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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

  • B.E.S.T. (Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking) Assessments: The assessments aligned with the B.E.S.T. Standards include the B.E.S.T. Writing Assessment (grades 4-10), B.E.S.T Algebra 1 and Geometry end-of-course (EOC) assessments, and the Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST) progress monitoring assessments in Reading (VPK through grade 10) and Mathematics (VPK through grade 8). (Bureau of K-12 Student Assessment)
  • FSA (Florida Standards Assessments): Students in grades 3–10 take the English Language Arts FSA; students in grades 3–8 take the Mathematics FSA (Bureau of K-12 Student Assessment)
  • Statewide Science Assessment: Students in grades 5 and 8 take the Statewide Science Assessment (Bureau of K-12 Student Assessment)
  • EOC Assessments: Students in any grade completing courses in Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology 1, U.S. History, or Civics (or their equivalent courses) (Bureau of K-12 Student Assessment)
  • ACCESS for ELLs: Students in grades K–12, currently classified as English Language Learners, with a code of "LY" (Bureau of K-12 Student Assessment)
  • FCLE (Florida Civic Literacy Exam): Students in any grade completing a U.S. Government course (Bureau of K-12 Student Assessment)
  • FLKRS (Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener): Students in kindergarten take the Star Early Literacy® Assessment (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