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- 1.FCAT Family Night 2012-2013

2. Objectives: What is FCAT 2.0? Who takes the test? When is the test? How is the test designed? Helpful Resources 3. What is FCAT 2.0? The FCAT 2.0 is a test that measures studentachievement of the Next Generation Sunshine StateStandards (NGSSS) in reading, mathematics, andscience. More information about NGSSS go towww.floridastandards.org Benchmark Example:Benchmark: MA.3.A.6.1Represent, compute, estimate, and solve problems usingnumbers through hundred thousands. 4. Who is tested? All public school students in Florida , including Englishlanguage learner (ELL) and exceptional studenteducation (ESE) students, enrolled in grades 3-5participate in the FCAT 2.0 administration.Administration accommodations are provided toeligible ELL and ESE students. 5. Who is tested? Grade 3: reading and math Grade 4: reading, math, and writing Grade 5: reading, math, and science 6. When is the FCAT 2.0? FCAT 2.0 Writing Grade 4 February 26- February 28, 2013 FCAT 2.0 Reading, Mathematics (Grades3-5 ) and Science (5th grade only) April 15 April 26, 2013 7. How is the FCAT 2.0 Reading designed?Content Categories and approximate percentage of raw-score points for each category FCAT 2.0 Reading Literary Analysis: Fiction & Informational & ResearchGrade Vocabulary Reading ApplicationNonfictionProcess3-550-55 Multiple Choice 15-25% 25-35%25-35% 15-25%Time: 2- 70 minutesessions, tested over 2 days. 8. What reading benchmarks are tested? The student reads text and determines main idea or essential message, identifiesrelevant supporting details and facts and arranges events in chronological orderThe student recognizes cause-and-effect relationships in literary texts(e.g., fiction, nonfiction, poetry and dramaThe student understands the development of plot and how conflicts are resolved in astoryThe students knows the similarities and differences among the characters, settings andevents presented in various textsThe student identifies the authors purposeThe student uses simple strategies to determine meaning and increase vocabulary forreading including the use of prefixes, suffixes, root words, multiplemeanings, antonyms, synonyms, and word relationships.The student recognizes the use of comparison and contrast in a text 9. How long are the passages?Content Categories and approximate percentage of raw-score points for each category FCAT 2.0 Reading Length of FCAT 2.0 Reading Passages Grade Number of Words per PassageGrade Range Average3100700500410090050052001000 600 10. What types of passages will studentsread? 11. How is the FCAT 2.0 Math designed?Content Categories and approximate percentage of raw-score points for each category FCAT 2.0 MathGRADECategory Percentage3Number: Operations, Problems and5050-55 questionsStatistics20Time: 2- 70 minute sessions, Number: Fractions 30tested over 2 days. Geometry and Measurement4Number: Operations and Problems 4550-55 questionsNumber: Base ten and Fractions25Time: 2- 70 minute sessions, Geometry and Measurement30tested over 2 days.5Number: Base ten and Fractions5050-55 questionsExpressions, Equations and Statistics 20Time: 2- 70 minute sessions, Geometry and Measurement30tested over 2 days. 12. What Math Benchmarks are tested?Number Sense, Concepts and Operations The student understands the relative size of whole numbers,fractions, decimals, percentsThe student understands that numbers can be represented in a variety ofequivalent forms using whole numbers, decimals, fractions and percentsThe student selects the appropriate operations to solve specific problemsinvolving addition, subtraction and multiplication of whole numbers, decimals andfractions and the division of whole numbersThe student uses and justifies different estimation strategies in a real-worldproblem situation 13. What Math Benchmarks are tested?MeasurementThe student solves real-world problems involvinglength, weight, perimeter, area, capacity, volume, time ,temperature andanglesGeometry and Spatial SenseThe student understands the concepts of spatialrelationships, symmetry, reflections, congruency and similarityThe student predicts, illustrates and verifies which figures could result froma flip, slide or turn of a given figureThe student identifies and plots positive ordered pairs (whole numbers) in arectangular coordinate system (graph) 14. What Math Benchmarks are tested?Algebraic ThinkingThe student generalizes a pattern, relation, or function to explain how a changein one quantity results in a change in another.The student represents a given problem situation using diagrams, modelsand symbolic expressions translated from verbal phrases or verbal phrasestranslated from symbolic expressionsThe student uses informal methods, such a physical models and graphs tosolve real-world problems involving equations and inequalitiesData AnalysisThe student solves problems by generating, collecting,organizing, displaying and analyzing data using histograms,bar graphs, circle graphs, line graphs, pictographs and charts 15. How is the FCAT 2.0 Science designed?Content Categories and approximate percentage of raw-score points for each category FCAT 2.0 ScienceNature of Earth and Space GradePhysical Science Life Science ScienceScience 560-66 Multiple Choice17%29% 29%25% Time: 2-80 minutesessions 16. FCAT 2.0 Science skillsEngage in quantitative observation Investigate thoughtful questions Make logical predictions Design and conduct experiments Collect and organize data Offers reasonable explanations Explorer possible conclusions Communicate their understanding and make well-reasoned,data- based decisions and communicate them effectively. 17. Sample FCAT 2.0 Science Question. Sample Item 1 SC.5.N.1.1 Delilah followed these steps of an investigation: Collect five objects made of different types of metal. Place them on a large laboratory table. Touch each metal object with a magnet and lift slowly. Record observations. Which of the following statements is Delilah most likely testing? A. All types of metal are attracted to magnets. B. Each magnet can lift the metal object to the same height. C. Larger magnets can pick up heavier metal objects than smaller magnets can. D. Heavier metal objects are more attracted to magnets than lighter metal objects are. 18. How is the FCAT 2.0 Writing designed? FCAT 2.0 Writing- 60 minutesThe writing assessment is administered to students in 4th grade. It provides one prompt foreach grade to which students are expected to draft a response according to a specificpurpose (mode). The student response should integrate the writing elements offocus, organization, support, and conventions.Scale of 1.0 6.0 Score of 4.0 is considered on grade-level 19. Example of Writing Prompts FCAT 2.0 Writing Narrative:What might happen if a famous person came to visit you? Think about what wouldhappened if a famous person came to visit you. Now write about the time a famousperson visited you. Expository:People like different kinds of weather. Think about the kind of weather you like .Now writeto explain the kind of weather you like. 20. How difficult are the questions? Low :Low complexity items rely heavily on recall andrecognition. More than 70% of students are likely to respondcorrectly. Moderate: Moderate complexity items require more flexiblethinking and may require basic reasoning or problem solving.Between 40- 70% of students are likely to respond correctly. High: High complexity items are written to elicit analysis andabstract reasoning. Less than 40% of students are likely torespond correctly. 21. New FCAT 2.0 Cut ScoresFCAT 2.0 Reading Developmental Scale Scores by Achievement LevelGradeLevel 1 Level 2Level 3 Level 4Level 53 140-181 182-197 198-209210-226 227-2604 154-191 192-207 208-220221-237 238-2695 161-199 200-215 216-229230-245 246-277FCAT 2.0 Math Developmental Scale Scores by Achievement LevelGradeLevel 1 Level 2Level 3 Level 4Level 53 140-182 183-197 198-213214-228 229-2604 155-196 197-209 210-223224-239 240-2715 163-204 205-219 220-233234-246 247-279 22. What can I do to help at home? - Communicate with your childs teacher - Read daily for at least 30 minutes - Read a variety of materials - Allow students to write about what they read - Study math facts and math vocabulary - Create a comfortable quiet environment, for students to study - Conduct science experiments - Learn science vocabulary - Practice writing - Take a trip to the library - Practice concepts through real world connections Example: Grocery shopping-math skills, writing about their day, cooking-explores science and math skills 23. Online Resources (http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcat2/) -FCAT 2.0information page (http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcat2/fcatitem.asp)Provides sample FCAT 2.0 assessments (http://www.fcatexplorer.com)- practice skillsand reinforcement tool (password required) (http://fcit.usf.edu/fcat/default.htm)-4th gradereading practice ( http://floridastandards.org) - Benchmarkpages 24. References http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcat2/pdf/FL09G5Sci.pdf http://fcat.fldoe.org/pdf/designsummary.pdf http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcat2/wcsg.asp http://teachercenter.scps.k12.fl.us/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=85283&&PHPSESSID=9941122bab70b4ec360decff7b71b200 http://paula-downey.blogspot.com/p/fcat-writing-prompts-practice.html