# FCAT Parent Presentation

```MARCH 15, 2014
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April 14th &amp; 15th (Grades 3, 4, 5)
FCAT Math
April 21st &amp; 22nd (Grade 3, 4)
April 28th – May 1st (Grade 5)
FCAT Science
April 21st &amp; 22nd (Grade 5)
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Multiple choice
Math
Multiple choice and gridded response grades 4
&amp;5
Science
Multiple Choice
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include reading passages from the public domain,
such as historical documents and works by
classical authors.(e.g. Bill of Rights, Twain, etc.)
FCAT 2.0 Reading tests will ONLY have
multiple-choice items.
will include a great number of test items that
require reasonable inferences and reasonable prior
knowledge.
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questions along the way.
Share interesting articles, recipes, brochures,
graphic novels, etc.
Review weekly reading tests at home with
Allow time for FCAT Explorer (3rd and 4th
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Next Generation Sunshine State Standards
Multiple Choice (MC) Items
Gridded responses in 4th and 5th grades
5th grade students will test online
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Think Central Resources (Online Intervention,
Destination Math, Mega Math)
Reflex
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Have children work with money,
tell time, and practice measuring
objects for length, capacity.
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Read and interpret graphs in newspapers,
and magazines
Discuss sports statistics
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Review the work of your child.
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Talk to your child’s teacher on a regularly
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5’s, 10’s from a given number
forward and backwards.
multiplication and division facts
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Identify geometric figures together.
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Have your child explain how they solved
their homework problems
Keep a math journal with your child
Play games with your child (chess,
checkers, backgammon, etc.)
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Review the math your child’s math
notebook
Offer praise, and comments for work well
done and encouragement to succeed
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Make a Schedule (Time/Organization)
Cook (Measure/Set the Oven/Use a
Timer/Divide in Portions)
Grocery Shop (Round/Estimate/Size
Things Up/Make a List)
Fill Out Order Forms
Start a Savings/Checking Account
(Credit/Debit)
Make a Budget
Make a Math or Spending Journal
Make a List
Record the Temperature (Make a
Chart/Make a Graph)
Record Heights and Weights of Family
Members (Make Charts/Graphs)
od)
Estimate and Measure
(Rooms/Heights/Things Around the
House)
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Estimate
(Quantities/Distance/Time/Money)
Guessing Games (Heights/Number of
Items/Time of Day)
Put Together Puzzles/Connect the
Dots/Crosswords
Play Games (Checkers, Dominoes,
Chess, Monopoly, etc.)
Look for Patterns
Sort (Toys/Buttons/Blocks/Shells/Rocks)
Use Math Words
(Sum/Total/Difference/Product, etc.)
Use a Calculator
Read Labels (10% Fat/16 ounces/3 grams)
Look for Numbers, Graphs, etc. in
Newspapers &amp; Magazines
Order a Math Magazine (Zillions)
Why do you think that?
Explain
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All questions are multiple choice.
Will require knowledge of standards from
Encourage the use of FCAT Explorer for
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Name
Memory Dump
Mnemonic devices
Acronyms, silly sentences,
pictures, Thinking Maps
Preview test
Say affirmations
Develop plan
for clarification
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Easiest ones first
Then difficult ones
Review test
questions?
Did I bubble correctly?
if you are sure
Use all allotted time
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Treat options as true/false questions.
There is only one correct answer.
Use clues within the question to jog memory.
If you choose to skip a question, mark the question
with an (* or ?) so you will remember to come back
to that question.