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Testing Dates for Grades 3–5

Testing Dates for Grades 3–5
Flagler Schools

The Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST) is a progress monitoring tool that will be administered three times per year to track student progress in learning the Benchmarks of Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) standards throughout this school year.

Results from PM1 are for informational purposes only, and we will provide information about how to access results after testing is completed.

BTES Assessment Dates for PM1: 
  • F.A.S.T. Reading | Grades 3, 4, 5:  Tuesday, August 30
  • F.A.S.T. Math | Grades 3, 4, 5: Wednesday, September 14

FAST assessments are computer-adaptive tests taken on a computer or tablet. The questions get easier or more difficult depending on how the student responds, and each student will see different questions from a common item bank. Each test attempt (PM1, PM2, and PM3) will present 35–40 items that will cover the entire test “blueprint,” meaning students will encounter items representative of the standards within the subject or grade level. For more information on the test design, please visit the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) website.

If you would like to interact with the online testing platform or review FAST Reading and Mathematics sample items at home, sample test materials are available on the FLDOE's FAST page.

If you have any questions related to this test administration, you may contact Ms. Vickie Kandour at

For more information about the FAST program, please visit the Florida Statewide Assessments Portal.

Thank you for supporting your student and encouraging him or her to do his or her best during this test administration.