Welcome to Doctors Charter School


 A FLORIDA GOLD SEAL OF EXCELLENCE SCHOOL
NAMED ONE OF NEWSWEEK'S and U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT'S AMERICA'S BEST HIGH SCHOOLS and THE WASHINGTON POST'S HIGH SCHOOL CHALLENGE BEST HIGH SCHOOL

Doctors Charter School - Florida Gold School of Excellence

Standardized Testing


For the 2014-2015 school year, students take the following tests, depending on grade level and classes in which they are enrolled:

FCAT - Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test

FSA - Florida Standards Assessment

NGSSS FSA - Next Generation Sunshine State Standards Florida Standards Assessment

EOC- End of Course 

IA - Interim Assessment

BBA - Baseline Benchmark Assessment

DDEOC - District Developed End of Course Exams: These are being developed by the District for select classes for which no standardized EOC exists. At this time it is unknown which classes/students will take these exams.

AP Exams will be taken by all students enrolled in AP classes.

The FAIR will be administered 3 times during the year to all Intensive Reading students.

All Assessments are computer-based except for 8th Grade Science FCAT.

 

Grade Level

Test Name

Subject

Subject

Subject

6

FSA

ELA (English Language Arts)

ELA Writing Component

Math

 

Interim Assessments

ELA

Math

 

 

District Writing Pre-Test

Writing

 

 

7

FSA

ELA

ELA Writing Component

Math

 

Interim Assessments

ELA

Math

Civics

 

NGSSS EOC

Civics

 

 

 

District Writing Pre-test

Writing

 

 

8

FCAT

Science

 

 

 

FSA

ELA

ELA Writing

Math*/Algebra 1 EOC

 

Interim Assessments

ELA

Science

Math*/Algebra 1 Interim Assessment

 

District Writing Pre-test

Writing

 

 

9

FSA

ELA

ELA Writing Component

 

 

FSA EOC

Depends on classes being taken: Algebra  1, Algebra 2, Geometry

 

 

 

District Writing Pre-test

Writing

 

 

 

Interim Assessments

ELA

EOC subject- enrolled classes

 

10

FSA

ELA

ELA Writing Component

 

 

FSA EOC

Depends on classes being taken: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry

 

 

 

Interim Assessments

ELA

EOC subject-enrolled classes

 

 

NGSSS EOC

Depends on classes being taken: Biology, U.S.  History

 

 

11

FSA

ELA

ELA Writing Component

 

 

FSA EOC

Depends on classes being taken: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry

 

 

 

NGSSS EOC

Depends on classes being taken: Biology, U.S. History

 

 

 

Interim Assessments

ELA

EOC subject-enrolled classes

 

12

EOCs as needed

Depends on classes being taken

 

 

*Students in grade 8 who are enrolled in Algebra 1 will take the Algebra 1 EOC instead of the 8th grade Math FSA.


Tests, Major Projects & Papers


It is our goal to limit the number of tests given in a day to two. Students should not have more than two tests, major projects and papers scheduled or due in any one given day in grade level courses. If a student is in a mixed grade level course or an elective, he/she may expect from time to time to have more than two tests, major projects and papers due per day. Faculty makes every effort to collaborate with each other in avoiding such situations.    


Test Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Electives Math Science Math Science
PE Language Arts Foreign Languages Language Arts Foreign Languages
  Social Studies Social Studies Electives  
      PE  

 


Make-up Work
Make-up work is allowed for excused absences. Students will make arrangements directly with teachers to schedule any make-up work (graded work missed due to an absence) as soon as the student returns to school. A medical appointment scheduled in conflict with a make-up test/quiz will not be considered an excuse for missing the exam. A teacher’s specific make-up policy will be included in his/her course syllabus. Students and parents are expected to be fully familiar with these policies. Students who miss make-up tests/quizzes will receive a "zero".

 

Semester Exam Make-up
If a student is very ill or has an emergent medical treatment and cannot take a semester exam, the academic counselor must be notified before the scheduled exam time. Only then will the academic counselor schedule a new date for a make-up semester exam. If a student’s absence the day of a semester exam is for any reason other than documented extreme illness, the student may receive a "zero" at the discretion of the Executive Director.