Standard Setting


As assessments are implemented for the first time, a standard setting process is required. The Department seeks input from educators, school districts, and business and community leaders to determine the proposed Achievement Level standards for the new statewide assessments, and the State Board of Education ultimately establishes the standards in State Board of Education Rule based on these recommendations. The list below provides standard setting information and resources for Florida’s statewide assessments in chronological order, beginning with the most recently adopted assessments.

Florida Standards Alternate Assessment (FSAA)

FSAA—Performance Task (Social Studies) and FSAA—Datafolio Rule Development

FSAA—Performance Task (ELA, Mathematics, and Science) Rule Development

Florida Standards Concordant and Comparative Scores

Rule Development

Florida Standards Assessments (FSA)

Rule Development

Civics EOC Assessment

Rule Development

U.S. History EOC Assessment

Rule Development

Next Generation Sunshine State Standards Concordant and Comparative Scores

State Board of Education Meeting

Rule Development

FCAT 2.0 Science, Biology 1 EOC Assessment, and Geometry EOC Assessment

The State Board of Education established the Achievement Levels and passing scores for FCAT 2.0 Science, the Biology 1 EOC Assessment, and the Geometry EOC Assessment on December 12, 2012. A link to the final Rule, effective February 3, 2013, is provided.

State Board of Education Meeting

Rule Development

FCAT 2.0 Writing

Rule development workshops for the impact of FCAT 2.0 Writing on school grades were held on August 24th, 27th, and 28th of 2012. A link to more information on these workshops is provided below.

FCAT 2.0 Reading and Mathematics and the Algebra 1 EOC Assessment

The State Board of Education established the Achievement Levels and passing scores for FCAT 2.0 Reading and Mathematics and the Algebra 1 EOC Assessment on December 19, 2011. A link to the final Rule, effective February 2, 2012, is provided.

Rule Development

Memoranda and Press Releases