Florida’s Required Assessments

Florida’s Required Assessments
Assessments
Requirement
Statutory
Reference
Florida Standards
Assessment
     English/Language Arts (ELA) – Grades 3 –
11
Must PASS to be promoted
to 4th grade.
Must PASS 10th
Grade Assessment to Graduate from High School
1008.22
1008.25
1003.4282
1012.34
Algebra I EOC
Must PASS to Graduate
from High School
1008.22
1008.25
1003.4282
1012.34
Florida Standards
Assessment
     Writing (incorporated into ELA) – Grades
4 – 11
Must TAKE as part of ELA
1008.22
1008.25
1012.34
Florida Standards
Assessment
     Mathematics – Grades 3 – 8
Must TAKE
1008.22
1008.25
1012.34
FCAT 2.0 Science –
Grades 5 & 8
Must TAKE
1008.22
1008.25
1012.34
Geometry, Algebra II,
Biology 1, U.S. History, Civics EOCs
Must TAKE; counts as 30%
of final course grade.
1008.22
1008.25
1012.34
FL Kindergarten
Readiness Screener (FLKRS) enter on FAIR (Florida Assessments for Instruction
in Reading) System within first 30 school days
Must TAKE
1002.69
FAIR – Grades K-12 – 2
times year; 3 times for K-3 and lowest achieving students required as part of
Comprehensive Research-Based Reading Plan
Must TAKE
Rule 6A-6.053
IB, AP, AICE, Cambridge
Must TAKE and PASS based
on program requirements
1008.22
1012.34
PSAT, SAT, ACT, and
Industry Certification
Depends on use of
Assessment – could be for concordant scores to replace FSA or credit for
industry certification
1008.22
1003.4282
SAT 10  for Grades 1 and 2 and for Grade 3 Level 1
Students
Must TAKE
1008022
1008.25
Dual Enrollment Exams
Must TAKE and PASS based
on program/course requirements
1003.4282
Postsecondary Education
Readiness Test (PERT)
Must TAKE if 11th
Grade Student in Reading Achievement Levels 2 and 3 and/or Math Levels 2, 3,
and 4.
1008.3
Semester Exams
Must TAKE
District Requirement and
expected as part of assessment/evaluation/pay for performance
1008.22
1008.25
1012.34
Comprehensive English
Language Learning Assessment – K-12 (CELLA)
Must TAKE
Federal, Title III
Required
Rule 6A-6.0902
Alternate Assessment for
Students with Significant Disabilities (FAA) – K-12
Must TAKE unless granted
waiver/exemption
1008.22
1012.34
Formative Assessments/Progress
Monitoring/Differentiated Accountability (low performing schools) – K-12
Must TAKE
1008.33
National Assessment of
Educational Progress (NAEP)
Optional and Selected
Students
Federal/State Request
Local assessments –
Measurement of Student Performance in ALL SUBJECTS AND GRADE LEVELS Required
– K-12
Except for
subjects/grade levels measured under Statewide, Standardized Assessment System;
each district SHALL ADMINISTER for EACH COURSE offered a local assessment
1008.22
Various VAM Assessments
and EOCs generated by teachers, principals, districts, consortia or purchased
– districts required to develop from 200 – 1200 EOCs; used for
teacher/principal evaluations.  These may
or may not be duplicative of the local assessment referenced above
Must TAKE
1012.34
1002.69 – Statewide
kindergarten screening, kindergarten readiness rates; state-approved
prekindergarten enrollment screening; good cause exemption
1003.4282 – Requirements
for a standard high school diploma
1008.22 – Student
assessment program for public schools
1008.25 – Public school
student progression; remedial instruction; reporting requirements
1008.3 – Common placement
testing for public postsecondary education
1008.33 – Authority to
enforce public school improvement
1012.34 – Personnel
evaluation procedures and criteria
Rule 6A-6.053 – K-12
Comprehensive Research-Based Reading Plan

Rule 6A-6.0902 –
Requirements for Identification, Eligibility, and Programmatic Assessments of
English Language Learners.

5 Replies to “Florida’s Required Assessments”

  1. This information needs to be shared widely, especially with Florida parents. Thanks, Chris, for putting it all in one place.

  2. Yeah, I went to a private Christian school growing up, and I never had to pass ANY test to graduate from high school or go on to the next grade level. Sure, I took the SAT, but that was to compete at the college level. Did you know that the ACT concordant score for the Reading FCAT is 19, which is considered college ready? How is the requirement to graduate with basic skills and competencies COLLEGE level? More than half of the current adult population has no college degree, but we are requiring all students to be prepared for college. How is this realistically fair??? On top of that, ACT and SAT scores have pretty much stagnated, yet Florida is still requiring all of this testing. We might be spending more on education, but on what aspect of education? People don't see the money/resources being filtered out of real education into the pockets of those developing all of these tests.
    The fact that schools have "testing coordinators" is absurd; schools would rather have that position than another AP because it takes up so much time and energy and resources.

  3. Just to clarify for IB, AICE, and AP. They don't have to pass them. Passing is only required to earn college credit. As for AICE and IB exams, passing the exams counts toward earning the AICE and IB diploma only. They are not required to pass these exams to meet high school graduation requirements. That being said some of my AICE take 20 plus AICE exams in May and June in addition to FCAT, EOCs(both district and state), not to mention final exams. At least the AICE exams are valuable and meaningful in potential to earn college credit and work towards diploma acquisition.

  4. Algebra 2 is not required. If you take it though- you must take the EOC and it counts as 30% of the grade for that course.

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