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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
2015-2016 TESTING CALENDAR, GRADES PreK-12

Tentative: December 18, 2015

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 15 - 23

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 29 - 30

Alternative Assessment for Grade 3 Promotion

AAGTP

Grade 3,
retained only

State

August 24 - September 18

Interim Assessment Tests (Baseline): Science

BIA

Grades 5, 8

State1

August 24 -
October 7

Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener
    (Work Sampling System)

FLKRS
   (WSS)

Kindergarten

State

August 24 -
October 29

Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading* (AP1)

FAIR-FS

Grades 9-12**

State

September/October

Preliminary ACT Test

ACT PLAN

Grade 10,
Optional

Nationally Offered

September 8 - October 2

i-Ready Diagnostic Test* (AP1)

I-READY

Grades K-8**

State1

September 8 - October 7

Florida VPK Assessment (AP1)

VPK

Prekindergarten

State

September 14 - 25

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


   

FSA EOC

Grades 6-12, eligible students

Federal and State

October 1 - 29

FITNESSGRAM Pretest

FITNESSGRAM

Grades 4-12, students enrolled in PE courses

District

October 5 - 30

District ELA Writing Test

DWT

Grades 4-10

District

October 5 - November 13

The Program for International Student Assessment

PISA

Grades 9-10, selected schools

Federal

October 12 - 23

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 12 - 30

       Reading/Listening Component

October 12 - 30

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0
    Reading Retake CBT*

FCAT 2.0
RETAKE

Grades 10+, 11, 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

October 28

Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

                                                                                                        

PSAT/NMSQT

Grade 09,
Optional

Nationally Offered

Grade 10

State

Grade 11,
Optional

Nationally Offered

November 2 - February 5

Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading* (AP2)

FAIR-FS

Grades 9-12**

State

November 12 - 13

Grade 3 Mid-Year Promotion

GTMYP

Grade 3, eligible,
retained students

State

November 16 –
December 18

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

MYA

Grades 3-10, EOC enrolled students

State1

November 30 – December 4

Florida Competency Examination on Personal Fitness

FCEPF

Grade 11, Optional

State

November 30 – December 18

 

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

January 5 -
February 3

Florida VPK Assessment (AP2)

VPK

Prekindergarten

State

January 5 - 29

i-Ready Diagnostic Test* (AP2)

i-Ready

Grades K-8**

State1

January 25 –
March 4

National Assessment of Educational Progress
   Reading, Mathematics, and Science

NAEP

Grades 4, 8, 12, Selected schools

Federal

January 26 - May 6

Grade 3 Reading Student Portfolio

GTRSP

Grade 3

State

January 26 -
February 19

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

MYA

Grades 5, 8, EOC enrolled students

State1

February 8 -
March 25

ACCESS for ELLs 2.0

ACCESS

Grades K-12,
all current ELLs

Federal and State

February 8 - June 3

Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading* (AP3)

FAIR-FS

Grades 9-12**

State

February 29 -
March 11

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 4-7; and Grades 8-10 CBT*

February 29 - April 15

Florida Standards Alternate Assessment English Language Arts
    and Mathematics

FSAA

Grades 3-8***

Federal and State

    Writing Field Test Grades 4-8***(selected schools)
    Science Grades 5 and 8

March 28 - April 7

Florida Standards Assessments
   English Language Arts Grade 10 Retake 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

March 29 - April 7

Florida Standards Assessments
   English Language Arts

FSA

Grade 3

   Mathematics

Grades 3 and 4

April 1 - 29

FITNESSGRAM Posttest

FITNESSGRAM

Grades 4-12, students enrolled in PE courses

District

April 4 - 7

Stanford Achievement Test, Tenth Edition
    Reading and Mathematics

SAT-10

Grades K-2

District

April 4 - 29

Florida Standards Alternate Assessment English Language Arts
and Mathematics

FSAA

Grades 9 and 10***

Federal and State

    Writing Field Test Grades 9 and 10***(selected schools)
    End-of-Course Assessments: Algebra 1, Biology 1, and Geometry Grades 9-12 enrolled students***

April 11 - May 6

Florida Standards Assessments
   English Language Arts
CBT*

FSA

Grades 4-10

Federal and State

  Mathematics CBT*

Grades 5-8

April 12 - 22

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0
    Science

FCAT 2.0

Grades 5 and 8

Federal and State

April 18 - May 13

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 18 - May 20

   

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 19 - May 16

Florida VPK Assessment and Teaching Strategies GOLD (TSG) (AP3)

VPK and TSG****

Prekindergarten

State

April 29 - May 20

International Baccalaureate External Written Examinations

IB

Grades 11-12,
enrolled, registered students only

Internationally Offered

May 2 - 6

Florida Competency Examination on Personal Fitness

FCEPF

Grade 11, Optional

State

May 2 - 13

Advanced Placement Exams

AP

Grades 8-12,
enrolled, registered students only

Nationally Offered

May 2 - June 10

Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education Examinations

AICE

Grades 10-12, enrolled, registered students only

Internationally Offered

May 9 - June 3

i-Ready Diagnostic Test* (AP3)

i-Ready

Grades K-8**

State1

May 31 - June 7

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, 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
    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-Second Instrument Needed

M-DOLPS-R

Grade K,
eligible students
Federal and State
Online Comprehensive English Language Learning Assessment
    Placement decisions for ESOL
    Extension of services for ESOL Program

On-line CELLA

Grades 1-12,
eligible students
Federal and State
Industry Certification Examination
    Federal or state regulatory agency-developed assessment instruments leading to licensure.

ICE

Grade 6-12,
eligible enrolled students
Federal and State

COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS
NATIONALLY OFFERED FOR INTERESTED, REGISTERED STUDENTS

 Anticipated SAT and SAT Subject Test Dates*

ACT Test Dates

October 3, 2015

March 5, 2016 (SAT Only)
First administration of the
redesigned SAT

September 12, 2015

April 9, 2016

November 7,  2015

May 7, 2016

October 24, 2015

June 11, 2016

December 5,  2015

June 4, 2016

December 12, 2015

 

January 23, 2016

 

February 6, 2016

 

*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, 2, and 3 (For 2015-16, eligibility is based on Spring 2014 FCAT results)
    - Grades 11-12: FAIR, Retake eligible
    ***Only includes ESE students exempted from standardized testing at these grade levels.
  • ****For 2015-16, Teaching Strategies GOLD (TSG) is required by FLDOE for Assessment Period 3 (AP3) only.



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