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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
2014-2015 TESTING CALENDAR, GRADES PreK-12

Tentative: August 12, 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 14 - 25

Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards End-of-Course Assessments
   Algebra 1, Biology 1, Geometry, and US History CBT*

NGSSS EOC

 

Grades 9-12,
eligible students


Federal and State

July 30 - 31

Alternative Assessment for Grade 3 Promotion

AAGTP

Grade 3,
retained only

State

August 18 - September 5

Interim Assessment Tests: Baseline
  Science

IA

Grades 5 and 8

State and District

August 18 -
September 30

Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener
    (Work Sampling System and
    (Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading)

FLKRS
   (WSS and
   FAIR)

Kindergarten

State

August 25 –
November 7

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

FAIR-FS

Grades K-3, all students; Grades 4-10, Levels 1 & 2; Grades 11-12, Retake**

State and
District

September/October

Preliminary ACT Test

ACT PLAN

Grade 10,
Optional

Nationally Offered

September 2 - 30 Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Assessment
Period 1 (AP1)
VPK

Prekindergarten

State
September 15 - 26 Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards End-of-Course Assessments
    Algebra 1 , Biology 1, Civics, Geometry , and US History
    CBT*
   
NGSSS EOC Grades 6-12, eligible students Federal and State

October 1 - 31

FITNESSGRAM Pretest

FITNESSGRAM

Grades 4-12, students enrolled in PE courses

District

October 6 - 17

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test
    Reading and Mathematics Retake CBT*

FCAT/FCAT 2.0
RETAKE

Grades 10+,11, 12,
eligible students

State

October 6 - 24

District ELA Writing Pre-Test

DWT

Grades 3-11

District

October 15

Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

                                                                                                        

PSAT/NMSQT

Grade 09,
Optional

Nationally Offered

Grade 10

State

Grade 11,
Optional

Nationally Offered

October 27 –
November 14

Interim Assessment Tests: Fall
    English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
    Geometry, Biology 1, United States History, and Civics

IA

Grades 3-12

State and
District

November 12 - 13

Grade 3 Mid-Year Promotion

GTMYP

Grade 3, eligible,
retained students

State

December 1 – 5

Florida Competency Examination on Personal Fitness

FCEPF

Grades 10-12, Optional

State

December 1 – 19

 

Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards End-of-Course Assessments
    Algebra 1, Biology 1, Civics, Geometry, and US History CBT*

NGSSS EOC

 

Grades 6-12,
eligible students


Federal and State

Florida Stanards Assessments
   English Language Arts - Writing Component Field Test CBT*

FSA Grades 4-11, selected schools

January 5 –
March 19

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

FAIR-FS

Grades K-3, all students; Grades 4-10, Levels 1 & 2; Grades 11-12, Retake**

State

January 6 -
February 4
Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Assessment
Period 2 (AP2)
VPK Prekindergarten State

January 12 - 23

District ELA Writing Post-Test

DWT

Grades 3-11

District

January 20 - May 8

Grade 3 Reading Student Portfolio

GTRSP

Grade 3

State

January 26 -
February 13

Interim Assessment Tests: Winter
    English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
      Geometry, Biology 1, United States History, and Civics

IA

 

Grades 3-12

State and
District

January 26 –
March 6

National Assessment of Educational Progress
   Reading, Mathematics, and Science

NAEP

Grades 4, 8, 12, Selected schools

Federal

February

Florida’s Postsecondary Education Readiness Test

PERT

Grade 11,
eligible students

State

March 2 - 13

Florida Standards Assessments
   English Language Arts - Writing Component

FSA

Grade 4; and Grades 5-11 CBT*

Federal and State

March 2 –    
April 3

Comprehensive English Language Learning Assessment

CELLA

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

Federal and State

March 2 -
April 7

Florida Alternate Assessment

FAA

Grades 3-11***

State

March 16 - April 2

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test
    Reading and Mathematics Retakes CBT*

FCAT/FCAT 2.0
RETAKE

Grades 10+, 11, 12
eligible students

State

Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards End-of-Course Assessments
   Algebra 1 Retake CBT*

NGSSS EOC RETAKE

Grades 7-12, eligible students

Federal and State

March 16 - April 10

Florida Standards Assessments
   English Language Arts and Mathematics

FSA

Grades 3 and 4

Federal and State

March 30 - May 29

Trends in Mathematics and Science Study

TIMMS

Grades 4, 8, 12 Selected schools

Federal

April 1 - 30

FITNESSGRAM Pretest

FITNESSGRAM

Grades 4-12, students enrolled in PE courses

District

April 13 - 17

Stanford Achievement Test, Tenth Edition
    Reading and Mathematics

SAT-10

Grades K-2

District

April 13 - May 8

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0
    Science

FCAT 2.0

Grades 5 and 8

Federal and State

Florida Standards Assessments
   English Language Arts
CBT*

FSA

Grades 5-11

   

Mathematics CBT*

Grades 5-8

April 13 - May 29

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

FAIR-FS

Grades K-3, all students; Grades 4-10, Levels 1 & 2; Grades 11-12, Retake**

State

April 20 - May 15

Forida Standards Assessments: End-of-Course Assessments
   Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 CBT*

FSA EOC

Grades 6-12,
eligible students

Federal and State

April 20 - May 22

   

Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards End-of-Course Assessments
   Biology 1, Civics, and US History

NGSSS EOC

 

Grades 6-12,
eligible students


 

Federal and State

April 21 - May 18

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

VPK

Prekindergarten

State

April 27 - June 12

Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education Examinations

AICE

Grades 10-12, enrolled, registered students only

Internationally Offered

May 1 - 5

Florida Competency Examination on Personal Fitness

FCEPF

Grades 10-12, Optional

State

May 4 - 15

Advanced Placement Exams

AP

Grades 8-12,
enrolled, registered students only

Nationally Offered

May 4 - 26

International Baccalaureate External Written Examinations

IB           

Grades 11-12,
enrolled, registered students only

Internationally Offered

May 5

AP SEMINAR

AP

Grades 10-11, Selected schools,
enrolled, registered students only

Nationally Offered

May 11 - June 5 District-Designated End-of-Course Assessment DDEOC Grades K-12 State

May 26 - June 3

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,
    Comparative Scores for Algebra 1 EOC
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 11, 2014

March 14, 2015 (SAT Only)

September 13, 2014

April 18, 2015

November 8,  2014

May 2, 2015

October 25, 2014

June 13, 2015

December 6,  2014

June 6, 2015

December 13, 2014

 

January 24, 2015

 

February 7, 2015

 

*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: 
- Grades K-3, all students;
- Grades 4-10, Levels 1 and 2;
- Grades 11-12, Retake eligible**
***Only includes ESE students exempted from standardized testing at these grade levels.



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