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1 Welcome to FSA Night Florida Standards Assessment Third Grade

2 Why are we replacing the FCAT? With new, more rigorous standards in place to help Florida students succeed, the FCAT 2.0 no longer serves the purpose of measuring student progress and achievement. This new method of assessment will allow teachers to emphasize critical thinking, which will provide our students with even greater opportunities to live and learn in Florida.

3 FSA Information for Families Students will be tested in English Language Arts and Math Skills Paper based Exam will be held from March 16 th - April 10 th

4 What assessment will my child be taking? English Language Arts- Reading Component 2 sections of 80 minutes each (2 testing days) Mathematics 2 sections of 80 minutes each (2 testing days) The new test will provide a more authentic assessment of the Florida Standards, because it will include more than multiple choice questions.

5 FSA Sample English Language Arts Question Main Idea: PART A: Select the statement that is the main idea of the article. PART B: Select the sentence from the article that supports your answer. Character Traits: Part A: How does the main character feel in the paragraph below? Part B: Select the sentences that show this feeling.

6 FSA Sample Math Question Tom planted 5 rows of flowers with 7 flowers in each row. Write a multiplication equation that shows the number of flowers in Tom’s rectangular shaped garden? (Equation Response) Tom told Mary he planted 48 flowers in the rectangular-shaped garden. Select the correct sentence Mary could use to describe how the flowers were planted? (Multiple Choice Response)

7 Resources Parents may log onto Students may access the practice test on this website Reading Question Task Cards Grade 3 ards/LAFS%20Question%20Task%20Cards%20Grade%203.pdf

8 Retention As a third grader your child will be taking the FSA. Your child’s score needs to be at least a level 2 on the reading/writing portion in order to pass. What happens if my child doesn't pass? = Retention Opportunities to pass third grade Spring FSA for English Language Arts March 16 th - April 10 th Reading Student Portfolio January 20 th – May 8 th ASRA (Alternative Standardized Reading Assessment) May 26 th- June 3 rd Summer Reading (AAGTP) Summer School (TBA)


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