Florida Standards Alternate Assessment

All Florida students participate in the state’s assessment and accountability system. The Florida Standards Alternate Assessment is designed for students whose participation in the general statewide assessment (FSA, FCAT, FCAT 2.0 and End-of-Course Exams) is not appropriate, even with accommodations. The Florida Standards Alternate Assessment measures student academic performance on the Access Points (FS-AP) in Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. Access Points reflect the essence or core intent of the standards that apply to all students in the same grade, but at reduced levels of complexity. Student performance is assessed at three levels of complexity. Students' achievement is reported through performance levels described as emergent, achieved and commended. Access Points are academic expectations written specifically for students with significant cognitive disabilities. It is expected that only students with the most significant cognitive disabilities who are eligible under IDEA will participate in the Florida Standards Alternate Assessment.

Guidelines for Participation



Florida Statutes, State Laws, and Federal Regulations

District Contacts


Testing Schedule

  • 2014-15
    • Materials Shipped to Districts: Between February 20 and February 25, 2015
    • Student Testing Window: March 2 - April 8, 2015
    • Materials Returned: No later than Friday, April 10, 2015

Scores & Reports