Check Your School Email Regularly for Testing Information!

All students are asked to regularly check their school email. You will receive specific information about tests you need to take sent directly to your email with instructions about when and where to report. Volusia Live and VOL students will also check their Volusia County email for directions. 

Computer Based Test Requirements

1:1 Devices and Testing

Students must come to computer based tests with their 1:1 or BYOT device charged and ready to use to test. PERT does not require anything specific to be installed. For the FSA (ELA reading and writing) and EOC tests (Biology, US History, Algebra, and Geometry), you must have the secure browser installed. Please follow these directions: 

For Personal BYOT Laptops

For a personal device that is not owned by the school, visit https://fsassessments.org/secure-browsers.html and install the browser. You will see the icon on your screen that will allow you to login once it is installed. If you are unable to install the testing software on your device for any reason, you will need to check out a 1:1 device in advance of testing. 

For School 1:1 Laptops

  1. Go to the windows start menu in the bottom left corner and select "Company Portal" (or search for it in the search bar in the bottom left). 
  2. Select "Apps" on the left
  3. Search for FLSecureBrowser and click on it
  4. Click Install. The app will be marked installed when complete. 
  5. Locate the shortcut on your desktop and click it to open it to make sure it works. 

Fall Testing Snap Shot

Coordinator

Testing Coordinator: Ms. Krista Batten

386-322-6272 ext 37791

kabatten@volusia.k12.fl.us

You can also contact your student's school counselor with questions about graduation requirements related to testing. 

Fall Testing Calendar 2021-2022

Date

Test

Target Group

Student Instructions

Room

Mon. Sept. 13

Tues. Sept. 14

Wed. Sept. 15

 (Make Up Window 9/20-9/24)

FSA ELA

11th and 12th-grade students who have not met the FSA graduation requirement have this opportunity to take the FSA again. You will receive an email if you are in the target group. Students must sign up in advance with Mr. Beatty.

This is a 3-day computer-based test. You have up to 3 ½ hours each day, but most students will take between 90minutes-2 hours a day. Be in the media center at 8:30 all three days. Bring headphones on days 2 & 3 if you don’t want to use ours. Headphones can’t be Bluetooth.

Media Tables

Thurs. Sept. 16

Fri Sept. 17

 

(Make Up Window 9/20-9/24)

Algebra 1

Students who have completed Algebra, but not met the graduation requirement for the EOC test. You will receive an email if you are in the target group. Students must sign up in advance with Mr. Beatty.

This is a 2-day computer-based test. You have up to 3 ½ hours each day, but most students will take between 90minutes-2 hours a day. Be in the media center at 8:30 all three days. You can bring an approved calculator on day 2. Ask your math teacher if your calculator qualifies. There is a calculator in the platform that you can use.

Media Tables

October 5, 6, & 7

ACT NCR

This is the non-college reporting ACT 12th grade students who have not met the FSA or Algebra graduation requirements. You must sign up in advance with Mrs. Batten

It is a 3-day paper test that takes approximately 2 hours each day. Arrive in the media center by 8:30. Bring pencils- no laptop needed.

Media Tables

October 13

PSAT 9th

PSAT NMSQT 10th 

11th optional- fee of $18.oo. Must pre- reg. 

PSAT- 9th

This test will be used as a benchmark to help determine areas of need. This test does not count as a concordant score for the Alg 1 EOC. 

PSAT NMSQT- 10th (11th optional)

This administration will be used as practice for the SAT that students will begin taking their junior year. The PSAT NMSQT will also count as a concordant score for the Alg 1 EOC. 

It is a one-day paper test that takes approximately 4 hours. Arrive in the media center by 8:30. Bring pencils- no laptop needed.

Media Center

October 19-22

PERT

Open for students in grades 9-12 who are interested in dual enrollment. You must sign up in advance with your counselor.

It is a one-day computer-based test that typically takes 1-2 hours. Arrive in the media center testing room at 8:30 on your scheduled day.

Media Center

October 28

SAT School Day

The October administration is for Seniors or students who entered the 9th grade in the 2018/2019 school year. This is a standard SAT administration and will count towards college admissions, scholarships, as well as concordant scores for the Alg 1 EOC and ELA 10. 

The SAT is a paper-based test. You need to come prepared with pencils and an approved calculator (ask your math teacher if your calculator is appropriate). Check your school email for more details from Mrs. Batten. Be sure to arrive on time and be in your testing room at 8:30. If the test has started before you arrive, you will be unable to test.

TBD

Nov. 29- Dec. 16

Winter EOC's

Algebra 1

Geometry

Biology

US History

Civic Literacy

What tests are we giving and who needs to take them.

Algebra 1 EOC

Students may choose to not take the Alg 1 EOC and take an alternate test to receive a concordant score (see info below). Students choosing to do this are doing so with the understanding that they are responsible for making this decision and are required to fulfill all graduation requirements before the date of graduation.

  • Students who took Algebra 1 last year had the EOC waived or did not test due to virtual learning.  The state waiver was for the 30% calculation of the final grade, not the math testing graduation requirement.  To meet this requirement students must pass the Algebra 1 EOC with a Level 3 or higher or meet one of the comparative math scores on the PSAT, SAT, or ACT.
  • Students may now use the Geometry EOC to fulfill the Alg 1 EOC graduation requirement.
  • Math Concordant score testing schedule:
    • SAT School Day 420 on Math- Oct 28- Seniors only & April 13- Juniors only
    • ACT NCR 16 on Math only - October 5-7 Seniors only & March 8-10 Juniors and Seniors only
    • PSAT 430 on Math only- October 13- all 10th and some 11th who pay to take it
    • Geometry EOC 3 or higher May 2021
    • Any weekend administration of the SAT or ACT – go to their websites for schedules and fee information
    • There will be 4 testing administrations of the Alg 1 EOC. September, December, and March. The May administration should be for students who are enrolled in Algebra 1 this current school year.
    • VOL or Volusia Live students will be able to test on campus. Students choosing not to come onto campus due to Covid-19 will still be responsible for fulfilling all graduation requirements prior to graduation.

 

 

FSA ELA 10 (10th Grade Language Arts)

Students who missed testing last school year are still required to fulfill the ELA 10 graduation requirement by taking the FSA ELA 10 and receiving a 3 or higher or by receiving a concordant score on the following test. SAT – 480 or higher on the Verbal portion, ACT – 18 average of the English and Reading Score.

  • ELA Concordant Score Testing Schedule:
    • SAT School Day 480 on verbal- Oct 28- Seniors only & April 13- Juniors only
    • ACT NCR 18 average on English and Reading- October 5-7 Seniors only & March 8-10 Juniors and Seniors only
    • Any weekend administration of the SAT or ACT – go to their websites for schedules and fee information
    • There will be 3 test administrations for the ELA 10. September and March. The May administration will be for students who are currently in the 10th grade this school year.
    • Students who were in 9th grade last year will not be required to make up the ELA 9.

 

SAT School Day (SD)

The October administration is for Seniors or students who entered the 9th grade in the 2018/2019 school year. This is a standard SAT administration and will count towards college admissions, scholarships, as well as concordant scores for the Alg 1 EOC and ELA 10. 

Juniors or students who entered 9th grade in the 2019/2020 school year will have the same opportunity to take the SAT SD in the Spring. (April 13)

VOL and Volusia Live students must pre-register for the test. This will assure that enough seats are reserved for these students.

ACT NCR (non-college reportable)

This test administration is for Seniors only who are in need of a concordant score for the Alg 1 EOC or the FSA ELA. This version of the ACT can not be used for college admission or scholarships. Students will be given triple the standard amount of time for each session. If students only need a concordance score for one area they do not have to sit for all 3 days.

Concordant Scores needed:

Math - 16

English/Reading - 18 average (17.5 rounds up)

Dates:

10/5 - English

10/6 - Math

10/7 - Reading

PSAT 8th/9th Grade

All incoming 9th graders will take the PSAT 8/9 on October 13th.  This test will be used as a benchmark to help determine areas of need. This test does not count as a concordant score for the Alg 1 EOC. The cost of this test will be covered by Volusia County Schools! 

PSAT NMSQT 10th/11th Grade

All 10th-grade students will take the PSAT NMSQT. This administration will be used as practice for the SAT that students will begin taking their junior year. The PSAT NMSQT will also count as a concordant score for the Alg 1 EOC. Students would need to score 430 or higher on the Math portion. This test will be paid for by Volusia County School!

11th-grade students will have the opportunity to sign up for the PSAT NMSQT at a cost of $18. 11th-grade students can use this test to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship or use it as a concordant score for the Alg 1 EOC. These students are required to cover the cost of the test and can be found in the online payment system for Spruce Creek. 

Concordant Score Opportunities