End-Of-Course Assessments - Spring 2024

    The Florida Statewide End-Of-Course Assessments are intended for scholars to take at the end of an assessment's associated course. The End-Of-Course assessments included are the BEST EOCs (Algebra I & Geometry) and the NGSSS EOCs (Biology 1 & US History). Each of the EOCs are administered in one 160-minute session. Any scholar who has not completed the assessment by the end of the allotted time may continue working for up to the length of a typical school day. Additionally, a passing score (level 3 or higher) on the BEST Algebra I EOC is required in order for scholars to satisfy their Algebra I graduation assessment requirement. Please note, if your scholar has previously taken the BEST Algebra I EOC and was unsuccessful in satisfying their Algebra I graduation assessment requirement, and, are enrolled in a geometry course, they can satisfy that graduation assessment requirement with the BEST Geometry EOC (if a level 3 or higher is achieved). Please review the information below regarding the EOCs for semester 2:

    End-Of-Course Assessment Administration Dates:

    • NGSSS US History EOC - Monday, May 06, 2024.
    • NGSSS Biology 1 EOC - Tuesday, May 07, 2024.
    • BEST Geometry EOC - Monday, May 13, 2024.
    • BEST Algebra I EOC - Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

    Important Information Regarding Assessment Days:

    • School Attendance—it is important that your scholar attends school each day. Moreover, it is highly critical that your scholar attend school on time each day they are scheduled to take an assessment. Scholars must arrive to school no later than 7:15AM to ensure they are on time to enter the testing room.
    • School Issued Devices—it is imperative that your scholar brings their school-issued laptop to school daily and, especially, brought with them on any scheduled assessment day. Moreover, help us ensure they fully charge their laptops each night & bring their laptop charger.


    For more information on the test design, please visit https://www.fldoe.org/accountability/assessments/k-12-student-assessment/end-of-course-eoc-assessments/. If you or your scholar would like to interact with the online testing platform or review BEST Writing sample items at home, sample test materials are available at https://flfast.org/families.html. 

    Please review the following assessment policies with your scholar before testing:

    • Electronic DevicesScholars are not permitted to have any electronic devices, including, but not limited to, cell phones, smartphones, and smartwatches, at any time during testing or during breaks (e.g., restroom), even if the devices are turned off or scholars do not use them. If your scholar is found with an electronic device or is found using Bluetooth/wireless headphones/earbuds during testing, his or her test will be invalidated. At the beginning of test day, your scholar will be asked to place their powered-off devices into their bookbag and place their bookbags at the front of the testing room. Scholars will not be permitted to retrieve their bookbags or any items inside until testing has concluded for the day.
    • Calculator PolicyFor BEST Algebra I and Geometry EOC assessments, approved handheld scientific calculators may be used. We are not able to provide calculators for your scholar. If your scholar does not have a hand-held calculator, one will be available for them on the testing platform.  
    • Testing Rules Acknowledgment—All tests include a Testing Rules Acknowledgment that reads: “I understand the testing rules that were just read to me. If I do not follow these rules, my test score may be invalidated.” Prior to testing, test administrators read the rules to scholars, and scholars acknowledge that they understand the testing rules by clicking the box in the secure browser indicating they understand the testing rules.
    • Discussing Test Content after TestingThe last portion of the testing rules read to scholars before they click the box to accept the Testing Rules Acknowledgment states that because the content of all statewide assessments is secure, students may not discuss or reveal details about the test content (including test items and passages) after the test. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting to social media sites. Please make sure your student understands this policy prior to testing and remind them that “discussing” test content includes any kind of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, posting to social media, or sharing online. While scholars may not share information about secure test content after testing, this policy is not intended to prevent scholars from discussing their testing experiences with their parents/families.
    • Working IndependentlyScholars are responsible for doing their own work during the test and for protecting their answers from being seen by others. If scholars are caught cheating during testing, their tests will be invalidated.
    • Leaving CampusIf your scholar leaves campus before completing a test session, they will not be allowed to return to that test sessions. If your schola does not feel well on the day of testing, it may be best for them to wait and be tested on a make-up day. Please remember not to schedule appointmenets on testing days.
    • Testing AccommodationsIf your scholar has an Individual Education Plan (IEP), a Section 504 Plan, or is an English Language Learner (ELL) or a recently exited ELL, they will participate in the assessment using the accommodations listed in one of the aforementioned plans.




    If you have any questions related to this test administration, please reach out to me.