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FSA FAQs: Information on Test Dates, Scores, and Standards for FSA and NGSSS Assessments

When is your child’s next exam? What are the scores your child needs to achieve? What are the standards you must be aware of? Read on to find out about release dates for FSA scores for 2016 and 2017, as well as upcoming FSA and NGSSS assessments, and FSA achievement levels.
 
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What Are the FSA Achievement Levels?

Student scores for all Florida Standards Assessments are grouped into five different attainment levels.

Level 1Level 2Level 3Level 4Level 5
Inadequate:
Highly likely to need substantial support for the next grade
Below Satisfactory:
Likely to need substantial support for the next grade
Satisfactory:
May need additional support for the next grade
Proficient:
Likely to excel in the next grade
Mastery:
Highly likely to excel in the next grade

FSA ELA Reading and Writing Scores

The pass grade for FSA ELA assessments is the lowest grade ranked in Level 3.

GradeLevel 1Level 2Level 3Level 4Level 5

Grade 3

240–284

285–299

300–314

315–329

330–360

Grade 4

251–296

297–310

311–324

325–339

340–372

Grade 5

257–303

304–320

321–335

336–351

352–385

Grade 6

259–308

309–325

326–338

339–355

356–391

Grade 7

267–317

318–332

333–345

346–359

360–397

Grade 8

274–321

322–336

337–351

352–365

366–403

Grade 9

276–327

328–342

343–354

355–369

370–407

Grade 10

284–333

334–349

350–361

362–377

378–412


FSA Math Scores

The pass grade for FSA Math assessments is the lowest grade ranked in Level 3.

GradeLevel 1Level 2Level 3Level 4Level 5

Grade 3

240–284

285–296

297–310

311-326

327–360

Grade 4

251–298

299–309

310–324

325–339

340–376

Grade 5

256–305

306–319

320–333

334–349

350–388

Grade 6

260–309

310–324

325–338

339–355

356–390

Grade 7

269–315

316–329

330–345

346–359

360–391

Grade 8

273–321

322–336

337–352

353–364

365–393


NGSSS Science Assessment Scores

The pass grade for NGSSS SSA Science assessments is the lowest grade ranked in Level 3.

GradeLevel 1Level 2Level 3Level 4Level 5

Grade 5

140–184

185–199

200–214

215-224

225-260

Grade 5

140–184

185–199

200–214

215-224

225-260


FSA End–of–Course (EOC) Scores

The pass grade for FSA EOC assessments is the lowest grade ranked in Level 3.

AssessmentLevel 1Level 2Level 3Level 4Level 5

FSA EOC Algebra 1

425–486

487–496

497–517

518–531

532–575

FSA EOC Algebra 2

425–496

497–510

511–528

529–536

537–575

FSA EOC Geometry

425–485

486–498

499–520

521–532

533–575


NGSSS End–of–Course (EOC) Scores

The pass grade for FSA Math assessments is the lowest grade ranked in Level 3.

AssessmentLevel 1Level 2Level 3Level 4Level 5

NGSSS EOC Biology 1

325–368

369–394

395–420

421–430

431–475

NGSSS EOC
U.S. History

325–375

376–393

394–412

413–427

428–475

NGSSS EOC
Civics

325–377

378–396

397–416

417–431

432–475


NGSSS EOC Algebra 1 Retake Scores

AssessmentLevel 1Level 2Level 3Level 4Level 5

NGSSS EOC
Algebra 1 Retake

325–374

375–398

399–424

425–436

437–475

FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake Scores

GradeLevel 1Level 2Level 3Level 4Level 5

Grade 10

188–227

228–244

245–255

256–270

271–302

When Are the FSA Results Released?

FSA results are released usually one to three months after the exam takes place. The table below, in the "FSA and EOC Test Dates" section, includes results dates on the right–hand side of the table.

FSA and EOC Test Dates

Assessments due to take place during the 2016–2017 academic year are listed in the table below.

AssessmentGradesAssessment WindowResults Due

FSA ELA Writing

4–7

February 27–March 3, 2017

June 2017

FSA ELA Writing

8–10

February 27–March 10, 2017

June 2017

FSA ELA Reading

3

March 27–April 7, 2017

May 2017

FSA ELA Reading

4–10

April 10–May 12, 2017

June 2017

FSA Mathematics

3–8

April 10–May 12, 2017

June 2017

FSA Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 EOC

Any student enrolled in a corresponding course

April 17–May 12, 2017

June 2017

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

Any student enrolled in a corresponding course

April 17–May 19, 2017

June 2017

NGSSS Statewide Science Assessment

5 & 8

May 1–5, 2017

June 2017

FSA Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 EOC

Any student enrolled in a corresponding course

July 10–21, 2017

August 2017

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

Any student enrolled in a corresponding course

July 10–21, 2017

August 2017


FSA Scores for 2016 and 2017

Students who took FSA EOC and NGSSS EOC assessments in September 2016 received their results in October 2016. Students who took FSA EOC and NGSSS EOC assessments in November–December 2016 received their results in January 2017. For more information on previous score standards and results tables, visit the official Florida Department of Education website.

What Are Florida’s National and International Assessments?

Aside from the FSA and NGSSS assessments, Florida also offers a range of national and international assessments:

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Students must take this nationwide achievement and progress measurement test. State participation is mandatory, and each school arranges tests as per the federal requirement. Students in 4th, 8th and 12th grade should expect tests across a variety of subjects. Speak to your child’s school for more information. Tests will next be administered between January 30 and March 10, 2017.

Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)

Students must take this test which is administered every three years. Results from 60 countries are compared to identify knowledge and skill trends. Tests focus on different subjects each year, with Science being the focus in 2015 and Reading to be the focus of the 2018 tests. The test is approximately 120 minutes long.

Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS)

Students must take this test which is administered every five years. Results from 55 education systems, including others from the US, are compared to analyze reading literacy standards. PIRLS 2016 was the fourth administration of the test. The next test will be administered in 2021.

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)

Students in fourth and eighth grade take these assessments, once every four years. The next test is due to be administered in 2019. The results of these tests are compared internationally.

Your child may be expected to participate in one or more of the above tests, on top of his or her FSA and NGSSS assessments. Speak with your child's school to find out more information about each of these tests.

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