Level 5
1. Use context clues to
determine the
meaning of an
unfamiliar word
2. Analyze word
structure (prefixes,
suffixes, and root
words) to determine
meaning
3. Analyze words and
phrases derived
from other
languages to
determine meaning
4. Analyze advanced
words and phrases
and word
relationships to
determine meaning
5. Analyze the context
surrounding a word
with multiple
meanings to
determine the
correct meaning of
the word
Reading Grade 10 FCAT 2.0 - Vocabulary
Level 4
Level 3
Level 2
1. Use context clues to
determine the
meaning of an
unfamiliar word
2. Analyze word
structure (prefixes,
suffixes, and root
words) to determine
meaning
3. Analyze words and
phrases derived
from other
languages to
determine meaning
4. Analyze advanced
words and phrases
and word
relationships to
determine meaning
5. Analyze the context
surrounding a word
with multiple
meanings to
determine the
correct meaning of
the word
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1. Use context clues to
determine the
meaning of an
unfamiliar word
2. Analyze word
structure (prefixes,
suffixes, and root
words) to
determine meaning
3. Analyze words and
phrases derived
from other
languages to
determine meaning
4. Analyze words,
phrases, and word
relationships to
determine meaning
1. Use context clues to
determine the
meaning of an
unfamiliar word
2. Analyze word
structure (prefixes,
suffixes, and root
words) to determine
meaning
3. Analyze words and
phrases derived
from other
languages to
determine meaning
4. Analyze words,
phrases, and word
relationships to
determine meaning
5. Analyze the context
surrounding a word
with multiple
meanings to
determine the
correct meaning of
the word
5. Analyze the context
surrounding a word
with multiple
meanings to
determine the
correct meaning of
the word
Level 1
1. Performance at this
level indicates an
inadequate level of
success with the
challenging content of
the Next Generation
Sunshine State
Standards for reading
Page 1
Level 5
1. Identify and analyze
the author's purpose,
perspective, and bias
and understand how
they affect meaning
2. Analyze and interpret
a stated or implied
main idea
3. Evaluate and
synthesize a summary
statement
4. Evaluate and
synthesize relevant
details
5. Draw logical
conclusions and make
appropriate inferences
6. Analyze and evaluate
details to make a
plausible prediction
7. Analyze and discern
implied cause-andeffect relationships
8. Evaluate text
structures/organizatio
nal patterns (e.g.,
comparison/contrast,
cause/effect,
chronological order,
argument/support,
definition/explanation,
question/answer,
listing/description) and
determine their impact
on meaning
9. Analyze and evaluate
similarities and
differences between
text elements
Reading Grade 10 FCAT 2.0 - Reading Application
Level 4
Level 3
Level 2
1. Identify and analyze
the author's purpose,
perspective, and bias
1. Identify the author's
purpose, perspective,
and bias
1. Identify the author's
purpose, perspective,
and bias
2. Analyze a stated or
implied main idea
2. Determine a stated or
implied main idea
2. Determine a stated or
implied main idea
3. Analyze a summary
statement
3. Identify a summary
statement
3. Identify a summary
statement
4. Analyze and evaluate
relevant details
4. Identify relevant
details
4. Identify relevant
details
5. Draw logical
conclusions and make
appropriate inferences
6. Analyze details to
make a plausible
prediction
7. Analyze implied causeand-effect
relationships
8. Analyze text
structures/organizatio
nal patterns (e.g.,
comparison/contrast,
cause/effect,
chronological order,
argument/support,
definition/explanation,
question/answer,
listing/description) and
determine their impact
on meaning
9. Analyze similarities
and differences
between text elements
5. Draw logical
conclusions and make
appropriate inferences
6. Use details to make a
plausible prediction
5. Draw logical
conclusions and make
appropriate inferences
6. Use details to make a
plausible prediction
7. Identify cause-andeffect relationships
7. Identify cause-andeffect relationships
8. Identify text
structures/organizatio
nal patterns (e.g.,
comparison/contrast,
cause/effect,
chronological order,
argument/support,
definition/explanation,
question/answer,
listing/description) and
determine their impact
on meaning
9. Identify similarities
and differences
between text elements
8. Identify text
structures/organizatio
nal patterns (e.g.,
comparison/contrast,
cause/effect,
chronological order,
argument/support,
definition/explanation,
question/answer,
listing/description)
Source: http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcat2/alds.asp
Level 1
1. Performance at this
level indicates an
inadequate level of
success with the
challenging content
of the Next
Generation
Sunshine State
Standards for
reading
9. Identify similarities
and differences
between text elements
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Level 5
Reading Grade 10 FCAT 2.0 - Literary Analysis: Fiction and Nonfiction
Level 4
Level 3
Level 2
1. Identify, analyze, and
interpret how literary
elements (e.g., theme,
character development,
character point of view,
setting, plot
development, conflict,
resolution) contribute
to and affect meaning
1. Identify, analyze, and
interpret how literary
elements (e.g., theme,
character
development,
character point of
view, setting, plot
development, conflict,
resolution) contribute
to and affect meaning
1. Identify and analyze
how literary elements
(e.g., theme,
character
development,
character point of
view, setting, plot
development, conflict,
resolution) contribute
to and affect meaning
2. Identify, analyze,
interpret, and evaluate
the author's use of
descriptive language
(e.g., tone, irony, mood,
imagery, alliteration,
onomatopoeia, allusion)
and figurative language
(e.g., symbolism,
metaphor,
personification,
hyperbole, pun) and
determine how the
author's word choice
impacts meaning
2. Identify, analyze,
interpret, and
evaluate the author's
use of descriptive
language (e.g., tone,
irony, mood, imagery,
alliteration,
onomatopoeia,
allusion) and figurative
language (e.g.,
symbolism, metaphor,
personification,
hyperbole, pun) and
determine how the
author's word choice
impacts meaning
3. Analyze and evaluate
information from a
variety of text features
(e.g., titles, subtitles,
headings, sections,
charts, tables, graphs,
illustrations, maps,
diagrams, captions,
italicized text, text
boxes) to determine
meaning
2. Identify and analyze
the author's use of
descriptive language
(e.g., tone, irony,
mood, imagery,
alliteration,
onomatopoeia,
allusion) and
figurative language
(e.g., symbolism,
metaphor,
personification,
hyperbole, pun) and
determine how the
author's word choice
impacts meaning
3. Locate and analyze
information from a
variety of text
features (e.g., titles,
subtitles, headings,
sections, charts,
tables, graphs,
illustrations, maps,
diagrams, captions,
italicized text, text
boxes) to determine
meaning
3. Analyze, evaluate, and
synthesize information
from a variety of text
features (e.g., titles,
subtitles, headings,
sections, charts, tables,
graphs, illustrations,
maps, diagrams,
captions, italicized text,
text boxes) to
determine meaning
Source: http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcat2/alds.asp
1. Identify and analyze
how literary elements
(e.g., theme,
character
development,
character point of
view, setting, plot
development,
conflict, and
resolution) contribute
to and affect meaning
2. Identify and analyze
the author's use of
descriptive language
(e.g., tone, irony,
mood, imagery,
alliteration,
onomatopoeia,
allusion) and
figurative language
(e.g., symbolism,
metaphor,
personification,
hyperbole, pun) and
determine how the
author's word choice
impacts meaning
3. Locate and use
information from a
variety of text
features (e.g., titles,
subtitles, headings,
sections, charts,
tables, graphs,
illustrations, maps,
diagrams, captions,
italicized text, text
boxes) to determine
meaning
Level 1
1. Performance at
this level
indicates an
inadequate level
of success with
the challenging
content of the
Next Generation
Sunshine State
Standards for
reading
Page 3
Level 5
1. Analyze, evaluate,
and synthesize
information from a
variety of text
features (e.g.,
headings,
subheadings,
sections, titles,
subtitles, charts,
tables, maps,
diagrams, captions,
illustrations, graphs,
italicized text, text
boxes) to determine
meaning
2. Synthesize
information by
identifying
relationships among
ideas
3. Analyze and evaluate
information by
utilizing evidence
from the text
4. Evaluate the validity
and reliability of
information by
locating supporting
facts and analyzing
the development of
an argument(s)
Reading Grade 10 FCAT 2.0 - Informational Text and Research Process
Level 4
Level 3
Level 2
1. Analyze and evaluate
information from a
variety of text
features (e.g.,
headings,
subheadings,
sections, titles,
subtitles, charts,
tables, maps,
diagrams, captions,
illustrations, graphs,
italicized text, text
boxes) to determine
meaning
1. Locate and analyze
information from a
variety of text
features (e.g.,
headings,
subheadings,
sections, titles,
subtitles, charts,
tables, maps,
diagrams, captions,
illustrations, graphs,
italicized text, text
boxes) to determine
meaning
1. Locate and use
information from a
variety of text
features (e.g.,
headings,
subheadings,
sections, titles,
subtitles, charts,
tables, maps,
diagrams, captions,
illustrations, graphs,
italicized text, text
boxes) to determine
meaning
2. Synthesize
information by
identifying
relationships among
ideas
3. Analyze and evaluate
information by
utilizing evidence
from the text
4. Evaluate the validity
and reliability of
information by
locating supporting
facts and analyzing
the development of
an argument(s)
2. Synthesize
information by
identifying
relationships among
ideas
3. Snalyze and evaluate
information by
utilizing evidence
from the text
4. Determine the
validity and reliability
of information by
locating supporting
facts and analyzing
the development of
an argument(s)
2. Synthesize
information by
identifying
relationships among
ideas
3. Analyze and evaluate
information by
utilizing evidence
from the text
4. Determine the
validity and reliability
of information by
locating supporting
facts and analyzing
the development of
an argument(s)
Source: http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcat2/alds.asp
Level 1
1. Performance at this
level indicates an
inadequate level of
success with the
challenging content of
the Next Generation
Sunshine State
Standards for reading
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