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1 M ANDARIN O AKS E LEMENTARY S CHOOL Florida Standards Assessments

2 T HE F LORIDA S TANDARDS W HY A RE W E C HANGING ? Emphasize success in college and careers Prepare students with 21 st century skills Provide more rigorous content and application of knowledge Place emphasis on critical and analytical thinking Establish clear, consistent guidelines for instruction

3 C HANGES IN S TUDENT E XPECTATIONS The Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) developed by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) demand students… maintain an increased sense of accountability toward their own learning develop a concept beyond an opinion and move to “support and evidence” think in a more conceptual, analytical and global manner utilize higher-order, critical thinking skills shift from mere memorization of terms to a deep understanding of meaning transfer skills to new experiences operate in a more student-centered environment with built in peer collaboration 3

4 T HE F LORIDA S TANDARDS W HAT A BOUT THE N EW A SSESSMENTS ? LAFS and MAFS will be assessed with the new Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) Spring 2015 administration of elementary school assessments will include: English Language Arts (ELA): Grades 3-5* ELA Writing Component: Grades 4-5 Mathematics: Grades 3- 5* * 5 th grade will have Computer-Based Testing for all of these assessments

5 A SSESSMENT C ALENDAR DateGradeAssessment March 2 - 13 April 13 – May 8 5555 Writing FSA ELA & Math


7 How does an item make it on the FSA?


9 P ROBLEM T YPES Equation items Multiple Choice Hot text Multiple Select Natural Language







16 Passage Example: English Language Arts FSA









25 ELA W RITING A SSESSMENT The FSA ELA has a Text-Based Writing Component that is administered separately from the rest of the FSA ELA. March 2-13, 2015. Reported as part of the ELA score. It is administered earlier to allow time for hand scoring. 10 point Rubric Opinion or Informative content/uploads/2014/07/OpinionlRubric4-5_Final.pdf content/uploads/2014/07/OpinionlRubric4-5_Final.pdf content/uploads/2014/07/InformationalRubric4-5_Final1.pdf content/uploads/2014/07/InformationalRubric4-5_Final1.pdf

26 ELA T EXT -B ASED W RITING C OMPONENT *Students may be allowed to continue working an additional 30 minutes, if needed. March 2-13, 2015 Grade LevelTesting Days# of SessionsMinutes per Session* 41190 511

27 S AMPLE FSA W RITING P ROMPT Fun Without Computers? LOL! No Cell Phones? No Computers? No, Thank You! Write an essay in which you give your opinion about whether technology should be used all the time. Use information from the passages in your essay. Manage your time carefully so that you can read the passages; plan your essay; write your essay; and revise and edit your essay. Be sure to include an introduction; support for your opinion using information from the passages; and a conclusion that is related to your opinion. Your writing should be in the form of a well-organized multiparagraph essay.

28 Text Set: Technology use Source 1: Fun Without Computers? LOL! 1NEW YORK, New York (Achieve3000, March 23, 2011). Susan Maushart is the mother of three teenagers. Maushart did what many young people would consider an unforgivable act: She unplugged her kids from their favorite electronic devices. In her book The Winter of Our Disconnect, Maushart describes her children's experiences. In her book, she explains how her kids lived, for six months, in a world without Internet, TV, iPods, cell phones, and video games. The result of what Maushart called "The Experiment" was more NP (no problem) than LOL (laughing out loud). It was nothing less than an immersion IRL (in real life). 2Maushart decided to unplug the family because the kids—ages 14, 15, and 18— overused electronics and media. Like so many teens, Maushart said, her son and two daughters couldn't do their homework without gadgets. They would work while also listening to music, updating Facebook, and trading instant messages. Instead of laughing when they were amused, they actually said "LOL" aloud. "They don't remember a time before e-mail, or instant messaging, or Google," Maushart wrote. 3Maushart began the experiment with a bang: She took the family off the grid altogether. She turned off the electricity for a few weeks. This forced the family to use candles instead of electric lights. They had to store food in a cooler of ice. They even had to get by without hot showers. Maushart hoped this would make life without computers and cell phones seem a little easier when the electricity flowed again… 4So how did Maushart's children endure the winter of [t]heir disconnect? Each handled the break from technology differently. But they all handled it better than you might expect. Maushart's son Bill was hooked on video games and TV. He filled his newfound spare time playing saxophone. He ended up "swapping Grand Theft Auto," Maushart said, "for the Charlie Parker songbook." Bill became serious about playing the sax. In fact, he sold his gaming device when the ban on gadgets ended. He is now studying music in college.

29 Source 2: No Cell Phones? No Computers? No, Thank You! 9NEW YORK, New York (Achieve3000, August 26, 2009). Many teens find it hard to imagine going without computers, cell phones, and iPods. They find it so hard, in fact, that they're hesitant to go to a summer sleep-away camp where these things are forbidden. That's because they would have to temporarily cut off their online social connections. 10Take Tim Chai, for example. Tim enjoys being in touch with his friends using Facebook, a social networking Web site. He listens to music on his iPod, and doesn't go anywhere without his BlackBerry. When considering summer camps, the 17-year-old immediately ruled out any places that had rules against such devices. "I just thought it was too much for me to handle," Tim admitted. "I love my Internet. I love my phone." “Just because some adults aren’t comfortable using technology does not mean I should be punished and have it taken away.” Many teens feel being able to use electronics helps them focus and stay relaxed. Many teens listen to music while studying which they say helps them stay focused on the work. 11Students at Jefferson High School in New York are saying that the best experiences they had in school are those when the teacher used technology to connect with other classes around the world. They report learning a great deal about sensitivity to other cultures through this technology connection. 12Other teens report different ways that using social networking during study time is also helpful. Simon Profit suggests “You can connect with friends and see how they are working out difficult math problems or what they think about a something you are reading. By being able to talk to each other you learn more.”

30 P RACTICE T ESTS content/uploads/2014/06/FL_PT_QuickGuide_10-8- 142.pdf The purpose of these training tests is to become familiar with the system, functionality, and item types; the tests are not intended to guide classroom instruction. Descriptions and response instructions for each item type are included in the Training Test User Guide that may be accessed in the “Resources” pages of this portal. Users should refer to the tutorials or the guide to familiarize themselves with the different features and response instructions for each item type.

31 S CIENCE FCAT The science assessment is the same. FCAT 160 minutes to take the test. FLDOE website







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