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2018-2019 Uniform Statewide Assessment Calendar
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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
2018-2019 TESTING CALENDAR, GRADES PreK-12

Tentative: August 15, 2018

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 9-20 Florida Standards Assessments: End-of-Course Assessments FSA EOC Grades 9-12,eligible Federal and State

July 26-27

Alternative Assessment for Grade 3 Promotion (SAT-10)

AAGTP

Grade 3,
retained

State1

August 20 - September 14

Interim Assessment Tests (Baseline): Science

BBA

Grades 5, 8

State1

August 20 - September 18

Florida VPK Assessment (AP1)

VPK

Prekindergarten

State

August 20 -
September 28

Galileo Baseline Assessment for Head Start Students

Galileo

Head Start Students

Federal1

August 20 -
October 3

Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener
    (STAR Assessment)

FLKRS

Kindergarten

State

August 20 -
October 3

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

FAIR-FS

Grades 9-10**

State

August 27 - September 26

i-Ready Diagnostic Test* (AP1)

i-Ready

Grades K-8**

State1

August 30 - November 30 Fitness Pretest Fitness Grades 2 - 12 District

September 11 -21

Florida Standards Assessments:
English Language Arts Grade 10, Retake CBT*
   Writing Component

FSA ELA Retake

Grades 10+, 11, 12, eligible

 

Federal and State

September 11 - 28

Reading/Listening Component

September 11-28 Florida Standards Assessments: End-of-Course Assessments Algebra 1 and Geometry, CBT* 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 CBT* NGSSS EOC

September 24 - January 25

Preliminary SAT 8/9

PSAT 8/9

Grades 8 & 9, optional

Nationally Offered

October 8 - November 2

District ELA Writing Test

DWT

Grades 4-10, optional

District offered

October 10

Preliminary SAT / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

PSAT / NMSQT

Grade 9, optional

Nationally Offered

Grade 10 State

Grade 11, optional

Nationally Offered

November 5 - February 8

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

FAIR-FS

Grades 9-10**

State

November 7 - 8

Grade 3 Mid-Year Promotion
(ITBS)

GTMYP

Grade 3,
retained

State1

November 19 - December 21

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

MYA

Grades 9-10, EOC enrolled

State1

November 26 – December 14

 

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

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 CBT*

NGSSS EOC

December 3 - 21

i-Ready Diagnostic Test* (AP2)

i-Ready

Grades K-8**

State1

January 7 - April 26 Fitness Posttest Fitness Grade 2 - 12 District

January 9 -
January 25

Florida VPK Assessment (AP2)

VPK

Prekindergarten

State

January 22 -
February 20

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

MYA

Grades 5, 8, EOC enrolled

State1

January 22 - May 3

Grade 3 Reading Student Portfolio

GTRSP

Grade 3

State1

January 28 –
March 8

National Assessment of Educational Progress
   Reading, Mathematics, and Science/ Trial Urban District Assessment

NAEP/TUDA

Grades 4, 8, 12, selected schools

Federal

January 28 -
March 22

Accessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners (ACCESS for ELLs 2.0)

ACCESS

Grades K-12,
all current ELLs

Federal and State

February 11 -
June 5

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

FAIR-FS

Grades 9-10**

State

February 25 -
March 15

Florida Standards Assessments
   English Language Arts Grade 10 Retake - Writing and Reading Components CBT*

FSA ELA Retake

Grades 10+, 11, 12, eligible

Federal and State

Algebra 1 Retake CBT* FSA EOC Algebra 1 Grades 6-12, eligible Retake only

February 25 -
April 12

Florida Standards Alternate Assessment English Language Arts
    and Mathematics

FSAA

Grades 3-8***

Federal and State

Writing Grades 4-8***
Science Grades 5 and 8
End-of-Course Assessment (Civics) Grade 7
March 11- April 26 Florida Standards Alternate Assessments: Algebra 1, Biology 1, Geometry, and U.S. History

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 enrolled*
April 1-12 Florida Standards Assessments English Language Arts- Reading- Paper FSA Grade 3 Federal and State
Florida Standards Assessments English Language Arts- Wrting Component- Paper Grades 4-6
English Language Arts- Writing Component- CBT* Grades 7-10
April 1 -May 31 Trends in Mathematics and Science Study TIMSS Grades 4,8, 12 Selected Schools Federal

April 9-12

Stanford Achievement Test, Tenth Edition
   Reading and Mathematics

SAT-10

Grades K-2

District

April 29 - June 12

Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education Examinations

AICE

Grades 9-12, enrolled and registered

Internationally Offered

May 1-14

Florida Standards Assessments
   English Language Arts - Reading- Paper

FSA

Grade 4-6

Federal and State

Mathematics - Paper

Grades 3 -6

May 1-14

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0 Science- Paper FCAT 2.0

Grades 5 and 8

Federal and State

May 1-29

Florida Standards Assessments English Language Arts- Reading- CBT*

FSA

 

Grades 7-10  

Mathematics - CBT*

Grades 7-8

May 1-29

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

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 CBT* NGSSS EOC

May 2- May 24

International Baccalaureate External Written Examinations

IB

Grades 11-12,
enrolled and registered

Internationally Offered

May 6-17

Advanced Placement Exams

AP

Grades 8-12 enrolled and registered

Nationally Offered

May 6 - 31

i-Ready Diagnostic Test* (AP3)

i-Ready

Grades K-2,
4-8**** eligible

State1

May 8- May 24

Florida VPK Assessment
    Assessment Period 3 (AP3)

VPK

Prekindergarten

State

May 20- June 6

Alternative Standardized Reading Assessment (i-Ready or ITBS)

ASRA

Grade 3**** eligible

State1

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 (gifted placement)

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

State

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

DECA

Head Start students

Federal1

Florida Standards Alternate Assessment (FSAA) - Datafolio
Data Collection Periods:
September 2017, November 2017, and February 2018

FSAA

SPED, eligible

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

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

Grades K-12,
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

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

PERT

Grades 9-12

State

COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS
NATIONALLY OFFERED FOR INTERESTED, REGISTERED STUDENTS

SAT and SAT Subject Test Dates*

ACT Test Dates

August 25, 2018

March 9, 2019 (SAT Only)

September 8, 2018

April 13, 2019

October 6, 2018

May 4, 2019

October 27, 2018

June 8, 2019

November 3, 2018

June 1, 2019

December 8, 2018

July 13, 2019

December 1, 2018

 

February 9, 2019

 

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

  • 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
      •              For middle school students enrolled in Algebra 1 and Geomety,
        •                      AP1 required for students in Tier 2 and 3 schools and optional for students Tier 1 and Tier 1 WATCH schools
        •                      AP2 optional (not recommended) for 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 with FSA ELA Levels 1 and 2 in grades 3-8
      - Grade 3 students needing a promotion opportunity should only take i-Ready during the ASRA testing window.
    *ASRA administered as i-Ready or ITBS for grade 3 students, needed as a promotion opportunity.

       

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