• Florida Assessment of Student Thinking

    FAST Overview

    In March 2022, Governor Ron DeSantis signed new legislation that replaces the Florida Standards Assessments in ELA and Mathematics with the Coordinated Screening and Progress Monitoring System required in section 1008.25(8), Florida Statutes. This fact sheet provides an overview of the new FAST system for grades K–2 Reading and Mathematics that will be implemented in the 2022–23 school year.

    Kindergarten–Grade 2 Star Early Literacy, Star Reading, and Star Mathematics Overview

    FAST for students in grades K–2 will be administered three times a year using Renaissance Learning’s Star assessments, as shown in the table below.

    Grade

    Subject

    PM1

    PM2

    PM3

    Kindergarten

    Reading

    Star Early Literacy

    Star Early Literacy or Star Reading*

    Star Early Literacy or Star Reading*

    Math

    Star Math

    Star Math

    Star Math

    Grade 1

    Reading

    Star Early Literacy

    Star Early Literacy or Star Reading*

    Star Reading**

    Math

    Star Math

    Star Math

    Star Math

    Grade 2

    Reading

    Star Reading*

    Star Reading*

    Star Reading*

    Math

    Star Math

    Star Math

    Star Math

    *All Kindergarten and Grade 1 students will take the Star Early Literacy for PM1. If a student scores at or above 852 on Star Early Literacy, the student will take Star Reading on subsequent administrations. If a student scores below 852 on Star Reading, the student may take Star Early Literacy in the subsequent administration.
    **All Grade 1 students must attempt Star Reading in PM3 if not already taking Star Reading.