIR-K and ECHOS) Window Kindergarten, All elementary schools FDOE

Diagnostic assessment

High Quality Instruction
Teachers have immediate access

Early December from State
August 20 - October 15 (Day 2 – Day 40) Florida Assessment for Instruction In Reading (FAIR, Select Schools) AP1 Grades 1-12, Select schools FDOE

Strategic Plan Goal, Progress monitoring

Continuous Improvement
Mid October District results

Teachers have immediate access to student level
August 26 – August 30 District Writing Prompt (1) Grades 4, 8, & 10 DA schools District

Progress monitoring

Continuous Improvement
Mid September District results

Teachers have immediate access to student level
September - November TBD Program for International Student Assessment (PISA, Select Schools) Random selection of 15 year old students, Select schools International

Chart national progress against international standards

High Quality Instruction
 
September 16 - 20 Fall EOC Exams: US History, Biology 1, Algebra 1, & Geometry (subjects must be tested in this order) Grades 6-12, Students who did not pass EOC FDOE

Graduation requirement, Florida School Grades

High Quality Instruction
Mid October
September 23 – 30*

*No testing on September 26
District Benchmark Assessment Test (BAT 1) Elementary Schools Grades 3 -5, Schools have a choice to opt in or out District

Progress monitoring; 10 weeks of I & I, prior to BAT 2; Early FCAT predictions

Continuous Improvement
Mid October
September 23 – 27*

*No testing on September 26
District Benchmark Assessment Test (BAT 1) Middle and High Schools Grades 6 -10, Schools have a choice to opt in or out District

Progress monitoring; 10 weeks of I & I, prior to BAT 2; Early FCAT predictions

Continuous Improvement
Mid October
October - May TBD Post-Secondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) Grades 9 -12, Students who did not pass FCAT, Graduation requirement FDOE

Graduation requirement, College readiness, Florida School Grades

High Quality Instruction
Results at school when taken

Posted to Virtual Counselor Mid December, Mid March, and Early June
October 7 – 11 Main Administration Window

October 14 – 18 Fall Reading Retake Make-up Administration Window (if necessary)
Fall FCAT 2.0 Reading Retakes computer-based (Grades 11, 12, Retained 10, and Adult Education) Grades 10-12, and adult students who did not pass FCAT, Graduation requirement FDOE

Graduation requirement, School Improvement Plan, Florida School Grades

High Quality Instruction
Late November
October 16 PSAT/NMSQT [For More Information, Please Visit www.collegeboard.com] Grade 10 all students, Grade 11, Select students National

Practice for SAT, Identify students for the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) School Level; Comparison on Critical Reading, Mathematics, Writing, and percentage on track for CCR

Continuous Improvement
January

SEMESTER 2

November 18 - November 22 District Writing Prompt (2) Grades 4, 8, & 10 All schools District

Progress monitoring

Continuous Improvement
Early December
November 22 – January 30 (Day 66 – 100) Florida Assessment for Instruction In Reading (FAIR, Select Schools) AP 2 Grades K-12 FDOE

Progress monitoring

Continuous Improvement
Early February
December 2 - 19 Winter EOC Exams: US History, Biology 1, Algebra 1, & Geometry (subjects must be tested in this order) Grades 6-12, Students who did not pass  EOC FDOE

Graduation requirement, Florida School Grades

High Quality Instruction
Late January
December 3 - 4 FCAT 2.0 Writing Prompt Field Test Grades 4, 8, and 10 (Select Schools) Grades 4, 8, 10, Select schools FDOE

School Improvement Plan

High Quality Instruction
No results reported
December 16 – 19 High School Semester Exams Grades 9-12, All high schools District

Progress monitoring

Continuous Improvement
Results at school
January 13 – 17 District Benchmark Assessment Test (BAT 2) Grades 3 -10 District

Progress monitoring; 10 weeks of I & I, prior to FCAT 2.0; Mid-Year FCAT predictions

Continuous Improvement
Early February
January 27 – 31 Primary Reading Mid-Year Assessment (Grades 1 and 2) Grades 1- 2, All elementary schools District

Progress monitoring

Continuous Improvement
Results at school
January - March (TBD) National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP, Select Schools) Grades 4,8,12, random selection of students, Select schools National

Chart state progress against national standards

High Quality Instruction
 
January - May Portfolio Assessment Reading Comprehension Grade 3 District

Alternative promotion criteria

Continuous Improvement
Results at school
February 24- March 20 Florida Alternate Assessment Administration (FAA) Grades 3-10, SWD students FDOE

Florida School Grades

High Quality Instruction
Late May
February 24 – May 20 (Day 116 – 170) Florida Assessment for Instruction In Reading (FAIR, Select Schools) AP 3 Grades K-12, Select schools FDOE

Progress monitoring

Continuous Improvement
Late May
February 25 - 26 FCAT 2.0 Writing Assessment Grades 4, 8, & 10 (make ups only on February 26) Grades 4, 8, & 10 FDOE

Florida School Grades

High Quality Instruction
Late May
March 3 - April 4 (tentative) Comprehensive English Language Learning Assessment (CELLA) Grades K-12, ELL students FDOE

Serve needs of English Language Learners

High Quality Instruction
Late May
March 3 - 14 CogAT, Grade 2 Grade 2, All elementary schools District

Pre-screening for Gifted status.

Continuous Improvement
Early April
April 7 – 11 (with make-up days April 14 and 15) Spring FCAT 1.0 Mathematics Retakes computer-based (Grades AD) Adult Students FDOE Mid May
April 7 – 11 (with make-up days April 14 and 15) Spring FCAT 2.0 Reading Retakes computer-based (Grades 11, 12, Retained 10, and AD) Grades 10, 11, 12 FDOE

School Improvement Plan, School Grade

High Quality Instruction
Mid May
April 22 – 25* FCAT 2.0 Paper-Based Assessment April 22 & 23- Reading Grades 3, 4, and 5*.

April 23- Mathematics Grades 7 and 8†.

April 24 & 25- Mathematics Grades 3, 4 & Science Grade 5*

April 24- Science Grade 8†
FDOE

School Improvement Plan, Florida School Grades

High Quality Instruction
Grade 3: Late May, All Others Early June
April 21 – April 30 FCAT 2.0 Computer-Based Assessment April 21-30 - Reading Grades 6 and 10*

April 21-30 Reading Grade 7*

(7th Reading may not be assessed on April 23rd)
FDOE

School Improvement Plan, Florida School Grades

High Quality Instruction
Early June
April 28 – May 7 FCAT 2.0 Computer-Based Assessment Mathematics Grade 5*

Mathematics Grade 6†

Reading Grades 8, and 9*
FDOE

School Improvement Plan, Florida School Grades

High Quality Instruction
Early June
1.) US History/Civics must end by May 16, 2014*

3.) Algebra 1 must end by May 16, 2014*

2.) Biology 1 must end by May 22, 2014*

4.) Geometry must end by May 22, 2014*

All make-up days have been cancelled in 2014

* Subjects may be administered in ANY order, by school, based on the needs of students within that school. One subject test does not need to be completed before another begins, and subject tests may be administered concurrently. All subjects may begin on April 21; however, districts must complete all testing by the designated date for each subject area.
Spring End-Of-Course Exams: Testing for all EOC subjects may begin on April 21, 2014. Subjects may be tested in any order by school and finished by the dates listed to the left. All subjects may be tested concurrently. Schools will need to test US History, Civics and Algebra first to be able to finish by the May 16th deadline. Therefore the order shown at left is highly recommended. Grades 6-12 enrolled EOC students FDOE

Graduation requirement, Florida School Grades

High Quality Instruction
Individual student scores released two-four weeks after administration.
May 5 - 16 Advanced Placement Exams [Scheduling Information Available at www.collegeboard.com] Grades 9-12, All high schools National College credit, Florida School Grades

High Quality Instruction
July-Individual results

October-District results
May TBD Stanford Achievement Test – Tenth Edition (SAT-10), Grade 3 (Alternative for Promotion) Grade 3 who did not pass FCAT FDOE approved District test

Alternative promotion requirement

High Quality Instruction
Early June
May 12 - 16 Primary Reading and Mathematics End-Of-Year Assessment (Grades 1 and 2) Grades 1- 2, All Elementary Schools District

Primary reading test is a promotion requirement

High Quality Instruction
Late May
May 19 - 22 Grade 12 Semester Final Exams Grade 12, All High Schools District

Student Learning

High Quality Instruction
Results at school
June 2 – 5 Grades 9-11 Semester Final Exams Grades 9-11, All High Schools District

Student Learning

High Quality Instruction
Results at school
* All reading and all Elementary math & science consist of two separate sessions over two days
† Middle School Math and Science consist of two sessions in one day
 
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