Florida Standards Assessments The purpose of this presentation is to inform stakeholders about the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA). DISTRICT RESOURCES WHO TAKES FSA? ELA Assessment Grades 3-11 Writing is assessed beginning in 4th Grade and continues each year thereafter
Math Assessment Grades 3-8 Algebra 1 EOC Geometry EOC Algebra 2 EOC TESTING SPECIFICATIONS Test
Grade Number of Level Days of Testing Total Number of Sessions Minutes per Session Type of
Paperbased 3rd- March 2829 Computerbased 4th- April 1213 Mathemati cs 3 4
Computer -based 3rd- April 1011 2 2 80 4th- April 1920 4th
COMPUTER BASED TESTING 3rd Graders will take the Math test on the computer Graders will take the Math and ELA tests on the compute BEWARE!! Always look for FDOE logo on the website!! How To Receive Updates and Access Training Tests
Training Tests for each subject area are available on the FSA online portal To access Training Tests, click Training Complete the ELA Tests from the FSA Training Test first. As you online portal are signing up to take homepage the ELA Training Test, you must click the horn
sound icon to complete the sound check. Tools on the Computer Based Test How To Access Answer Keys to Sample Test To access Answer Keys, click on Educators How To Access Answer Keys to Sample Test To access Answer Keys, then Click on
Educator Resources How To Access Answer Keys to Sample Test To access Answer Keys, then Click on Training Test Answer Key OVERVIEW OF THE ELA FSA HOW MANY QUESTIONS ARE ON THE ELA FSA? Grade Band
Number of Items 3-5 6-8 9-11 56-60 58-62 60-64 SAMPLE TEST ANSWERS: ELA This item require a multiple choice response. A
student will only select one answer choice. As you can see, these questions look similar on both formats of the test. Paper-Based Computer-Based SAMPLE TEST ANSWERS: ELA Paper-Based
Here is another multiple choice response question. A student will only select one answer choice (sentence). To complete this multiple choice response on the computer version, however, the students will need to use the highlighter option.
Computer-Based SAMPLE TEST ANSWERS: ELA This is a multiselect item. More than one response is required to answer the question. In this case, the questions is asking for two correct answers. Questions like this will look similar on both formats of the test.
SAMPLE TEST ANSWERS: ELA Here is another multi-select item. Students may need to circle the correct answers. Paper-Based Computer-Based To complete this multi- select item on the computer version, however, the students will need to drag and drop their answers.
SAMPLE TEST ANSWERS: ELA There are questions that have multiple parts. It will look similar on both formats of the test. SAMPLE TEST ANSWERS: ELA This is an open response item which
requires the student to write their response (answer) into the textbox provided. On the computer version, the students will need to type their response. SAMPLE TEST ANSWERS: ELA This timeline has a unique design and
our students will need be familiar with this format. SAMPLE TEST ANSWERS: ELA This is a multi-select item. More than one response is required to answer the question. In this case, the question is asking for three details.
EDITING TASK GUIDELINES Students will edit a 3-4 paragraph passage for grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors First and last sentences in passage will not contain an error Word(s) or phrases to be edited will be indicated by a highlight in the passage Topics provided should be literary and informational STAMINA Acceptable Word Count Ranges By Grade Band Grade Band Word Count Range
3-5 100-200 6-8 200-250 9-11 250-300 SAMPLE TEST ANSWERS: ELA GRADE 3-5 EDITING TASK ITEMS- PAPER BASED
Paper-Based Students will replace the blank word by selecting from a list of words provided SAMPLE TEST ANSWERS: ELA GRADE 3-5 EDITING TASK ITEMS- COMPUTER BASED Computer-Based Students will replace the highlighted word by selecting from a
drop down menu. TEXT-BASED WRITING STIMULUS AND PROMPT GUIDELINES G RA D E S 4 - 1 1 WRITING PROMPT SPECIFICATIONS Grade Level Minimum Word Count Maximum Word Count
4-5 800 1300 6 1000 1600 1000 1700
1000 1800 9 1100 1900 10-11 1100
2000 7 8 STAMINA Stimulus will consist of 2-4 texts along with the writing prompt that asks students to write an essay on a single topic Students must cite specific evidence from the stimulus to support their ideas WRITING PROMPT GUIDELINES: Acceptable Informational Text Types
Primary Sources/Nonfictio n Historical Documents Essays Letters, journals, diaries Secondary Sources/Nonfictio n Magazine articles Newspaper
articles Editorials Encyclopedia articles Functional Materials Consumer documents Embedded in text How-to articles Brochures, fliers Schedules
Website pages INFORMATIVE/EXPLANATORY PROMPTS Informative/explanatory writing prompts- Students will be required to synthesize and analyze ideas from the stimuli to develop and support a controlling idea Prompt has clear topical connection, but may address diverse concepts/ideas OPINION/ARGUMENTATIVE PROMPTS Opinion/argumentative writing prompts- Students will be required to synthesize and analyze ideas from the stimuli to present and support an opinion (Grades 4-5) or to argue and support a claim (Grades 6-11)
Prompts should present opposing points of view Texts provided should equally represent each point of view so students can take either side of position DIRECTIONS TEMPLATE FOR GRADE 4-5 PROMPT Write an informative essay about Use information from the passages in your essay. OR Write an essay in which you give your opinion about Use information from the passages in your essay. Manage your time carefully so that you can Read the passages Plan your response Write your response Revise and edit your response
Write (type) your essay in the space provided. You have ____ minutes to read the passages, and plan, write, revise, and edit your essay. OVERVIEW OF THE MATH FSA HOW MANY QUESTIONS ARE ON THE MATHEMATICS FSA? Grade/Course Number of Items 3-5 6-8 Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry
60-64 62-66 64-68 CALCULATOR POLICY FOR FSA STOP! No handheld calculators permitted at any grade level! Elementary can NOT use a calculator! SAMPLE TEST ANSWERS: MATH This item
requires a multiple choice response. Questions like this will look similar on both SAMPLE TEST ANSWERS: MATH 3 This is a multi-select item. More than one response is required to answer the question. In this case,
the item asks the student to select all the statements. Questions like this will look similar on both formats of the test. SAMPLE TEST ANSWERS: MATH There are questions that have multiple parts. SAMPLE TEST ANSWERS: MATH
This is an open response item which requires the student to type their response by clicking the correct buttons. SAMPLE TEST ANSWERS: MATH This hot text item requires a drag and drop response. Students will write in their answer on the
paper version. SAMPLE TEST ANSWERS: MATH This hot text item requires the student to label and manipulate the graph. Student will write/draw in their answer on the paper version.
SAMPLE TEST ANSWERS: MATH This hot text item requires a drag and drop response. HOW RIGOROUS WILL FSA BE? DOK Level 2 Requires STRATEGIC & COMPLEX THINKING!There needs to be an ELA Infer Interpret Compare
Cause/Effect Use Context Clues Organize Summarize Math increase in classroom Categorize rigor as a result!
Interpret Compare Organize Estimate Graph Identify Patterns DOK Level 1: 10%-20% DOK Level 2: 60%-80% DOK Level
3: 10%-20% RETENTION CRITERIA Grade ELA Mathematics 3 Level 1 on FSA ELA Level 1 on the FSA Math and a grade of F in Mathematics
for the year 4 Level 1 on FSA ELA and a grade of F in ELA for the year Level 1 on the FSA Math and a grade of F in Mathematics for the year PARTING GIFTS This entire Power Point will appear on the Eglin website for you to view.
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