The FSAs are designed to measure what a student has learned in reading, writing, and mathematics. They can also impact other important milestones in your child’s school career, including admittance into a Magnet Program. Being prepared for the FSAs is extremely important. We’re breaking down what the FSAs are, including what the tests include and why they matter so much for your child’s academic success.
The Florida Standards Assessments (FSAs) are a series of exams designed to measure whether students in the state are meeting certain standards. Florida uses the results to determine lesson plans and goals for schools throughout the state. On an individual level, FSAs determine eligibility for several different things.
Purpose of FSAs for students:
The assessments include tests in English language arts (ELA), mathematics, and end-of-course (EOC) subjects like algebra and geometry.
The FSAs are given to all public school students in grades 3-10. Here is the breakdown of who takes which subjects:
Students with documented learning differences may take an alternate test, Florida Standards Alternate Assessment (FSSA), which allows any testing accommodations needed.
The FSAs can be taken online via the Test Delivery System or through the traditional paper and pencil method, depending on the grade level.
FSA results are reported to individual students, as well as at the school, district, and state levels.
Acceptance into a Magnet Program for middle or high school depends on a student’s academic performance, FSAs scores, and/or an audition. There are minimum requirements for all secondary programs, including:
There are magnet programs in subjects, including:
Ensuring that your child performs well on the FSAs requires preparation, organization, and study. If your child needs extra support and you are worried about possible retention or want them to get into a Magnet Program, The Learning Lab in Fort Lauderdale can help.
We focus on academic interventions, especially for children with learning differences in our I3 Lab. We also provide support to complete assignments in our Homework Lab. We help students finish incomplete assignments or additional homework and projects, as well as:
Contact us today to prepare your child for the FSAs.