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FSA Parent Information Mathematics, English Language Arts (ELA), & Science
FLORIDA STANDARDS ASSESSMENT PORTAL TEST SECURITY COMPUTER BASED TESTING MATH New Standards Assessment information Test Item Specifications English Language Arts (ELA) New Standards Assessment information Test Item Specifications SCIENCE FCAT Assessment Agenda
Assessments can only be given by Certified Teachers Staff can act as Proctors if trained. Teachers must sign a Test Administration & Security Agreement as well as a Prohibited Activities Agreement Students will make a Test Rules Acknowledgement. Test Group Codes will be created for each session Seating Charts will be created for each session Security Logs will be kept for each test Test Security
Acknowledgement reads “During the test you must not…” Talk to other students or make disruptions Look at another student’s Writing Folder, planning sheet and or test items Allow another student to look at your Writing Folder, planning sheet and or test items Ask for help responding to the Writing Folder, planning sheet and or test items Give help to another student in responding to the Writing Folder, planning sheet and or test items Have notes or scratch paper other than your planning sheet, and work folders or worksheet. Have any electronic devices in your possession at any time, including breaks, even if you do not use them Fail to follow any instructions given Student Test Rules Acknowledgement
After the test you may not discuss the writing prompt/test items with anyone. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting online for example, on websites like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. If you are found sharing information about the Writing Prompt or Test Items, even without the intent to cheat, your test will be invalidated. No Questions asked and no exceptions Student Test Rules Acknowledgement Continued
FSA Portal http://www.fsassessments.org http://www.fsassessments.org The state has released: Test Design Summary (blue prints) Test Item Specifications Training Tests (online practice tests) Florida Standards Assessment: Mathematics & English Language Arts (ELA)
Transition to Computer Based Testing Mathematics & ELA
Every student must complete a ePat practice test prior to logging into the FSA. WACS has scheduled several practices to occur before the tests to ensure students are comfortable with the computer assessment set up and tools. Students can also practice at home via the assessment portal www.fsassessments.org/ePatswww.fsassessments.org/ePats WACS will be testing in 2 Computer Labs, 1 Laptop Lab and a Sublab which is used for ESE pullout students. Computer Based Testing
Mathematics Florida Standards (MAFS) http://www.cpalms.org/Standards/mafs.aspx http://www.cpalms.org/Standards/mafs.aspx Breeze Presentation to describe changes in MAFS from Common Core State Standards https://connect.palmbeachschools.org/mafs_elemen tary/ https://connect.palmbeachschools.org/mafs_elemen tary/ New Standards for Mathematics
Mathematics Sessions and Times GradeTimeSessions*CBT in 2015? 3160 mins2 (80 mins each) No 4160 mins2 (80 mins each) No 5160 mins2 (80 mins each) Yes 6180 mins3 (60 mins each) Yes 7180 mins3** (60 mins each) Yes 8180 mins3** (60 mins each) Yes Algebra 1180 mins2**Yes Geometry180 mins2**Yes * All Sessions administered over 2 days. ESE students may have up to 100% more time if allowed in their IEP. ** Session 1 is the non-calculator portion of the assessment
Test Length - Mathematics Grade/CourseNumber of Items 360-64 4 5 662-66 7 8 Algebra64-68 Geometry64-68 Note: Approximately 6-10 items on all of the tests listed above are experimental (field test) items and are included in the ranges above but are NOT included in students’ scores.
Middle School students will be taking the math test for the course they are taking. For example; 7 th grades in Algebra I Honors will take the Algebra EOC and NOT the 7 th grade Math test. ESE allowable accommodations: test administrator or CBT can read directions, math items, math answer choices, EOC answer choices. Materials for testing
Math Reference Sheets in grades 4 -8, Algebra I and Geometry 1 Calculators used in grades 7 & 8 for Session 2 & 3 only. Four page Math Work Folder in grades 5 – 8. New Work Folder provided for each session. Materials for testing
The Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) are composed of test items that include: Traditional multiple-choice items Items that require students to type or write a response Technology-enhanced items (TEIs) which are computer-delivered items that require students to interact with test content to select, construct, and/or support their answers. Question Item Types
Grades 3-4 will use the following item types: Multiple Choice Equation Response Multiple Select Important! Grade 5+ will also use additional item types (TEIs) on the Computer- based test
Technology Enhanced Items (TEIs) Grade/CoursePercentage Range Grades 5-8 ELA25% - 50% Grades 5-8 Mathematics25% - 50% Algebra 1, Geometry40% - 60% Percentage of Computer-Based Test Composed of TEIs Grades 3 and 4 Mathematics test, once computer-based, will also be comprised of 25% - 50% TEIs.
Math Teams Unit Assessments Mid-Unit Checkpoints Problems of the Day Number Talks New FS Aligned Go Math Curriculum in Middle School FSA aligned teacher resources FSA aligned tutoring for students after school What is the School Doing to Support Teachers in Math?
English Language Arts (ELA) Reading and Writing Components
Writing now included in the ELA assessment but is tested earlier New Standards Assessment Information Test Item Specifications English Language Arts (ELA)
Language Arts Florida Standards (LAFS) http://www.flstandards.org/resources/parents_families.aspx http://www.flstandards.org/resources/parents_families.aspx New Standards for ELA
ELA Writing (grades 4 - 8) will have a one page Planning Sheet. Grades 4-7 are paper-based tests and 8 th is CBT. ELA Reading (grades 5-8) will have a one page CBT Worksheet. New Worksheet will be provided for each session. Headphones must be used for all ELA CBT sessions. Grades 3 & 4 are paper based tests. ESE allowable accommodations; test administrator or CBT can read directions, writing prompt, question items, and answer choices. They CAN NOT read the reading passages. Materials for Testing
FSA ELA Sessions and Times ELA – Writing Component GradeTime*SessionsCBT? 490 mins1No 590 mins1No 690 mins1No 790 mins1No 890 mins1Yes All students may have an additional 30 minutes, if needed. ESE students may have up to 100% more time if allowed in their IEP.
FSA ELA - Sessions and Times ELA Reading Component GradeTimeSessions*CBT? 3160 mins2 (80 mins each) No 4160 mins2 (80 mins each) No 5160 mins2 (80 mins each) Yes 6170 mins2 (85 mins each) Yes 7170 mins2 (85 mins each) Yes 8170 mins2 (85 mins each) Yes All Sessions administered over 2 days. ESE students may have up to 100% more time if allowed in their IEP.
Test Length - ELA Grade/CourseNumber of Items 356-60 4 5 658-62 7 8 Note: Approximately 6-10 items within the Reading, Language Arts, and Listening components listed above are experimental (field test) items and are included in the ranges above but are NOT included in students’ scores.
FSA-ELA Reading Component Number of Test Items: 56 – 60 Resources Grades 3 and 4 (Paper-Based): Test and Answer Book Grade 5 (Computer-Based): One-Page “Work Folder” for Note- taking This is optional because students may also take notes using an on-screen notepad. Word Count Range for a Text or Text Set Grade 3100 – 700 Grade 4100 – 900 Grade 5200 – 1000 Grade 6200 – 1100 Grade 7300 – 1100 Grade 8350 – 1200
Science (grades 5 & 8 only) Science will continue to be assessed by the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) until 2017- Testing window: April 13-May 8 Classroom Science instruction targets Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) Excellent Resources available on-line @ www.cpalms.org Science Standards are packaged into “BIG IDEAS” of instruction according to grade level (next slide)
Science Sessions and Materials GradeTimeSessions*Days 5160 mins2 (80 mins each) 2 8160 mins2 (80 mins each) 1 Students in grade 8 will receive a four-function handheld calculator and periodic table of elements. ESE students may have up to 100% more time if allowed in their IEP.
*An important note: Not all Big Ideas are taught each year so this requires mastery of science content within other grade levels of instruction. We encourage parents to be aware of the expectations within science instruction and to work with their children to ensure their understanding of such concepts.
FSA Student Scores This assessment is a baseline assessment since this is a brand new state test. Students will receive a 2 types of scores: T score – scale of 20-80 with 50 being the approximate statewide average Percentile rank – shows how each student performed compared to other students throughout Florida that took the same test Achievement Levels will be created by the state over the Summer of 2015 and released in the Fall Grade 3 Retention based on ELA score – Student performance will be linked to the 2013-2014 student performance expectations.
Civics EOC Administered through CBT platform called TestNav8 The assessment is given in one 160-minute session with a 10-minute break after the first 80 minutes. For Civics, there are 52-56 multiple-choice items. Six to 10 of these items on each assessment are field test items and are NOT used to calculate student scores. Individual breaks may be allowed as needed. Students may not be dismissed during the first 80 minutes; however, if they complete the test in the first 80 minutes, they may be dismissed at the beginning of the 10-minute break. Although the assessment is scheduled for a 160-minute session, any student not finished by the end of the 160 minutes may continue working. Testing must be completed within the same school day. There are multiple forms of each assessment.
Have you child get a good night sleep before testing days. Do not plan family activates that would required late bedtimes Feed your child a protein rich breakfast. NO coffee or energy drinks please. Have your child to school ON TIME each day of testing. Late arrivals will not be permitted to enter the testing room. If your child is sick, coughing, or running a fever DO NOT SEND THEM TO SCHOOL. We will hold them out of the testing room. NO EARLY DISMISSALS on testing days. DO Not ask your child about the testing content. Reminder: No electronic devices allowed in testing rooms, during breaks, or at lunch. Their test will be invalidated. No exceptions. Parents Please: