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Middle School District Assessment Calendar 2023-2024

2023-24 MiddleSchoolStateTestingCalendar.pdf


The third administration of the Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST), Progress Monitoring 3 (PM3) and End of Course Exams for 8th Grade Science and 7th Grade Civics is on the following dates:


The B.E.S.T. Writing Assessment is a computer-based assessment for Grades 6/7/8. The Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) Writing assessment will take place on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

Please click on the following B.E.S.T. Writing Assessment Parent Letter for Informational resources:

The B.E.S.T Writing Assessment Parent Letter in English

The B.E.S.T Writing Assessment Parent Letter in Spanish


PM2 Parent Letter in English and Spanish

The second administration of the Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST), Progress Monitoring 2 (PM2) is on the following dates:

  • 6th - 8th Grade Reading: Tuesday, January 9, 2024
  • 6th - 8th Grade Math: Thursday, January 11, 2024

Winter EOC Retakes: The B.E.S.T. Algebra, Civics, or B.E.S.T. Geometry End-of-Course (EOC) assessment(s) retakes will take place on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. Please click on the following B.E.S.T. Winter Retake Informational resources. 


PSAT 8/9: The PSAT for 8th grade students at Galaxy is scheduled for October 26, 2023. Please click on the following PSAT informational resources. 


Fall End of Course Exam Retakes: Algebra 1 and Civics: September 26, 2023


PM1 Parent Letter-English and PM1 Parent Letter-Spanish

The first administration of the Florida Assessment of Student Thinking, Progress Monitoring 1 (PM1) is on the following dates:

  • 6th - 8th Grade Reading: Thursday, September 7, 2023
  • 6th - 8th Grade Math: Tuesday, September 12, 2023

*For information on assessments, contact the school and ask for:                                                                                                                                    Dr. Amaro, Testing Coordinator/Teacher on Assignment