Home Education and Testing

Home Education and Testing

Registering for a Test

Students are required to register with the Office of Student and Community Engagement before they can sit for a test. They are not to contact individual schools to register. Any Home Education student who wishes to sit for an exam must request so by March 1. Students must register for the PSAT/NMSQT by August 31.

All tests are administered at the student’s zoned school. Tests are ordered and administered based on the information given by the parent to the Office of Student and Community Engagement during registration.

Testing Accommodations

If testing accommodations are needed, a copy of the student’s most recent IEP or 504 Plan is required. Flagler Schools will not advocate for student accommodations on the student’s behalf.

Requirements to Test

Students must register with the Office Student and Community Engagement before they can sit for any test administration. Student information will be collected, as required by the testing platforms. This may include:

  • Name, date of birth, address, grade-Level, race or ethnicity, social security number, parent content information, Immunization information, and exceptionality or accommodation information.

The administering-school will contact registered students with the details of the test administration, including the date, time, and location.

On the day of testing, students must present a photo ID for admission into the school.

Students cannot bring any materials with them. This includes bookbags, writing utensils, computers, food, drinks, or books / papers. The only exceptions are:

  • student-required devices for accommodations (must be pre-approved), and
  • student ID credentials.

Parents are responsible for transportation. Failure to show may result in forfeiture of the opportunity to sit for the test. If the student cannot make the appointment, they should contact the school immediately.

 Testing Options

These tests are optional as they are not required for home education students.

  • Grades 3 – 10 Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) English / Language Arts (includes writing and reading parts)
  • Grades 3 – 8 FSA Mathematics
  • Grades 5 or 8 Statewide Science Assessment (SSA)
  • Grades 6 – 8 Civics EOC exam
  • Grades 6 – 12 Algebra 1 End-of-Course Exam (EOC)
  • Grades 6 – 12 Geometry EOC exam
  • Grades 9 – 12 Biology EOC exam
  • Grades 9 – 12 United States History EOC exam
  • Grade 11 PSAT/NMSQT

The FSA ELA test takes three days, one day for writing and two for reading. A student must sit for each session within a test to receive a score.

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