FAST Practice Test

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Our FAST Practice Tests

All states have a standardized testing system to gauge whether kids are ready to move on to the next level of schooling. In Florida, they are called the Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST). Most students want to take some practice tests to prepare them for the tests.

Take a FAST practice test below to prepare for your exam. Make sure to review the answer explanations at the end of each exam.

Other FAST Practice Resources

If you have practiced with our FAST math resources above, you can practice for the reading section with these resources below.

3rd Grade FAST ELA ReadingFlorida Statewide Assessments
4th Grade FAST ELA ReadingFlorida Statewide Assessments
5th Grade FAST ELA ReadingFlorida Statewide Assessments
6th Grade FAST ELA ReadingFlorida Statewide Assessments
7th Grade FAST ELA ReadingFlorida Statewide Assessments
8th Grade FAST ELA ReadingFlorida Statewide Assessments
9th Grade FAST ELA ReadingFlorida Statewide Assessments
10th Grade FAST ELA ReadingFlorida Statewide Assessments

What is the FAST Test?

The FAST test is the Florida Assessment of Student Thinking. It is a set of exams that is administered 3 times throughout a school year to students in Florida.

Fast Facts:

  • FAST ELA Reading Exam: Administered to Students in Grades 3-10
  • FAST Math Exam: Administered to Students in Grades 3-8
  • Administered 3 Times Throughout the School Year

This exam used to be known as the FSA exam. The FSA was retired at the end of the 2022 school year and replaced with the FAST assessment.

FAST Test Outline

The FAST exam is administered 3 times throughout the school year. Those testing windows are called PM1, PM2, and PM3. Here is what you can expect when taking the FAST:

Grades/SubjectPM1 and PM2PM3
Grades 3–10 ELA Reading90 Minutes120 Minutes
Grades 3–5 Mathematics80 Minutes100 Minutes
Grades 6–8 Mathematics100 Minutes120 Minutes


The exam will be computer adaptive. This means that it will get easier or harder, depending on how you are performing on the exam. You can expect about 35-40 questions per exam. The questions will review topics you learned during your classes.

FAST Scoring

You will get your test scores within 24 hours of taking the exam. Your score will be categorized into 1 of 5 achievement levels:

  1. Level 1: Well Below Grade Level
  2. Level 2: Below Grade Level
  3. Level 3: On Grade Level
  4. Level 4: Proficient
  5. Level 5: Exemplary
AssessmentLevel 1Level 2Level 3Level 4Level 5
Grade 3 ELA Reading140–185186–200201–212213–224225–260
Grade 4 ELA Reading154–198199–212213–223224–236237–270
Grade 5 ELA Reading160–205206–221222–231232–245246–279
Grade 6 ELA Reading161–208209–224225–236237–249250–284
Grade 7 ELA Reading165–214215–231232–241242–256257–292
Grade 8 ELA Reading169–219220–237238–250251–261262–300
Grade 9 ELA Reading174–223224–241242–253254–266267–303
Grade 10 ELA Reading179–229230–246247–257258–270271–308
ELA Reading Retake179–229230–246247–257258–270271–308
Grade 3 Mathematics140–182183–197198–208209–224225–260
Grade 4 Mathematics155–199200–210211–220221–237238–273
Grade 5 Mathematics158–206207–221222–233234–245246–285
Grade 6 Mathematics168–212213–228229–238239–253254–287
Grade 7 Mathematics175–222223–234235–246247–257258–288
Grade 8 Mathematics183–226227–243244–253254–262263–291

How Do I Prepare For the FAST Test?

There are a couple of things you can do to prepare for the FAST exam:

  • Attend Class / Pay Attention: Everything you are tested on throughout the FAST exam should have been taught to you in your classes. If you pay attention and do well in school, you should be relatively prepared.
  • Take a free FAST Practice Exam: If you want to brush up on some materials, you can take a free practice exam above. You can learn which concepts you struggle with and study those before your exam.
  • Ask for Individual Help: If you feel that you need some significant help, ask your teach to set aside some time to help you with difficult concepts. Your teachers are incentivized to help you succeed on these exams. They should be more than willing to help you succeed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Testing covers all the common core areas of education to give a guide for teachers’ instruction and set goals for state school requirements. They help educators know whether a student is well-equipped for the next grade and if he or she is ready to graduate when the time comes.

All students must pass the 10th grade FSA ELA Reading test to receive their high school diplomas.

If you or your child fails the FAST in grades 3 to 9, they will need to work with the school to see how they could move on to the next grade or they will be held back.

Students in 10th grade will be allowed to retake the FAST until their 12th-grade year. They will be unable to graduate until a passing score is achieved.

Yes, at the end of 2022 the FSA was retired and replaced with the FAST.

The exact exam dates can slightly vary, but you can expect something around this timeline:

  • PM1: August 14 – September 29
  • PM2: December 4 – January 26
  • PM3: May 1 – May 31
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