In order to protect the health and safety of employees and students, those who access Pasco County School locations must self-screen for symptoms and other risk factors of COVID-19.  If you answer yes to any of the questions, you should NOT be on a school campus or in a district office.  The screeners are accessible on our Covid-19 Screeners page.  Additional information about COVID-19 can be found in the district’s Covid Daily Report , COVID protocols, and Learning From Home Resource guide.

FSA Dates 2021-22

April

April 4- Small Groups testing

April 5- Grade 4 Writing, Small Groups testing

April 6- Grade 5 Writing, Small Groups testing

April 7- Grade 3 Reading Session 1, Small Groups testing

April 8- Grade 3 Reading Session 2, Small Groups testing

April 11- April 15  Make-up testing

May

 May 2- Grade 5 Reading Session 1, Small Groups testing

May 3- Grade 5 Reading Session 2, Small Groups testing

May 4- Grade 4 Reading Session 1, Small Groups testing

May 5- Grade 4 Reading Session 2, Small Groups testing

May 6- Grade 5 Math Session 1, Small Groups testing

 May 9- Grade 5 Math Session 2, Small Groups testing

May 10- Grades 3/4 Math Session 1, Small Groups testing

May 11- Grades 3/4 Math Session 2, Small Groups testing

May 17- Grade 5 Science Session 1, Small Groups testing

May 18- Grade 5 Science Session 2, Small Groups testing

District Finals May 9 – May 25

Helpful Links

3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade classes will have practice test days after Spring Break.  To help your student become comfortable with the item types and response formats, the following resources are available at https://fsassessments.org/families.html under the “Paper-Based Practice Tests” tab:  “Paper-Based Practice Tests and Answer Keys” and “Student Presentations”

For information regarding session lengths for Spring 2022 assessments, please see the 2021–2022 Florida Statewide Grade-Level Assessments Fact Sheet.

For more information about the Florida Statewide Assessments program, please visit the portal at http://www.fsassessments.org/fsa.html.  

2020-21 Parent Letter Updated March 2022

Dear Parent/Guardian,  The purpose of this letter is to inform you that your student will take the paper-based Florida Standards Assessments (FSA).  Please see the schedule below. (Students requiring accommodations might be tested on a different day.  Families will be notified directly.)

3rd Graders: 

Reading- April 7th and 8th 

Math-May 10th and 11th 

4th Graders: 

Reading-May 4th  and 5th

Math-May 10th and 11th

Writing -April 5th   

 5th Graders: 

Reading-May 2nd and 3rd 

Math-May 6th and 9th

Writing- April 6th 

Science-May 17th and 18th

For information regarding session lengths for Spring 2022 assessments, please see the 2021–2022 Florida Statewide Grade-Level Assessments Fact Sheet.

To help your student become comfortable with the item types and response formats, the following resources are available at https://fsassessments.org/families.html under the “Paper-Based Practice Tests” tab:

  • Paper-Based Practice Tests and Answer Keys
  • Student Presentations

Please review the following policies with your student before testing:

  • Electronic Devices—Students are not permitted to have any electronic devices, including, but not limited to, cell phones, smartphones, smartwatches, and Bluetooth/wireless headphones/earbuds, 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.
  • Calculators—Calculators are not permitted during Grades 3–6 Mathematics tests.
  • Testing Rules Acknowledgment—All 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 content (including test items, responses, passages, and prompts) after the test. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting to social media sites.” Please make sure your student understands this policy prior to testing and remind them that “discussing” test content includes any kind of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, posting to social media, or sharing online. 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 tests will be invalidated. In addition, FDOE employs Caveon Test Security to analyze student test results to detect unusually similar answer 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 (e.g., for lunch, an appointment), 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.
  • Testing Accommodations—If your student has an Individual Education Plan (IEP), a Section 504 plan, or is an English Language Learner (ELL) or a recently exited ELL, please contact the school to discuss the testing accommodations that will be provided for your student.

If you have any questions related to this test administration, please contact Christine Ramirez at 813-346-1503.  For more information about the Florida Statewide Assessments program, please visit the portal at http://www.fsassessments.org/fsa.html.  

Thank you for supporting your student and encouraging him or her to do his or her best during Spring 2022 assessments.

Sincerely,

Christine Ramirez, Assistant Principal