February 19, 2016
The FSA Writing Assessment will be administered February 29-March 3. Grades 4-10 will be tested. Grades 4-7 will take a paper-based assessment. Grades 8-10 will take a computer-based assessment.
It is important for you and your student to understand the following policies before testing: If your student is found with ANY electronic device during testing, his or her test will be invalidated. We encourage students to leave their devices at home or in their lockers on testing days. Your student will be asked to sign a pledge prior to testing that says he or she will not give or receive unauthorized help during the test. If it's determined that a test contains extremely similar answer patterns, it may be invalidated. Students found posting any test information on social media sites risk their tests being invalidated, as well. If your student leaves campus before completing the test, he or she will NOT be allowed to complete the test. The assessment calendar is posted on our district website at www.hdsb.org. If you have questions related to this test administration, please contact your child's school. Thank you for supporting your student as he or she prepares for testing.
For more information about the Florida Standards Assessment, visit http://www.fsassessments.org/students-and-families/.