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1 Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) Parent Night February 5, 2015

2 Agenda  What is the FSA?  EOC/FSA test dates  FSA test length, Sessions and Times  Achievement Levels  FSA Test Specifications  How can I help my child at home?

3 What is the FSA? The Florida Standards Assessment (FSA)  FSA is an authentic assessment that includes more than just multiple choice questions.  Students will be expected to respond to multiple choice questions, create graphs, write and respond in different ways than on other traditional tests.  Will prepare Florida students for success in college, career, and in life by emphasizing analytical thinking.  Measures student mastery of the standards taught.  Meets high quality standards for assessment, including reliability and validity for a variety of accountability purposes.  Emphasizes critical thinking.

4 FSA Test Dates Testing Window:Test:Test Mode:Grade (s): March 2–13 FSA English Language Arts Text-based Writing Component Paper Based – 4-7 th Computer Based – 8 th 4 th – 8 th March 23–April 10 FSA ELA/MathematicsPaper Based 3 rd – 4 th April 13–May 8 FSA ELA (Grades 5–11) and FSA Mathematics (Grades 5–8) Computer Based 5 th – 8 th April 14 – April 15 FCAT SciencePaper Based 5 th and 8 th April 20 ‐ May 22 EOC - Biology 1, Civics EOCComputer Based Grades 6‐12, Students enrolled in Biology 1, Civics EOC April 20 ‐ May 15 FSA EOC - Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 Computer Based Grades 6‐12, Students enrolled in Algebra, Algebra 2, or Geometry

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6 FSA ELA (Not Including the Writing Component) Grade/SubjectAdministration TimeNumber of Sessions** Computer-Based in minutes2No 5160 minutes2Yes minutes2Yes minutes2Yes ** All sessions are administered over two days 3 rd grade – will not be assessed in writing Sessions and Times

7 FSA Mathematics Grade/SubjectAdministration TimeNumber of Sessions** Computer-Based in minutes2No 5160 minutes2Yes minutes3Yes minutes3Yes ** All sessions are administered over two days

8 Grade/CourseNumber of Items Note: Approximately 6-10 items within the Reading, Language, and Listening components listed above are experimental (field test) items and are included in the ranges above but are not included in students’ scores. Test Length

9 Number of Words per Passage The length and complexity of texts should vary within each grade-level assessment. The table below suggests an approximate word count range for a text or text set for the FSA ELA (Writing and Reading). Grade LevelNumber of Words 3 rd Grade th Grade th Grade th Grade th Grade th Grade

10 Percentage of Points by Depth of Knowledge Level

11 “The success a student has achieved with the Florida Standards will be assessed by FSA ELA and Mathematics assessments and is described by Achievement Levels that range from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest). Level 3 indicates satisfactory performance. The level of performance required to score in each Achievement Level will be established prior to the spring 2016 administration.” FSA Achievement Levels (Source: FLDOE FSA ELA and Mathematics Fact Sheet, November 2014)

12 Technology-Enhanced Items (FSA)

13 Technology-Enhanced Item  Editing Task Choice - The student selects a highlighted word or phrase, which reveals options for correcting an error as well as the highlighted word or phrase as it is shown in the sentence to indicate that no correction is needed. Sample Item

14 Technology-Enhanced Items (FSA) Technology-Enhanced Item  Selectable Hot Text - Excerpted sentences from the text are presented in this item type. When the student hovers over certain words, phrases, or sentences, the options highlight. This indicates that the text is selectable (“hot”). The student can then click on an option to select it. These items may have one or two parts. In a two-part hot text item, Part A might ask the student to make an analysis or an inference, and Part B might require the student to use the text to support the answer in Part A. In other cases, the two parts might function independently. Sample Item

15 Technology-Enhanced Items (FSA) Technology-Enhanced Item  Open Response - The student uses the keyboard to enter a response into a text field. These items can usually be answered in a sentence or two. Sample Item

16 Technology-Enhanced Items (FSA) Technology-Enhanced Item  Multiselect - The student is directed to select all of the correct answers from among a number of options. These items are different from multiple- choice items, which allow the student to select only one correct answer. Sample Item

17 Technology-Enhanced Items (FSA) Technology-Enhanced Item  Evidence-Based Selected Response (EBSR) - In this two-part item, the student is directed to select the correct answers from Part A and Part B. Typically Part A is multiple-choice, whereas Part B may be either multiple-choice or multiselect. Part A often asks the student to make an analysis or an inference, and Part B requires the student to use the text to support the answer in Part A. Sample Item

18 Technology-Enhanced Items (FSA) Technology-Enhanced Item  Graphic Response Item Display (GRID) - In a GRID item, the student might select words, phrases, or images and use the drag-and-drop feature to place them into a graphic organizer or other format. Sample Item

19 Technology-Enhanced Items (FSA) Technology-Enhanced Item  Multimedia - Technology- enhanced content may include multimedia elements such as audio clips, slideshows, or animations. Multimedia elements may appear within passages (stimuli) or test items. Sample Item

20 A+ Parent Resources    

21 Forthcoming Information  Exact administration dates  Scoring criteria

22 How can I help my child at home? 1. Ask about school and visit teacher website on a daily basis. 2. Help infuse what is being learned in class at home. 3. READ with children at least 30 minutes each day. Students can then use the books read at home, and take tests at school using Accelerated Reader (AR) program. 4. Use computer websites: 1. Power School– keep up-to-date with student progress 2. Discoveryeducation.com 3. Studyisland.com 4. ThinkCentral.com Use this website to read about updates, and have your child complete the training tests in both Reading and Math.

23 Questions?? Created By: Franklin Academy Cooper City Campus

24 End of Course Exams Info Sessions  6:00 PM – 6:30 PM General Overview of the Florida Standards Assessment  6:40 PM – 7:30 PM 4 th, 5 th and 6 th Grade Q & A Time – Cafeteria  6:40 PM – 7:15 PM 8 th Grade - Science FCAT – Ms. Holm - Room 220  6:40 PM – 7:15 PM 7 th Grade - Civics EOC - Ms. Barros/Ms. Lalanne – Room 202  7:20 PM – 8:00 PM Algebra and Geometry EOC - Mr. Abinsay – Room 233  7:20 PM – 8:00 PM Algebra and Geometry EOC - Mr. Abinsay – Room 233


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