Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST) Progress Monitoring Begins Next Week
Next week, beginning on September 7, 2022, students in Pre-K through grade 10 will be participating in the new state required and mandated Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST) Progress Monitoring 1 (PM 1). FAST will be administered three times per year to track your student’s progress in learning the Benchmarks of Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) Standards in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics.
FAST assessments are computer-adaptive tests taken on a computer or tablet. The questions get easier or more difficult depending on how a student responds, and each student will see different questions from a common item bank. Unlike the CCPS Benchmark Assessments that focus on the content taught during the quarter, the FAST assessments will include items that cover the standards for the entire year, so your child will likely encounter content that has not been taught yet.
Your child’s results from PM1 are for informational purposes only and will help your child’s teacher plan instruction to meet instructional needs. Your student’s school will provide you with information about how to access the results after testing is completed.