The assessments begin in Spring 2012. All items are multiple-choice. The benchmarks are grouped together by similar content. All groups are annually assessed. The Test Item Specifications are available on DOE’s website (see end of presentation for link).
Comprehensive assessment based on benchmarks from grades 3 – 5 Test length: 60 – 66 questions (including field- test items*) Administration time and achievement levels have not yet been determined. * Field-test items do not count toward student scores.
http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcat2/ http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcat2/ Achievement Level Descriptions Information Proposed Transition to Computer-based Tests and Computer-based Testing Information Test Design Summary Link to Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) Test Item Specifications Sample Questions and Answer Keys Frequently Asked Questions Statewide Assessment Committee Information
http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcatpub4.asp http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcatpub4.asp Information for Districts Assessment Schedules http://fcat.fldoe.org/eoc/ http://fcat.fldoe.org/eoc/ Information about End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments Course Descriptions Computer-based Practice Tests (ePATs)
Easy More than 70 percent of the students are likely to respond correctly. Average Between 40 percent and 70 percent of the students are likely to respond correctly. Challenging Less than 40 percent of the students are likely to respond correctly.