Florida Standards Assessments

Florida Standards Assessments (FSA)

English Language Arts – Writing Component

Grade Level Numbers of Days of Testing Total Number of Sessions Minutes per Session Total Minutes per Grade Level
4 1 1 120 120
5 1 1 120 120
6 1 1 120 120
7 1 1 120 120
8 1 1 120 120
9 1 1 120 120
10 1 1 120 120
Retake 1 1 120 120

English Language Arts – Reading Component

Grade Level Numbers of Days of Testing Total Number of Sessions Minutes per Session Total Minutes per Grade Level Items per Session 1 Items per Session 2
3 2 2 80 160 1–31 32–60
4 2 2 80 160 1–31 32-60
5 2 2 80 160 1–30 31-60
6 2 2 85 170 1–28 29-62
7 2 2 85 170 1–31 32-62
8 2 2 85 170 1–32 33-62
9 2 2 90 180 1–31 32-64
10 2 2 90 180 1–30 31-64
Retake 2 2 90 180 1-32 33-64

Mathematics

Grade Level Numbers of Days of Testing Total Number of Sessions Minutes per Session Total Minutes per Grade Level Items per Session 1 Items per Session 2 Items per Session 3
3 2 2 80 160 1–32 33–64 N/A
4 2 2 80 160 1–32 33–64 N/A
5 2 2 80 160 1–32 33–64 N/A
6 2 3 60 180 1–22 23–44 45–66
7 2 3 60 180 1–22 23–44 45–66
8 2 3 60 180 1–22 23–44 45–66

FSA End-of-Course Assessments

Grade Level Numbers of Days of Testing Number of Sessions Minutes per Session II Total Minutes per Assessment Items per Session 1 Items per Session 2
Algebra 1 2 2 90 180 1–34 35–68
Geometry 2 2 90 180 1–34 35–68

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End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments

Next Generation Sunshine State Standards

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test® FCAT 2.0

Subject Number of Days Testing Total Number of Sessions Minutes per Session Total Minutes per Grade Level
Grade 5 Science 2 2 80 160
Grade 8 Science 1 2 80 160

NGSSS End-of-Course Assessments

Subject Number of Days Testing Total Number of Sessions Minutes per Assessment
Biology 1 1 1 160
Civics 1 1 160
U.S. History 1 1 160

NGSSS EOC assessments are comprised of one, 160-minute session, which is the amount of time represented in this chart. However, students may have up to one regular school day to complete the assessment, if needed.

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