Now that spring break is over, students in schools across Florida are working hard getting ready for the Florida comprehensive assessment test.
This year, the F-CAT 2.0 measures students understanding of the Florida next generation sunshine state standards.
Camilla Hudson, district FCAT coordinator, in charge of Bay District Schools assessments and accountability joined Donna to talk about FCAT preps.
Testing begins April 15th and ends April 26th. Students that will be taking the FCAT are students in grades 3rd – 10th in reading, grades 3rd – 8th in math, and grade 5th in science.
The state of Florida requires grade 3 students to meet an achievement level of 2 or higher in order to be promoted to grade 4.
A passing score on grade 10 FCAT reading is a graduation requirement set by the state of Florida.
All FCAT scores are used in promotion/retention decisions as well as to determine appropriate course placement for the school next year.
Achievement levels the success a student has achieved with the NGSSS assessed by the FCAT 2.0 is described by achievement levels that range from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest). Level 3 indicates satisfactory performance. Scale scores-the FCAT 2.0 reading and mathematics score scales were established in 2012 range from 140 to 302 for FCAT 2.0 reading across grades 3 through 10 and from 140 to 298 for FCAT 2.0 mathematics across grades 3 through 8.
FCAT 2.0 writing scores should be available in early may. FCAT 2.0 spring reading, math, and science should be available by the end of the school year.
There are online resources to help your children prepare! There is a link to 2012-13 FCAT 2.0 reading, math, science, and writing fact sheet below.