Algebra I EOC Assessment begins today for Polk County students | News
Polk County, Florida-- New state-mandated high school graduation guidelines now require students who are taking Algebra I or Algebra I Honors to successfully pass the Algebra I End-of-Course (EOC) exam to receive a standard high school diploma.
For the next two weeks, ninth grade students and middle school students throughout the district will be taking the exam. Testing started Monday, May 7, and ends Friday, May 18.
For the last couple of months, teachers have been preparing students for the 60-65 question computerized test, a mixture of multiple choice and fill-in response questions. Students will be given 160 minutes to complete the assessment.
All students who are first-time ninth graders this academic school yea,r or middle school students, will be required to score at achievement Level 3, 4, or 5 on the Algebra I EOC Assessment.
Students who do not pass the Algebra I EOC cannot graduate from high school, even if all of the classroom requirements of the course are met. If the exam is not passed on the first try, students will be able to re-take the exam during future Florida EOC testing windows.
The first available retake window in Polk County is July 30 through August 9 .
Approximately 6,000 Algebra I or Algebra I Honors Polk County Public Schools' high school students are expected to take the exam. 1,600 middle school students will also be taking the Algebra I EOC Assessment.
Sample questions are available on the Polk County Public Schools’ district math website: http://www.polk-fl.net/staff/teachers/math.htm
Algebra I video resources can also be found at: www.polk-fl.net/students under Quick Links