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Dr. Barbara Pettiford, District Assessment and Accountability Coordinator

2020-2021 Madison County Testing Schedule

Testing Dates

Description of Tests

Grade

Mode

Mandate

Aug. 24- Oct. 06, 2020

  (Within the 1st 30 days) Extended-Dec. 18th

FLKRS(STAR Early Literacy)

Kdg

CBT

State

Aug. 31-Sept.14th, 2020

i-Ready Diagnostic # 1

STAR

1-5

6-12

CBT

State

Sept. 1– 30, 2020

VPK Assessment # 1

Pre-K

PBT

State

     Sept. 1-30, 2020

Brigance

PreK(ESE)

PBT

State

     Nov. 3, 2020

Fall FSA ELA Writing

Retake

11-12

CBT

Federal and State

     Nov. 4-5, 2020

Fall FSA Reading Retake

11-12

CBT

Federal and State

      Nov. 9-10, 2020

      Nov. 12-13, 2020

Algebra 1 &

Geometry

                     

11-12

 

CBT

Federal and State

      Nov.6, 2020

Biology

11-12

CBT

Federal and State

      Nov.6, 2020

U.S. History

 

11-12

  

CBT

Federal and State

      Nov. 2-20, 2020

     

FSAA 10th Grade ELA Make-Up

10

PBT

Federal and State

    Nov. 2-20,  2020

FSAA 10th Grade Alg. Make-up

10

PBT

Federal and State

    Oct. 12- 23, 2020

i-Ready Diagnostic #1

Kdg

CBT

State

Oct. 1, 2020

ASVAB

High School

PBT

Non-mandated

Oct. 14, 2020

PSAT 8/9

 

        9

 

PBT

Nationally  offered

Oct. 14, 2020

PSAT/NMSQT

 10, 11

PBT

Nationally and State Offered

Oct. 14, 2020

SAT

12

PBT

State

(Concordant Score)          

Oct. 28, 2020

SAT Make-up

12

PBT

State

Concordant Score)

Nov. 30 -Dec. 11, 2020

i-Ready Diagnostic # 2

STAR

K-5

6-12

CBT

State

                             

Jan. 12 -15, 2021

Semester Exams

9-12

Paper/CBT

District

Jan. 6 -29, 2021

VPK Assessment #2

Pre-K

Paper

State

 

 

Jan. 25- Mar. 19, 2021

Access For ELLs

K-12

PBT

Federal and State

Feb.  22, 2021

Spring FSA ELA Writing Retake

11 &12

CBT

State

Feb. 23, 2021

Spring FSA ELA Reading Retake

11&12

CBT

State

Feb. 24, 2021

Spring FSA ELA Reading

Retake

11&12

CBT

State

Feb. 25, 2021

Spring FSA Algebra 1 EOCs Retake

8-12

CBT

State

Feb. 26, 2021

Spring FSA Algebra 1 EOCs Retake

8-12

CBT

State

Mar. 1 – Apr. 16, 2021

FSAA- ELA and Math

FSAA-ELA Writing

FSAA-Science

FSAA-Access points Civics EOC

3-8

4-8

5&8

7

PBT/CBT

Federal and State

Mar. 15-Apr. 30, 2021

FSAA-ELA

FSAA-Writing

EOCs(Alg 1, Bio, Geo, &

 US History

9-10

CBT

Federal and State

March 3, 2021

SAT Day

11

PBT

National ly

Offered

March 24, 2021

SAT DAY(Make-up)

11

PBT

Nationally Offered

March 1-12, 2021

i-Ready Diagnostic #3

STAR

4-5

6-12

CBT

State

April 6, 2021

FSA ELA Writing

4-6

PBT

Federal and State

April 7, 2021

FSA ELA Writing

7-10

CBT

Federal and State

April 6-7, 2021

FSA ELA Reading

3

PBT

Federal and State

April 19-May 3, 2021

i-Ready Diagnostic #3

K-3

CBT

State

May 3-21, 2021

VPK Assessment #3

Pre-K

PBT

State

May 3-21, 2021

Brigance

Pre-K ESE

PBT

State

May 4-5, 2021

May 4-5, 2021

FSA ELA Reading

FSA ELA Reading

4-6

7-8

PBT

CBT

Federal and State

May 4-5, 2021

FSA ELA Reading

9-10

CBT

Federal and State

May 6-7, 2021

FSA Mathematics

3-6

PBT

Federal and State

May 11-12, 2021

FSA Mathematics,

FSA Algebra I, Geometry

7-8

CBT

Federal and State

May 11-12, 2021

Geometry

9-12

CBT

Federal and State

May 11-12, 2021

Algebra 1

9-12

CBT

Federal and State

May 13, 2021

May 13, 2021

 

Civics EOC

U.S. History

7

9-12

CBT

CBT

Federal and State

May 11-12, 2021

May 13, 2021

May 10, 2021

NGSSS Science

NGSSS Science

           Biology

5

8

     9-12

PBT

PBT

              CBT

Federal and State

2020-2021 Uniform Assessment Schedule

According to Section 1008.22(7)(c), Florida Statutes (F.S.), and State Board of Education Rule 6A-1.094224, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C), each school district must complete this uniform calendar with district-required assessment information, publish the calendar to the district website, and provide it to the Department by October 1 of each school year, beginning in 2016–17. Districts must provide completed calendars to schools and include the calendar in their parent guides. In addition, each school must publish the completed calendar on its website.

The statewide assessment information in sections 3 and 4 should not be altered; however, districts may otherwise modify and populate this template to accurately indicate their assessment schedules for the school year.

1. Glossary of Assessment Terms

The following glossary includes definitions of assessment terms and explanations of acronyms used throughout this template. Districts may add rows as needed for additional glossary terms that are specific to district-required assessments. Do not modify any other information in this section.

Acronym/Term

Definition

ACCESS for ELLs

Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State (ACCESS) for English Language Learners (ELLs)

Accommodation

Per Rule 6A-1.0943, F.A.C., “Accommodations are defined as adjustments to the presentation of the statewide standardized assessment questions, methods of recording examinee responses to the questions, scheduling for the administration of a statewide standardized assessment to include amount of time for administration, settings for administration of a statewide standardized assessment, and the use of assistive technology or devices to facilitate the student’s participation in a statewide standardized assessment.”

CBT

Computer-Based Test

Diagnostic

Assessments that measure students’ understanding of a subject area or skills base, which allow teachers and educators to evaluate student learning, focusing on strengths and areas of need

District Window

The selected dates within the statewide window during which a district will administer a given assessment

District-Required Assessments

Assessments required by the school district for students in a specific grade or course

ELA

English Language Arts

EOC

End-of-Course

Evaluative

Assessments that measure student proficiency at selected intervals in order to compare change over time and to compare state-level results

FAIR

Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading

FLKRS

Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener

Formative

Formative assessments are the formal and informal ways that teachers and students gather and respond to evidence of student learning. Formative assessments are part of teaching in the classroom. Formative assessments will not result in a score that will appear on a student's report card, but they serve the greater purpose of informing both students and teachers on what changes need to happen in classroom instruction to better serve the needs of individual students.

FSA

Florida Standards Assessments

FSAA

Florida Standards Alternate Assessment

Interim

Interim assessments are administered on a smaller scale (i.e., school or district) with results that can be used at the classroom level or aggregated at the school- or district-level. Depending on the design, interim assessments can be used to predict a student’s ability to succeed on a summative assessment, to evaluate a program, or to diagnose student learning gaps.

NAEP

National Assessment of Educational Progress

NGSSS

Next Generation Sunshine State Standards

PBT

Paper-Based Test

Progress Monitoring

Process used to determine whether a student’s academic performance is improving, at what rate it is improving, and how effective instruction has been

PSAT/NMSQT

Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

Summative

Assessments that evaluate student mastery of Florida’s academic standards at or near the conclusion of the course of instruction

Statewide, Standardized Assessments

All assessments required by s. 1008.22, F.S.

Statewide Window

The range of dates during which districts and/or schools may choose to administer a given assessment

Testing Time

The amount of time individual students are each given to respond to test items on each test

VAM

A Value-Added Model (VAM) is used by some school districts as part of their educator evaluation system. It is also used in the approval process for teacher preparation programs, as part of the criteria for teachers to qualify for a financial award under the Florida Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarship program and as part of the criteria to extend an educator’s temporary teaching certificate.

VPK

Florida’s Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program

 

2. Test, Type, and Purpose/Use

Add rows as needed to define district-required tests, test type, and their purpose/use in your district. If additional types are added, define applicable types in the glossary. Do not modify any other information in this section.

Test

Type

Purpose/Required Use

Statutory Authority/Required Use Citation

ACCESS for ELLs 2.0

Diagnostic

Measure English language acquisition of ELLs

s. 1003.56, F.S.

Rule 6A-6.0902, F.A.C.

Rule 6A-6.09021, F.A.C.

Rule 6A-6.0903, F.A.C.

Alternate ACCESS for ELLs

Diagnostic

Measure English language acquisition of ELLs with significant cognitive disabilities

FAIR

Diagnostic/Progress Monitoring

Provides general estimates of students’ reading ability/monitors students’ progress toward meeting grade-level skills in reading

s. 1008.25(4), F.S.

FLKRS

Diagnostic/Progress Monitoring

Determine readiness for kindergarten; used to calculate VPK Provider Kindergarten Readiness Rates

s. 1002.69, F.S.

Rule 6M-8.601, F.A.C.

FSA

Summative

Purpose: Measure student achievement of Florida’s academic standards (Florida Standards, Next Generation Sunshine State Standards)

Required uses: third grade retention; high school standard diploma; EOC assessments as 30% of course grade; school grades; school improvement rating; district grades; differentiated accountability; VAM; scholar designation; Credit Acceleration Program; school improvement plans; school, district, state, and federal reporting

 

 

s. 1002.38, F.S.

s. 1003.4156, F.S.

s. 1003.4282, F.S.

s. 1004.04, F.S.

s. 1004.85, F.S.

s. 1008.22, F.S.

s. 1008.25, F.S.

s. 1008.33, F.S.

s. 1008.34, F.S.

s. 1008.341, F.S.

s. 1012.34, F.S.

s. 1012.56, F.S.

s. 1012.731, F.S.

Rule 6A-1.09422, F.A.C.

Rule 6A-1.094221, F.A.C.

Rule 6A-1.094222, F.A.C.

Rule 6A-1.0943, F.A.C.

Rule 6A-1.09432, F.A.C.

Rule 6A-1.09981, F.A.C.

Rule 6A-1.099811, F.A.C.

Rule 6A-1.099822, F.A.C.

Rule 6A-5.0411, F.A.C.

FSAA

Summative

NGSSS EOC

Summative

Statewide Science Assessment

Summative

NAEP

Evaluative

Measure student performance for comparison among state and national populations over time

s. 1008.22, F.S.

PreACT

Summative

Inform course placement

s. 1007.35, F.S.

PSAT/NMSQT

Summative

Inform course placement

s. 1007.35, F.S.

 

3. Required Statewide Assessments

The following assessments are required for students as indicated in the Students to Be Tested column.

Populate the District Window column for each assessment in the table below. Do not modify any other information in this section. When calculating total test time in Section 6, do not include times for assessments indicated by grey rows, which indicate duplicate assessment windows (e.g., EOCs), assessments that take the place of another assessment, or assessments that do not have a specified testing time.

 

 

Assessment

Students to Be Tested

Statewide Window

District Window

Mode

Testing Time

Results Expected

FLKRS

Kindergarten

July 13–October 16, 2020

August 24-Oct. 5, 2020

CBT1

15–20 minutes

Immediately following test completion

FSAA—Datafolio4

Grades 3–10 ELA (Reading & Writing); Grades 3–8 Mathematics; Grades 5 & 8 Science; and Algebra 1, Biology 1, Civics, Geometry, & U.S. History EOCs

Collection Period 1: September–October 2020

Collection Period 1: September–October 2020

PBT

Varies/Untimed

June 2021

FSA Algebra 1 and Geometry EOC assessments

Students enrolled in associated courses

September 14–October 2, 2020

November 9-10, 2020

November 12-13, 2020

CBT1

180 minutes2

October 2020

NGSSS Biology 1, Civics, and U.S. History EOC assessments

Students enrolled in associated courses

September 14–October 2, 2020

November 6, 2020

CBT1

160 minutes3

October 2020

FSAA—Datafolio4

Grades 3–10 ELA (Reading & Writing); Grades 3–8 Mathematics; Grades 5 & 8 Science; and Algebra 1, Biology 1, Civics, Geometry, & U.S. History EOCs

Collection Period 2: November–December 2020

Collection Period 2: November–December 2020

PBT

Varies/Untimed

June 2021

FSA Algebra 1 and Geometry EOC assessments

Students enrolled in associated courses

November 30–December 18, 2020

Not Testing

CBT1

180 minutes2

January 2021

NGSSS Biology 1, Civics, and U.S. History EOC assessments

Students enrolled in associated courses

November 30–December 18, 2020

Not Testing

CBT1

160 minutes3

January 2021

FSAA—Datafolio4

Grades 3–10 ELA (Reading & Writing); Grades 3–8 Mathematics; Grades 5 & 8 Science; and Algebra 1, Biology 1, Civics, Geometry, & U.S. History EOCs

Collection Period 3: March–April 2021

Collection Period 3: March–April 2021

PBT

Varies/Untimed

June 2021

FSAA—Performance Task5

Grades 3–8 ELA & Mathematics; Grades 4–8 Writing; Grades 5 & 8 Science; and Civics EOC

March 1–April 16, 2021

March 1-April 16, 2021

PBT

Varies/Untimed

June 2021

FSAA—Performance Task5

Grades 9 & 10 ELA; Grades 9 & 10 Writing; and Algebra 1, Biology 1, Geometry, and U.S. History EOCs

March 15–April 30, 2021

March 15-April 30, 2021

PBT

Varies/Untimed

June 2021

FSA ELA – Reading

Grade 3

April 5–16, 2021

April 6-7, 2021

PBT

160 minutes

May 2021

FSA ELA – Writing

Grades 4–6

April 5–16, 2021

April 6, 2021

PBT

120 minutes

June 2021

FSA ELA – Writing

Grades 7–10

April 5–16, 2021

April 7, 2021

CBT1

120 minutes

June 2021

FSA ELA – Reading

Grades 4–6

May 3–14, 2021

May 4-5, 2021

PBT

Grades 4–5 Reading: 160 minutes

Grade 6 Reading: 170 minutes

June 2021

FSA Mathematics

Grades 3–6

May 3–14, 2021

May 6-7, 2021

PBT

Grades 3–5 Mathematics:

160 minutes

Grade 6 Mathematics:

180 minutes

June 2021

FSA ELA – Reading

Grades 7–10

May 3–28, 2021

May 4-5, 2021

CBT1

Grades 7–8 Reading: 170 minutes

Grades 9–10 Reading: 180 minutes

June 2021

FSA Mathematics

Grades 7 and 8

May 3–28, 2021

May 11-12, 2021

CBT1

180 minutes

June 2021

FSA Algebra 1 and Geometry EOC assessments

Students enrolled in associated courses

May 3–28, 2021

May 11-12, 2021

 

CBT1

180 minutes2

June 2021

NGSSS Biology 1, Civics, and U.S. History EOC assessments

Students enrolled in associated courses

May 3–28, 2021

May 10, 2021

May 13, 2021

May 13, 2021

CBT1

160 minutes3

June 2021

NGSSS Statewide Science Assessment

Grades 5 and 8

May 10–21, 2021

May 11-12, 2021

May 13, 2021

PBT

160 minutes

June 2021

FSA Algebra 1 and Geometry EOC assessments

Students enrolled in associated courses

July 12–23, 2021

N/A

CBT1

180 minutes2

August 2021

NGSSS Biology 1, Civics, and U.S. History EOC assessments

Students enrolled in associated courses

July 12–23, 2021

N/A

CBT1

160 minutes3

August 2021

1 Paper-based accommodations (e.g., regular print, large print, braille, one-item-per-page) for computer-based tests are available to eligible students if indicated as an accommodation on an IEP or Section 504 plan.

2 Any student taking an FSA EOC assessment who has not completed a session by the end of the allotted time may continue working up to half the length of a typical school day.

3 Any student taking an NGSSS EOC assessment who has not completed the session by the end of the allotted time may continue working; however, testing must be completed within the same school day.

4 The FSAA—Datafolio is designed for students with significant cognitive disabilities for whom participation in the general statewide assessment or the FSAA—Performance Task is inappropriate, even with accommodations.

5 The FSAA—Performance Task is designed for students with significant cognitive disabilities for whom participation in the general statewide assessment is inappropriate, even with accommodations.

 

4. Statewide Assessments for SELECT Students

The following assessments are only intended for selected students/students in certain sub-groups. Populate the District Window column for the assessments in the table below. If an assessment is not being administered in your district, indicate “N/A” in the District Window column. Do not modify any other information in this section. 

Because the tests included in this section are not administered to all students or, in some cases, are optional for students, the testing time for these tests should not be included in the total testing time calculated in Section 6.

Assessment

Applicable Students4

Statewide Window

District Window

Mode

Testing Time

Results Expected

FAIR

Grades 3–12

Assessment Period (AP) 1: July 31–November 6, 2020

N/A

CBT1

45 minutes

1 week after

PreACT

Grade 10

September–December 2020

N/A

PBT

150 minutes

Approximately 2 weeks after testing

ELA Grade 10 Retake – Writing

 

September 14–October 2, 2020

November 3, 2020

CBT1

120 minutes2

December 2020

ELA Grade 10 Retake – Reading

 

September 14–October 2, 2020

November 4-5, 2020

CBT1

180 minutes2

December 2020

FSAA—Performance Task6 Grade 10 ELA and

Algebra 1 EOC Makeup

 

September 28–October 16, 2020

Sept. 28-29, 2020

Sept. 30 & Oct. 1, 2020

PBT

Varies/Untimed

December 2020

PSAT/NMSQT

Grade 10

October 14, 2020

October 14, 2020

PBT

165 minutes

January 2021

FAIR

Grades 3–12

AP 2:

November 9, 2020– February 12, 2021

N/A

CBT1

45 minutes

1 week after

ACCESS for ELLs

Grades K–12 currently classified as ELL with “LY” code

January 25–March 19, 2021

January 25-March 19, 2021

PBT

Kindergarten: 45 minutes

Grades 1–12: 105–245 minutes (varies by grade-level/tier)

June 2021

Alternate ACCESS for ELLs

Grades 1–12 with significant cognitive disabilities and currently classified as ELL with “LY” code

January 25–March 19, 2021

January 25-March 19, 2021

PBT

80 minutes

June 2021

NAEP

Grades 4 and 8

January–March 2021

January–March 2021

CBT

90–120 minutes

Fall 2021 (National, State, and Trial Urban District Assessment results): Mathematics and Reading, Grades 4 and 8

 

Spring 2022 (National results): Grade 8 Civics and U.S. History

FAIR

Grades 3–12

AP 3: February 15–June 11, 2021

N/A

CBT1

45 minutes

1 week after

ELA Grade 10 Retake – Writing

 

February 22–March 12, 2021

February 22, 2021

CBT1

120 minutes2

May 2021

ELA Grade 10 Retake – Reading

 

February 22–March 12, 2021

February 23-24, 2021

CBT1

180 minutes2

May 2021

FSA Algebra 1 Retake EOC5

 

February 22–March 12, 2021

February 25-26, 2021

CBT1

180 minutes2

May 2021

1 Paper-based accommodations (e.g., regular print, large print, braille, one-item-per-page) for computer-based tests are available to eligible students if indicated as an accommodation on an IEP or Section 504 plan.

2 Any student taking an FSA ELA Retake or EOC assessment who has not completed a session by the end of the allotted time may continue working up to half the length of a typical school day.

3 Any student taking an NGSSS EOC assessment who has not completed the session by the end of the allotted time may continue working; however, testing must be completed within the same school day.

4 If indicated, “applicable students” relates to the sub-group(s) of students who may take that assessment; it does not indicate that all students throughout the state in that sub-group will take that assessment. Assessments for which no applicable student group is listed are available to students as needed but are not limited to any specific sub-group.

5The FSA Algebra 1 EOC Assessment is only offered as a separate Retake assessment during the Spring administration; students retaking the FSA Algebra 1 EOC in Fall, Winter, or Summer participate in the regular EOC administration.

6 The FSAA—Performance Task is designed for students with significant cognitive disabilities for whom participation in the general statewide assessment is inappropriate, even with accommodations.

 

5. District-Required Assessment Information

Complete the table below with assessments that are required for all schools in your district.

Assessment

Students to Be Tested

District Window

Mode

Testing Time

Results Expected

i-Ready Diagnostic ELA & Math

#1

STAR

1-5

 

6-12

August 31-September 14, 2020

CBT

120 mins.

Immediate

i-Ready Diagnostic ELA & Math

#1

K

October 12-23, 2020

CBT

120 mins.

Immediate

i-Ready Diagnostic ELA & Math

#2

STAR

K-5

 

6-12

November 30-December 11, 2020

CBT

120 mins.

Immediate

i-Ready Diagnostic ELA & Math

#3

STAR

4-5

 

6-12

March 1-12, 2021

CBT

120 mins.

Immediate

i-Ready Diagnostic ELA & Math

#3

k-3

April 19- May 3, 2021

CBT

120 mins.

Immediate

Science Diagnostic

Grade 5-8

August 24-September 28, 2020 January 31-March 12, 2021

CBT

50 mins.

Immediate

Civics Diagnostic

Grade 7

August 24-September 28, 2020 January 31-March 12, 2021

CBT

50 mins

Immediate

Biology Diagnostic

Grade 9&10

August 24-September 28, 2020 January 31-March 12, 2021

CBT

50 mins.

Immediate

USH Diagnostic

Grade 10 &11

August 24-September 28, 2020 January 31-March 12, 2021

CBT

50 mins.

Immediate

 

 

6. Estimates of Total Testing Time by Grade Level

Estimates of average time for administering state-required and district-required assessments (listed in Sections 3 and 5 above) by grade level. Subject-based assessments should be included with the grade level to which they are most likely to be administered (e.g., Biology 1 with grade 9).

 

      

Grade Level

Statewide Assessments

District Assessments

Approximate Total Testing Time (In Minutes)

K

15–20

360

380

1

0

360

360

2

0

360

360

3

320

360

680

4

440

360

800

5

600

460

1060

6

470

360

830

7

630

460

1090

8

630

460

1090

9

640

440

1080

10

480

500

980

11

160

100

260

12

0