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F OREST C ITY E LEMENTARY S CHOOL Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) Reading
2 Transition from FCAT to Florida State Assessment (FSA) THEN… FCAT tests in 2012-13 & 2013-14 NOW… FSA tests in 2014-15 FCAT 2.0 Reading In Grades 3 to 10 FSA English Language Arts Reading Component in Grades 3 to 11 FCAT 2.0 Writing in Grades 4, 8, 10 FSA English Language Arts Writing Component in Grades 4 to 11 FCAT 2.0 Mathematics in Grades 3 to 8 FSA Mathematics In Grades 3 to 8
H OW DO THE KIDS TAKE THE TESTS ? = Paper Pencil OR= Computer Based
S OME F ICTION, S OME N ON -F ICTION Amount is mandated by grade level Starts with 60% / 40% Grade level Lexile ranges Level of complex thinking required
C HANGES IN S TUDENT E XPECTATIONS The Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) developed by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) demand students… maintain an increased sense of accountability toward their own learning develop a concept beyond an opinion and move to “support and evidence” think in a more conceptual, analytical and global manner utilize higher-order, critical thinking skills shift from mere memorization to deep understanding of meaning and process transfer skills to new scenarios and environments
5 TH G RADERS T AKE S CIENCE – W HICH IS A L OT OF R EADING !
FSA ELA Writing – Students with an oral presentation accommodation on their IEPs or Section 504 plans may have the directions and prompt read aloud to them. The Writing Component requires students to read a variety of texts and respond to what they have read. Because this portion of the test assesses reading skills as well as writing skills, the passages may NOT be read aloud to students. Read ‐ Aloud Accommodations
FSA ELA Reading – Students with an oral presentation accommodation on their IEPs or Section 504 plans may have the directions, test questions, and answer choices read aloud to them. The Reading passages may NOT be read aloud to students. FSA Mathematics – All mathematics directions, test questions, and answer choices may be read aloud to students with this accommodation.
Scoring and Reporting You will receive score information with an explanation of the results – Scores - 2 performance indicators: a T-score and a Percentile Rank. T score - a score on a scale of 20-80 with approx. 50 as statewide avg. Percentile Rank will show how they performed on each grade level/subject area test compared to all other students in FL who took the same test. After achievement - level cut scores are established, districts will receive Retrofitted test results to reflect student performance on the new score scale. For grade 3 and grade 10 ELA, a score linked to the FCAT 2.0 grade 3 and grade 10 assessments will be provided. The state mandates for 3rd grader promotion to 4 th grade and High School graduation remain intact.
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