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 1–30 31–60
4* 2 2 80 160 1–30 31-60
5* 2 2 80 160 1–30 31-60
6* 2 2 85 170 1–30 31-62
7 2 2 85 170 1–30 31-62
8 2 2 85 170 1–30 31-62
9 2 2 90 180 1–31 32-64
10 2 2 90 180 1–31 32-64
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

*Paper-based test

**Students who are still working at the end of the allotted time for the session may continue working up to half the length of a typical school day.


FSA End-of-Course Assessments

Grade Level Numbers of Days of Testing Number of Sessions Minutes per Session 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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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 of Testing Total Number of Sessions Minutes per Assessment
Biology 1 1 1 160
Civics 1 1 160
U.S. History 1 1 160

*Paper-based test

**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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