Hello Volusia County parents. We want to make sure you are aware that Florida state statute still requires students in an EOC course (Algebra 1, Geometry, US History, Biology, and Civics) to take the state, standardized end-of-course exam and it will constitute 30% of the final course grade. In addition, students are still required to meet testing requirements for graduation. Students who entered 9th grade in 2020-2021 or earlier must pass the FSA Grade 10 ELA or earn a concordant score to meet their reading testing graduation requirement. Students who entered 9th grade in 2021-2022 or later must pass the FAST Grade 10 Progress Monitoring or earn a concordant score to meet their reading testing graduation requirement. The math testing graduation requirement is dependent upon when the student took Algebra 1 for the first time. Students who took Algebra 1 prior to the 2022-2023 school year must pass the FSA Algebra 1 EOC or earn a concordant score. Beginning in 2022-2023, students who take Algebra 1 must pass the BEST Algebra 1 EOC or earn a concordant score.
If your student has not yet met their FSA graduation requirements there will be two opportunities per year for them to retake the assessments. The retake opportunities are in September and March. In addition, they can also try to obtain a concordant score on the SAT, ACT or PSAT/NMSQT Math assessment.
This spring the FAST Grade 10 Progress Monitoring and BEST Algebra 1 EOC will be administered to students who need to meet their testing graduation requirements with these assessments. There will be retake opportunities beginning next year for students who still need to pass to meet their graduation requirements. In addition, they can also try to obtain a concordant score on the SAT, Act or PSAT/NMSQT Math assessment.
Concordant scores to meet state testing graduation requirements are as follows:
Grade 10 FSA ELA
• SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW): 480
• ACT English and Reading subtests: 18
o The average of the English and Reading subtests. If the average of the two subject test scores results in a decimal (.5), the score shall be rounded up to the next whole number. The score for English and Reading subject tests are not required to come from the same test administration.
FSA Algebra 1 EOC
• PSAT/NMSQT Math: 430
• SAT Math: 420
• ACT Math: 16
• FSA Geometry EOC: 499
These concordant scores will also be used for the new FAST Grade 10 Progress Monitoring and BEST Algebra 1 EOC.
You can find more information about graduation requirements on FLDOE’s website at: https://www.fldoe.org/schools/k-12-public-schools/sss/graduation-requirements/
With the 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 and Geometry) serve Florida students by measuring education gains and progress. Students, parents/guardians, and educators are encouraged to check the FSA Portal often to access important information and resources as they are available.
- Electronic devices of any kind are not permitted during testing or while on a break. Possession of such devices is cause for invalidation.
- Students are responsible for protecting their answers during testing. Anyone caught cheating will have their score invalidated.
- If you or your student would like to review the practice tests at home you can access practice tests at www.fsassessments.org for ELA Writing/Reading, Biology, US History, Algebra 1 and Geometry. If your student has not participated in a practice test before it is mandatory to do so before taking the EOC.
Resources for Review:
- Directions for taking the Computer Based Practice Test, download.
Florida’s K-12 assessment system measures students’ achievement of Florida’s education standards, which were developed and implemented to ensure that all students graduate from high school ready for success in college, career, and life. Assessment supports instruction and student learning, and test results help Florida’s educational leadership and stakeholders determine whether the goals of the education system are being met.
Statewide assessments are developed, administered, scored, and reported by two different assessment vendors.