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1 Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) Spring 2015 Pine Crest Elementary February 24, 2015

2 Agenda Welcome and General Information: Subjects/Grades Assessed Test Timing/Schedule FSA ELA Reading: Test Design and Item Types FSA Mathematics: Test Design and Item Types FSA ELA Writing: Test Design and Item Types Practice Tests Pizza in the Cafeteria

3 What are the new Florida Standards? The new Florida Standards were adopted in 2014 in English/Language Arts and Mathematics to help prepare Florida students for success in college, career, and in life by emphasizing analytical thinking skills. The new test will provide a more authentic assessment of the Florida Standards, because it will include more than multiple choice questions. Students will be asked to create graphs, interact with test content and write and respond in different ways than on traditional tests. New question types will assess students' higher-order thinking skills in keeping with the higher expectations of the Florida Standards.

4 What are the Florida Standards Assessments (FSAs)? Florida Standards Assessments were developed to measure student success with the new Florida State Standards adopted in 2014 and implemented into instruction this school year What subjects are assessed with FSAs? English Language Arts (ELA) - Grades 3-5 Reading and Grades 4-5 Writing Mathematics - Grades 3-5 Testing contractor - American Institutes for Research (AIR)

5 Are the tests timed? YES! Writing Grades 4 and minutes English Language Arts - Grades 3, 4, and minutes (2 80 minute sessions) Tested over two days Mathematics - Grades 3, 4, and minutes (2 80 minute sessions) Tested over two days FCAT 2.0 Science Grade minutes (2 80 minute sessions) Tested over two days NOTE: Students will be given short stretch/water/restroom breaks during sessions

6 When are the tests? FSA Writing Grades 4-5: March 3 FSA ELA Grades 3-4: March FSA Math Grades 3-4: March FCAT 2.0 Science Grade 5: April FSA ELA/Math Grade 5: Begins April 16, Ends by May 8 Students will be scheduled into sessions until all students are tested

7 Paper-based Tests Grades 3 and 4 ELA and Math Students will receive a Test and Answer Book for each subject Grades 4 and 5 Writing Students will receive a Writing Planning Sheet and a Test and Answer Book Grade 5 FCAT 2.0 Science Students will receive a Test Book and an Answer Book

8 Computer-based Tests Grade 5 Reading and Math tests will be a computerbased beginning this year. Students will be required to participate in a training test session prior to the actual test Practice using testing platform and tools, answering questions, changing answers, submitting test, etc. Students will receive a Worksheet as scratch paper for the English Language Arts, and a Work Folder for working Math problems

9 How is the FSA English Language Arts designed? Content Categories and approximate percentage of raw-score points for each category Grade Key Ideas and Details Craft and Structure Integration of Knowledge and Ideas Language and Editing Text-Based Writing Number of Items % 25-35% 25-35% 15-25% To Be Determined Depth of Knowledge* Percentage of Points by Depth of Knowledge Level Grade DOK Level 1 DOK Level 2 DOK Level 3 Grades % 60-80% 10-20% Writing component at grades 4-11 is at DOK Level 3. *Depth of Knowledge refers to the complexity level of the cognitive process demanded by a test item rather than the difficulty of the item. Level 1 = Recall and Reproduction; Level 2 = Skills and Concepts; Level 3 = Strategic Thinking

10 Test Item Types ELA Question Types: Multiple Choice: Select one answer Multi-Select: More than one answer should be chosen Two Part: two questions pertaining to the same topic Open Response: 1-3 sentences (just enough to answer the question and support it from the text) Hot Text: highlights the sentence (computer-based) Graphics: interacting with the text (computer-based) Editing Task: make edits within the text (computer-based) Listening Task: Student listens to audio file and answers questions based on what they have heard (computer-based grades 5-11)

11 Test Item Types Multiple-Choice with 2 Correct Responses

12 Test Item Types Multiple-Choice with 2 Parts

13 Test Item Types Open Response Questions Explain how the texts develop and treat the theme of freedom in the same way. Type your response in the space provided. *1-3 sentences. Clear, concise and to the point - just enough to answer the question and support it from the text

14 Test Item Types Multi-Select (computer-based)

15 Test Item Types Editing Task (computer-based)

16 Test Item Types Graphics (computer-based) Place the characteristics that describe the narrator, Cassie, or both in the diagram in the correct locations. Sure Reflective Adventurous Cautious Determined Biology career Careless about friendship Impressed by the ocean **Not all words need to be used!

17 Testing Tips Listening Task (computer-based) Audio Script: [Orientation Statement:] Listen to classmates Samantha and Orlando prepare for a project. SAMANTHA: I did some research online, and I found rules for how to market to kids. I think they are a good starting point for our project, even though we can t do all of them. ORLANDO: Okay, what did you find? SAMANTHA: etc

18 How is the FSA Mathematics designed? Content Categories and approximate percentage of raw-score points for each category Grade Percent of Reporting Category Test Operations, Algebraic Thinking, and Numbers in Base Ten 48 Numbers and Operations - Fractions 17 Measurement, Data, and Geometry 35 Operations and Algebraic Thinking 21 Numbers and Operations in Base Ten 21 Numbers and Operations - Fractions 25 Measurement, Data, and Geometry 33 Operations, Algebraic Thinking, and Fractions 39 Numbers and Operations in Base Ten 28 Measurement, Data, and Geometry 33 Depth of Knowledge Percentage of Points by Depth of Knowledge Level for Math Grade DOK Level 1 DOK Level 2 DOK Level 3 Grades % 60-80% 10-20% Number of Items

19 Question Types

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28 Graphic Response Item Display Student may also select numbers, words, phrases, or images and uses the drag-and-drop feature to place them into a graphic.

29 a. Selectable Hot Text b. Drag-and-Drop Hot Text

30 What Should I Be Doing? Teachable moments Problem solving tips and strategies Infuse mathematical ideas in daily routines Build confidence Ask questions

31 Effective Questioning Techniques What is the problem asking? How will you use that information? What other information do you need? Why did you choose that operation? What did you do first? Why? What can you do if you don t know how to solve a problem?

32 How is the FSA Writing designed? FSA Writing At elementary, the stimulus will consist of two to four texts, ranging from words each. Scoring rubrics for FSA Writing can be found on the FSA Portal.

33 Testing Tips Writing Essay Responses Read the prompt and determine whether it is asking for information/explanation, or an opinion/argument Read the texts, looking for details to support information or opinion/argument Use the Planning Sheet to organize thoughts and details Write and edit response. Make sure it contains: Clearly stated and strongly maintained idea or argument Details from the passages to support idea or argument Variety of sentence types and transitional strategies Clear and effective expression and logical progression of ideas Strong introduction and conclusion Correct spelling and punctuation

34 FSA Scores for 2015 Grade 3 will receive scores linked to FCAT 2.0 student performance expectations basically an FCAT 2.0 score based upon how the student would have scored on the FCAT 2.0 scale. Score will be released at end of school year for promotion/retention purposes. Grades 4-5 will receive FSA scores after all data has been studied and score ranges set. Scores are anticipated to be released in late Fall 2015.

35 Helping Your Child Test Preparation Help your child to realize that it is important to do their best every day, as well as on the FSA Review class and homework with your child Help your child practice the skills they are learning in reallife situations so that the skills have meaning beyond the tests and the classroom Help your child get a good night s sleep and eat a nutritious breakfast Overemphasizing the tests can increase your child s anxiety Work with your child to help them learn how to handle anxiety

36 FSA Portal The FSA Portal contains all published information regarding FSA assessments, and released Training Tests FSA Portal: To access Training Tests: 1. Click on Students and Parents 2. Click Training Tests Click on Training Test Guide for instructions on how to use the training tests 3. Click on Take the Training Test 4. Click Sign In 5. Select Student Grade and Click Yes 6. Click on test you wish to take

37 Test Rules Acknowledgment Test Rules Acknowledgment Students will be required to sign (paper tests) or agree to (computer test) the Test Rules Acknowledgment before taking any FSA assessment. Test Rules read, During the test, you must not talk to other students or make any disturbance; look at another student s test or computer screen; ask for help answering any test questions; give help to another student in answering test questions; have notes or scratch paper; have any electronic or recording devices in your possession at any time, including breaks, even if you do not use them; fail to follow any other instructions given. After the test, you may not discuss the test items with anyone. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as texting, ing, or posting to blogs or websites like Facebook or Twitter. If you are found sharing information about test items, even without the intent to cheat, your test will be invalidated. Test Rules Acknowledgment reads: I understand the testing rules that were just read to me. If I do not follow these rules, my test score will be invalidated.

38 Electronic Devices Reminder No electronic devices permitted during testing Students CANNOT have any electronic device (e.g., cell phone, mp3 player, game system, etc.) on them OR within arm s reach even if they do not use them Cause for immediate invalidation of test

39 How are FSA Results Used? FSA results provide teachers and schools with additional information about each student s proficiencies Results are used IN ADDITION TO teacher observations and coursework throughout the year in making determinations of student strengths and areas of opportunity

40 How are FSA Results Used? Grade 3 English Language Arts Scores Students who score a Level 1 on English Language Arts are required (by state law) to have further evaluation before being promoted to 4 th grade Options for Students who Score at Level 1 Good Cause Promotion Options SAT 10 test Portfolio of 3 rd grade work demonstrating proficiency Decisions are made on an individual-student basis

41 How are FSA Results Used? Students who score at Levels 1 or 2 on the English Language Arts and/or Mathematics tests are required (by state law) to have intensive remedial assistance classes during the following school year This intensive remediation must be different from previously received instruction Students in this category are progress-monitored to ensure their success

42 Helpful Resources Contact your child s teacher and school administrator Florida Department of Education Web Site: FSA Portal: FCAT School Accountability Reports: Florida State Standards: SCPS Assessment & Accountability Web Site: Assessment & Accountability Staff Kelly Thompson: (Kelly Colleen Risner: Sara Borosky: Seminole County Public Schools Building Success for Every Student

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