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2020-2021 Uniform Statewide Assessment Calendar
Click here for a Printable Testing Calendar (English,
Spanish, and Haitian-Creole)
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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
2020-2021 TESTING CALENDAR, GRADES PreK-12

Updated – February 16, 2021

Be advised that due to COVID-19, testing dates are subject to change.

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.
ADMINISTRATION WINDOW
DESCRIPTION
ABBREVIATION
PARTICIPANTS
MANDATE
 
July 13 - 24 Closed Florida Standards Assessments: End-of-Course Assessments Algebra 1 CBT2 FSA EOC Grades 9-12,eligible Federal and State  
July 29-30
Closed
Alternative Assessment for Grade 3 Promotion (SAT-10) AAGTP Grade 3,
retained
State1  
August 22 - September 22 Closed Florida VPK Assessment
Assessment Period 1
(AP1)2
VPK Prekindergarten State  
August 31  - October 2
 
Galileo Baseline Assessment for Head Start Students2 Galileo Head Start Students Federal1  
September 14 - October 9 Interim Assessment Tests (Baseline)2: Science, Biology 1 BBA Grades 5, 8, Grades 6-12 eligible State1  
September 14 - October 2 Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading (AP1)2 FAIR-FS Grades 9-103 State  
September 14 - October 9 i-Ready Diagnostic Test2 (AP1) i-Ready Grades K-83 State1  
TBD -
December 18
Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener2
    (STAR Assessment)
FLKRS

Kindergarten State  
TBD- December 18 Fitness Pretest Fitness Grades 2 - 12 District  
TBD -December 18 Florida Standards Assessments:
English Language Arts Grade 10, Retake CBT2
   Writing Component
FSA ELA RETAKE Grades 10+, 11, 12, eligible Federal and State  
TBD - November 20 Florida Standards Assessments: End-of-Course Assessments Algebra 1 and Geometry, CBT2 FSA EOC Grades 6-12, eligible Includes students enrolled in Algebra 1 in Spring 2020 Federal and State  
Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards End-of-Course Assessments: Biology 1, Civics, and US History CBT2 NGSSS EOC
TBD - October 30 Florida Standards Alternate Assessment – Performance Task Grade 10 ELA Makeup Algebra 1 EOC Makeup FSAA Grades 4-12, eligible4 District Offered  
October 5 - 23 District ELA Writing Test DWT Grades 4-5, optional District Offered  
October 5 - 30 Grades 6-10, optional
November 4 - 5 Cancelled Grade 3 Mid-Year Promotion
(ITBS)
GTMYP Grade 3,
retained
State1  
January 11 - February 3 Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading2
Assessment Period 2 (AP2)
FAIR-FS Grades 9-103 State  
November 16 - December 18 Mid-Year Assessments
    English Language Arts, Algebra 1, Geometry2
MYA Grades 9-10, EOC enrolled State1  
November 30-December 18
January 4 - 29
Florida Standards Assessments: End-of- Course Assessments Algebra 1 and Geometry CBT2 FSA EOC Grades 6-12, Eligible Federal and State  
Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards End-of-Course Assessments Biology 1, Civics, and US History CBT2 NGSSS EOC
January 6 - 27 Florida VPK Assessment (AP2) VPK Prekindergarten State  
January 11- February 3 Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading2
Assessment Period 2 (AP2)
FAIR-FS Grades 9-103 State  
January 11- February 3 i-Ready diagnostic Test2 (AP2) i-Ready Grades K-83 State1  
January 11 – April 30 Fitness Posttest Fitness Grades 2-12 District  
January 19 –February 19 Mid-Year Assessments Science2, Biology 12, United States History2, and Civics2 MYA Grades 5, 8, EOC enrolled State1  
January 25 – March 19
Cancelled
National Assessment of Educational Progress NAEP Grades 4 and 8, selected schools Federal  
January 25 –May 28 Accessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners (ACCESS for ELLs) ACCESS Grades K-12,
all current ELLs
Federal and State  
January 25 – May 7 Grade 3 Reading Student Portfolio GTRSP Grade 3 State1  
January 26 
Preliminary SAT / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test PSAT / NMSQT Grade 9, optional Nationally Offered  
Grade 10 State
Grade 11, optional Nationally Offered
January 26 Preliminary SAT 8/9- PBT PSAT 8/9 Grade 8 & 9, optional Nationally Offered  
February 8 –March 25 Florida Standards Assessments
   English Language Arts Grade 10 Retake - Writing and Reading Components CBT2
FSA ELA RETAKE Grades 10+, 11, 12, eligible Federal and State  
Algebra 1 Retake CBT2 FSA EOC Algebra 1 RETAKE Grades 6-12, eligible Retake only
March 1 – May 14
Florida Standards Alternate Assessment English Language Arts
    and Mathematics
FSAA Grades 3-84 Federal and State  
Writing Grades 4-84
Science Grades 5 and 84
End-of-Course Assessment (Civics) Grade 74
March 15 – May 28 Florida Standards Alternate Assessments English Language Arts FSAA Grade 9 and 10* Federal and State  
Writing Grade 9 and 10*
End-of-Course Assessments: Algebra 1, Biology 1, Geometry, and U.S. History Grade 9-12 enrolled4
March 15 – May 21 Cancelled National Assessment of Educational Progress Long-Term Trend Reading and Mathematics, NAEP Age 17 selected schools Federal  
April 5 - 30 Florida Standards Assessments English Language Arts – Writing Component – CBT2 FSA Grades 7-10 Federal and State  
April 5 - 30 Florida Standards Assessments English Language Arts – Writing Component – Pape Grades 4-6
Florida Standards Assessments English Language Arts – Reading Component - Paper Grades 3
April 13 – 30 Stanford Achievement Test, Tenth Edition
   Reading and Mathematics
SAT-10 Grades K-2 District  
April 26 – June 11 Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education Examinations AICE Grades 10 -12, enrolled and registered Internationally Offered  
April 30 – May 21 International Baccalaureate External Written Examinations IB Grades 11-12,
enrolled and registered
Internationally Offered  
May 3 - 14 Advanced Placement Exams AP Grades 8-12,
enrolled and registered
Nationally Offered  
May 3 - 28 Florida Standards Assessments English Language Arts – Reading -Paper FSA Grades 4-6 Federal and State  
May 3 - 28 Mathematics - Paper Grades 3-6
May 3 - 28 Statewide Science Assessments Science-Paper Science Grades 5 and 8 Federal and State  
May 3 - June 9 Florida Standards Assessments English Language Arts – Reading -CBT2 FSA Grades 7-10 Federal and State  
Mathematics – CBT2 Grades 7-8
May 3 - June 9 Florida Standards Assessments: End-of-Course Assessments Algebra 1 and Geometry CBT2 FSA Grades 6-12, eligible Federal and State  
Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards End-of-Course Assessments Biology 1, Civics, and US History CBT2 NGSSS EOC  
May 3 – June 1 i-Ready Diagnostic Test2 (AP3) i-Ready Grade K-2, 4-83eligible State1  
May 3 - June1 Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading2
Assessment Period 3 (AP3)
FAIR-FS Grades 9-103 State  
May 11 - 25 Florida VPK Assessment (AP3) VPK Prekindergarten State  
May 24 – June 4 Alternative Standardized Reading Assessment (i-Ready or ITBS) ASRA

Grade 33

eligible

State1  
TESTS GIVEN ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS
DESCRIPTION
ABBREVIATION
PARTICIPANTS
MANDATE
AcuscreenScreening for Head Start Students new to the program, or students requiring further interventions; conducted within the first 45 calendar days from the date of entry. Acuscreen Head Start students Federal1
Aprenda La Prueba de los Logros en Español Segunda Edición
    Placement decision for Gifted Program, Spanish-speaking ELLs
APRENDA Grades K-12, eligible (gifted placement) State
Battelle Developmental Inventory Second Edition (Initial)
    Administered to ESE students within 30 calendar days of student entering PreK program.
    Administered March 1 - 15 for ESE students exiting the PreK program.
BDI-2 PreK ESE State
Deveraux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA-P2)
Screening for Head Start students new to program must be completed within the first 45   calendar days from the date of entry.
DECA-P2 Head Start students Federal1
Florida Standards Alternate Assessment (FSAA) - Datafolio
Data Collection Periods:
September 2020, November 2020, and March - April 2021
FSAA ESE, eligible4 Federal and State
   English Language Arts - Reading & Writing Grades 3-104  
   Mathematics Grades 3-84  
   NGSSS Science Grades 5 and 84  
   End-of-Course Assessments (Algebra 1, Biology 1, Civics, Geometry, U.S. History) Grades 6-12 eligible enrolled4
Industry Certification Examination
    Federal or state regulatory agency-developed assessment instruments leading to licensure.
ICE Grade 6-12,
eligible enrolled students
Federal and State
The Iowa Tests (Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and Iowa Tests of Educational Development)
    Placement decisions for Gifted Program
    ACCEL Option
ITBS/
ITED
Grades K-12, eligible

Federal and State
Miami-Dade County Oral Language Proficiency Scale Revised
    Placement decisions for ESOL
    Exit ESOL Program-(only if exiting KG via an ELL Committee prior to Spring administration of ACCESS for ELLs 2.0
M-DCOLPS-R Grade K,
eligible
Federal and State
Online Comprehensive English Language Learning Assessment
    Placement decisions for ESOL
    Extension of services for ESOL Program
Online CELLA Grades 1-12,
eligible
Federal and State
Preschool Language Scales-5 Screening (PLS-5)
    Screening for Head Start new to the program, or students requiring further interventions; conducted within the first 45 calendar days from the date of entry
PLS-5 Head Start students Federal1
Florida's Postsecondary Education Readiness Test
    Dual Enrollment Placement, Comparative Score for Algebra 1 EOC
PERT Grades 12 eligible State
Dual Enrollment Placement 
Resumes January 2021 
Grades 9-12
  • Notes:
    • 1District-selected assessment to comply with state and/or federal mandate.
      2Designates computer-based testing only, with paper-based accommodations available for eligible students with disabilities.
      3The following students in all schools must participate in progress monitoring, as specified in the calendar: 
    • gsdf - Grades K-8: i-Ready Reading and Mathematics, all students
    • dfgd - Grades 9-10: FAIR, Levels 1 and 2
    • fdfd  - Used as a promotion opportunity for eligible grade 3 student
  • 4Only includes ESE students exempted from standardized testing at these grade levels.
    TBD denotes start dates that may commence when students return to the Schoolhouse model.

 

COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS
NATIONALLY OFFERED FOR INTERESTED, REGISTERED STUDENT
(Tentative based on reopening of schools)

SAT and SAT Subject Test Dates*

ACT Test Dates

August 29, 2020 (Closed)

May 8, 2021

September 12, 2020 (Closed)

October 25, 2020*

September 26, 2020 (Closed)

June 5, 2021

September 13, 2020* (Closed)

December 12, 2020

October 3, 2020   September 19, 2020 (Closed) February 6, 2021

November 7, 2020

October 10, 2020

April 17, 2021

December 5, 2020

October 17, 2020

June 12, 2021

March 13, 2021   October 24, 2020 July 17, 2021

SCHOOL DAY ADMINISTRATION
Non-Reportable Scores Only for High School Graduation Test Concordance
(Tentative based on reopening of schools)

SAT

ACT

March 3, 2021** (Seniors only)
April 13, 2021 (Juniors and Seniors)

 

April 27 , 2021 (Seniors only)****

SCHOOL DAY ADMINISTRATION
College-Reportable Scores
(Tentative based on reopening of schools)

SAT***

ACT

September 23, 2020 (Seniors only) (Closed)

March 2, 2021 (Juniors and Seniors)

March 16, 2021***

 

 

 

October 27, 2020 (Seniors only)

March 24, 2021***

April 13, 2021 (Juniors and Seniors)

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

** Non-college reportable administration for seniors only

*** Funds provided by Florida CARES Act.

  • **** Non-college reportable administration for seniors only paid by District

     

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