Neyda Francis, Director, Testing and Accountability

    Telephone: (321) 633-1000 ext. 11370

    The district provides the same level of support and assistance services to the charter schools as it provides to district schools. Charter schools will be responsible for ensuring all students are completing state assessments on the appropriate platforms as indicated by the state and/or assessment provider. It will be the charter school’s responsibility to retrieve students’ results through the system designated by the state and/or assessment provider.

    Charter school testing personnel are required to participate in all training events provided by the district pertaining to state assessments. Each school must appoint a Testing Coordinator (must be certified personnel) who will serve as the primary point of contact and responsible for the oversight of all testing programs to ensure that proper procedures and protocols are followed. 

    Charter schools are required to participate in all state assessment programs as   appropriate to their populations and follow district and state policies regarding test    administration procedures and security. Charter schools are responsible for the procurement of facilities and necessary computers and hardware required for testing.

    Required for All Schools

    • Florida’s Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST) using Star Early Literacy

    • VPK

    • Florida’s Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST) using Star Assessments    

      (Star Early Literacy, Star Reading, and Star Math)

    • K-2

    • Florida’s Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST) using CAI’s Test Delivery System

    • ELA 3 -10
    • Math 3 - 8

    •Florida Statewide Assessment (FSA)

    • Grade 10 ELA Reading/Writing Retakes
    • Algebra 1 Retake

    •Florida Civic Literacy Exam (FCLE)

    • Students enrolled in government courses

    •BEST End of Course (EOC) Exams

    • Algebra 1 End-of Course
    • Geometry End-of Course

    •Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) End-of-Course (EOC) Exams

    • Biology End-of Course
    • US History End-of-Course
    • Civics End-of-Course

    •Next Generation Sunshine Standards (NGSSS) Statewide Science

    • Grades 5 & 8

    •Florida Standards Alternate Assessment for Student with Severe Cognitive Disabilities

    • (FSAA) Datafolio – Grades 3 – 10
    • (FSAA) Performance Task – Grades 3 - 10

    •ACCESS/WIDA Access for ELL/Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Assessment

    • Grades K-12

    Charter schools are notified of all data verification processes and opportunities provided by the state.

    Charter schools are invited to all trainings offered in the district.

    Requests for make-up trainings due to absences from district-wide trainings will be charged at the staff’s hourly rate.

    Services Offered:

    • Liaison between FLDOE Assessment and Scoring/Reporting Teams and charter schools
    • Receipt, storage, and provision of statewide assessment testing materials
    • In-depth training, resources, and support for implementation of state assessment policies and procedures
    • Training, support, and resources for completion of membership and assessment fixes