On April 15th, 2013, Dr. Tony Bennett, former Commissioner of Education for the State of Florida, released a memorandum regarding private school student participation in Florida End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments for students who plan to enter public schools at some point in their educational career. The District School Board of Pasco County will provide this service to private school students during the state’s summer administration window.

ONLINE REGISTRATION:

In order to take advantage of this opportunity, private school students will need to complete an online registration process, via a secure Google Form, by July 5, 2017.

You can access the online registration form here.

Once the student is registered they will be assigned a testing location and time. This information will be communicated through the email address used to register. Completion of the registration form will serve as the student's intent for testing as well as for enrollment into a District School Board of Pasco County public school. However, this document does NOT replace documents required by the school site for official registration. This registration form information is required to enter your child’s information into the state system for testing.

No late registration is available for these assessments. Registration information will be used to hire staff and to secure a test site. The staff and building location will be based on student registration information collected as of July 5, 2017

REGISTRATION/SITTING FEE:

There will be a $10.00 non-refundable registration/sitting fee for all private school students participating in District-based EOC administrations due the day of testing (cash only). This fee will help offset the additional cost on the district related to the administration of the test.

TESTING WINDOW:

The District School Board of Pasco County will only be testing private school students at CREWS LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL the week of July 10, 2017. This date is tentative and subject to change. Once the student is registered they will be assigned a specific testing location and time.

TESTING LOCATION:

The address for Crews Lake Middle School is: 15144 Shady Hills Rd, Spring Hill, FL 34610

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STUDENTS REQUIRING ACCOMMODATIONS:

If a student requires an accommodation for testing, the student’s official current Individual Education Plan (IEP) or English Language Learner (ELL) status must be included with the Accommodations Form (DOWNLOAD IT HERE) to be completed by the student’s current school (with the school principal or director’s signature). This information MUST be faxed to the Office for Accountability, Research, and Measurement at 813-794-2116 by July 5, 2017.

PROPER IDENTIFICATION:

Private school students participating in district-based EOCs will be required to bring photo-identification to verify their identity on the day of testing. On the testing day, the student and parent must have picture identification to sign in for the test administration. Parents should have a government issued ID and a student may have a school issued picture ID or other government issued ID. No other forms of picture ID will be accepted.

TEST LENGTH:

FSA EOCS (Algebra 1, Geometry)

These are 2-session tests administered over 1 day. Please plan to have your child present for both sessions as the FSA EOCs. Students are required to sit for at least 90 minutes of each assessment session and will not be permitted to leave (even if completed and submitted) prior to this time limit. For most students, each session takes approximately 90 minutes to complete, however students may have up 1/2 school day to complete each session.

NGSSS EOCS (Algebra 1 Retakes, Biology, Civics, US History)

These are a 1-session test administered in 1 day. Students are required to sit for at least 80 minutes of each assessment and will not be permitted to leave (even if completed and submitted) prior to this time limit. For most students, each EOC takes approximately 3 hours to complete, however students may have up to the end of the school day to complete the assessment.

FOOD/SNACKS:

Snacks or lunch will not be provided. However, a 30 minute break is provided for a student to eat after the state-required 160 minute sitting. Students should bring a bag lunch.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS:

Please make arrangements prior to testing to pick up your child from the test site.

ELECTRONIC PRACTICE TEST:

Students are required to practice using an online test prior to the test. All students must take an electronic practice test (ePAT) prior to arriving to the test site for each EOC test.

FSA EOCS (Algebra 1, Geometry)

The FSA EOC Training Tests (FOUND HERE) can be accessed and taken using any computer for the student to practice. If the student has not practiced prior to taking the EOC test, they will be excused from the test site, and will have to retake the test at the next available test window.

NGSSS EOCS (Algebra 1 Retakes, Biology, Civics, US History)

EOC ePats (FOUND HERE) can be accessed and taken using any computer for the student to practice. If the student has not practiced prior to taking the EOC test, they will be excused from the test site, and will have to retake the test at the next available test window.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

For more information about individual EOCs, please visit the Florida Department of Education’s End-of-Course Assessments website at FL DOE End of Course (EOC) Assessments Website

Should you have further questions please contact:

Mark Butler
District Assessment Coordinator

Office for Accountability, Research, & Measurement
District School Board of Pasco County
7227 Land O’ Lakes Blvd
Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638

Email
813-794-2343-ph
813-794-2116-fax