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Test Information & Prep:

FSA

 

The purpose of the practice tests is for students to become familiar with the CBT system, functionality, and item types; the practice tests are not intended to guide classroom instruction. Descriptions and response instructions for each item type are included in the Practice Tests Quick Guide. Users should refer to the tutorials on each item or the guide to familiarize themselves with the different features and response instructions for each item type.

Please see the list on the right of this page for the availability of practice tests.

Answer keys for English Language Arts (ELA) Reading and Mathematics practice tests that list the item, correct answer, and grade level/subject of each item are also available for each published training/practice test. ELA Writing rubrics are available under the FSA Resources section (http://fsassessments.org/resources/).

Computer-based practice tests are designed for use with the Secure Browser or a supported web browser. The supported web browsers for the practice tests are Firefox 10–41, Chrome 41–46, 48, 49, Safari 5.1–9, or Internet Explorer 10–11. Use of an updated browser (i.e., a newer version of the listed browsers) may result in some features of the practice tests not functioning correctly. Browsers not listed here (e.g., Opera, Edge) will not work with the practice tests.​​

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EOC

http://www.fldoe.org/accountability/assessments/k-12-student-assessment/end-of-course-eoc-assessments/​​

EOC assessments are computer-based, criterion-referenced assessments that measure the Florida Standards (FS) or theNext Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) for specific courses, as outlined in their course descriptions. In 2011, Algebra 1 (NGSSS) was the first course to undergo the implementation of a statewide EOC assessment. Over the next few years, it was followed by Biology 1, Geometry, U.S. History, and Civics, all of which are aligned to the NGSSS.

Beginning in 2014-15, assessments aligned to the Florida Standards replaced assessments aligned to the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in mathematics and English language arts (formerly reading and writing). The NGSSS Algebra 1 and Geometry assessments were replaced by Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) in these subjects. The NGSSS Algebra 1 Retake EOC will be administered through summer 2017 for the cohort of students who initially took the NGSSS course and have yet to pass the EOC assessment. All students completing applicable Algebra 1 or Geometry courses in 2014-15 and beyond will take the FSA End-of-Course Assessment.

The science and social studies NGSSS-aligned EOC assessments – Biology 1, Civics, and U.S. History – will continue to be administered for students completing applicable courses.​

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ACT

http://actstudent.org

ACT offers additional ways for you to prepare for test day, including:

ACT Online Prep—The only program designed exclusively by ACT test development professionals.
The Real ACT Prep Guide—An ACT-authorized prep book, with five practice tests, each with an optional writing test.
Sample Test Questions—Practice questions to give you a taste of what to expect on the ACT test.

 

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PSAT

8th/9th gradershttps://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9

 

About PSAT/NMSQT

The Preliminary SAT®/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a co-sponsored program by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

 

PSAT/NMSQT stands for Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT Reasoning Test™. It also gives you a chance to enter National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) scholarship programs.

 

The PSAT/NMSQT measures:

  • critical reading skills
  • math problem-solving skills
  • writing skills

You have developed these skills over many years, both in and out of school. This test doesn't require you to recall specific facts from your classes.

 

The most common reasons for taking the PSAT/NMSQT are:

     
  • to receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. You can then focus your preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice.
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  • to see how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college.
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  • to enter the competition for scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (grade 11).
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  • to help prepare for the SAT. You can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT.
  • to receive information from colleges when you check "yes" to Student Search Service.

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SAT

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice/study-groups

Inside the Test

Test day is here, and you’ve got everything you need: photo ID, pencils, calculator, snack — and the confidence that comes from knowing what to expect.
You’re On Your Way

One of our biggest goals in changing the SAT was to make sure it’s highly relevant to your future success. The new test is more focused on the skills and knowledge at the heart of education. It measures:

  • What you learn in high school
  • What you need to succeed in college

If you think the key to a high score is memorizing words and facts you’ll never use in the real world, think again. You don’t have to discover secret tricks or cram the night before.

The same habits and choices that lead to success in school will help you get ready for the SAT. The best way to prepare for the test is to:

  • Take challenging courses.
  • Do your homework.
  • Prepare for tests and quizzes.
  • Ask and answer lots of questions.
In short, take charge of your education and learn as much as you can.
And One More Thing
Know what to expect.
Find out what kinds of questions you’ll see on the new SAT and what the test will measure.

 

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Additional Test Prep:
Khan Academy
  
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