Curriculum and Testing

Practice Tests and Materials

The FSA Portal has several practice tests and guides available for parents and students. Click here for more information.

Understanding Your Child’s FSA Score

Understanding Your Child’s Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) Score

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What are the Florida Standards and the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA)?

The Florida Standards were adopted by the State Board of Education in February 2014, after a process of public input and review, emphasizing preparation for college and career success. The Florida Standards Assessment, called the FSA, measures the new Florida Standards.

What subjects/grade levels take the FSA at Alta Vista Elementary?

The following subjects/grade levels take the FSA:

  • FSA English Language Arts (ELA): Grades 3-10
  • FSA Mathematics: Grades 3-8

Are there other State tests at Alta Vista?

Fifth Grade also takes:

  • NGSS Science

What is the amount of time spent on each FSA?


How do I know what scores my child needs to earn to be on grade level?

Level 3 is consider Grade Level


When will the 2016-17 tests be given?


      28th                Fourth and Fifth Grade Writing


      28th                Third Grade FSA ELA Session 1

      29th                Third Grade FSA ELA Session 2


      1-7th              Third Grade Make-Ups

      11th                Fourth and Fifth Grade FSA ELA Session 1

      12th                Fourth and Fifth Grade FSA ELA Session 2

      13th                Fourth and Fifth FSA ELA Grade Make-Ups

      18th                Third Grade FSA Math Session 1

      19th                Third Grade FSA Math Session 2

      20th               Third Grade FSA Math Make-Ups

      21st                Third Grade FSA Math Make-Ups

      25th               Fourth and Fifth Grade FSA Math Session 1

      26th               Fourth and Fifth Grade FSA Math Session 2

      27th                Fourth and Fifth Grade FSA Math Make-Ups

      28th               Fourth and Fifth Grade FSA Math Make-Ups


      2nd                        Fifth Grade NGSSS Science Session 1

      3rd                        Fifth Grade NGSSS Science Session 2

When will the results of the 2016-17 Assessment be available?

The Third Grade ELA results should be available in May.  All other test scores will be available during the summer.  To obtain the results you may:

  • Give a self-addressed, stamped envelope to your child’s teacher during the last week of school.
  • Come to the school office during the summer break, Monday through Thursday, to pick up the report during the summer.

Curriculum Information

Preparing your children for a successful future is very important. The links below will help you know what to look for when facilitating your child’s learning.

FLDOE Curriculum Site

Backpack Guide

Kindergarten Parent Guides

First Grade Parent Guides

Second Grade Parent Guides

Third Grade Parent Guides

Fourth Grade Parent Guides

Fifth Grade Parent Guides

Sixth Grade Parent Guides