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FCAT 2.0 Fact Sheets

The FCAT 2.0 and EOC assessments fact sheets provide scheduling, test administration, and scoring and reporting information for the assessments that will be administered in the 2012-13 school year.  The FCAT 2.0 Fact Sheet may be accessed via the FCAT 2.0 homepage (http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcat2/), and the EOC assessments fact sheets may be accessed via the EOC assessments homepage (http://fcat.fldoe.org/eoc/).  Direct links to these documents are provided below:

K-12 Assessment - Memoranda and Information

School Grades and AYP

Content Focus Reports

Developmental Scale Score (DSS) Change

(FCAT 2.0 and Florida EOC Assessments Achievement Levels) from Florida Administrative Code https://www.flrules.org/gateway/readFile.asp?sid=0&tid=11009517&type=1&file=6A-1.09422.doc  The FCAT 2 has a 3-digit “Development Scale Score” and EOCs have a 3-digit “Assessment Scale Score.”

Achievement Levels for the FCAT 2.0 Reading Developmental Scale Scores (DSS) (140 to 302)
Test Grade Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
3 140-181 182-197 198-209 210-226 227-260
4 154-191 192-207 208-220 221-237 238-269
5 161-199 200-215 216-229 230-245 246-277
6 167-206 207-221 222-236 237-251 252-283
7 171-212 213-227 228-242 243-257 258-289
8 175-217 218-234 235-248 249-263 264-296
9 178-221 222-239 240-252 253-267 268-302
10 188-227 228-244 245-255 256-270 271-302
Achievement Levels for the FCAT 2.0 Mathematics DSS (140 to 298)
Test Grade Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
3 140-182 183-197 198-213 214-228 229-260
4 155-196 197-209 210-223 224-239 240-271
5 163-204 205-219 220-233 234-246 247-279
6 170-212 213-226 227-239 240-252 253-284
7 179-219 220-233 234-247 248-260 261-292
8 187-228 229-240 241-255 256-267 268-298
Achievement Levels for the FCAT 2.0 Science Scale Scores (140 to 260)
Test Grade Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
5 140-184 185-199 200-214 215-224 225-260
8 140-184 185-202 203-214 215-225 225-260

Algebra 1 EOC

Assessment Scale Scores (325 to 475) for each achievement level:

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
325-374 375-398

399-424

425-436 437-475

Learning Gains

To make learning gains, students who remain at level 2 on FCAT 2.0 have to score at least one point beyond a year's expected growth. Students who remain at level 1 have to score at least two points beyond a year's expected growth. (See below.)

Number of points required to demonstrate learning gains for students who remain at levels 1 and 2

Reading Grade 3-4 Grade 4--5 Grade 5-6 Grade 6-7 Grade 7-8 Grade 8-9 Grade 9-10
Level 1 12 10 9 8 7 6 8
Level 2 11 9 8 7 6 5 7

Mathematics Grade 3-4 Grade 4--5 Grade 5-6 Grade 6-7 Grade 7-8
Level 1 16 10 10 9 11
Level 2 15 9 9 8 10

*Table taken from Changes to School Grades 11-12 (PDF)

Adequate Yearly Progress Benchmarks in Florida

  Reading Mathematics
2010-11 79 80
2011-12 86 86
2012-13 93 93
2013-14 100 100

Bubble Scores

Reading
Grade Levels 1-2 Levels 2-3 Levels 3-4 Levels 4-5
3 176-187 192-203 204-215 221-232
4 186-197 202-213 215-226 232-243
5 194-205 210-221 224-235 240-251
6 201-212 216-227 231-242 246-257
7 207-218 222-233 237-248 252-263
8 212-223 229-240 243-254 258-269
9 216-227 234-245 247-258 262-273
10 222-233 239-250 250-261 265-276
Math
Grade Levels 1-2 Levels 2-3 Levels 3-4 Levels 4-5
3 177-188 192-203 208-219 223-234
4 191-202 204-215 218-229 234-245
5 199-210 214-225 228-239 241-252
6 207-218 221-232 234-245 247-258
7 214-225 228-239 242-253 255-266
8 223-234 235-246 250-261 262-273
Algebra
Levels 1-2 Levels 2-3 Levels 3-4 Levels 4-5
379-370 403-394 429-420 441-432