Testing

2020-2021 TESTING INFORMATION

There are a lot of moving parts to state and district testing this year, but we hope this page will make it easy to know when and where your student will be testing.  Per the Florida Department of Education and Gov. DeSantis, all Florida students must complete the following test administrations on campus, in person.  For more information on state testing policies, please visit the  
FLDOE testing website.  For more information on district testing policies, please visit the  OCPS testing website  and OCPS 2021 Spring Testing FAQ Page. Please check this website often for Chain of Lakes Middle School testing updates and announcements.

Our school will follow the COVID-19 Health and Safety Procedures during testing. As a reminder, students should stay home if sick, someone in the home is sick, or if he/she has recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19.

Please read the following testing information carefully, paying close attention to testing days and times for our face-to-face students versus our LaunchED students.  

Important Information for [email protected] (including OCVS, FLVS, & Homeschool) Families:
 

SAFTEY

  • LaunchED students must wear a face mask while on campus for testing.
  • LaunchED students will test separately from Face-to-Face students.

TRANSPORTATION REQUESTS

  • In preparation for testing days, we are collecting a list of [email protected] students that are eligible for bus service (resides more than 2-miles from the school) and will absolutely need transportation.
  • If your child is a [email protected] student, and needs transportation to school for Spring testing, please let us know by completing the testing transportation request form as soon as possible, but no later than April 9th
    • DUE DATES:
      • April Testing - Transportation requests due by MARCH 26th.
      • May Testing - Transportation requests due by APRIL 9th.

TRANSPORTATION REQUEST FORM: http://bit.ly/LaunchEDTransportationRequest *

CAR-RIDER TRANSPORTATION PROCESS

  • DROP OFF
    • LaunchED students should be dropped off on campus 30 minutes before the testing time in the front of the school near the MAIN OFFICE entrance using the car rider line.
    • NOTE: All LaunchED students will check-in for testing at the CHECK-IN table near the MAIN OFFICE. Please DO NOT LEAVE until your student(s) has successfully checked in!

  • PICK UP
    • LaunchED students should be picked up after testing at the appointed pick-up time in the front of the school near the MAIN OFFICE entrance using the car rider line. 
    • NOTE: All LaunchED car-riders MUST be picked up by a parent/guardian. Please have your ID ready to present.


IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS

  • Students are encouraged to report to campus on testing days as early as 8:45 AM
    • This provides us with time to check your student's laptop and perform any updates necessary prior to the start of testing.

  • Students must bring their OCPS laptop and charger on testing days
    • Personal devices will not work for state assessments. If your student chose the BYOD option, we will have an OCPS device for them to check-out (borrow) for the day.

  • Please have your student bring a sweater/jacket as the testing rooms have been a bit chilly.

  • Lunch is offered to all student free of charge, but students are encouraged to bring snacks as well.













































COLMS SPRING 2021 TESTING CALENDAR


FSA Writing (April 8-16, 2021)

  • Thursday, April 8 @ 9:30 AM
    FSA Writing for all Face-to-Face

  • Friday, April 9 @ 9:30 AM
    FSA Writing for 8th Grade LaunchED/OCVS/FLVS/Homeschool


  • Monday, April 12 @ 9:30 AM
    FSA Writing for 7th Grade LaunchED/OCVS/FLVS/Homeschool

  • Tuesday, April 13 @ 9:30 AM
    FSA Writing for 6th Grade LaunchED/OCVS/FLVS/Homeschool

  • April 14 -15
    FSA Writing Make-Ups for all students


FSA Reading 

  • Monday, May 3 @ 9:30 AM
    FSA Reading (Session 1) for ALL students (Face-to-Face & LaunchED/OCVS/FLVS/Homeschool)

  •  Tuesday, May 4 @ 9:30 AM
    FSA Reading (Session 2) for ALL students (Face-to-Face & LaunchED/OCVS/FLVS/Homeschool)


 
FSA Math / FSA Algebra 1/Geometry EOC 

  • Thursday, May 6 @ 9:30 AM
    FSA Math (Session 1) for ALL students (Face-to-Face & LaunchED/OCVS/FLVS/Homeschool)

  • Friday, May 7 @ 9:30 AM
    FSA Math (Session 2/3) for ALL students (Face-to-Face & LaunchED/OCVS/FLVS/Homeschool)


NGSSS Civics 

  • Monday, May 10 @ 9:30 AM
    NGSSS Civics for all Face-to-Face & LaunchED/OCVS/FLVS/Homeschool

    • NOTE: This assessment is only for students enrolled in a 7th grade Civics course

Statewide Science

  • Monday, May 10 @ 9:30 AM
    Statewide Science (Session 1 & 2 ) for all Face-to-Face & LaunchED/OCVS/FLVS/Homeschool

    • NOTE: This assessment is only for students enrolled in a 8th grade Science course


*MAKE-UP TESTING FOR STATE ASSESSMENTS*

  • Make-up testing for FSA Writing, FSA Reading, FSA Math or FSA Algebra 1/Geometry EOC, NGSSS Civics, and Statewide Science will be held on the following days:
    • Thursday, May 13
    • Friday, May 14
    • Thursday, May 20
    • Friday, May 21

  • Students who need to make-up any portion of their state assessments should report to campus on these days no later than 9:05 AM (but as early as 8:45 AM).

  • Students should report to make-up testing on as many days as tests missed.
    • For example, if a student missed FSA Writing and Session 2 of FSA Reading, they should report to campus on TWO (2) of the offered make-up days, as they will take FSA Writing on one day and Session 2 of FSA Reading on the second day. 
  • Students should check their OCPS Student Gmail accounts on a regular basis. An email will be sent to them that contains which tests they missed and how many days they need to report to campus for during the make-up window.

 

Common Final Exams (CFEs)

  • Monday - Wednesday: May 17, 18, & 19
    • CFEs for non-core classes (such as electives, Grade 6 & 8 Social Studies, and Grades 6 & 7 Science) will take place via a block schedule (alternate bell schedule) on May 17, 18, and 19.
    • The block schedule will be posted a week in advanced on Canvas.
    • [email protected] students will take their CFEs from HOME.
    • [email protected] students will NOT report to campus for CFE testing.

  • Make-Ups for CFEs should be coordinated with the student's course teacher. 

Please continue to check this page for updates.

Chain of Lakes Middle School is committed assisting our parents and students with any questions or concerns regarding District and State testing. If you have any questions, please contact our School Testing Coordinator: Cassandra Santiago at [email protected]

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