Accountability, Research, and Measurement
FAST Testing

In March 2022, legislation was signed that eliminated the Florida Standards Assessment and replaced it with a progress monitoring tool to measure students’ growth in language arts and math.  This state-mandated progress monitoring tool, known as the Florida Assessment of Student Thinking or FAST, is aligned to the B.E.S.T standards.

About the Test

The FAST is administered on the computer and is adaptive in nature.  This means that the test will adjust up or down depending on how your child responds. If your child answers an item correctly, the test will adjust and introduce a more challenging question.  If your child answers incorrectly, the test will adjust and present your child with a less challenging question.  Because the test is adaptive, no two students are taking the exact same test.

Test Windows

The administration windows for the FAST tests in 2022-2023 are listed in the table below. The state has provided the district with broad testing windows.  To find out when your child will take his/her assessment, please contact your child’s school.

Grade

PM1

PM2

PM3

VPK

August 8-September 30

December 5-January 27

May 1- June 2

K-2

August 8-September 21

December 5-January 27

May 1- June 2

3-8

August 15-September 30

December 5-January 27

May 1- June 2

9-10*

August 15-September 30

December 5-January 27

May 1- June 2

*English Language Arts only

Prepare for FAST

You can view sample FAST test items (grades VPK-2) or take a sample FAST test (grades 3-10)  by visiting the following sites, Renaissance-A Parent's Guide to Star Assessments and FAST Student & Families webpage.

Student Results

Once your child has tested, you can access the results in several ways through the Pasco Parent Portal. If you have an existing Pasco Parent Portal account, you should log in through http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/parents.  Then select Check Grades/Attendance and the log-in screen will appear.  Log into the system.

  1. To access basic information, click on your child’s picture/first name on the left-hand side of the screen.  Then choose Test History.  A list of the tests that your child has taken will appear.  To view the results of a FAST test, click on the light gray arrow to the right of the name of the FAST test.  Basic testing information will appear.
  2. To access the Individual Score Report, in the middle of the page, under your child’s name, you will see several tabs.  Click on the Reports tab.  The report will appear here once it has been uploaded into the system.  In addition, in late September/early October, the state of Florida will load all your child’s FAST test results directly into the Florida Statewide Assessments Family Portal.  This portal can also be accessed through the Pasco Parent Portal.  The Florida Statewide Assessments icon appears to the right of the Reports tab.

Information explaining your child's test results can be found by clicking below: