To earn a high school diploma, students must have credits (18 or 24), a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, and earn specific testing requirements. The Florida Department of Education requires specific exams and scores. These exams are designed to showcase mastery of concepts learned throughout the school year and are required graduation requirements.
|September 12th-30th||November 28th– December 16th||February 20th–March 10th|
|FSA ELA||Algebra EOC||FSA ELA|
|Algebra EOC||Biology EOC||Algebra EOC|
|Biology EOC||Geometry EOC|
|Geometry EOC||U.S. History EOC|
|U.S. History EOC|
Grade 9 &10 FAST ELA
Algebra & Geometry
|August 15th–September 30th||August 15th–September 9th|
|December 5th -January 27th||November 28th -December 16th|
|May 1st – June 2nd||April 3rd–April 21st|
PSAT (all Sophomores): October 12thCould be used to meet the Algebra graduation requirement
For information regarding test session lengths and other information about the assessments, see the “Guides and Schedules” tab on the Students & Families page: https://fsassessments.org/families.html. If you (or your child) would like to review or explore the computer-based platform at home, practice tests and answer keys are available at https://fsassessments.org/families.html (Sign in as a Guest User).
Please review the following policies with your child 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 child is found with an electronic device, his or her test will be invalidated.
- Calculators—For the Algebra EOC assessment, approved calculators may be used during Session 2 only. If students have handheld calculators during Session 1, their tests will be invalidated.
- Testing Rules Acknowledgment—All FSA tests include a Testing Rules Acknowledgment that reads: “I understand the testing rules that were just read to me. If I do not follow these rules, my test score may be invalidated.” Prior to testing, test administrators read the rules to students, and students acknowledge that they understand the testing rules by clicking a checkbox beside this statement in the secure browser.
- Discussing Test Content after Testing—The last portion of the testing rules read to students before they click the box to accept the Testing Rules Acknowledgment states: “Because the content of all statewide assessments is secure, you may not discuss or reveal details about the test items or prompts after the test. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting to social media.” Please make sure your child understands that “discussing” test content includes any kind of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, posting to social media, or sharing online. 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 parents/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, FDOE employs Caveon Test Security to analyze student test results to detect unusually similar answer Students’ tests within a school that are found to have extremely similar answer patterns will be invalidated.
- Leaving Campus—If your child leaves campus before completing a test session (e.g., for lunch, an appointment), he or she will not be allowed to return to that 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) or recently exited ELL, please contact the school to discuss the testing accommodations that will be provided for your child.