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Vince Verges
Assistant Deputy Commissioner
Division of Accountability, Research, and Measurement
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 414
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400

Phone: 850-245-0513
Fax: 850-245-0771
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About Us

The Office of Assessment provides a wide range of testing services to Florida schools, school districts, community colleges, universities, and students, including testing of students, teachers, and principals. The mission of the Office of Assessment is to develop and/or purchase valid and reliable assessment instruments, to administer these assessments under standardized and secure conditions, and to score and report the results of these assessments accurately, efficiently, and effectively given the constraints of available resources. Office staff members are dedicated to accomplishing this mission through specializing in two main areas of assessment: K-12 student assessments and postsecondary assessments. The work of each area must satisfy both Florida and Federal regulations, including the requirements of Florida's school accountability laws and the requirements of the Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

Bureau of K-12 Student Assessments

The K-12 assessment programs provide information about student learning in Florida and include the following assessment programs:

Bureau of Postsecondary and Certification Assessments

The postsecondary assessments focus on increasing the number of students ready for lower- and upper-division course work and highly qualified K-12 teachers and administrators, and currently include the following assessment programs: