A website created for families who want to know more about the assessment process!
is a standard diploma?
standard diploma is the type of high school diploma students who graduate from
Florida high schools earn. Students must meet the graduation requirements that
the state of Florida and the district set.
are the graduation requirements?
are the required courses?
are required by the state of Florida. Some districts may have others that they
require. Check with your studentís guidance counselor for the requirements of
your studentís school.
Florida Department of Education has a web site that describes the requirements
for high school graduation. To access it click here http://www.firn.edu/doe/binooo1/Intro.pdf
is a Level I class?
is a class that has lower requirements than most other high school courses.
Approval to use these classes towards graduation requirements must be approved
in writing by school staff and the parent. A level I class cannot
be taken for Algebra I or equivalent class.
my child takes a remedial class, may it be used for an elective class?
remedial classes may be used for elective credits. Also vocational and ESE
course work may be used.
my child retake the FCAT if they do not pass it the first time?
who entered high school starting with the fall of 1999 will have to pass all
parts of the FCAT. If a students with disabilities fail to pass the FCAT, they
may retake the tenth-grade version of the test during regularly scheduled
testing times as needed.
accommodations may my child receive?
that accommodations change the way a
student learns, but not what a
student is expected to learn. The transition IEP team determines appropriate
accommodations for your child.
Information gathered from the Florida Department of education.
will these accommodations effect my studentís goal to receive a standard
course requirements for basic courses may not be changed. Students with
disabilities are expected to meet the same requirements as nondisabled students.
If the accommodations your student receives does NOT
change the course requirements your child will
receive the course credit.
are the accommodations available for my child for FCAT and Florida Writes?
following are examples
of possible accommodations.
Information gathered by the Florida Department of Education.
Florida Department of Education has a web site that explains in detail the
accommodations available in Florida.
decides if my child receives accommodations and which one he/she receives?
accommodations are determined on the individual needs of each student by the
transition IEP team.
long does my child have to earn his/her diploma?
policy, that is included in the 1997 Amendments
to the Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act, states
that students with disabilities may stay in school until they are 22 years old.
The district must continue to offer services until the student is 22 years old
or until the student earns a standard diploma (whichever comes first).
can I find more information on the FCAT?
Florida Department of Education has a site on the FCAT. It gives parents
information on the FCAT, sample items, a presentation of the FCAT, and
frequently asked questions.
can I find more information on the Florida Writes?
Florida Department of Education has a site on the Florida Writes. It gives
parents information on the test, a description of writing, types of writing
prompts, how the test is scored, who takes the test, and the results around the
are the Sunshine State Standards?
are the learning standards developed by the Florida Department of Education. To
see what they are for each high school subject area click here for the
Florida DOE site. http://www.firn.edu/doe/curric/prek12/9-12g.pdf
there accommodations for the college entrance exams such as the SAT?
students may request accommodations appropriate to their disabilities. These
accommodations include, but are not limited to:
For more information click here to go to the SAT web site http://wwwcollegeboard.org/disable/html/disable.html
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