Presentation on theme: " Welcome to TOES Third Grade Parent Night Navigating the FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test)"— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to TOES Third Grade Parent Night Navigating the FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test)
When Does 3 rd Grade Test? Reading: Monday, April 14 & Tuesday, April 15 Math: Wednesday, April 16 & Thursday, April 17 *All 4 tests sessions are 70 minutes long
What Makes Up the Test? 60% fiction, poetry, etc. 40% non-fiction Comprehension Vocabulary Context clues, prefixes/suffixes, base words, etc.
What Does the Test Look Like?
What Are the Levels of Scoring for FCAT? Level 5Mastery of most challenging content Level 4Above satisfactory level Level 3Satisfactory level Level 2Below satisfactory level Level 1Inadequate level of success
What Do the Results Look Like?
When & How Do We Get the Results? Typically at the end of May A phone call for Reading Level 1 scores Letter with child’s score comes home the day we get results
Third Grade Promotion In January of 2003, the Florida Legislature passed a law requiring third graders to meet the State of Florida’s expectations in reading to be promoted to fourth grade.
What is the Criteria for Promotion? Students must score a Level 2 or higher on the Sunshine State Standards Reading section of the FCAT.
What Happens if My Child Scores a Level 1? Good Cause Portfolio Good Cause Exemptions Extended School Year (ESY) & SAT 10 Retention
What are Good Cause Exemptions? Student with disabilities (IEP or 504), who received 2 yrs. intensive reading remediation AND 1 grade retention Student w/ 2yrs. intensive reading remediation AND 2 grade retentions LEP with less than 2 years in an ESOL program Students with disabilities, whose IEP indicates participation in FCAT is inappropriate
What is ESY & SAT 10? SAT 10 at the end of the year Extended School Year & take SAT 10 at the end
How Can I Help My Child With Reading? Read every day for stamina and fluency Ask comprehension questions and have your child ask you questions Practice reading multisyllabic words (longer words) Discuss word meanings FCAT Explorer
* What Do You Mean by Comprehension? Ask literal questions (the answer can be found on the page) Ask inferential questions (requires the student to “infer” the answer by thinking about what he/she has read) Summarize and retell the story as you read
* How Can My Child Practice Comprehension? In addition to asking… Who, What, When, Where Characters, Setting, Problem, Solution Ask higher level questions… Inferential questions (Why?) Compare & contrast Cause & Effect Author’s purpose Text features & structure
* Check out FCAT Explorer!
At home and at school our students need… Increased time reading text Access to books including a variety of genres Time to independently read Place to independently read Ability to sustain reading for periods of 30 – 40 minutes Read an on level chapter book a week
How Can I Prepare My Child For the FCAT? Relax Good night’s sleep Breakfast Stay Positive School on time
We, the family of Trinity Oaks Elementary School, are dedicated to working together to create a safe, and nurturing learning environment. By empowering and celebrating our students, we foster academic, social, and emotional growth. We embrace this responsibility as a community. Questions? Thank you for coming tonight and for all you do to support your child’s education!