Students enrolled in a Home Education program may participate in statewide assessments. Each district’s Home Education office is required, per s. 1002.41, Florida Statutes, to provide students with the date, time, and location for the administration of each assessment. If this information is not received, students/parents should reach out to their local Home Education office. Florida Virtual School does not arrange statewide testing for home education students, nor does Florida Virtual School receive scores once testing is complete.
Please note that Home Education students may participate in the End-of-Year Comprehensive Progress Monitoring FAST Assessments scheduled for May 2023. Though the statewide assessment schedule lists the FAST assessments as being available in the fall and winter, these administrations are considered progress monitoring assessments and not appropriate for Home Education students.
Per s. 1002.41, Florida Statutes, parents must provide an annual education evaluation of the student’s educational progress to the superintendent. One way to satisfy this evaluation is by participating in statewide assessments. To view other ways to satisfy this requirement, visit the Florida Department of Education’s Home Education Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Note that statewide assessments are optional for Home Education students. The results of the assessment do not affect the student’s final course grade, nor should the results be used for promotion/retention purposes.