Upcoming FSA/EOC Testing Information

Upcoming FSA/EOC Testing Information
Posted on 04/26/2021
MHS FSAState-Required Standardized Testing Information






FSA ELA Reading
  • All 9th and 10th grade students
  • May 5th and 6th, 8:00am
  • Two 90-minute sessions, administered over two days

FSA Algebra 1 or Geometry EOC Exam
  • All students currently enrolled in Algebra 1 or Geometry
  • May 10th and 11th, 8:00am
  • Two 90-minute sessions, administered over two days.

FSA Algebra 1 or Geometry EOC Exam
  • All students currently enrolled in Biology or US History
  • May 12th, 8:00am
  • Single 160-minute session
Exam times listed above do not include transitioning to the testing room, downloading necessary browsers on laptops, reading instructions, etc. There will be an alternate bell schedule on each of these testing dates.

For information regarding test session lengths and other information about the assessments, see the “About the Assessments” page here.

Your student will have an opportunity to participate in a practice test to become familiar with the computer-based testing platform, item types, and response formats he or she will see on the assessment(s). If you or your student would like to review the computer-based practice test at home, the practice tests and answer keys are available here.


Remote Students

No Remote Administrations 
are available for any statewide summative assessments, per the Florida Department of Education (FDOE)

Remote students can notify parents via phone the exact time that they are finished with testing, as testing room timing may vary. Remote students may be dropped off and picked up at the front of the school. Remote students must provide their own transportation to and from school for all testing.

Testing locations will be posted for students on Schoology the week before the test. Due to the magnitude of this testing, we will be in a testing bell schedule for each day of testing. Please see the testing bell schedules for specific information on each day of testing.


COVID-19 Protocols

  • Students must bring their own supplies into the testing room, which include:
    • Mask
    • Pencil
    • Earbuds
    • Fully charged laptop and charger
    • Water bottle (if desired; water fountains are not in service due to COVID)
    • Calculator (for Biology and for session 2/day 2 of Algebra and Geometry only. Calculators are not permitted for Session 1 of the Algebra and Geometry EOC exams).

  • Testing room numbers will be limited based on room size and desks will be arranged to maximize social distancing.

  • When possible, remote students and face to face students will be placed in different testing rooms.

  • Students and staff must wear their masks in the testing room at all times.

  • If you are quarantined, have COVID-19 symptoms, have a pending COVID-19 test and are awaiting results, or test positive for COVID-19, please do not attend testing. You will be contacted by the testing office to arrange a makeup date.


Policies
  • 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. At MHS, standard procedure is for students to turn their phones off and store them in their bags, and store their bags outside of immediate reach in the classroom.

  • Calculator Policy
    For Algebra 1 and Geometry EOC assessments, approved calculators may be used during Session 2 only. If students have handheld calculators during Session 1, their tests will be invalidated. For Biology 1 EOC, a handheld four-function calculator may be used.

  • Testing Rules Acknowledgment
    All 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 the statement in the secure browser.

  • Discussing Test Content after Testing
    The last portion of the testing rules read to students before they affirm the Testing Rules Acknowledgment states that because the content of all statewide assessments is secure, students may not discuss or reveal details about the test content (including test items, passages, and prompts) after the test. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting to social media sites.

    Please make sure your student understands this policy prior to testing and remind them 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 patterns. Students’ 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 (e.g., for lunch, an appointment, illness), 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 a recently exited ELL, testing accommodations will be provided for your student based on their plan.

If you have any questions related to this test administration, please email Assistant Principal Mandy Kraverotis at kraverotisa@flaglerschools.com. For more information about the Florida Statewide Assessments program, please visit the portal at FSAssessments.