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CORNERSTONE CHARTER ACADEMY
LOWER SCHOOL TESTING
PARENT NIGHT
NYMS
INFORMATIONAL
TEXT SPLIT
Elementary
Secondary
50% Narrative
50% Informational
30% Literary
70% Informational
• Quality over quantity
(evidence)
• Text-based support and
student’s own view
(elaboration)
• Utilize Transitions
• Citing sources
• Vocab and academic writing
• Read non-fiction material
*Students will write an explanatory essay about the stimulus or write an
argumentative essay in which they argue for or against something related
to the stimulus.
*The essay will be scored in 3 Domains (Purpose, Focus, and OrganizationEvidence and Elaboration- Conventions)
ELA TIPS
Questions
Types
on the
Assessment
For all sections on the FSA test…
• There are six different types of questions…(this
is what sets this test apart from FCAT.)
Multiple Choice
Multi-Select: More than one answer should
be chosen.
Two part questions: two questions
pertaining to the same topic.
Open Response: 1-3 sentences (Just enou
to answer the question and support it
from the text)
Hot Text: highlights the sentence
Graphics: interacting with the text
TIPS
Ask students to show their work.
• Students should be able to explain how they arrived at the final answer.
• Students should closely read all word problems to better understand the task.
SCORING:
Florida Statutes requires any third-grade
students scoring Level 1 on the grade 3 FSAELA to be retained. Some students may qualify
for a good cause exemption and be promoted
to fourth grade.
WHAT ARE WE DOING AT CCA?
Over time – Staircase alignment
• Focus on the standards
• Digital learning push
• Typing push in early years
(www.typingclub.com)
• PLTW – science K-8, Biomedical in HS
• Tutoring
• DBQs at all levels
• SMART 7 Strategy
• Writing in all content areas
• Progress Monitoring in ELA & Math
• FSA Style Questions on Assessments
Monitor, Monitor,
Monitor:
Important Tools to
Help Students
Prepare
PERFORMANCE MATTERS
Benchmark Testing – 2x per year
Reports from ELA and Math
Students analyze strengths and weaknesses
OC Writes – Given monthly
Text based stimulus, scored by teacher
THE IMPORTANT TOOLS– WHAT SHOULD I
ASK MY CHILD?
Instead of, “How was your day?” ask:
“What were your last Benchmark scores?”
“Are you using iStation?”
“What assignments do you have in
your classes?”
“Let’s go look at how you’re doing in
Progressbook.”
AND LET THEM ANSWER THE QUESTIONS
(NOT YOU)!
HELPFUL WEBSITES
HTTPS://WWW.OCPS.NET/CS/RAG/SDSTI/DCIT/PAGES/PA
RENT-SUPPORT-MODULES.ASPX
http://www.fsassessments.org/tra
ining-tests

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