Its time for testing! The FCAT season is getting underway and the first exam, the FCAT 2.0 Writing is next Tuesday.
Joining Donna Bell with all the details for parents and students is Camilla Hudson, Coordinator of Assessment and Accountability for Bay District Schools.
Some details of this test, first its just the writing portion and its only effects grades 4th, 8th, and 10th.
Last year, this test caused controversy because it was graded much tougher than previous years, and as a result, scores were so low the state had to adjust them.
Here are some important test taking tips:
1. Arrive on time
2. Get a good night’s sleep
3. eat a good breakfast (school breakfast is a good options)
4. Keep a positive, relaxed attitude
5. no electronics