FSA Somerset Elementary School PowerPoint

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Florida Standards
Assessments
Somerset Academy Elementary School
Transition from FCAT to FSA Assessments
Assessments in 201213, and 2013-14
FCAT 2.0 Reading
Grades 3 to 10
FCAT 2.0 Writing
Grades 4, 8, 10
FCAT 2.0 Mathematics
Grades 3 to 8
Assessments in 2014-15
FSA English Language
Arts
Grades 3 to 11
FSA English Language
Arts Writing
Component Grades 4
to 11
FSA Mathematics
Grades 3 to 8
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FSA created by American Institutes
for Research (AIR)
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own learning
To provide support and evidence for their
opinions
To become more analytical through the use of
higher order thinking skills
To obtain deeper understanding of meaning
To participate in peer collaboration
How is FSA Different from
FCAT
• There are six different types of questions…
1. Multiple Choice
2. Multi-Select: More than one answer should be
chosen
3. Two part questions:
to the same topic.
Two questions pertaining
4. Open Response: 1-3 sentences (Just enough
to answer the question and support it from the
text)
5. Hot Text: Highlights the sentence
6. Graphics: Interacting with the text
Assessment Calendar
Science
• April 13–May 8, 2015 Paper-Based:
FCAT 2.0 Grades 5 and 8 Science
Mathematics Testing
Example Question Math FSA
Example Question Math FSA
Example Question Math FSA
English Language Arts FSA
ELA/Reading
• For all sections of the test
there will be a reading
requirement.
• Multimedia elements may
include audio presentations,
slideshows, or graphical
elements.
Passage Example English Language Arts FSA
Graphics Sample for ELA FSA
Graphics Sample for ELA FSA
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Place the characteristics that describe
the narrator, Cassie, or both in
the diagram in the correct locations.
Sure
Reflective
Adventurous
Cautious
Determined
Biology career
Careless about friendship
Impressed by the ocean
**Not all words need to be used!
LISTENING PASSAGE
• Audio Script:
• [Orientation Statement:] Listen to classmates
Samantha and Orlando prepare for a project.
• SAMANTHA: I did some research online, and
I found rules for how to market to kids. I
think they are a good starting point for our
project, even though we can’t do all of them.
• ORLANDO: Okay, what did you find?
• SAMANTHA: etc……
Editing Task
Multi-Select Sample Question for
ELA FSA
Multi-Select Sample Question for
ELA FSA
Two-Part Multiple Choice Sample for
ELA FSA
Example: Two Part Question
• Part 1: Which theme do the texts have in common?
• A) Unwavering devotion
• B) Loneliness
• C) Friendship
• D) Isolation
• Part 2: How do the texts treat this theme similarly?
• Type your answer in the space provided
Two-Part Hot Text
Sample Questions
Open Response Sample Question
for ELA FSA
ELA Writing Assessment (4th -5th )
• Text-Based Writing Component is administered
separately from the rest of the FSA ELA
• March 2-13, 2015
• Reported and included as part of the ELA score.
• It is administered earlier to allow time for scoring.
• 10 point Rubric Opinion and Informative Writing
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http://www.fsassessments.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/OpinionlRubric45_Final.pdf
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http://www.fsassessments.org/wpcontent/uploads/2014/07/InformationalRubric4-5_Final1.pdf
Writing Testing
(additional 30 minutes if needed)
1 planning sheet
3 single sheets for final Essay
Florida Standards information site
Practice Tests
http://www.fsassessments.org/wpcontent/uploads/2014/06/FL_PT_QuickGuide_10-8-142.pdf
http://fsassessments.org/training-tests
Purpose: For students to become familiar
with the system, functionality, and the
different features and response
instructions for each item type.
Parent Tips
• Read, read, and read to and with your
child!
• Learn a new word each day to build
vocabulary
• Practice writing with your children
• Have your child respond with
complete sentences and using proper
English
• Ask your child to provide you with
evidence from various sources.
Promotion Criteria
• 3rd Grade: FSA, Portfolio (TBA) alternative district
approved assessment
• 4th Grade: FSA, alternative district approved assessment
• 5th Grade: FSA, alternative district approved assessment
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