FCAT Test Item Specifications
The 2012 FCAT SSS
measures student achievement in Reading and Mathematics (Retakes only) and Writing (grades 4, 8, and 10) by assessing student progress on benchmarks identified in the Sunshine State Standards
. The FCAT Test Item Specifications
describe the test items in the FCAT assessments. The specifications are guidelines for item writers and reviewers. They are also a source of information about the FCAT for educators and the general public.
Below, please find the FCAT Test Item Specifications for the FCAT Mathematics Retakes. If you are seeking Specifications for the FCAT Reading Retake assessment, please contact the Office of Assessment using the “Contact Us” form. The new FCAT 2.0 Test Item Specifications for Reading (grades 3-10) and Mathematics (grades 3-8) and the draft Specifications for Science (grades 5 and 8) are posted at http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcat2/itemspecs.asp.
Limitations on Use
The availability of FCAT Test Item Specifications
extend to and specifically excludes any use for commercial purposes. All reproductions of these publications, or parts of these publications, must include the Florida Department of Education's copyright statement found on page two (or the inside front cover) of each of the documents.
Mathematics Specifications 2005
Note: Performance tasks (Read, Solve, Explain questions) are no longer on the FCAT.