```FCAT Data:
Math and Science
MATH/SCIENCE INTERIM ASSESSMENTS
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The Math and Science interims are an integrated assessment
designed to help monitor students’ attainment of the
benchmarks.
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Students take a Baseline at the beginning of the year, a Fall
and Winter Interim and a post-test.
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The Math interim assesses benchmarks only taught during
the 9 weeks. Different benchmarks are assessed each 9
weeks.
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The Science interim assesses ALL Science benchmarks
taught throughout the year.
MATH YEAR-AT-A-GLANCE
1st
Nine Weeks
2nd
Nine Weeks
3rd
Nine Weeks
4th
Nine Weeks
Place Value
and
Multiplication
Graphs and
Data
Measurement
FCAT 2.0
Crunch Time
Division with
One- and TwoDigit Divisors
Order of
Operations
and Equations
Integers
Fractions
Decimals
2-Dimensional
Multiplication
and 3and Division of
Dimensional
Decimals
Figures
Area and
Volume
Multiplication
and Division of
Fractions
MATH
Must Know in Math
MULTIPLICATION / DIVISION FACTS
EQUATIONS
**FRACTIONS**
MEASUREMENT AND GEOMETRY
**SOLVING REAL-WORLD WORD PROBLEMS**
SCIENCE YEAR-AT-A-GLANCE
1st
Nine Weeks
2nd
Nine Weeks
3rd
Nine Weeks
4th
Nine Weeks
Science Process
Skill / Scientific
Method
Forms of Energy
Earth Systems
and Patterns
Human Body
Properties of
Matter
Energy Transfer
Heredity and
Reproduction
FCAT 2.0 Crunch
Time
Changes in Matter
Earth in Space
and Time
Interdependence
of Organisms
Forces and
Changes in
Motion
Earth Structures
SCIENCE
Must Know in Science
**SCIENTIFIC METHOD**
(Problem Statement, Background Research, Using and citing
Resources, Understanding Controls and Variables, etc.)
**SCIENCE PROCESS SKILLS**
(ie: Observation, Interpreting Data, Inferencing, etc.)
ONLINE RESOURCES
http://www.fcatexplorer.com/
https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/ePC/start.do
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/index.htm
http://www.explorelearning.com/
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AR is a computerized reading test that monitors independent
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AR tests are to be taken on a regular basis
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Students are required to earn a certain amount of points for each
9 weeks
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Students must earn 85% or above to be considered proficient
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Students should check out both fiction and non-fiction books
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STAR Reading is a comprehensive computerized
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Students take the STAR Reading test every 9 weeks to
monitor progress
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STAR Reading Growth Reports show the increments of
independently.
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The Reading interims are an integrated
assessment designed to help monitor students’
attainment of the benchmarks.
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Students take a Baseline at the beginning of the
year, a Fall and Winter Interim and a post-test.
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benchmarks taught throughout the year.
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Check your child’s AR Level - it should be on
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Check homework for strategies
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Check agendas for notes
PURPOSE OF THE FCAT 2.0
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Parents, students, and teachers need FCAT
data to provide information about the students’
mastery of skills.
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The utilization of the data by the public to
understand the “educational health” of
students and to hold schools and districts
accountable for student progress.
FCAT 2.0
70-Minute Session
Each Day
REPORTING CATEGORIES
FCAT 2.0
Vocabulary
Literary Analysis
(Fiction/Nonfiction)
Informational Text,
Research Process
Vocabulary
Literary Analysis
Informational Text
Meaning of Words in
Context
Main Idea
Use of Comparison
and
Contrast
Organization &amp;
interpretation of
information
Word Analysis
Supporting Details
Cause and Effect
Relationship
Chronological Order
Similarities and
Differences Among
Characters, Setting
and Events
Author’s Purpose in
a Simple Plot
Development &amp;
Conflict Resolution
Vocabulary
Main Idea / Relevant
Details / Chronological
Order
 Meaning of
words in context
 Main idea /
Message
 Analyze words in
text
 Relevant details
 Multiple
meanings
 Synonym /
Antonym
 Prefixes /
Suffixes
 Affixes /
Base words
 Root words
 Chronological
order
 Conclusions /
Inferences
Compare and
Contrast
 Use of
comparison &amp;
contrast
 Similarities &amp;
differences
among topics,
characters,
problems,
settings and
events
 Within/across
text
Cause and Effect
 Cause/effect of an
action or event in
fiction, non-fiction,
poetry or drama
Author’s Purpose
and
Perspective
Text Structures /
Organizational
Patterns
 author’s
purpose in a
simple text
plot
 how a
passage,
article, text is
organized
(compare and
contrast /
cause and
effect /
chronological
order /
description)
 author’s point
of view
 author’s main
message /
mood/
interpretation
Theme / Topic
Elements of
Story Structure
 central
message of
the passage /
article / text
 plot
development
/ problem /
resolution
 what best
lesson can be
learned from
this passage
 character
development
 within/across
text
 character
point of view
Descriptive /
Idiomatic and
Figurative Language
 what mood does
the author create
 idioms
Text Features
in Literary Text
 what best
describes
illustration the in
passage, article,
text
 metaphors
 onomatopoeia
 alliteration
 simile
 purpose of
illustration
 captions, graphs
 diagrams, maps
 hyperbole
 personification
Locate/Interpret/
Organize
Information/Text
Features in
Informational Text
 titles, keys,
legends &amp; stanzas
 locate , interpret &amp;
organize
information
 Purpose of:
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maps
titles
footnotes
checkmarks
Validity &amp; Reliability
 evaluating text
 making judgments
the information is:
 can you support
where information
is coming from
 what is the most
valid argument
 illustrations /
captions
 what evidence
shows support
 charts graphs/
legends/keys
 within/across text
 diagrams
Vocabulary
Application
Literary
Analysis
Informational
Text
3-5
15-25%
25-35%
25-35%
15-25%
50% will be Informational Text and 50% will be Literary
Literary passages provide entertainment or inspiration and include
fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama.
Informational passages are subject-matter centered and the language
may be used to solve problems, raise questions, provide information,
or present new ideas. The context of these passages includes
everyday life outside of the classroom.
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Fiction
Short Stories
Poetry
Historical Fiction
Fable
Non-Fiction
Biographical and autobiographical
sketchers
Diaries, memories, journals and
Folk Tales &amp; Tall Tales
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Legends
Myths
Fantasy
Drama
Excerpts form longer works
letters
Essays (personal and classical
narratives
Critiques
TYPES OF LITERARY TEXT
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Primary
Sources/Nonfiction
• Historical documents
• Essays
• Letters, journals and diaries
Secondary
Sources/Nonfiction
• Magazine articles
• Newspaper articles
• Editorials
• Encyclopedia articles
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Functional Materials
• Consumer Documents
(warranties, manuals, contracts,
applications)
Embedded in text (tables, charts,
maps, graphs, illustrations,
photographs, captions, text boxes)
TYPES OF INFORMATIONAL TEXT
FCAT 2.0 PREPARATION
Focus Calendars
 Differentiated Instruction
 Learning Centers
 Weekly Benchmark Testing
 District Interim Assessments
 FCAT Task Cards Aligned with the NGSSS
 Tutoring Program
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TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES FOR FCAT 2.0 PREPARATION
Technology
Program
Level
Usage Time
Success Maker
Mathematics)
Within the instructional school day
At home
K-5
At home
FCAT Explorer
4-6
At home
1-5
At least 30 minutes of reading at home
SMART SEVEN STRATEGIES
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Step 1: Read and Box the title.
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Step 2: Number the paragraphs
and/or text features.
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and/or text feature. Stop and
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Write 1 to 3 key words in the
margin for each paragraph.
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Step 4: Read each question and
underline 1 to 3 key words that
\connect back to the text.
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choice.
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