Testing Preparation & Information




State Testing Information – Parent Guide

Assistant Principal for FSA Writing/ELA, FSA Algebra 2 & District EOC Testing: Mrs. Debbie Painter (dbiscard@pasco.k12.fl.us)
Assistant Principal for Biology & FCAT Reading Retakes Testing: Mrs. Tisha Doohen (tdoohen@pasco.k12.fl.us)
Assistant Principal for US History & PERT: Mr. Erik Hermansen (ehermans@pasco.k12.fl.us)
Assistant Principal for Geometry, Algebra 1, Algebra 1 NGSSS Retakes, and AP Testing: Mrs. Alicia Leary (aleary@pasco.k12.fl.us)
If you have any questions regarding assessments, please direct your questions to the appropriate administrator.
Testing Expectations
  • Electronic Devices—Students are not permitted to have any electronic devices, including but not limited to cell phones and smartphones, at any time during testing OR during breaks (e.g., restroom), even if they 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. The best practice is for students to leave devices at home or in their lockers on the day of testing.
  • Testing Rules Acknowledgment—All FSA tests include a Testing Rules Acknowledgment 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 on their ELA Writing planning sheet, ELA Reading worksheet, and/or their Mathematics work folder.
  • Discussing Test Content after Testing—The last portion of the testing rules read to students before they sign below the Testing Rules Acknowledgment states, “After the test, you may not reveal details about the passages or items to anyone. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting online, for example, on websites like Facebook, Twitter, 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.
  • Test Invalidations—Students are responsible for working on their own during the test and for protecting their answers from being seen by others. If students are caught cheating during testing, their tests will be invalidated. FDOE employs a test security company, Caveon Test Security, to analyze student test results to detect unusually similar answer Student results 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 complete the 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.
ESEA School Public Accountability Report
This is the link for the report called the ESEA School Public Accountability Report (SPAR).
FSA Testing – Practice the Computer Tools!
This is the link for students to practice the computer tools for FSA testing – Writing & Reading 9-10, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry and FSA ELA 11-12 Retakes.
NGSSS Testing – Practice the Computer Tools!
This is the link for students to practice using the computer tools for the NGSSS tests – FCAT 2.0  Reading Retake, NGSSS Algebra 1 Retake, NGSSS Biology, and NGSSS US History.

Florida FCAT 2.0 Reading Retakes & Algebra 1 NGSSS Retakes (for 12th grade (2016) only):

4/4: FCAT 2.0 Reading Retakes

4/5-4/8: Algebra 1 NGSSS Retakes

Florida Standards Assessments:

Writing (AM and PM sessions):

2/29, 3/1: 9th Grade

3/1-3/3: 10th Grade

3/4 & 3/7: 9th & 10th Grade Make Up

3/4 & 3/7: 11th  & 12th Grade Retakes

3/7-3/11: All Make Ups

English Language Arts (AM and PM sessions – students sit for 2-day consecutive sessions):

4/11-4/14: 9th Grade

4/15-4/20: 10th Grade

4/6-4/7: 11th & 12th Grade Retakes

State End-of Course Exams (Students are required to take the exam if they are in the course):

Algebra 2 (AM and PM sessions – students sit for 2-day consecutive sessions):


Algebra 1 (AM and PM sessions – students sit for 2-day consecutive sessions):


Geometry (AM and PM sessions – students sit for 2-day consecutive sessions):




US History:


Resources to Support Preparation for End of Course Exams




AP Exam Schedule:


Exams (Gym):

5/2: AP Environmental Science 8AM; AP Psychology 12PM

5/3: AP Spanish Language 8AM (alternate location)

5/4: AP English Literature 8AM

5/5: AP Calculus 8AM

5/6: AP US History 8AM

5/9: AP Biology 8AM; AP Music Theory 12PM (alternate location)

5/10: AP US Government 8AM

5/11: AP English Language 8AM

5/12: AP World History; AP Statistics 12PM

5/13: AP Human Geography 8AM; AP Microeconomics 8AM (alternative location)

*Students will have an SRA for the entire day of the AP Exam.

 PERT Resources – College Readiness (Grades 11 & 12):

3/16-3/18:  PERT Testing (Current 11th & 12th Graders) See Mr. Kelly for more information.

PERT Study Guide

District End of Course Exams:

5/20-5/24: Seniors only

6/3: Underclassmen Periods 2, 5

6/6: Underclassmen Periods 1, 6

6/7: Underclassmen Periods 3, 4

6/8: Underclassmen Make Up