FSA Parent Information - Lawton Chiles Middle School

Report
The
Florida
Standards:
What Every
Parent Should
Know
Lawton Chiles Middle School
Bernice Delgado, Language Arts
Department Chair
Nelson Izquierdo, Principal
Ilia Molina, Assistant Principal
Improving Instruction Today:
Preparing for Tomorrow
Intended Outcomes:
• What are the Florida Standards?
• What are the benefits of the Florida Standards?
• What is the design of the FSA English Language Arts (ELA)
Assessments?
• Who is impacted by the standards change?
• When will students in Lawton Chiles take the FSA?
• Where can you find additional information?
Why New Standards?
Preparing Students to be College and
Career Ready
College Ready
• Ready for credit bearing course work upon entrance
into college
Career Ready
• Ready for jobs that make them competitive in the
global workplace
Why Florida Standards Matter
• The goal is to ensure Florida’s students graduate high
school ready for success in college, career and life. In
order to prepare our students for success and make them
competitive in the global workplace, we must provide
them with a set of clear, consistent and strong academic
standards.
• The Florida Standards will equip our students with the
knowledge and skills they need to be ready for careers
and college-level coursework. Having the best and
highest academic standards for our students today will
prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow.
Why did we need a change?
Lack of Clarity
• “Write for a variety of purposes.”
• “Respond to variety of literary/informational
texts.”
Why did we need a change?
Inconsistencies
• Different districts set different learning targets
• Different classrooms learning different topics
• We must expect high achievement from all students in all
classrooms
• Florida chose to include more standards than those
outlined in Common Core
New Tests for New Standards
• With new, more rigorous standards in place to help
Florida students succeed, the FCAT 2.0 no longer serves
the purpose of measuring student progress and
achievement.
• The Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) will measure
student mastery of the newly adopted Florida
Standards through a variety of item types.
What is Different about
the Florida ELA Standards Assessments?
• Assesses the higher expectations of the Florida Standards
• Provides a basis for comparing Florida performance to that of
other states
• Emphasizes analytical thinking
• Provides a more authentic assessment through a variety of item
formats
•
Increased complexity of texts
•
Critical reading and writing infused across all curricular areas
Benefits of Florida Standards
Preparation:
The Florida Standards will prepare students
for both college and the workplace and
emphasizes higher-order skills instead of
knowledge and recall.
Benefits of Florida Standards
Competition:
The Florida Standards have been influenced
by internationally-benchmarked
standards, ensuring that our students are
prepared to be competitive in the global
job market.
Benefits of Florida Standards
Clarity:
The standards are focused, coherent, and
clear. Everyone knows what is expected of
our students.
Benefits of Florida Standards
Collaboration:
Florida Standards will be a foundation for
teachers across districts to work together
from the same blueprints. This will
facilitate the sharing of best practices.
http://www.fsassessments.org/
• We strongly encourage parents and students to
access the Writing and Reading sample practice tests
provided by the state.
Florida Standards Assessment Test Design
English Language Arts/Literacy
Text-based Writing
Shifts in English Language Arts
1) 6-12: Building Knowledge in the Disciplines
2) Staircase of Complexity
3) Text-based Answers
4) Writing from Multiple Sources
5) Academic Vocabulary
Instructional CHANGES
• Attention to Text Complexity
• Emphasis on Student Tasks (especially writing)
• Responsibility for Reading & Writing Instruction
- Every Teacher, Every Subject, Every Day!
Florida Standards Assessment Test Design
English Language Arts/Literacy
Reading
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Editing Task Items
Multiple Choice Items
Multi-select Items
Two-part Items
Hot Text Items
Open Response Items
Graphic Response Items (GRID)
Open Response Items
Text-based Writing
Middle School Test Design
Editing Task Item
Text with a Series of Questions
Text with a Series of Questions
Audio Multiple-Choice Item
Multi-Select Items
Two-Part Items
Hot Text Items
Graphic Response Item (GRID)
Open Response Item
Florida Standards Assessment
Summaries
Florida Standards Assessment Format
• Paper-based accommodated exams will
consist of multiple-choice, multiselect, and
gridded-response questions.
• Computer-based exams will consist of
multiple- choice, multiselect, and technologyenhanced questions (using online tools and
manipulatives).
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FSA
English Language Arts
Assessments
FSA ELA Session Timing
• The FSA ELA includes the Text-Based Writing
Component, administered separately from the rest of
FSA ELA to allow time for handscoring; will be reported
as part of a single ELA score.
• Headphones are required for all students for Grades
5- 11 ELA listening items (CBT).
• External keyboards are strongly
recommended.
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FSA ELA – Writing Component ONLY
Grade
Number
of Items
Number
of
Sessions
Number
of Days
Administration
Mode/Test
Materials*
TOTAL Testing
Time**
6
1 prompt
1
1
PBT
90 minutes
7
1 prompt
1
1
PBT
90 minutes
8
1 prompt
1
1
CBT
90 minutes
*All students (PBT and CBT) receive a planning sheet.
**Students may have an additional 30 minutes, if needed.
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FSA ELA Writing Component
For responding to text-based prompts:
• Spell check – NO
• Bold
• Italics
• Underline
• Remove formatting
• Insert/remove numbered list
• Insert/remove bulleted list
• Decrease indent
• Cut, copy, paste, undo, redo
• Insert special character
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FSA ELA Reading Component
Grade
Number
of Items
Number Number
of
of Days
Sessions
Administration
Mode in 2015/ Test
Materials
TOTAL Testing
Time
6
58–62
2
2
CBT with worksheet
170 minutes
7
58–62
2
2
CBT with worksheet
170 minutes
8
58–62
2
2
CBT with worksheet
170 minutes
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Florida Standards
Assessment
Timeline
&
Dates
General FSA Timeline
FSA
ELA Lawton Chiles Middle School Timeline
FSA Writing component
Grades 6 and 7
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Paper based test
March 3rd (Make Ups March 4th)
Grade 8
• Computer based test (New Typing required)
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March 3rd (Make Ups March 4th)
FSA Reading component
Grades 6 -8
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Computer based test (ALL Grades Levels)
April 13 – May 8
Informational Resources
CPALMS
http://www.cpalms.org/Public/
FLDOE Assessment Website
http://www.fldoe.org/asp/
FSA Portal
http://www.fsassessments.org/
Typing Practice
http://typingweb.com

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