ACCESS for ELL’s (Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners 2.0)
The ACCESS for ELL’s is a tool to measure English Language Learners (ELLs) proficiency in English; thus, ensuring the skills needed in school to achieve at high levels, academically. ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is a large-scale test of English language proficiency based on the WIDA English Language Development (ELD) Standards that form the core of WIDA’s approach to instructing and assessing ELLs in Grades K–12.
ACT (American College Testing)
College admissions test, measuring what you can learn in high school to determine your academic readiness for college. Find everything that you need to know about registration, test prep, and what your scores mean here.
ACTFL ASSESSMENTS AND THE ACTFL TESTING OFFICE (LTI)
ACTFL currently offers a number of options for assessing (interpersonal) speaking, (interpretive) reading and listening and (presentational) writing skills. ACTFL assessments determine functional language ability as described in the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.
AICE (Advanced International Certificate of Education)
The Cambridge International Program prepares students for college and careers by offering a curriculum of rigor that is recognized internationally, preparing them for post-secondary coursework, and allowing the opportunity for students to earn college credits while in high school. The Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) courses will allow our students the opportunity to earn the international AICE diploma, an internationally renowned special diploma that is recognized by colleges and universities all over the world. Broward Schools that offer the AICE program are Coral Glades High School, Cypress Bay High School, Everglades High School and South Broward High School.
AP (Advanced Placement)
Students can be placed in a high school course that offers college credit if successfully completed. With 38 courses in everything from computer science to art history, AP® gives students the opportunity to dig deeper into subjects they’re curious about and earn college credit while in high school.
ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)
The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students.
The ASVAB tests are designed to measure aptitudes in four domains: Verbal, Math, Science and Technical, and Spatial.
ASVAB scores are used to determine if you are qualified to enlist in the military and to assign you to an appropriate job in the military. The information provided here will help you prepare to take the ASVAB.
Students usually take this test in their junior year, even if they are not contemplating a military career.
CLEP (College Level Examination Program)
The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a group of standardized tests created and administered by College Board. These tests assess college-level knowledge in thirty-six subject areas and provide a mechanism for earning college credits without taking college courses. For more information, click here.
You can take the CLEP at Broward College.
EOC (End Of Course Assessments)
EOC assessments are computer-based, criterion-referenced assessments that measure the Florida Standards (FS) for specific courses (Algebra 1, Biology 1, Geometry, U.S. History, Civics, Algebra 2). These exams are a required part of the course and count as 30% of the student’s course grade. Passing the Algebra 1 EOC is a graduation requirement.
FSA (Florida Standards Assessments)
With the Florida Standards in place to help Florida students succeed, the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) in English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and end-of-course (EOC) subjects (Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry) serve Florida students by measuring education gains and progress.
FSAA (Florida Standards Alternate Assessment)
All Florida students participate in the state’s assessment and accountability system. The Florida Standards Alternate Assessment (FSAA) is designed for students whose participation in the general statewide assessment program (Florida Standards Assessments, Statewide Science Assessment, Next Generation Sunshine State Standards End-of-Course Assessments) is not appropriate, even with accommodations. The FSAA measures student academic performance on the Access Points (FS-AP) in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Access Points are academic expectations written specifically for students with significant cognitive disabilities. They reflect the essence or core intent of the standards that apply to all students in the same grade, but at reduced levels of complexity.
PSAT 8/9 (Practice Scholastic Aptitude Test for 8th and 9th grade)
The PSAT 8/9 tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT 10—in a way that makes sense for eighth and ninth graders. It measures what they’re already learning, shows them whether they’re on track for college, and lets them know where they need the most improvement. That means students have time to tackle these areas long before they take the SAT.
Like other assessments in the SAT Suite of Assessments, the new SAT includes a Reading Test, Writing and Language Test, and a Math Test. The SAT has an optional essay component, which some colleges will require. SAT questions focus on skills that matter most for college readiness and success, according to the latest research.
Statewide Science Assessment
The Statewide Science Assessment measures student achievement of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in science. Students in grades 5 and 8 participate in the statewide science assessment.