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Biology Students 

What do I need to know?

The state of Florida has instituted an End-of-Course (EOC) Assessment for Biology students designed to measure student achievement of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. The assessment is scheduled to take place September 15-26, 2014, December 1-19, 2014, April 20-May 22, 2015, and July 13-24, 2015 with the exact date to be determined by your district.

How can I prepare?

red flag REQUIRED: Download the electronic Practice Assessment Tool (ePAT). For instructions on how to install the ePAT, click here. All students are required to take the six-item practice test before taking the EOC Assessment. This practice test will help you gain familiarity with the types of questions and test functionality.

ePAT Practice Test Sessions:

  • If you are a public, charter, private, or home school student or a FLVS Full-Time VIP student, click here to listen to a recorded script reading.
  • If you are a FLVS Full-Time Public student, click here to listen to a recorded script reading.
PREPWORKS Students taking Biology with FLVS can access Shmoop EOC reviews FREE! Check with your teacher to get your password. If you are not taking Algebra I with FLVS, seek parental permission to purchase Shmoop.
test FLVS has created a practice test that represents the actual End-of-Course Assessment to help you study. Check your answers here
checkmark Ask your district for a username and password for the FCAT Explorer/Focus for benchmark-level assessments.
clipboard Visit the Florida Department of Education's EOC FAQ's page, and check out student tutorials to prepare for a computer-based assessment.


Recorded Review Sessions:

Prep for the assessment by studying key concepts:

Click on the links below to start the review sessions.

March 31, 7 pm: Scientific Method, Origin of Life, Cells, Cell Division, Genetics

April 1, 7 pm: Human Biology

April 2, 7 pm: Plants

April 3, 7 pm: Biological Molecules, Cellular Processes, Evolution, Ecology

Click here PDF to download and print an information sheet about the Biology End-of-Course Assessment.


Still have questions?

Please contact Assessment & Accountability at with any questions or concerns regarding the assessment.

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