Standardized Testing

FAST ELA and Mathematics Information

The information below is provided by the Florida Department of Education concerning the new FAST assessments.

Scale Scores and Achievement Levels

For the 2022-2023 school year, FAST ELA Reading and Mathematics provisional Scale Scores and achievement levels will be linked to the 2021-2022 score scale and standard setting will begin in Summer 2023 to establish a new FAST scale. The scales on which students receive scores differ by grade and subject. Achievement levels describe a student's success with the content assessed. As required by state law, achievement levels range from 1 to 5, with Level 1 as the lowest and Level 5 as the highest. For all assessments, Level 3 indicates on-grade-level performance.

PM1 and PM2 Scores

Each progress monitoring test covers the full "test blueprint," meaning that all content expectations for that subject and grade level are assessed. Therefore, for PM 1 and PM2, your student may not yet be at grade level; however, this does not necessarily indicate that a student is not on track to succeed. It is important for teachers and families to understand that score information is intended to provide baseline and mid-year results for PM1 and PM2 respectively. These results are for informational purposes only and should be used to identify areas that may need additional instruction and support. These results should not be considered student achievement designations.

Family Portal

The FAST Family Portal will be available in Fall 2022, after the close of the first PM window. You can access your student's FAST results in the portal using login information provided by your student's school. Once the portal is available, this section of the guide will be updated.


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