Florida Standards Alternate Assessment
All Florida students participate in the state’s assessment and accountability system. The Florida Standards Alternate Assessment (FSAA) is designed for students whose participation in the general statewide assessment program (Florida Standards Assessments, Statewide Science Assessment, Next Generation Sunshine State Standards End-of-Course Assessments) is not appropriate, even with accommodations.
The FSAA program includes two components:
- FSAA—Performance Task
The programs form a continuum of assessment to meet the needs of Florida’s students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The FSAA—Performance Task is designed to assess students at three levels of complexity and results are reported through achievement levels. The FSAA—Datafolio is designed to address the needs of a small population of students who typically do not have a formal mode of communication and may be working at pre-academic levels.
Regardless of the component with which a student is assessed, it is expected that only students with the most significant cognitive disabilities who are eligible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) will participate in the FSAA program.
Please visit Florida's Alternate Assessment Portal for more information.