Florida State Assessment [FSA] Guide : Free Online Guide, Information, Tips, Practice Tests and Strategies – 2018-19

This page provides FSA Worksheets, Practice tests, Testing window, Testing times and answers Frequently Asked Questions by Teachers, Parents and Students.

FSA BASICS

FSA subjects ELA [Reading, Writing] & Mathematics
FSA testing
  • ELA : Grades 3–10
  • Math : Grades 3–8, High School [End Of Course Assessment]
  • FSA testing time Over 2 days [ELA & Math]
    FSA sessions
  • ELA Reading [Grades 3–10] : 2 sessions
  • Math [Grades 3–5] : 2 sessions
  • Math [Grades 6–8] : 3 sessions
  • What is the assessment conducted at the end of the year in Florida State called?
    What is the FSA test?
    What was the earlier assessment conducted before the introduction of FSA?
    Why did Florida adopt the FSA for assessment of grades K-12?
    When did Florida incorporate FSA as a form of the end of the year assessment?
    What is the FSA assessment schedule for 2019?
    What is the duration and number of sessions in FSA test?
    What are the question types in FSA test?
    How are the performance levels assessed in FSA?
    What is the calculator policy for FSA test?
    When will results of the FSA assessments be announced?
    How will StepUp® help my child prepare for FSA test?
    Are there any printable worksheets to help with FSA practice?

    What is the assessment conducted at the end of the year in Florida State called?

    The assessment conducted at the end of the year in Florida State is called FSA.

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    What is the FSA test?

    The Florida Standards Assessments is based on Florida State Standards and is designed to access students in reading, writing and math tests.

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    What was the earlier assessment conducted before the introduction of FSA?

    Before FSA test was introduced, Florida had FACT 2.0 assessments. FSA was introduced in the year 2014-15.

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    Why did Florida adopt the FSA for assessment of grades K-12?

    Florida State adopted FSA as the method of assessment for grade K-12 because

  • It provides On time , informative reports.
  • It does not significantly increase the overall cost of testing to the state, districts or schools;
  • Students can take tests as late in the school year as possible.
  • Is Rigorous and measures how well the student has mastered the standards taught.
  • Useful to compare Florida performance with that of other states.
  • Provides flexibility to schools to choose between online tests and paper based assessments.
  • Include appropriate accommodations for exceptional students.

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    When did Florida incorporate FSA as a form of the end of the year assessment?

    FSA assessment tests started in the year 2014-15.

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    What is the FSA assessment schedule for 2019?

    The test window for FSA for the year 2019 is as follows:

  • Grade 4 to 10 ELA Writing and Grade 3 ELA Reading : April 1–12, 2019
  • Grades 4–6 ELA Reading and Grades 3–6 Mathematics: May 1–14, 2019
  • Grades 7–10 ELA Reading and Grades 7 & 8 Mathematics: May 1–29, 2019
  • For 2019-2020, the schedule is as follows:

  • Grade 3 ELA Reading and Grades 4–10 ELA Writing: April 1–14, 2020
  • Grades 7–10 ELA Reading and Grades 7 & 8 Mathematics : May 1–29, 2020
  • Grades 4–6 ELA Reading and Grades 3–6 Mathematics: May 4–15, 2020
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    What is the duration and number of sessions in FSA test?

    The session details for FSA is as follows:

    FSA ELA and Mathematics sessions are administered over two days. Test session lengths are as follows:

    ELA Reading
     Grades 3–5: Two 80-minute sessions
     Grades 6–8: Two 85-minute sessions
     Grades 9–10: Two 90-minute sessions
     The ELA Reading Retake is administered in two 90-minute sessions, but students may use up
    to half the length of a typical school day to complete each session.

     Mathematics
     Grades 3–5: Two 80-minute sessions
     Grades 6–8: Three 60-minute sessions

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    What are the question types in FSA test?

    The question types in FSA Test include:

    For FSA Mathematics Tests:

    (1)CRT types and
    (2)Technology enhanced types

  • Editing task choice
  • Editing task
  • Hot text
  • Drag and drop
  • Open response
  • GRID
  • Multiselect
  • Equation editor
  • Matching item
  • Table item

  • For FSA ELA Tests:

    (1) CRT types and
    (2) Technology enhanced types (25 to 50%)

  • Editing task choice
  • Editing task
  • Hot text
  • Drag and drop
  • Open response
  • GRID
  • Multiselect
  • Evidence-based selected response
  • Multimedia
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    How are the performance levels assessed in FSA?

    The performance levels for FSA are:

  • Level 1: Students demonstrate an inadequate level of success.
  • Level 2: Students demonstrate a below satisfactory level of success.
  • Level 3: Students demonstrate satisfactory level of success.
  • Level 4: Students demonstrate above satisfactory level of success.
  • Level 5: Students demonstrate mastery of the standards.

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    What is the calculator policy for FSA test?

    The calculator policy for FSA test is as follows:

  • Grade 7 and 8 students can use Scientific calculators for Session 2 and 3 and NO calculators for Session 1.
  • Grade 3 to 6 will be without calculators.
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    When will results of the FSA assessments be announced?

    Results for FSA tests are announced in the month of June.

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    How will StepUp® help my child prepare for FSA test?

    The Lumos StepUp® provides
    (a) Online access to Full-length FSA Practice Tests .
    (b) Workbooks to practice 30+ Math and 40+ ELA skills.
    (c) Access to parent and student portals.
    (d) Access to Teacher portal.
    (e) Easy-to-use, advanced and real-time reports to help you identify areas of weakness and tailor personalized learning plans for your student.
    (f) Student-centric approach, combined with instant feedback boosts student confidence and improves learning outcomes.
    (g) StepUp® program can be accessed through a number of devices that include, PC, tablet and smartphones and it is available 24×7. This convenience helps enabling anywhere learning.

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    Are there any printable worksheets to help with FSA practice?

    Yes, Lumos Learning provide a number of free printable worksheets to help students experience sample questions in the printed format.
    Click here

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    2nd Grade FSA Practice Tests

    MATH
    ELA

    Grade 2

    Grade 3

    3rd Grade FSA Practice Tests

    MATH
    ELA

    4th Grade FSA Practice Tests

    MATH
    ELA

    Grade 4

    Grade 5

    5th Grade FSA Practice Tests

    MATH
    ELA

    6th Grade FSA Practice Tests

    MATH
    ELA

    Grade 6

    Grade 7

    7th Grade FSA Practice Tests

    MATH
    ELA

    8th Grade FSA Practice Tests

    MATH
    ELA

    Grade 8

    High School Math End of Course Test Practice

    High School ELA End of Course Test Practice