Writing FSA informative/explanatory For the informative/explanatory writing prompts, students will be required to synthesize and analyze ideas from the stimuli to develop and support a controlling idea. opinion/argumentative For the opinion/argumentative writing prompts, students will be required to synthesize and analyze ideas and evidence from stimuli. They will use these ideas to present and support an opinion (grades 4 ‒ 5) or to argue and support a claim (grades 6 ‒ 11).
Parent Objectives To aide students in completing a Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) Training Test and analyze resources in order to: Understand the rigor/complexity of the assessments. Learn and become familiar with the FSA vocabulary. Analyze the test specifications for all subject areas. Learn what the test questions are going to look like.
Log into the FSA portal at http://fsassessments.org/ http://fsassessments.org/
Work with your child to complete all three subject area tests for your child’s grade level. Use the Quick Guide to Training Tests, Section 2, page 9 to locate test tools.
Sample Test Question
What Can You Do As a Parent?
Suggestions Have your child take the online FSA training tests. Become familiar with the website fsassessments.org. Take the training test with your child. Have your child practice typing as much as possible. Type all written homework assignments (ie. Essays) Have your child on First In Math as much as possible to work on math fluency.
Animated Math Models Log into Beep Go to Online Resources (textbooks) Go to Go Math, and your child’s grade level Go to Activities and Tools Then click on Animated Math Models