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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
2016-2017 TESTING CALENDAR, GRADES PreK-12

Tentative: July 20, 2016

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 11 - 21

Florida Standards Assessments: End-of-Course Assessments
   Algebra 1 CBT*

FSA EOC

Grades 9-12,
eligible students


Federal and State

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

NGSSS EOC

July 28 - 29

Alternative Assessment for Grade 3 Promotion

AAGTP

Grade 3,
retained only

State

August 22 - September 16

Interim Assessment Tests (Baseline): Science

BIA

Grades 5, 8

State1

August 22 -
September 6

Galileo Baseline Assessment for Head Start Students

Galileo

Head Start Students

Federal1

August 22 -
October 5

Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener
    (Work Sampling System)

FLKRS
   (WSS)

Kindergarten

State

August 22 -
November 4

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

FAIR-FS

Grades 9-10**

State

August 29 - September 30

i-Ready Diagnostic Test* (AP1)

I-READY

Grades K-8**

State1

September 6 - October 5

Florida VPK Assessment (AP1)

VPK

Prekindergarten

State

September 12 - 23

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


   

FSA EOC

Grades 6-12, eligible students

Federal and State

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


   

NGSSS EOC

Grades 6-12, eligible students

September 26 - January 27

Preliminary SAT 8/9

PSAT 8/9

Grades 8 & 9, optional

Nationally Offered

October 3 - 31

FITNESSGRAM Pretest

FITNESSGRAM

Grades 4-12, students enrolled in PE courses

District

October 4 - 28

District ELA Writing Test

DWT

Grades 4-10, optional

District offered

October 10 - 21

Florida Stadards Assessments
    English Language Arts Grade 10 Retake CBT*
        Writing Component

FSA ELA RETAKE

Grades 10+, 11, 12,
eligible students

Federal and State

October 10 - 28

       Reading/Listening Component

October 10 - 21

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0
    Reading Retake CBT*

FCAT 2.0
RETAKE

Grades 10+, 11, 12,
eligible students

Federal and State

October 19

Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

                                                                                                        

PSAT/NMSQT

Grade 09,
Optional

Nationally Offered

Grade 10

State

Grade 11,
Optional

Nationally Offered

November 7 - February 10

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

FAIR-FS

Grades 9-10**

State

November 9 - 10

Grade 3 Mid-Year Promotion

GTMYP

Grade 3, eligible,
retained students

State

November 14 –
December 16

Mid-Year Assessments
    English Language Arts, Mathematics, Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
    Geometry

MYA

Grades 3-8 Grades 9-10, EOC enrolled students

State1

November 28 – December 2

Florida Competency Examination on Personal Fitness

FCEPF

Grade 11, Optional

State

November 28 – December 16

 

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

FSA EOC

Grades 6-12,
eligible students


Federal and State

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

NGSSS EOC

November 28 - December 23

i-Ready Diagnostic Test* (AP2)

i-Ready

Grades K-8**

State1

January 10 -
February 8

Florida VPK Assessment (AP2)

VPK

Prekindergarten

State

January 24 -
February 17

Mid-Year Assessments
   Science, Biology 1, United States History, and Civics

MYA

Grades 5, 8, EOC enrolled students

State1

January 24 - May 5

Grade 3 Reading Student Portfolio

GTRSP

Grade 3

State

January 30 –
March 10

National Assessment of Educational Progress
   Reading, Mathematics, and Science

NAEP

Grades 4, 8, 12, Selected schools

Federal

January 30 -
March 24

ACCESS for ELLs 2.0

ACCESS

Grades K-12,
all current ELLs

Federal and State

February 13 - June 9

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

FAIR-FS

Grades 9-10**

State

February 27 -
March 10

Florida Standards Assessments
   English Language Arts - Writing Component

FSA

Grades 4-7; and Grades 8-10 CBT*

Federal and State

   English Language Arts Grade 10 Retake - Writing Component
   CBT*

FSA ELA RETAKE

Grades 10+, 11, 12, eligible students

February 27 - April 14

Florida Standards Alternate Assessment English Language Arts
    and Mathematics

FSAA

Grades 3-8***

Federal and State

    Writing Grades 4-8***
    Science
    End-of-Course Assessment (Civics)
Grades 5 and 8
Grade 7

March 13 - April 28

Florida Standards Alternate Assessment English Language Arts

FSAA

Grades 9 and 10***

Federal and State

Writing

Grades 9 and 10***

End-of-Course Assessments: Algebra 1, Biology 1,
Geometry, and U.S. History

Grades 9-12 enrolled students***

March 27 - 30

Stanford Achievement Test

SAT-10

Grades K-2

District

March 27 - 31

Florida Standards Assessments
   English Language Arts - Reading

FSA

Grades 3

Federal and State

March 27 - April 7

Florida Standards Assessments
   English Language Arts Grade 10 Retake-Reading Component CBT*

FSA ELA RETAKE

Grades 10+, 11, 12
eligible students

Federal and State

 

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0
  Reading Retake CBT*

FCAT 2.0 RETAKE

Grades 10+, 11, 12
eligible students

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

 

NGSSS EOC RETAKE

Grades 7-12,
eligible students

April 3 - 28

FITNESSGRAM Posttest

FITNESSGRAM

Grades 4-12, students enrolled in PE courses

District

April 17 - May 5

Florida Standards Assessments
   English Language Arts - Reading CBT*

FSA

Grade 4-10

Federal and State

   Mathematics CBT*

Grades 3 -8

April 17 - May 5

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

FSA EOC

Grades 6-12,
eligible students

Federal and State

April 17 - May 19

   

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

NGSSS EOC

 

Grades 6-12,
eligible students


 

Federal and State

April 18 - May 15

Florida VPK Assessment
    Assessment Period 3 (AP3)

VPK

Prekindergarten

State

April 24 - June 9

Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education Examinations

AICE

Grades 9-12, enrolled, registered students only

Internationally Offered

May 1 - 5

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0
   Science

FCAT 2.0

Grades 5 and 8

Federal and State

May 1 - 5

Florida Competency Examination on Personal Fitness

FCEPF

Grade 11, Optional

State

May 1 - 12

Advanced Placement Exams

AP

Grades 8-12,
enrolled, registered students only

Nationally Offered

May 1 - 19

International Baccalaureate External Written Examinations

IB

Grades 11-12,
enrolled, registered students only

Internationally Offered

May 8 - June 2

i-Ready Diagnostic Test* (AP3)

i-Ready

Grades K-8 (selected students)****

State1

May 30 - June 7

Alternative Standardized Reading Assessment

ASRA

Grade 3,
eligible students

State

TESTS GIVEN ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS
DESCRIPTION
ABBREVIATION
PARTICIPANTS
MANDATE

Acuscreen
    Screening 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 ELLs

State

Battelle Developmental Inventory Second Edition (Initial)
    Administered to SPED students within 30 calendar days of student entering PreK program.
    Administered March 1 - 15 for SPED students exiting the PreK program.

BDI-2

PreK SPED Students

State

e-Deca2
Screening for Head Start students new to program must be completed within the first 45   calendar days.

DECA

Head Start students

Federal1

Florida Standards Alternate Assessment (FSAA) - Datafolio
Data Collection Records
September 2016, November 2016, and February 2017

FSAA

Eligible Students

Federal and State

   English Language Arts - Reading & Writing

Grades 3-10 

   Mathematics

Grades 3-8  

   NGSSS Science

Grades 5 and 8  

   End-of-Course Assessments (Algebra 1, Biology 1, Civics, Geometry, U.S. History)

Grades 9-12 eligible enrolled students

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 decision for Gifted Program
    ACCEL Option

ITBS/
ITED

Grades K-12, eligible students




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 students

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 students

Federal and State

Florida's Postsecondary Education Readiness Test
    
Dual Enrollment Placement, Comparative Score for Algebra 1 EOC

PERT

Grades 10-12

State

COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS
NATIONALLY OFFERED FOR INTERESTED, REGISTERED STUDENTS

 Anticipated SAT and SAT Subject Test Dates*

ACT Test Dates

October 1, 2016

March 11, 2017 (SAT Only)

September 10, 2016

April 8, 2017

November 5,  2016

May 6, 2017

October 22, 2016

June 10, 2017

December 3,  2016

June 3, 2017

December 10, 2016

 

January 21, 2017

 

February 11, 2017

 

*SAT Sunday administrations usually occur the day after each Saturday test date for students who cannot test on Saturday due to religious observance. Students take the current SAT up until January 2016. Starting in March 2016, students will take the redesigned SAT, and the current SAT will no longer be offered.

  • Notes:
  • 1District-selected assessment to comply with state and/or federal mandate.
    *Designates computer-based testing only, with paper-based accommodations available for eligible students with disabilities.
    **The following students in all schools must participate in progress monitoring, as specified in the calendar: 
    - Grades K-8: i-Ready, all students
    - Grades 9-10: FAIR, Levels 1 and 2.
    ***Only includes ESE students exempted from standardized testing at these grade levels.
  • ****ELA ONLY required for students in Reading grades K-2,
        students in Reading scoring below the 50th percentile on SAT-10 in grade 3, and
        students with FSA Reading Levels 1 and 2 in grades 4-8

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