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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
2013-2014 TESTING CALENDAR, GRADES PreK-12

Revised: March 21, 2014

The calendar will be updated periodically as additional information is obtained about the District, state, national, and international tests administered to the students in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
DATE
DESCRIPTION
ABBREVIATION
PARTICIPANTS
MANDATE

July 22 - August 9

Florida End-of-Course Assessments* CBT
   

EOC

 

Grades 6-12,
eligible students


Federal and State

July 22
US History
July 22 - 26
Biology 1
July 29 - August 2
Algebra 1
August 5 - 9
Geometry

July 31 - August 1

Alternative Assessment for Grade 3 Promotion

AAGTP

Grade 3,
retained only

State

August 19 – September 13

Baseline Benchmark Assessments
    Reading, Mathematics, Science, Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology 1,
    United States History, and Civics

BBA

Grades 3-12

State and
District

August 19 -
October 1

Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener
    (Early Childhood Observation System and
    Florida Assessment for Instruction in Reading)

FLKRS
(ECHOS and
FAIR)

Kindergarten

State

August 20 –
October 15

Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading Assessment
Period 1 (AP1)

FAIR

Grades 1-3, all;
Grades 4-12,
eligible students**

State and
District

August 21 -
September 4

District Writing Pre-Test

DWT

Grades 4, 8, 10

State and
District

September/October

Preliminary ACT Test

PLAN

Grade 10,
Optional

Nationally Offered

September 3 - 30 Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Assessment
Period 1 (AP1)
VPK Prekindergarten State
September 16 - 27 Florida End-of-Course Assessment* CBT
    US History, Biology 1, Algebra 1, and Geometry****
   
EOC Grades 6-12, eligible students Federal and State

October 7 - 18

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test
    Reading Retake* CBT

FCAT 2.0
RETAKE

Grades 10+,11, 12,
eligible students

State

October 16

College Board Preliminary SAT/National Merit  
    Scholarship Qualifying Test

                                                                                                        

PSAT/NMSQT

Grade 09,
Optional

Nationally Offered

Grade 10

State

Grade 11,
Optional

Nationally Offered

October 28 –
November 15

Interim Assessment Tests: Fall
    Reading, Mathematics, Science, Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology 1,
    United States History, and Civics

IA

Grades 3-12

State and
District

November 12 -
December 13

Race to the Top District Developed Assessments Item Tryouts
    Career Technical Education, Physical Education, Visual Arts,
    Performing Arts, and World Languages

RttDDA

Grades K-12 Selected schools

State

November 12-13

Grade 3 Mid-Year Promotion

GTMYP

Grade 3, eligible,
retained students

State

November 25 –
January 30

Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading
Assessment Period 2 (AP2)

FAIR

Grades K-3, all;
Grades 4-12,
eligible students**

State

December 2 – 6

Florida Competency Examination on Personal Fitness

FCEPF

Grades 10-12, Optional

State

December 2 – 20

 

Florida End-of-Course Assessments* CBT
    US History, Biology 1, Algebra 1, and Geometry****

EOC

 

Grades 6-12,
eligible students


Federal and State

January 6 - 21

District Writing Mid-Year Test

DWT

Grades 4, 8, 10

State and District

January 7 -
February 4
Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Assessment
Period 2 (AP2)
VPK Prekindergarten State

January 21 -
February 14

Interim Assessment Tests: Winter
    Reading, Mathematics, Science, Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology 1,
    United States History, and Civics

IA

 

Grade 3-12

State and
District

January 21 - May 9

Grade 3 Reading Student Portfolio

GTRSP

Grade 3

State

January 27 –
March 7
National Assessment of Educational Progress NAEP Grades 4, 8, 12, Selected schools Federal

February

Florida’s Postsecondary Education Readiness Test

PERT

Grades 11,
eligible students

State

February - April

National Center and State Collaborative

English Language Arts and Mathematics Field Tests

NSCS

Grades 3-8 & 11***

Selected schools

State

February 24 -
April 4

Florida Alternate Assessment

FAA

Grades 3-11***

State

February 25 - 26

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0
    Writing

FCAT 2.0 WRITING

Grades 4, 8, 10

State

March –    
April

National Center and State Collaborative

English Language Arts and Mathematics Field Tests

NCSC

Grades 3-8 & 11***

Selected Schools

State

March 3 –    
April 4

Comprehensive English Language Learning Assessment

CELLA

Grades K-12,
all current ELLs and eligible former ELLs

Federal and State

March 10 - 28 Florida Item Bank Test Platform (English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Spanish) Item Tryouts

IBTP

Grades 9-12 Selected schools

State

March 10 - April 4

Race to the Top District Developed Assessments Field Tests
    Career Technical Education, Physical Education, Visual Arts,
    Performing Arts, and World Languages

RttDDA

Grades K-12 Selected schools

State

April Florida Item Bank Test Platform (Access Points for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities) Item Tryouts IBTP

Grades 3-11***

Selected schools

State

April 7 - 11

Stanford Achievement Test, Tenth Edition
    Reading and Mathematics

SAT-10

Grades K- 2

District

April 7 - 11

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test
   Reading and Mathematics Retakes * CBT

FCAT 2.0
RETAKE

Grades 10+,11, 12,
eligible students

State

April 14 - May 7

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0

FCAT 2.0

 

 

Federal and State

 

April 14 - 25     Reading Grades 6*, 9*
April 16 - 28     Reading Grades 3, 4, 5
    Mathematics Grades 7, 8
April 21 - 30
    Mathematics Grades 3, 4
    Reading Grades 7*, 10*
    Science Grades 5, 8
April 28 - May 7     Mathematics Grades 5*, 6*
April 29 - May 7     Reading Grade 8*

April 17 - May 28

Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading Assessments
Period 3 (AP3)

   

FAIR

Grades K- 3, all;
Grades 4-12,
eligible students**

State

April 21 - May 23

Florida End-of-Course Assessments* CBT

Subjects may be tested in any order AND may be tested concurrently, by school. Testing for all subjects may begin on April 21 but must be completed by the end date as noted below:

EOC

 

Grades 6-12,
eligible students


 

Federal and State

End Date: May 16    Algebra 1, Civics, and US History
End Date: May 23        Biology 1 and Geometry

April 22 - May 16

Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Assessment
Period 3 (AP3)

VPK

Prekindergarten

State

May 1 - 21

International Baccalaureate External Written Examinations

IB           

Grades 11-12,
enrolled, registered students only

Internationally Offered

May 5 - 16

Advanced Placement Examinations

AP

Grades 9-12,
enrolled, registered students only

Nationally Offered

May 6 - June 11

Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education Examinations

AICE

Grades 9-12, enrolled, registered students only

Internationally Offered

May 12 - 16

Florida Competency Examination on Personal Fitness

FCEPF

Grades 10-12, Optional

State

May 12 - 23 Florida Item Bank Test Platform (English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Spanish) Item Tryouts IBTP Grades K-8 Selected schools State

May 14

AP/Cambridge Capstone

AP

Grades 9-12, Selected schools,
enrolled, registered students only

Nationally Offered

May 23 - June 4

Alternative Standardized Reading Assessment

ASRA

Grade 3,
eligible students

State

TESTS GIVEN ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS
DESCRIPTION
ABBREVIATION
PARTICIPANTS
MANDATE
Florida Post Secondary Education Readiness Test
    Dual Enrollment Placement, College Placement Testing, Post Remediation,
    Concordant Scores for Algebra 1 EOC (when established)
PERT Grades 10-12 State
Aprenda La Prueba de los Logros en Español Segunda Edición
    Placement decision for Gifted Program, Spanish-speaking ELLs

APRENDA Grades K-12, eligible ELLs State

The Iowa Tests (Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and Iowa Tests of Educational Development)
    Placement decision for Gifted Program

ITBS/
ITED
Grades K-12, eligible students


Federal and State
Exit ESOL Program (six semesters or more) Grades 2-12, eligible students, Charter Schools only
ACCEL Option Selected students
Miami-Dade County Oral Language Proficiency Scale Revised
Placement decisions for ESOL
Exit ESOL Program-Second Instrument Needed
M-DOLPS-R Grade K,
eligible students
Federal and State
On-line Comprehensive English Language Learning Assessment
Placement decisions for ESOL
Extension of services for ESOL Program
On-line CELLA Grade 1-12,
eligible students
Federal and State

COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS
NATIONALLY OFFERED FOR INTERESTED, REGISTERED STUDENTS

Anticipated SAT and SAT Subject Test Dates*
ACT Test Dates
October 5, 2013
September 21, 2013
November 2, 2013
October 26, 2013
December 7, 2013
December 14, 2013
January 25, 2014
February 8, 2014
March 8, 2014 (SAT Only)
April 12, 2014
May 3, 2014
June 14, 2014
June 7, 2014
 

*SAT Sunday administrations usually occur the day after each Saturday test date for students who cannot test on Saturday due to religious observance.

Notes:

*Designates computer-based testing.
**The following students in all schools must participate in FAIR as follows: 
- All students in grades K-3
- Grades  4-10: only students in FCAT Levels 1 and 2
- Grades 11-12: only students eligible to take the FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake
***Only includes ESE students exempted from standardized testing at these grade levels.
****EOC assessments must be administered in this order.


 

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