Testing Schedule

Grade Test Date
4 Writing March 6
5 Writing March 6
3 English Language Arts April 10, 11
5 English Language Arts April 17, 18
5 Math April 24, 25
3 Math April 26, 27
4 English Language Arts May 1, 2
5 FCAT Science May 1,2
4 Math May 8,9

Please review the following policies with your student before testing:

Electronic Devices: Students are not permitted to have any electronic devices, including, but not limited to, cell phones, smartphones, and smartwatches, at any time during testing or during breaks (e.g., restroom), EVEN IF THE DEVICES ARE TURNED OFF OR STUDENTS DO NOT USE THEM.  If your student is found with an electronic device, his or her test will be invalidated.

Calculators: Calculators are not permitted during Grades 3-6 Mathematics tests.  Use will result in an invalidation.

Testing Rules Acknowledgement: All FSA tests include a Testing Rules Acknowledgement that reads: “I understand the testing rules that were just read to me.  If I do not follow these rules, my test score maybe invalidated.”  Prior to testing, test administrators read the rules to students, and students acknowledge that they understand the testing rules by signing below the statement on their planning sheets, worksheet, or work folders.

Discussing Test Content after Testing: The last portion of the testing rules read to students before they sign below the Testing Rules Acknowledgement states: “Because the content in all statewide assessments is secure, you may not discuss or reveal details about the test items or passages after the test.  This includes any type of Snapchat, or Instagram.”  Please make sure your student understands the “discussing” test content includes any kind of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting to blogs or social media websites, etc.  WHILE STUDENTS MAY NOT SHARE INFORMATION ABOUT SECURE TEST CONTENT AFTER TESTING, THIS POLICY IS NOT INTENDED TO PREVENT STUDENTS FROM DISCUSSING THEIR TESTING EXPERIENCES WITH THEIR PARENT/FAMILIES.

Working Independently: Students are responsible for doing their own work during the test and for protecting their answers from being seen by others.  If students are caught cheating during testing, their tests will be invalidated.  In addition, the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) employs Caveon Test Security to analyze student test results to detect unusually similar answer patterns.  Student tests within a school that are found to have extremely similar answer patterns will be invalidated.

Leaving Campus: If your student leaves campus before completing a test session (for lunch, an appointment or illness, etc.) he or she will not be allowed to return to the test session.  If your student does not feel well on the day of testing, it may be best for him or her to wait and be tested on a make-up day.  Please remember not to schedule appointments on testing days.

Testing Accommodations: If your student has an Individual Education Plan (IEP), a Section 504 plan, or is an English Language Learner (ELL), please contact us if you would like to discuss the testing accommodations that will be provided for your student.

If you have any questions related to the test administration, you may contact Karen Irace at 863-291-5384.  For more information about the FSA program, please visit the FSA Portal at www.FSAssessments.org.