The District Quarterly Assessments are used for "formative purposes as administrators and teachers identify "patterns across student learning that can inform curriculum and instructional planning" (Martone, Reagan, & Reed, 2017).
The results are used by classroom teachers to inform instructional practices and monitor student progression toward mastery of Florida standards. In addition, school administrators, Curriculum Specialists, Curriculum Resource Teachers, Literacy Coaches, ESE School Specialists, and Guidance Counselors use the data from the Quarterlies to support students and teachers.
The District Quarterlies support a balanced assessment system in which "teachers use classroom assessments, interim assessments, and year-end assessments to monitor and enhance student learning in relation to state standards and to the state's goals for student proficiency" (McMillan, 2013 p 61).
2023-2024 Quarterly Testing Windows
Quarterly Assessment 1 (Q1): October 5 - October 12, 2023
Quarterly Assessment 2 (Q2): December 13 - 20, 2023
Quarterly Assessment 3 (Q3): February 29 - March 7, 2024
OPTIONAL Quarterly Assessment 1-4 (Q1-4): March 25- April 12 & Specific Dates TBA