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Assessments

Assessments

From measuring student performance on specific standards to certifying teachers and administrators, the Department of Education manages a range of assessments across Florida every year. Please use the links below to find out more about our assessments.

K-12 Assessments

  • Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST) Assessments: The FAST progress monitoring and coordinated screening program includes VPK through grade 10 English Language Arts (ELA) Reading and VPK through grade 8 Mathematics assessments that are aligned to the B.E.S.T. Standards and are administered three times per year.
  • B.E.S.T. (Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking) Assessments: The B.E.S.T Algebra 1 and Geometry end-of-course (EOC) assessments will be administered in the 2022-23 school year, and a B.E.S.T. Writing Field Test (grades 4-10) will be administered in spring 2023.
  • Statewide Science Assessment: Students in grades 5 and 8
  • EOC Assessments: Students in any grade completing courses in Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology 1, U.S. History, or Civics (or their equivalent courses)
  • ACCESS for ELLs: Students in grades K–12, currently classified as English Language Learners, with a code of "LY" participate in ACCESS for ELLs assessments.
  • FCLE (Florida Civic Literacy Exam): Students in any grade completing a U.S. Government course
  • FSA (Florida Standards Assessments) Archive: Last administered in spring 2015, students in grades 3–10 took the English Language Arts FSA and students in grades 3–8 took the Mathematics FSA. Retake administrations of the Grade 10 FSA ELA and the FSA Algebra 1 EOC are still available for students who need the assessments to meet their graduation requirement. (Bureau of K-12 Student Assessment)
  • FSAA (Florida Standards Alternate Assessment): Students with significant cognitive disabilities whose participation in the general statewide assessment, even with accommodations, is not appropriate (Bureau of K-12 Student Assessment)
  • National and International Assessments: Representative samples of students selected to participate in NAEP, PISA, PIRLS, and TIMSS (Office of Assessment)
  • High School Equivalency (GED® Test): Individuals (age requirements apply) desiring a high school equivalency diploma (Division of Career and Adult Education/Bureau of Budget, Accountability, and Assessment)

Postsecondary Assessments