Assessments & Accountability

Assessments and Accountability - Testing


The purpose of student assessment is to administer all district and state testing programs. This includes training school testing coordinators, ensuring needed materials are provided, and testing programs are administered properly, district tests are scored, and results are correctly reported. 


For additional information contact Bay District Schools Assessments & Accountability at 850-767-4352. 


Teachers, School Administration, and School Assessment Coordinators 



2023-24 BDS Testing Calendar  

Mark your calendars and prepare for upcoming assessments using the glossary of assessment terms and scheduled test dates within the district. LINK

FLDOE Statewide Assessment Schedules

Statewide Assessment Schedules are established according to Florida Statute 1008.22 for FSA and NGSSS assessments. These schedules also contain testing dates and windows for other statewide assessments, such as FSAA, ACCESS for ELLs 2.0, and NAEP.


Graduation Requirements

Information from FLDOE on Graduation Requirements including assessment requirements. Information may be updated during the 2022-23 school year." LINK


School Grades

View overall grades by school here


By creating the new Florida Assessment of Student Thinking

(F.A.S.T.) plan, Florida is becoming the first state in the nation to fully implement progress monitoring instead of end-of-year standardized testing, and will fully eliminate Common Core. The computer-based assessments aligned with the Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking  (B.E.S.T.) include the Writing Assessment (grades 4-10), Algebra 1 and Geometry end-of-course assessments, and the FAST progress monitoring assessments in Reading (VPK through grade 10) and Mathematics (VPK through grade 8). LINK

FLDOE Florida Standards Assessments

Governor DeSantis announced that the state will eliminate the common-core based, end-of-year Florida Statewide Assessment and create the new Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (F.A.S.T.). We will provide retake opportunities as needed for those needing to meet graduation assessment requirements. LINK

EOC End-of-Course Information

EOC assessments are computer-based, criterion-referenced assessments that measure the Florida Standards or the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for specific courses:  Biology 1, U.S. History, and Civics. LINK

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