1. FCAT Stands for “ Florida Comprehension Achievement Test”
2. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test® (FCAT) has been part of Florida’s overall plan to increase student achievement by implementing higher standards. When in full implementation, the FCAT was administered to students in grades 3-11 and consisted of criterion-referenced assessments measuring selected benchmarks in mathematics, reading, science, and writing Sunshine State Standards.
Beginning with the 2010-11 school year, the statewide assessment program began transitioning to assessing student understanding of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards through the implementation of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test® 2.0 (FCAT 2.0) and Florida End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments. Selected grades and subjects will continue to participate in FCAT assessments until the final transition is complete. The schedule for this transition is posted at http://www.fldoe.org/asp/k12memo/pdf/tngcbtf.pdf. In the 2011-12 school year, only FCAT Writing and FCAT Reading and Mathematics Retake assessments will be administered. Source site: http://www.fldoe.org/faq/default.asp?Dept=179&ID=972