Statewide and Districtwide Assessments
Student assessments provide accurate, timely, and high-quality information about student progress and ensure classroom instruction is aligned with district values and educational standards.
Beginning with the 2022–23 school year, Florida’s statewide, standardized assessments in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics will be aligned with the Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.). The Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST), which includes VPK through grade 10 Reading and VPK through grade 8 Mathematics assessments, will be administered as a progress monitoring assessment, which students will participate in three times per year. B.E.S.T. assessments that are not part of the FAST progress monitoring program include grades 4–10 Writing and end-of-course (EOC) assessments in Algebra 1 and Geometry.
Additional Statewide assessments include FSAA, ACCESS for ELLs 2.0, and NAEP.