All About the FSA

FSA Logo

Don’t fret parents and colleagues. Everything you need to know about the FSA (Florida Standards Assessment) can be found here. Please message me if you have any questions or new documents to share! 🙂

Official FSA Website

FSA Online Portal

 

 

 

 

Below you will see PDF files will additional information. 

Information for all grades is included. I have extracted some of the high school information so the parents of my tenth graders can easily see the test dates.

FSA 2014-2015 testing schedule -updated

High School Dates:

FSA Writing= March 2, 2015

FSA Reading= April 13, 2015

*Don’t forget that the district will average the students Writing and Reading scores to make one (1) score. That one (1) score will be added to the student’s FCAT scores from the previous year (if they are in 10th grade), and that will make up the student’s final score.

*10th grade’s score counts for graduation.

Florida Family Brochure

2014-2015 Assessment Accommodations FAQ

Writing:

Presentation handed down by the state of Florida. It includes the key aspects of the test that teachers should be focusing on.

FSA Updates Presentation

FSA Writing Planning Template

K-12 Argument-Opinion Writing Common Core Sample Essays

Instructional Implications for the New Writing Assessment

Reading:

Grades-9-11 FSA ELA Reading Paper-Based Training Test

Test Administrators:

Spring 2015 FSA ELA Writing Training Materials Final

 

 

*As many of the documents included in this post have been passed back and forth via colleagues, this page is updated weekly. Check back frequently for new resources.

“Introduction to Poetry” – Billy Collins

I ask them to take a poem
and hold it up to the light
like a color slide

or press an ear against its hive.

I say drop a mouse into a poem
and watch him probe his way out,

or walk inside the poem’s room
and feel the walls for a light switch.

I want them to waterski
across the surface of a poem
waving at the author’s name on the shore.

But all they want to do
is tie the poem to a chair with rope
and torture a confession out of it.

They begin beating it with a hose
to find out what it really means.