FSA Testing

Students in grades 3-8 will be involved in state testing beginning April 2nd.  Please see the schedule below:

3rd grade

May 7-8 Math 80 minutes (2 sessions) paper based

4th grade

May 7-8 Math 80 minutes (2 sessions) paper based

5th grade

May 7-8 Math 80 minutes (2 sessions) paper based
May 9-10 Science 80 minutes (2 sessions) paper based

6th grade

May 7-8 Math 60 minutes (3 sessions) paper based

7th grade

May 9-10 Math 60 minutes (3 sessions) computer based

8th grade

May 9-10 Science 80 minutes (1 session) paper based
May 13-14 Math 60 minutes (3 sessions) computer based

End of Course Exams

Algebra May 13-14 90 minutes (2 sessions) computer based
Geometry May 13-14 90 minutes (2 sessions) computer based
Civics May 15 160 minutes (1 session) computer based

Students and parents/guardians are encouraged to visit the FSA Portal (https://fsassessments.org/) as it provides helpful resources and additional information for state assessments.   All testing will occur in the morning, so please make sure students arrive on time.

Please review the following policies with your child before testing:

  • Electronic Devices—Students are not permitted to have any electronic devices, including, but not limited to, cell phones, smartphones, and smartwatches, at any time during testing or during breaks (e.g., restroom), even if the devices are turned off or students do not use them. If your student is found with an electronic device, his or her test will be invalidated.
  • Testing Rules Acknowledgment—All FSA tests include a Testing Rules Acknowledgment printed in the student’s test and answer book that reads: “I understand the testing rules that were just read to me. If I do not follow these rules, my test score may be invalidated.” Prior to testing, test administrators read the rules to students, and students acknowledge that they understand the testing rules by signing below the statement in their test and answer book.
  • Discussing Test Content after Testing—The last portion of the testing rules read to students before they sign below the Testing Rules Acknowledgment states: “Because the content in all statewide assessments is secure, you may not discuss or reveal details about the test items or passages after the test. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting online, for example, on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, or Instagram.” Please make sure your student understands that “discussing” test content includes any kind of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting to blogs or social media websites, etc.  While students may not share information about secure test content after testing, this policy is not intended to prevent students from discussing their testing experiences with their parents/families.
  • Working Independently—Students are responsible for doing their own work during the test and for protecting their answers from being seen by others. If students are caught cheating during testing, their test will be invalidated. In addition, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) employs Caveon Test Security to analyze student test results to detect unusually similar answer patterns. Student tests within a school that are found to have extremely similar answer patterns will be invalidated.
  • Leaving Campus—If your student leaves campus before completing a test session (for lunch, an appointment or illness, etc.), he or she will not be allowed to return to that test session. If your student does not feel well on the day of testing, it may be best for him or her to wait and be tested on a make-up day. Please remember not to schedule appointments on testing days.

Our teachers and students have worked very hard and are ready to show what they know.  Families can help them by making sure they get enough sleep and have a good, healthy breakfast on the day of the test.  We know our Rochelle Panthers are going to “Rock It!”

If you have any additional questions related to state assessments, feel free to contact your child’s teacher or our Testing Coordinator, Joel Rodriguez, by email or at (863) 499-2810.