In order to protect the health and safety of employees, staff, and students, all those who access Pasco County School locations must self-screen for symptoms and other risk factors of COVID-19 daily. If you answer YES to any of the questions, you should NOT be on campus. Access the Visitor Screener or the Student Screener online.

UPCOMING ASESSMENTS

Assessments listed in chronological order. Note some exams have specific dates, while others have windows in which the exam may be offered.

Fall EOC and Reading Retake Window

Next Administration: English II (FSA) and Algebra 1 (EOC) exam window begins September 22 and ends October 23. 

Time: 7:45 (Traditional) 8:00 (MSOL)

September 22 – ELA Writes

September 29 – ELA Reading Session 1

September 30 – ELA Reading Session 2

October 15 – Algebra 1 Session 1

October 16 – Algebra 1 Session 2

FSA Writes Testing Rosters & Locations

FSA Roster Locations Writes

Traditional: All instructions and notifications will be handled through your ELA courses. 

Traditional Resources:

2020 ELA Retake Traditional

MSOL: Testing rooms and will be available after check-in. Please see directions in MSOL Resources below for more information. 

MSOL Resources:

2020 ELA Retake MSOL

2020 FSA Retake MSOL Instruction

Questions about FSA’s? Check out the 2020-2021 guide for more information! 

2020-2021 Parent Student Guide to FSA Retakes

ELA Preparation

Computer-Based Practice Test – Includes sample questions as well as testing platform directions so you will be prepared for the test! 

https://login8.cloud1.tds.airast.org/student/V463/Pages/LoginShell.aspx?c=Florida_PT 

Computer-Based Practice Test Answer Key

https://fsassessments.org/core/fileparse.php/3031/urlt/FSA_2020_10R_Practice-Test_Answer-Key_CBT_FBL2.pdf

Tips for FSA ELA (PowerPoints)

Spring-2020_FSA-CBT-ELA-Reading-Student-Presentation_FINAL

Spring-2020_FSA-CBT-ELA-Writing_Student-Presentation_FINAL

PERT Test Preparation

Next Administration: October 4, 2020

Time: 9:00 AM

Purpose: FSA ALG 1 EOC Concordant Score

Target Audience: 12th Only

 This administration is not for DE purposes. 

  • The PERT is a college placement exam. It can be used as a concordant test score only for the senior cohort. Students need a score of 97 to meet the Algebra 1 graduation requirement. 

  • PERT is also used to determine which students are eligible for Dual Enrollment, however exams for DE verification are not administered on campus. Due to COVID-19, please check with local colleges and universities as to whether they will accept or need PERT scores. 

  • Please bring your face mask.

  • The test should take approximately 1 hour. 

 

ACT (Cypress Creek High School Seniors Only)

Next Administration: Tuesday, October 6

Time: TBA

Purpose: Standardized assessment used for college admissions. 

Notes: This assessment is provided through a cooperation with Pasco County Schools and the Florida Department of Education. This ACT assessment is a reportable administration and seniors can use this exam for college entrance requirements, scholarship eligibility requirements, and or concordant scores. 

Accommodations Request: Please complete any accommodations request by August 28th for this exam. For more information, please visit http://www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/TAA-Consent-to-Release-Information-to-ACT.pdf

Requests may be emailed to hherndon@pasco.k12.fl.us or returned to Mr. Herndon in the Media Center. 

 

PSAT/NMSQT

UPDATE – There are two administration dates: October 14th for all virtual Cypress Creek students & any homeschool student zoned for CCHS and October 29th for all on campus students. 

Time: TBD

Purpose: Counseling & diagnostic tool used for college and career planning. 

Target Audience: 10th Only (Free)

Note: 9th and 11th Grade Students may register and participate in the exam, however there is a $20 cost. Any 9th or 11th grade student interested in taking the PSAT, must do the following:

  1. Complete the Registration Form [Only 9th and 11th grade students] (click here

  2. Pay the administration fee ($20.00) online – Note this option will not be available until September 1st. 

This is a free test for 10th graders only. 

Accommodations Request (Note: The school must make the requests through College Board and current ESE/504 students must have an active and approved request through College Board for any accommodations to be utilized on this assessment.) To make a request, please complete the form below:

Consent Form for Accommodations Request
Formulario de Consentimiento para Solicitud de Acómodos Razonables
PSAT-Parent-Letter 2020

SAT NCR (Non-College Reporting) – For seniors that have not fulfilled the Grade 10 FSA ELA requirement and or the Algebra 1 graduation requirement. 

There is no registration for this administration. 

Not open to non-seniors. 

October 14th – Time 8:00 AM

 

 

 

RESOURCES

ACT Resources

Registration for ACT Exams https://my.act.org/account/signin?location=https://my.act.org

Preparing for the ACT http://www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/Preparing-for-the-ACT.pdf

COVID-19 Response Page (Check here for updates related to the ACT) https://www.act.org/content/act/en/covid19.html

Test Taking Resources

Test anxiety is unfortunately a reality for many of our students. Here’s a list of resources to help alleviate some common concerns. 

Managing Test Anxiety – Brown University 

https://www.brown.edu/campus-life/support/counseling-and-psychological-services/managing-test-anxiety