Presentation on theme: "Florida Standards Assessment Third Grade"— Presentation transcript:
1 Florida Standards Assessment Third Grade Welcome to FSA NightFlorida Standards AssessmentThird 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 SkillsPaper based Exam will be held from March 16th - April 10th
4 What assessment will my child be taking? English Language Arts- Reading Component2 sections of 80 minutes each (2 testing days)MathematicsThe 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 www.fsassessments.org Students may access the practice test on this websiteReading Question Task Cards Grade 30Cards/LAFS%20Question%20Task%20Cards%20Grade%203.pdf
8 RetentionAs 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? = RetentionOpportunities to pass third gradeSpring FSA for English Language Arts March 16th- April 10thReading Student Portfolio January 20th – May 8thASRA (Alternative Standardized Reading Assessment) May 26th- June 3rdSummer Reading (AAGTP) Summer School (TBA)