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Overview of the FOCUS Website © Copyright 2007 Florida Department of Education. All rights reserved.

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1 Overview of the FOCUS Website © Copyright 2007 Florida Department of Education. All rights reserved.

2 Topics Covered in this Presentation What is FOCUS? Tools for Teachers The Student Experience

3 What is FOCUS? FOCUS homepage Focus is a free web resource that supports Floridas Continuous Improvement Model Offers free assessments in reading, math, and science Provides planning, assessment, and reporting tools for all public schools in Florida

4 What is FOCUS? Assessments The FOCUS website offers mini-assessments in math and reading (grades 3 – 10), and science (grades 5, 7, 8, 11) Each assessment provides a set of five FCAT-like test questions Every assessment has a set of parallel items for retesting

5 Tools for Teachers FOCUS Teachers Desk (At-a-Glance screen) At the FOCUS Teachers Desk, teachers can: Set up an instructional calendar. Administer five-item mini- assessments for reading, math, and science. Review student performance with FOCUS reports.

6 The Student Experience FOCUS student assessment menu FOCUS is entirely teacher managed Students are presented only with assessments opened by their teacher

7 FOCUS student assessment item The Student Experience Student interface is intuitive Includes easy-to-read graphics Students are allowed a final review of their answers before they submit them

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