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FCAT Parent Night R. Bruce Wagner Elementary 2013 By PresenterMedia.comPresenterMedia.com
Give a brief overview of FCAT Testing Provide parents with practical, everyday things to do that will strengthen your childs reading, math, science, and writing skills. Purpose tonight
What tests are taken at each grade? Reading and Math – April 15-19 Writing - Feb. 26 Given on designated dates under standardized conditions Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 ALL TESTS Reading and Science – April 15-19 Math – April 22-24
How is the FCAT Scored? Below grade level expectations (Minimum passing score for 3 rd grade Reading for promotion) Above Grade Level Expectations Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 & 5 On Grade Level Scoring Scale for 2011-12 is changing – it will be more difficult to score a 3, 4, or 5 5 th Grade Reading & Math FCAT Scores are used by the middle schools for placement in Lang. Arts & Math courses.
FCAT Reading LITERARY ANAYLSIS (30%) VOCABULARY (20%) READING APPLICATION (30%) INFORMATIONAL TEXT (20%) Context Clues, Base Words, Antonyms, Synonyms, Multiple Meanings Character, Plot, Problem, Solution, Setting, Simile, Metaphor Authors Purpose, Main Idea, Contrast, Compare, Cause & Effect, Sequence Locate, interpret, organize information, text features 50-55 Items – Test Time 140 min. in 2 sessions
Read 20-30 minutes at a time, 5-7 times per week Variety of reading materials of interest Be a reading model and partner Do activities together that require reading Talk about things your child has read Read to older or younger siblings Technology options READING – outside of school
Do an activity together that uses math Building, constructing, crafts, sewing Cooking Sports Grocery Shopping All Math Facts (+, -, x, /) should be mastered Technology Options MATH –outside of school
FCAT Science – 5 th Grade Only EARTH & SPACE PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL LIFE & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIFIC THINKING 60-66 Items
Talk about Science concepts being learned at school Help your child review for tests Encourage check-out of nonfiction, science-based library books Talk about science as it relates to nature, cooking, weather, animals Use Science words Observation Prediction hypothesis SCIENCE – outside of school
EXPOSITORY – explain or describe NARRATIVE – tell a story CONVENTIONS Capitalization Punctuation Spelling Sentence Structure Organization Sequence of events FCAT WRITING – 4 th Grade Only
Emphasize correct spelling, capitalization, punctuation, sentence structure, and organization of thoughts in: Journals Story Writing Travel log of a trip Write a new ending to a story Write or type emails or stories Generating grocery or to do lists – organization and sequencing WRITING
Learning – beyond the classroom Doesnt have to take a lot of time. Happens over time, often in small segments, with repetition. Is best when it is connected and with purpose. Thank you for coming tonight!