Computer-based Testing


Overview

Beginning in 2014-15, two different vendors will develop, administer, score, and report the statewide assessments.

American Institutes for Research (AIR) administers the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA), which are aligned to the Florida Standards in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. Unless otherwise indicated, the AIR assessments below are computer-based only (with paper-based versions for students whose individual education plans [IEPs] indicate this accommodation):

  • Grades 3–4 FSA English Language Arts Reading and Writing Component (paper-based)
  • Grades 5–11 FSA ELA Reading
    • Grades 5 – 7 FSA ELA Writing Component (paper-based)
    • Grades 8 – 11 FSA ELA Writing Component
  • Grades 3 – 4 FSA Mathematics (paper-based)
  • Grades 5 – 8 FSA Mathematics
  • Algebra 1 FSA End-of-Course (EOC)
  • Geometry FSA EOC
  • Algebra 2 FSA EOC

Training tests for these assessments are available on the FSA portal.

Pearson administers assessments aligned to the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS). Unless otherwise indicated, the Pearson assessments below are computer-based only (with paper-based versions for students whose individual education plans [IEPs] indicate this accommodation):

  • Grades 5 and 8 FCAT 2.0 Science (paper-based)
  • FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake
  • FCAT Mathematics Retake
  • Biology 1 EOC Assessment
  • U.S. History EOC Assessment
  • Civics EOC Assessment
  • Algebra 1 End-of-Course (EOC) Assessment (NGSSS Retake only)
  • (Fall and winter 2014) Geometry EOC Assessment (NGSSS Retake only)

Practice tests for these assessments are available at PearsonAccess. After the Fall 2014 administrations, Pearson transitioned all computer-based assessments from the application-based TestNav 6.9 platform to a browser-based platform called TestNav8. Updated practice tests and additional resources are available on PearsonAccess.

Information

Computer-Based Assessments

Current Technical Requirements

Computer-Based Assessment Certification Process

Other Resources