Testing - High School

1.  End of Course Assessments (EOC)

The Florida EOC Assessments are part of Florida's Next Generation Strategic Plan for the purpose of increasing student achievement and improving college and career readiness. EOC assessments are computer-based, criterion-referenced assessments that measure the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for specific courses, as outlined in their course descriptions. The first assessment to begin the transition to end-of-course testing in Florida was the 2011 Algebra 1 EOC Assessment. Biology 1 and Geometry EOC Assessments will be administered for the first time in May 2012. There are plans to implement additional EOC assessments in U.S. History and Civics.

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2.  Florida Standards Assessments (FSA)

With the new Florida standards in place to help Florida students succeed, the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) in English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and end-of-course (EOC) subjects (Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry) will serve Florida students by measuring education gains and progress. Students, parents/guardians, and educators are encouraged to stay connected to the FSA Portal to receive important announcements and access information and resources as they are available.     

The Statewide Science Assessment will still be administered to students in grades 5 and 8, andFCAT 2.0 Grade 10 Reading Retake will be available for students with this requirement. Information about the previous FCAT 2.0 assessments (reading, writing, and mathematics) is available at FCAT 2.0 Historical.      

The FSA Portal provides resources for students, parents, educators, test administrators, school assessment coordinators, district assessment coordinators, and technology coordinators. Some of the resources available include: 

  • Training tests are provided for users to become familiar with the computer-based system, functionality, and item types; the tests are not intended to guide classroom instruction. (A training test guide and training test answer keys are also available.)
  • ELA Text-Based Writing Rubrics are also available to define how points will be given within each domain.  
  • Test item specifications define the content and format of the assessment and test items for each grade level and subject. 
  • The test design summaries and blueprints for ELA and for mathematics provide more detailed information about the assessments, including the percentage of items in each content category, cognitive complexity, and approximate number of test items.
  • The mathematics policies and materials document describes policies and materials specific to the mathematics assessments, such as calculators and reference sheets. In addition, the scientific calculator is provided for student practice. 

 

 

 

 

 


3.  ACT - Helping People Achieve Education and Workplace Success

The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. The ACT Plus Writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 30-minute Writing Test. ACT results are accepted by all 4-year colleges and universities in the U.S.

 

 

 

 

 


4.  SAT - Showcase your Knowledge, Skills and Potential to Colleges and Scholarship Programs

The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are a suite of tools designed to assess your academic readiness for college. These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support and scholarships, in a way that's fair to all students. The SAT and SAT Subject Tests keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century.

 

 

 

 

 

 


5.  NRE (National Reading Test)

Another standardized test given to high school students is the NRE, a national reading test. For more information, please contact your school's guidance counselor.


  Other Testing Resources and Links

  • Khan Academy - offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.
  • Varsity Tutors - Varsity Tutors is a curated marketplace that helps students find top tutors capable of providing an incredible learning experience.
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