Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)
Comprehensive Assessment Test® 2010-2011 update
Comprehensive Assessment Test® 2.0 (FCAT 2.0) --
Started in Spring 2012 ***
|..."The FCAT 2.0 measures student achievement
of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. The transition
from the FCAT to the FCAT 2.0 will be phased in, with 2011 FCAT
2.0 Reading and Mathematics being the first assessments to begin
this transition. FCAT 2.0 Science will be administered to students
for the first time in the spring of 2012, and the writing assessment
will continue to be administered through 2014. New Achievement
Levels for FCAT 2.0 Reading and Mathematics were approved in
2011 through a standard-setting process. This process will be
followed again for FCAT 2.0 Science in the fall of 2012..."
Note: During the 2010-11 school year, Florida will
begin the transition from the FCAT to the FCAT 2.0 and Florida End-of-Course
Assessments. see: Released
Tests and Sample Test Material
FCAT SSS Reading, Mathematics & Science Scores
Statewide Assessment Progam 2008 Results
Test Releases now Available
2006 FCAT Released Tests – Grades 3, 7, 9, and 10
Mathematics and Reading Grades 4, 8, 10
FCAT is a new student achievement test that specifically addresses a student's
ability to perform on standards that Floridians have chosen. The test questions
and performance tasks are written to measure specific Sunshine State Standards
benchmarks in the areas of reading for grades 3-10 in mathematics and reading
and in science (grades 5, 8, and 10).
Sunshine State Standards are a statewide consensus of what Floridians believe
their children should know and be able to do at each stage of their lives.
assesses content from two areas:
(a) Constructs Meaning from Information
(b) Constructs Meaning from Literature.
Mathematics assesses content from five areas:
(a) Number Sense, Concepts
(c) Geometry and Spatial Sense,
(d) Algebraic Thinking and
(e) Data Analysis and Probability.
Released Items 2001Most of these items have been previously used
on FCAT. A few have been used in Sample Test Materials or FCAT Test Item and Performance
Task Specifications. These items are only for Grade 4 Reading, Grade 5 Mathematics,
and Grades 8 and 10 Reading and Mathematics
FCAT Home Page Publications, Test Results, Test Preparation
and Testing Schedules.