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FCAT Given in 6 parts from April 16-27,2012 FCAT 2.0 Reading (2 parts) FCAT 2.0 Mathematics (2 parts) FCAT 2.0 Science (2 parts)
Basic Test Information Reading(4/16-17)and Math(4/18-4/19) tests are 70 minutes each day Science(4/23-24)test is 80 minutes per day. Sample Tests http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcat2/fcatitem.asp Some samples are provided for each subject type.
FCAT 2.0 Reading Grade Vocabulary 15-25% Reading Application 25-35% Literary Analysis: Fiction & Nonfiction 25-35% Informational Text & Research Process 15-25%
Reading Passages Length of FCAT 2.0 Reading Passages Number of Words per Passage RangeAverage Grade 5 200–1000 600 Types of Passages: Literary Text (Fiction) 50% Informational Text (Nonfiction)50%
Some Sample Questions: Which pair of words from the article are most OPPOSITE in meaning? F. feast, gnaw G. series, single H. places, pockets I. collection, system With which statement would the author of What Is an Ecosystem? most likely agree? A. People should avoid activities that may harm an ecosystem. B. Ecosystems need change in order to stay strong and healthy. C. Ecosystems can never be repaired once they have been damaged. D. Scientists should be able to predict the effects of changes on ecosystems.
What information from the article supports the scientists conclusion that ecosystems are difficult to understand? A. Although Amchitka Island and Shemya Island have interactive ecosystems, they change constantly. B. Although Amchitka Island has always supported giant kelp forests, Shemya Island has many sea otters. C. Even though Amchitka Island and Shemya Island have similar offshore environments, the ecosystems are vastly different. D. Even though sea otters returned to Shemya Island after their numbers dwindled, they never returned to Amchitka Island. Read this sentence from the article. Often we discover natures connections only after we break themor later, when we try to put nature back together through ecosystem restoration. What is the meaning of restoration as used in the sentence above? A. the act of repairing B. the process of storing C. protection of delicate species D. observation of the environment
FCAT 2.0 Mathematics Number: Base Ten and Fractions 50 % Expressions, Equations, and Statistics 20 % Geometry and Measurement 30 % Pictures, Tables, Diagrams key to solve a lot of the problems. Must work out to find answers Multiple Choice Questions and Gridded Response
Sample Math Questions Grid Type Questions: The three Gibbons brothers are all 3 years a part in age. The total of their ages equals 33 years. What is the age of the oldest brother? _________________________________________________________ In two days, David and James sold the same number of tickets to a Caribbean dinner. David sold 17 tickets on Monday and 30 tickets on Tuesday. James sold 22 tickets on Tuesday. The equation below can be used to find s, the number of tickets James sold on Monday. How many tickets did James sell on Monday? 17 + 30 = s + 22
Multiple Choice Questions: A carpenter is measuring the width of a window in a house. Which of the following methods would provide him with the most precise measurement? F He should measure the width of the window to the nearest foot. G He should measure the width of the window to the nearest inch. H He should measure the width of the window to the nearest foot. I He should measure the width of the window to the nearest inch. Last year, a gray whale made a round-trip journey from Alaska to the shores of Mexico. The one-way journey was 6,272 miles, and the gray whale traveled 80 miles each day. Which of the following is closest to the number of days it took the gray whale to travel from Alaska to Mexico and back again last year? F78 G157 H1,568 I 12,544
FCAT 2.0 Science Nature of Science 17% (All Year) Earth and Space Science 29%(Winter/Spring) Physical Science 29% (Fall/Winter) Life Science 27% (Fall) Science Fair Projects Help with Nature of Science Understanding and Applications
Sample Questions: Ariana uses balloons to investigate static electricity. Which of the following best explains what will happen when she brings two positively charged balloons close to each other? A. The balloons will move apart. B. One balloon will lose its charge. C. The balloons will come together. D. One balloon will gain a negative charge. The stem is an important part of many plants. Which of the following is most similar to the role performed by the stem of a plant? F. an anchor holding a boat in place G. a snack company producing energy bars H. a colorful sign attracting people into a store I. an elevator transporting supplies from one floor to another
Erosion and weathering can both cause changes to the surface of Earth. Which of the following happens only because of erosion, and NOT because of weathering? A. Rocks form deep underground. B. Rocks become smooth and round. C. Rocks are broken apart into small pieces. D. Rocks are moved from one place to another. Astronomers study many different kinds of objects in our Solar System. Which of the following best describes a difference between comets and asteroids? F. Comets orbit planets, and most asteroids orbit the Sun. G. Comets are hot balls of gas, and asteroids are made mostly of ice. H. Comets are made mostly of ice, and asteroids are made mostly of rocks. I.Comets orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter, and asteroids form patterns in the sky.