School assessment

Florida law requires all public schools (including charter schools) to participate in the statewide, standardized assessment program. Specifically, Section 1008.22(3), F.S., states, "Participation in the assessment program is mandatory for all school districts and all students (including students with disabilities) attending public schools, including students seeking a standard high school diploma under s.1003.4282”.Florida’s K-12 assessment system measures students’ achievement of Florida’s education standards, which were developed and implemented to ensure that all students graduate from high school ready for success in college, career and life. Assessment supports instruction and student learning, and test results help the UCP Charter School educational leadership team determine whether the goals of the education system are being met.

Here is some information about the assessments:

Florida Standards Assessments - Students in grades 3–10 take the English Language Arts FSA; and students in grades 3–8 take the Mathematics FSA; FSA EOC’s for Algebra I and Geometry

High School assessments include NGSSS EOC’s (Next Generation Sunshine State Standards Biology & U.S. History EOC/FCAT Retakes).

|Statewide Science Assessment - The Statewide Science Assessment measures student achievement of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in science. Students in grades 5 and 8 participate in the statewide science assessment


Florida Standards Alternate Assessment (FSAA) - 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 measures student academic performance on the Access Points (FS-AP) in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Access Points are academic expectations written specifically for students with significant cognitive disabilities. They reflect the essence or core intent of the standards that apply to all students in the same grade, but at reduced levels of complexity

Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener – This assessments measure the readiness of each student for kindergarten based on the performance standards adopted by the department under section 1002.67(1), F.S., for the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program (VPK). The screening instrument, known as the Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener (FLKRS), is administered to all UCP Charter School kindergarten students within the first 30 days of each school year.