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1 Welcome to FAMU Developmental Research School’s Spring Title I Parent Meeting Thursday, March 14, pm-7pm

2 PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT FAMU DRS Family Involvement Committee

3 How can I get involved? Types of Parental Involvement Creating a space at home for your son/daughter to do their homework and reviewing their homework; encouraging them to do well in their academics Attending parent-teacher conferences; communicating with the teacher about your child’s academic progress through their planners or via . Volunteering* in the classroom or through school wide organizations (includes making things at home for child’s class) Viewing television programs (i.e. animal planet or documentaries) and attending cultural events that increase knowledge base. Joining community organizations (i.e. Leon County Reading Council, Steele Collins Library; Urban League, FAMU CROP) FAMU DRS Parental Involvement Organizations  Family Involvement Committee  2 nd Tuesday or 3 rd Tuesday  4pm-5pm  Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)  1 st Monday of every month  6pm-7pm  School Advisory Council (SAC)  2 nd Tuesday of every month  6pm-7pm  College Reach Out Program  1 st Saturday of every month (Tucker Hall)  FCAT/EOC preparedness  College readiness Spring Title I Parent Meeting

4 FAMU DRS made a score of 893 Which is equivalent to a letter grade of “D”. We were 32 points away from maintaining a letter grade of “C”. We are still striving for a letter grade of an “A”. FAMU DRS 2012 School Grade

5 Are you interested in having more options in our current dress code? If so, please visit the FAMU DRS website at and click on the link that says “Dress Code”. Please complete the survey so that your voice can be heard in regards to the dress code policy. FAMU DRS Dress Code Policy 5

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7 WHAT IS THE FCAT? FCAT Sunshine State Standards (FCAT SSS) Designed to measure students’ knowledge of reading, writing, mathematics, and science benchmarks from the Sunshine State Standards (SSS).

8 Type of AssessmentAssessment Area Year Administered to Students FCAT FCAT Writing Gr 4, 8, 10 FCAT Science Gr 5, 8, 11 FCAT Reading FCAT Mathematics Gr 10 FCAT 2.0 FCAT 2.0 Reading Gr 3-10 FCAT 2.0 Mathematics Gr 3-8 FCAT 2.0 Science Gr 5, 8 End-of-Course Assessments Algebra 1 High School Geometry High School Biology 1 High School US History High School Civics Middle School

9 Transition to FCAT 2.0 and End-of-Course Assessments FCAT Science (5, 8, 11) Writing (4, 8, 10) Mathematics (10) Reading Retakes (fall, spring) Mathematics Retakes (fall, spring) Writing (4, 8, 10) Reading Retakes (fall, spring) Mathematics Retakes (fall, spring) Writing (4, 8, 10) Mathematics Retakes (fall, spring) FCAT 2.0 Reading (3-10) (B) Mathematics (3-8) (B) Science (5, 8) (FT; embedded in FCAT) Reading (3-6, 7, 8-10) (SS) Reading Retake (fall) Mathematics (3-8) (SS) Science (5, 8) (B) Reading (3-6, 7, 8-9, 10) Reading Retake (fall) Mathematics (3-6, 7, 8) Science (5, 8) (SS) End-of- Course Algebra 1 (B) Geometry (FT; sampled high schools) Biology 1 (FT; sampled high schools) Algebra 1 (SS) Geometry (B) Biology 1 (B) US History (FT; sampled high schools) Algebra 1 Geometry (SS) Biology 1 (SS) US History (B) Civics (FT; sampled middle schools)

10 TESTING SCHEDULE DATES CONTENTS GRADE LEVELS April 8-19Retakes FCAT Math FCAT 2.0 Reading 11, 12, retained 10 April FCAT 2.0 Math FCAT 2.0 Reading FCAT 2.0 Science Grades 3,4,6,7,8 Grades 3,4,5,7*,10* Grades 5,8 April 20Science Grades 8 & 11 April 22-26FCAT 2.0 Math FCAT 2.0 Reading Grade 5* Grade 6* and 9* *Denotes Computer Based

11 MAKING THE GRADE: Scores You Will SEE On The GRADE REPORT FCAT Sunshine State Standards (FCAT SSS) SCORES: _____________________________________________ Mean Sale Scores ( ) Achievement Levels (1-5, Reading, Math, & Science; 1-6, Writing) Developmental Scale Scores ( ) Percentages for content subcategory (0-100%)

12 Fall 2011: Standard Setting FCAT 2.0 and Algebra 1 End-of-Course Assessment Purpose: Identify the “cut points” that will define the five new Achievement Levels 12 Level 1Level 5Level 2Level 3Level 4 LowHigh Five Achievement Levels, Four Cut Points

13 FCAT (SSS) WHAT DO THE SCORES MEAN? Achievement Levels (1-5, Reading & Math) Level 5 – This student has success with the most challenging content of the Sunshine State Standards. A student scoring a Level 5 answers most of the test questions correctly, including the most challenging questions. Level 4 – This student has success with the challenging content of the Sunshine State Standards. A student scoring in Level 4 answers most of the test questions correctly, but may have only some success with questions that reflect the most challenging content. Level 3 – This student has partial success with the challenging content of the Sunshine State Standards, but performance is inconsistent. A student scoring in Level 3 answers many of the test questions correctly but is generally less successful with questions that are the most challenging.

14 FCAT (SSS) WHAT DO THE SCORES MEAN? __________________________ Achievement Levels (1-5, Reading & Math) Level 2 – This student has limited success with the challenging content of the Sunshine State Standards. Level 1 – This student has little success with the challenging content of the Sunshine State Standards.

15 FCAT (SSS): WHAT TO THE SCORES MEAN? Grade 3 Reading test results are considered for promotion to Grade 4. Scale score of 300 is necessary to meet graduation requirement for 10 th, 11 th, or 12 th graders in each of the following subjects: READING MATHEMATICS

16 FCAT (SSS): WHAT DO THE SCORES MEAN? _________________________________ Course Level Placement Students scoring an Achievement Level 1 or 2 on the SSS FCAT will be placed in Intensive Classes.

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18 What groups are most affected by the State Board of Education’s recent decision to change the FCAT Reading Achievement Levels? Elementary schools Middle schools

19 FCAT 2.0 READING What is the passing score, or score to achieve a level 3, for your grade level?

20 FCAT 2.0 Reading Categories What is the percentage of points in each reporting category for your grade level?

21 FCAT 2.0 Text Types What is the percentage of literary text vs. informational text for your grade level?

22 FCAT 2.0 Reading  Grades 3-10  All multiple-choice items  Increased content rigor — aligned to the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) 22

23 FCAT 2.0 Reading: Examples of Increased Rigor Students will be asked more often to: – use reasonable prior knowledge, such as grade- appropriate vocabulary – make reasonable inferences that are not explicitly text-based – analyze information across a pair of texts, such as making comparisons of main ideas 23

24 Sample Reading FCAT 2.0 Text Let’s view some sample reading passages for 3 rd, 6 th, and 10 th grade. 24

25 FCAT 2.0 Mathematics What is the passing score, or score to achieve a level 3, for your grade level? 25

26 FCAT 2.0 Mathematics Grades 3-8 Multiple-choice and gridded-response items Increased content rigor — aligned to the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) 26

27 New FCAT 2.0 Mathematics Reporting Categories Grades Reporting Category Geometry and Measurement Number: Operations, Problems, and Statistics Number: Fractions Number: Operations and Problems Number: Base Ten and Fractions Expressions, Equations, and Statistics Fractions, Ratios, Proportional Relationships, and Statistics Expressions and Equations Ratios and Proportional Relationships Number: Base Ten Statistics and Probability Expressions, Equations, and Functions 27

28 Florida EOC Categories 28

29 Algebra 1 EOC Assessment Aligned to the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards Algebra 1 course description Computer-based test with paper-based test accommodations Online reference sheet and straightedge Up to 65 items: – Multiple-choice and fill-in response items – No performance tasks 29

30 Algebra 1 EOC Assessment: Reporting Categories Functions, Linear Equations, and Inequalities—Solves real- world problems involving relations and functions. Interprets graphs including the domain and range. Uses function notation and links equations to functions. Solves, graphs, and interprets linear equations and inequalities. (55%) Polynomials—Performs operations on polynomials. Simplifies monomial expressions and factors polynomial expressions. (20%) Rationals, Radicals, Quadratics, and Discrete Mathematics— Simplifies rational and radical expressions. Solves algebraic proportions. Performs operations on radical expressions. Interprets graphs of and solves quadratic equations. Performs set operations. Uses and interprets Venn diagrams. (25%) 30

31 Algebra I EOC scoring 31 What is the passing score, or score to achieve a level 3, for the Algebra I EOC?

32 Sample Math FCAT 2.0 and EOC questions 32

33 Sample Math FCAT 2.0 and EOC questions

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35 FCAT 2.0 Science 35 What is the passing score, or score to achieve a level 3, for your grade level?

36 Sample Science FCAT 2.0 and EOC questions

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40 FCAT TESTING TIPS for PARENTS

41 How Can I Help My Child? Having said that, here are some useful suggestions. Don’t panic. We’ve been working hard all year, for the FCAT and BEYOND. There is no “cramming” for the FCAT.

42 FCAT TESTING TIPS Mark down test days on your calendar so you and your child are both aware of testing dates. Make sure your child gets enough sleep on the night before the tests. Make sure that your child gets up early enough so that he/she will be on time to school. Ensure that your child eats a healthy breakfast and avoid heavy foods that may make him/her groggy and avoid high sugar foods that may make him/her hyper. Encourage your child to do well and leave your child on a positive note.

43 Being anxious about your child’s test is normal; however, help your child stay stress free by remaining calm around them and by avoiding conflict the morning of the test. Make sure your children leave their cell phones and ALL electronic devices at home because possession of a cell phone will lead to invalidation of the test.

44 Websites to consider… https://www.santarosa.k12.fl.us/nhs/FCATandEOC.html - Practice reading tests with short answers https://jeopardylabs.com/play/math-tic-tac - Practice Reading tests grades Practice 5th grade math grid tests and Reading -FCAT released tests h – AND FOR FUN VOCABULARY PRACTICE - Science vocabulary game - hangman for all subjects

45 Before you go… Please don’t forget to sign-in Please complete the survey and hand it in to one of our committee members Please visit the tables in the rear. Items from our Curriculum Fair are available. Any Questions??? Thank you for coming!!!

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