Presentation on theme: "WHAT SHOULD I KNOW? BIOLOGY. LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENTS Graduation Requirements for Science Three credits in science.— Two of the three required credits."— Presentation transcript:
WHAT SHOULD I KNOW? BIOLOGY
LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENTS Graduation Requirements for Science Three credits in science.— Two of the three required credits must have a laboratory component. A student must earn one credit in Biology I and Two credits in equally rigorous courses. All students must take the Biology I EOC assessment. The statewide, standardized Biology I EOC assessment constitutes 30 percent of the student’s final course grade. A student who earns an industry certification for which there is a statewide college credit articulation agreement approved by the State Board of Education may substitute the certification for one science credit, except for Biology I.
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE COURSE? BIOLOGY COURSE
EOC ADMINISTRATION The Biology EOC Is delivered via a computer-based testing (CBT) platform called TestNav Is given in one 160-minute session with a 10-minute break after the first 80 minutes. Has multiple forms with a maximum of 66 multiple-choice items on each test form. Has a four-function calculator provided in the TestNav platform. Has Periodic Table of the Elements provided in the TestNav platform. Is provided with four-page, hard-copy work folders to use as scratch paper.
EOC CONTENT The Biology1 EOC Assessment measures student achievement of the NGSSS in science, as outlined in the Biology 1 course description. Molecular and Cellular Biology Students compare prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells; differentiate between mitosis and meiosis; relate the structure and function of the four major categories of biological macromolecules; and differentiate the processes of photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Classification, Heredity, and Evolution Students identify evidence that supports the scientific theory of evolution; classify organisms into domains or kingdoms; identify scientific explanations of the origin of life; determine conditions required for natural selection; and analyze patterns of inheritance. Organisms, Populations, and Ecosystems Students relate structure and function of organs and tissues in plants and animals; evaluate factors contributing to changes in population size; determine consequences of the loss of biodiversity; and evaluate the impact of biotechnology.
EOC SCORES Results are reported using scale scores and achievement levels. Student success is indicated by Achievement Levels that range from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest). The table above provides the scale score range for each Achievement Level. Level 3 indicates satisfactory performance (passing). Scoring at or above Achievement Level 4 indicates that the student is high achieving and has the potential to meet college - readiness standards by the time the student graduates from high school.
EOC TEST SCHEDULE
STATE EOC RESOURCES The Florida Achieves Website provides access to FCAT Explorer that features skills practice for Biology1.http://www.florida-achieves.com/ Florida EOC Assessments Homepage provides a wealth of information about the assessment and serve as a valuable resource to students, parents/guardians and educators.http://fcat.fldoe.org/eoc/ Sample Questions and Answer Key Booklets are designed to help students become familiar with the test by providing helpful hints and offering practice answering questions in different formats. Sample materials for EOC assessments are provided in the “Taking the Assessments” section of Teachers, parents/guardians, and students can review the Biology 1 EOC Assessment computer -based practice test, called an ePAT. This tool is available online at