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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 Biology 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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