All Florida public schools teach the Florida Standards, and End-of-Course Assessments (EOC Assessments) are one of the annual criterion-referenced tests used to measure how well students learn what is taught. (The FCAT 2.0 is also used.) EOC Assessments are computer-based tests that are administered for the purpose of testing a student's knowledge and skills learned for a specific course. Florida began transitioning from the FCAT to EOC Assessments in 2011. Currently, there are EOC Assessments for Algebra I, Algebra II, Biology I, Geometry, United States History, and Civics.
All public school students are required to pass the EOC Assessments to earn course credit and meet graduation requirements. Private school students and homeschool students are also eligible to take these tests. If you think your student may at some point enter or return to a public school, we highly recommend that your student takes these tests. One benefit to taking these tests is that even if a student hasn't enrolled in or completed the course, under the Credit Acceleration Program (s. 1003.4295(3)), a student may earn high school credit by passing the corresponding EOC Assessment.
EOC Assessment Administration
EOC Assessments are administered at no charge at the district school in which the student is zoned. Each EOC Assessment is administered at the conclusion of both the fall and spring semesters. A summer administration also takes place for each EOC assessment. Accommodations are made and paper-based tests are available for students with disabilities.Test schedules can be found on the Florida Standards Assessments Portal.
First-time test takers are required to participate in a practice test sessions for each EOC Assessment they will take. Computer-Based Practice Tests (ePATs) for EOC Assessments are available at http://www.flassessments.com/ePATs for each of the EOC Assessments.
Who to Contact
If your child would like to participate in EOC Assessments, you will need to contact the test coordinator at your zoned district school's assessment office.
A Few Links You May Find Helpful
The following websites provide for more information about EOC Assessments and access to resources for preparing for these tests.
- Florida End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments (Bureau of K-12 Assessment) Look here for information about EOC Assessments.
- Florida End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments (Assessment of School Performance) Look here for answers to FAQs about the EOC Assessments.
- Practice Assessment Tools (ePAT) FCAT and EOC Assessment practice tests in both computerized (software download required) and printable PDF formats.
- MyFLVS Florida End-of-Course Assessments Look here for additional information and practice tests.