American College Testing--ACT -- http://www.act.org/
College readiness assessment is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions in the United States produced by ACT, Inc.
Access for ELLs 2.0 https://www.wida.us/assessment/ACCESS20.aspx
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is a secure large-scale English language proficiency assessment. It is administered to Kindergarten through 12th grade students who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs). The assessment will allow educators, students, and families to monitor students’ progress in acquiring academic English in the domains of speaking, listening, reading, and writing and will be aligned with the WIDA English Language Development (ELD) Standards.
Advanced International Certificate of Education—AICE-- http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-advanced/cambridge-aice-diploma/ is an academically rigorous, internationally used, specialized, English language curriculum offered to students in the higher levels of secondary school intended to prepare them for an honors program during tertiary education. The curriculum is overseen by Cambridge International Examinations which is a branch of Cambridge Assessment and operates globally. It includes classes in the subject areas of mathematics and science; languages; and arts and humanities with two levels of difficulty Advanced Subsidiary level and Advanced level with Advanced level being more challenging. It is mandatory for a student to have taken and passed a subject on the Advanced Level. Students need to select subject from 4 different groups (Group 1: Mathematics and Sciences, Group 2: Languages, Group 3: Arts and Humanities, Group 4: Interdisciplinary and skills-based subjects (optional)).
Advanced Placement—AP-- https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home is a program in the United States and Canada, created by the College Board, which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and universities often grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on the examinations. The AP curriculum for each of the various subjects is created for the College Board by a panel of experts and college-level educators in that field of study. For a high school course to have the AP designation, the course must be audited by the College Board to ascertain that it satisfies the AP curriculum. If the course is approved, the school may use the AP designation and the course will be publicly listed on the AP Course Ledger.
Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screening-- FLKRS Work Sampling System—WSS--
Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, the FLKRS will use Star Early Literacy® to assess students. Items included in FLKRS continue to be aligned with VPK education standards. The FLKRS is designed to assess each child’s readiness for kindergarten. Data should be used by the classroom teacher to inform instruction and should be shared with parents. The data will also be used to annually calculate a kindergarten readiness rate for private and public school providers of the VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) Education Program. The Department of Education requires each public school to administer a kindergarten readiness screening to all kindergarten students in the school district within the first 30 school days of each school year. Star Early Literacy https://www.renaissance.com/products/assessment/star-360/star-early-literacy-skills/
Florida Assessment for Instruction in Reading--FAIR-FS-- http://www.fldoe.org/academics/standards/just-read-fl/fair/public-school.stml
Aligned to the Florida Standards (FAIR‐FS) are screening and diagnostic tools that provide reliable information to teachers. This information is intended to guide instructional decision‐making for individuals and groups of students. The FAIR‐FS is a comprehensive assessment system designed to accomplish three key goals:
Because the FAIR‐FS is administered three times a year, the results can be used to monitor growth in literacy skills and to set and revise instructional objectives.
predict students’ literacy success
to diagnose weaknesses for those found to be at risk
to help teachers set instructional objectives
Florida Standards Alternate Assessment—FSAA-- http://www.fldoe.org/academics/exceptional-student-edu/beess-resources/fl-alternate-assessment.stml The Florida Alternate Assessment is designed to provide an option for participation in the state’s accountability system in a way that is both meaningful and academically challenging for every student with a significant cognitive disability. The alternate assessment design for Florida is based on the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards Access Points for students with significant cognitive disabilities in Language Arts (Reading and Writing), Mathematics, and Science.
FSA: Florida Standards Assessment http://fsassessments.org/ Florida’s K-12 assessment system measures students’ achievement of Florida’s education standards, which were developed and implemented to ensure that all students graduate from high school ready for success in college, career, and life. Assessment supports instruction and student learning, and test results help Florida’s educational leadership and stakeholders determine whether the goals of the education system are being met.
Florida End of Course Exam—EOC-- http://www.fldoe.org/accountability/assessments/k-12-student-assessment/end-of-course-eoc-assessments
The End-of-Course Assessments are computer-based tests designed to measure student achievement of the specified standards for middle- and high-school level courses in science (Biology 1), social studies (Civics and U.S. History), and mathematics (Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2).
NAEP results are designed to provide data on student achievement in various subjects, (mathematics, reading, science and writing) and are released as The Nation’s Report Card. There are no results for individual students, classrooms, or schools.Postsecondary Education Readiness Test—PERT-- http://www.fldoe.org/schools/higher-ed/fl-college-system/common-placement-testing.stml is a computer adaptive test which measures a student's level of preparedness for college level courses. The test is currently being used by all Florida high schools and the 28 members of the Florida College System. The PERT was created by McCann Associates in cooperation with Florida educators. The test is divided into three sections: Mathematics, Reading, and Writing.
Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test—PSAT-- https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10 is a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in the United States. Approximately 3.5 million students take the PSAT/NMSQT each year. In 2013, 1.59 million high school sophomores and 1.55 million high school juniors took the PSAT. Younger students are also eligible to take the test. The scores from the PSAT/NMSQT are used to determine eligibility and qualification for the National Merit Scholarship Program.Stanford Achievement Test 10th Edition (SAT 10)-- The Stanford Achievement Test Series is used to measure academic knowledge of elementary and secondary school students. The reports include narrative summaries, process and cluster summaries, and graphic displays to clarify the student's performance and guide planning and analysis. Administrators obtain critical data to document and monitor the progress of all children and to disaggregate results according to federal mandates. Teachers receive specific information to support instructional planning for individual students and the class as well as to improve their teaching. Parents better understand their child's achievement level and get direction for home involvement. The Stanford 10 is one of the few tests in the United States which continues to use stanines to report scores.
Scholastic Assessment Test--SAT https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat--
The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States. It was first introduced in 1926, and its name and scoring have changed several times, being originally called the Scholastic Aptitude Test, then the Scholastic Assessment Test, then the SAT Reasoning Test, and now simply the SAT. The SAT is owned and published by the College Board, a private, nonprofit organization in the United States. It is developed and administered on behalf of the College Board by the Educational Testing Service. The test is intended to assess a student's readiness for college.