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2017-2018 Uniform Statewide Assessment Calendar
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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
2017-2018 TESTING CALENDAR, GRADES PreK-12

Tentative: September 19, 2017

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 10 - 20

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

FSA EOC

Grades 9-12,
eligible


Federal and State

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

NGSSS EOC

July 27 - 28

Alternative Assessment for Grade 3 Promotion (SAT-10)

AAGTP

Grade 3,
retained

State1

August 21 - September 15

Interim Assessment Tests (Baseline): Science

BBA

Grades 5, 8

State1

August 21 - September 19

Florida VPK Assessment (AP1)

VPK

Prekindergarten

State

August 21 -
September 29

Galileo Baseline Assessment for Head Start Students

Galileo

Head Start Students

Federal1

August 21 -
October 13

Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener
    (STAR Assessment)

FLKRS

Kindergarten

State

August 21 -
November 3

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

FAIR-FS

Grades 9-10**

State

August 28 - October 6

i-Ready Diagnostic Test* (AP1)

i-Ready

Grades K-8**

State1

September 18 - October 6

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

FSA EOC

Grades 6-12, eligible

Federal and State

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

FSA ELA Retake

Grades 10+, 11, 12 eligible

September 18 - October 13 Reading/Listening Component

September 18 - October 20

 

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

NGSSS EOC

 

Grades 6-12 eligible

Federal and State

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0
    Reading Retake CBT*

FCAT 2.0 Retake

Grades 10+, 11, 12 eligible

September 25 - January 26

Preliminary SAT 8/9

PSAT 8/9

Grades 8 & 9, optional

Nationally Offered

October 2 - 31

FITNESSGRAM Pretest

FITNESSGRAM

Grades 4-12, enrolled in PE courses

District

October 9 - November 3

District ELA Writing Test

DWT

Grades 4-10, optional

District offered

October 11

Preliminary SAT / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

PSAT / NMSQT

Grade 9, optional

Nationally Offered

Grade 10 State

Grade 11, optional

Nationally Offered

November 6 - February 9

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

FAIR-FS

Grades 9-10**

State

November 8 - 9

Grade 3 Mid-Year Promotion
(ITBS)

GTMYP

Grade 3,
retained

State1

November 20 - December 22

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

MYA

Grades 9-10, EOC enrolled

State1

November 27 – December 15

 

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 1 - 22

i-Ready Diagnostic Test* (AP2)

i-Ready

Grades K-8**

State1

January 10 -
February 2

Florida VPK Assessment (AP2)

VPK

Prekindergarten

State

January 22 -
February 16

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

MYA

Grades 5, 8, EOC enrolled

State1

January 22 - May 4

Grade 3 Reading Student Portfolio

GTRSP

Grade 3

State1

January 29 –
March 9

National Assessment of Educational Progress
   Reading, Mathematics, and Science

NAEP

Grades 4, 8, 12, selected schools

Federal

January 29 -
March 23

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 12 -
June 8

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

FAIR-FS

Grades 9-10**

State

February 26 -
March 2

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

FSA ELA Retake

Grades 10+, 11, 12, eligible

Federal and State

February 26 -
April 13

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 1 - 9

Florida Standards Assessments
   English Language Arts - Writing Component - CBT*

FSA

Grades 8-10

Federal and State

 

March 5 - 9

English Language Arts - Writing Component - Paper

Grades 4-7

March 12 - April 27

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***

March 19 - April 6

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

FSA ELA RETAKE

Grades 10+, 11, 12 eligible

Federal and State

Algebra 1 Retake CBT*

FSA EOC ALGEBRA 1 RETAKE

Grade 6-12,
eligible Retake only

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0
Reading Retake

FCAT 2.0 RETAKE

Grades 10+, 11, 12 eligible

April 2 - 30

FITNESSGRAM Posttest

FITNESSGRAM

Grades 4-12, enrolled in PE courses

District

April 4 - 10

Stanford Achievement Test, Tenth Edition
   Reading and Mathematics

SAT-10

Grades K-12

District

April 9 - 13

Florida Standards Assessments
   English Language Arts - Reading - Paper

FSA

Grades 3

Federal and State

April 16- May 11

Florida Standards Assessments
   English Language Arts - Reading CBT*

FSA

Grade 4-10

Federal and State

Mathematics CBT*

Grades 3 -8

April 16 - May 11

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

April 27 - May 18

International Baccalaureate External Written Examinations

IB

Grades 11-12,
enrolled and registered

Internationally Offered

April 30 - May 4

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0
   Science

FCAT 2.0

Grades 5 and 8

Federal and State

April 30 - June 14

Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education Examinations

AICE

Grades 9-12, enrolled and registered

Internationally Offered

May 7 - 18

Advanced Placement Exams

AP

Grades 8-12,
enrolled and registered

Nationally Offered

May 7 - June 1

i-Ready Diagnostic Test* (AP3)

i-Ready

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

State1

May 9 - May 25

Florida VPK Assessment
    Assessment Period 3 (AP3)

VPK

Prekindergarten

State

May 21 - June 1

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 26, 2017

March 10, 2018 (SAT Only)

September 9, 2017

April 14, 2018

October 7, 2017

May 5, 2018

October 28, 2017

June 9, 2018

November 4, 2017

June 2, 2018

December 9, 2017

July 14, 2018

December 2, 2017

 

February 10, 2018

 

*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
    - 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 Reading Levels 1 and 2 in grades 4-8

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