Beginning with the 2022–23 school year, Florida’s statewide, standardized assessments in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics will be aligned with the Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.). The Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST), which includes VPK through grade 10 Reading and VPK through grade 8 Mathematics assessments, will be administered as a progress monitoring assessment, which students will participate in three times per year. B.E.S.T. assessments that are not part of the FAST progress monitoring program include grades 4–10 Writing and end-of-course (EOC) assessments in Algebra 1 and Geometry.
The Office of Assessment is working to provide resources for the B.E.S.T. assessments and will post them below as they become available.
FAST Portal - The portal provides resources for students, parents, educators, test administrators, school assessment coordinators, district assessment coordinators, and technology coordinators.
2022-2023 FAST Grades 3-10 ELA Reading and Grades 3-8 Mathematics Fact Sheet
2022-2023 FAST Kindergarten through Grade 2 Fact Sheet
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Progress Monitoring Assessments for the 2022-2023 School Year
EOC assessments are computer-based, criterion-referenced assessments that measure the Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) Standards, Florida Standards, or the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) for specific courses, as outlined in their course descriptions.
All students completing Algebra 1 or Geometry courses in 2022-23 and beyond will take the B.E.S.T. EOC assessment. The Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) Algebra 1 EOC Retake will continue to administered until students for whom it is their graduation requirement have completed four years of high school. The FSA Geometry EOC Assessment was administered for the final time in fall 2022.
The science and social studies NGSSS EOC assessments (Biology 1, Civics, and U.S. History) will continue to be administered for students completing applicable courses.