• FSA Frequently Asked Questions

    Do English Language Learners participate in the FSA?

    As of October 18, 2018, all ELLs will be tested on the FSA ELA in each year they are enrolled in the tested grade levels. Districts will no longer have flexibility to exempt first-year ELLs from ELA testing. Additionally, all ELLs enrolled in tested grade levels and subjects are expected to participate in Mathematics, Science, and EOC assessments regardless of how long these students have been enrolled in a U.S. school

    May students receive testing accommodations on the FSA?

    English Language Learners (ELLs) are required to receive the appropriate allowable accommodations if they are currently receiving services in a program operated in accordance with an approved district ELL Plan. It is the responsibility of local school educators to work with students and parents/guardians to identify the allowable testing accommodations.


    ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is an English language proficiency assessment for Grades K–12. The test is administered every year to help school districts monitor the English language development of students identified as English language learners. The test window is typically open from January through March. Scores are typically reported in June.





     Concordant Scores for High School Graduation

    A Parent's Guide: Getting Your Teen Ready for the SAT
    Guía Para Padres: Preparar a su adolescente para el SAT


  • ESOL Family Liaisons are available to help families with the enrollment process, with finding different resources on our website and in the community. They can also help with other getting started issues that might arise.

    Don Fitzpatrick
    ESOL Coordinator (K-12) /
    Secondary ELA Curriculum Specialist
    E-mail: fitzpatrickdk
    Phone: (352) 955-6850

    Kamil Leavitt
    ESOL/Immigrant Family Liaison Specialist
    (Non-center Schools)
    E-mail: leavittkl
    Phone: (352) 955-7676, ext. 1673

    Gloria Schwartz
    ESOL/Immigrant Family Liaison Specialist
    ESOL Center Schools
    E-mail: schwartzgv
    Phone: (352) 955-6707, ext. 5492


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Student Resources in myPortal

  • Online Resources Available through myPortal.

    Recursos en Línea para Estudiantes de Primaria en myPortal

    BrainPop ESL is a web-based English language learning program comprised of short, animated movies as well as games, quizzes, and interactive features. It encompasses the four main language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

    Audio Book Cloud is an online audio book library collection. You have unlimited streaming access to the entire collection. Just click and listen.

    FSA Practice Tests are for students to become familiar with the Computer Based Testing system, functionality, and item types.

    Gale Ed is a research site with thousands of articles on many areas of interest.

    PBS Learning Media offers phonemic awareness skills games and bilingual games.

    Teaching Books allows students to listen to the book being read and pairs audio excerpts with Google Translate.

    The Learning Network offers rich and imaginative materials for teaching and learning using New York Times content.They offer new educational resources based on the articles, photographs, videos, illustrations, podcasts and graphics published in The New York Times – all for free.

    TumbleBook Cloud is an online collection of eBooks and read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books! This database is a great option for adventurTumblous readers.

    World Book is a full encyclopedia resource.