FSA Parent Night Presentation - 4th - 8th Grade

Report
Florida Standards
Assessment (FSA)
Parent Night
February 5, 2015
Agenda
 What
is the FSA?
 EOC/FSA test
 FSA
dates
test length, Sessions and Times
 Achievement
 FSA Test
 How
Levels
Specifications
can I help my child at home?
What is the FSA?
The Florida Standards Assessment (FSA)

FSA is an authentic assessment that includes more than just
multiple choice questions.
 Students
will be expected to respond to multiple choice
questions, create graphs, write and respond in different ways
than on other traditional tests.
 Will
prepare Florida students for success in college, career,
and in life by emphasizing analytical thinking.
 Measures
student mastery of the standards taught.
 Meets
high quality standards for assessment, including
reliability and validity for a variety of accountability purposes.
 Emphasizes
critical thinking.
FSA Test Dates
Testing Window:
Test:
Test Mode:
Grade (s):
March 2–13
FSA English Language Arts
Text-based Writing
Component
Paper Based – 4-7th
Computer Based – 8th
4th – 8th
March 23–April 10
FSA ELA/Mathematics
Paper Based
3rd – 4th
April 13–May 8
FSA ELA (Grades 5–11)
and FSA Mathematics
(Grades 5–8)
Computer Based
5th – 8th
April 14 – April 15
FCAT Science
Paper Based
5th and 8th
Computer Based
Grades 6‐12, Students
enrolled in Biology 1,
Civics EOC
Computer Based
Grades 6‐12, Students
enrolled in Algebra,
Algebra 2, or
Geometry
April 20 ‐ May 22
April 20 ‐ May 15
EOC - Biology 1, Civics EOC
FSA EOC - Algebra 1,
Geometry, Algebra 2
Sessions and Times
FSA ELA
(Not Including the Writing Component)
Grade/Subject
Administration Time
Number of Sessions**
Computer-Based in 2015
3-4
160 minutes
2
No
5
160 minutes
2
Yes
6-8
170 minutes
2
Yes
9-11
180 minutes
2
Yes
** All sessions are administered over two days
3rd grade – will not be assessed in writing
FSA Mathematics
Grade/Subject
Administration Time
Number of Sessions**
Computer-Based in 2015
3-4
160 minutes
2
No
5
160 minutes
2
Yes
6-8
180 minutes
3
Yes
9-11
180 minutes
3
Yes
** All sessions are administered over two days
Test Length
Grade/Course
Number of Items
3
56-60
4
56-60
5
56-60
6
58-62
7
58-62
8
58-62
9
60-64
10
60-64
11
60-64
Note: Approximately 6-10 items within the Reading, Language, and Listening
components listed above are experimental (field test) items and are included in the
ranges above but are not included in students’ scores.
Number of Words per Passage
The length and complexity of texts should vary within each grade-level assessment.
The table below suggests an approximate word count range for a text or text set for
the FSA ELA (Writing and Reading).
Grade Level
Number of Words
3rd Grade
100-700
4th Grade
100-900
5th Grade
200-1000
6th Grade
200-1100
7th Grade
300-1100
8th Grade
350-1200
Percentage of Points by Depth of Knowledge Level
FSA Achievement Levels
“The success a student has achieved with the Florida
Standards will be assessed by FSA ELA and Mathematics
assessments and is described by Achievement Levels that
range from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest). Level 3 indicates
satisfactory performance. The level of performance
required to score in each Achievement Level will be
established prior to the spring 2016 administration.”
(Source: FLDOE FSA ELA and Mathematics Fact Sheet, November 2014)
Technology-Enhanced Items (FSA)
Technology-Enhanced Items (FSA)
Technology-Enhanced Item

Editing Task Choice - The student
selects a highlighted word or
phrase, which reveals options for
correcting an error as well as the
highlighted word or phrase as it is
shown in the sentence to indicate
that no correction is needed.
Sample Item
Technology-Enhanced Items (FSA)
Technology-Enhanced Item

Selectable Hot Text - Excerpted sentences
from the text are presented in this item
type. When the student hovers over certain
words, phrases, or sentences, the options
highlight. This indicates that the text is
selectable (“hot”). The student can then
click on an option to select it. These items
may have one or two parts. In a two-part
hot text item, Part A might ask the student
to make an analysis or an inference, and
Part B might require the student to use the
text to support the answer in Part A. In
other cases, the two parts might function
independently.
Sample Item
Technology-Enhanced Items (FSA)
Technology-Enhanced Item

Open Response - The
student uses the keyboard
to enter a response into a
text field. These items can
usually be answered in a
sentence or two.
Sample Item
Technology-Enhanced Items (FSA)
Technology-Enhanced Item

Multiselect - The student is
directed to select all of the
correct answers from among a
number of options. These items
are different from multiplechoice items, which allow the
student to select only one
correct answer.
Sample Item
Technology-Enhanced Items (FSA)
Technology-Enhanced Item

Evidence-Based Selected
Response (EBSR) - In this two-part
item, the student is directed to
select the correct answers from
Part A and Part B. Typically Part A
is multiple-choice, whereas Part B
may be either multiple-choice or
multiselect. Part A often asks the
student to make an analysis or an
inference, and Part B requires the
student to use the text to support
the answer in Part A.
Sample Item
Technology-Enhanced Items (FSA)
Technology-Enhanced Item

Graphic Response Item Display
(GRID) - In a GRID item, the
student might select words,
phrases, or images and use the
drag-and-drop feature to place
them into a graphic organizer or
other format.
Sample Item
Technology-Enhanced Items (FSA)
Technology-Enhanced Item

Multimedia - Technologyenhanced content may include
multimedia elements such as
audio clips, slideshows, or
animations. Multimedia
elements may appear within
passages (stimuli) or test items.
Sample Item
A+ Parent Resources
http://fsassessments.org/
http://www.bealearninghero.org/
http://raisethebarparents.org/
http://achievethecore.org
Forthcoming Information
Exact
administration dates
Scoring criteria
How can I help my child at home?
1.
Ask about school and visit teacher website on a daily basis.
2.
Help infuse what is being learned in class at home.
3.
READ with children at least 30 minutes each day. Students can then use the
books read at home, and take tests at school using Accelerated Reader
(AR) program.
4.
Use computer websites:
1.
Power School– keep up-to-date with student progress
2.
Discoveryeducation.com
3.
Studyisland.com
4.
ThinkCentral.com
5.
www.cpalms.org
6.
http://fsassessments.org/ Use this website to read about updates, and
have your child complete the training tests in both Reading and Math.
Questions??
Created By:
Franklin Academy
Cooper City
Campus
End of Course Exams Info Sessions

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
General Overview of the Florida Standards Assessment

6:40 PM – 7:30 PM
4th, 5th and 6th Grade Q & A Time – Cafeteria

6:40 PM – 7:15 PM
8th Grade - Science FCAT – Ms. Holm - Room 220

6:40 PM – 7:15 PM
7th Grade - Civics EOC - Ms. Barros/Ms. Lalanne – Room 202

7:20 PM – 8:00 PM
Algebra and Geometry EOC - Mr. Abinsay – Room 233

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