Graduation Requirements for Florida’s Statewide Assessments

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Graduation Requirements for Florida’s Statewide Assessments

According to Florida law, students must meet certain academic requirements to earn a standard high school diploma from a public school. This means that students must pass required courses, earn a minimum number of credits, earn a minimum grade point average and pass the required statewide assessments. Students who meet these requirements
but do not pass the required assessments will receive a certificate of completion, which is not equivalent to a standard high school diploma. Passing scores for the statewide assessments are determined by the State Board of Education.

Grade 10 Florida Standards Assessments English Language Arts

The reading/English Language Arts (ELA) assessment students must pass to graduate with a standard high school diploma is determined by each student’s year of enrollment in grade 9.

Required passing score for the Grade 10 FSA ELA (Reading and Writing)

  • for students that entered Grade 9 in 2013-2014 school year is 349
  • for students that entered Grade 9 in 2014-2015 school year to current is 350

FSA Algebra 1 End-of-Course Assessment

The Algebra 1 End-of-Course (EOC) assessment students must pass to graduate with a standard high school diploma is determined by when students completed the Algebra 1 or equivalent course. Students who completed a course in the 2014–15 school year and beyond are required to pass the FSA Algebra 1 EOC Assessment, and the required passing
score is determined by when students first participated in an FSA Algebra 1 EOC Assessment administration.

First Participation in FSA Algebra 1 EOC

  • Spring 2016 and beyond needa a passing score of 497
  • Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter 2015 needs a passing score of 489

Concordant and Comparative Scores

A student can also meet assessment graduation requirements by earning a concordant or comparative score as specified in Rule 6A-1.09422, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).

Learn more about Graduation Requirements from Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) Website

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