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! ūüôā

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.

Helpful Websites

There are so many sites out there and so little time to look through them all. I have often found a site in the middle of lesson planning only to lose it by accidentally hitting the infamous “X” in the top right hand corner. You’re probably familiar with what happens next. That brilliant idea, that phenomenal resource is gone to the internet gods.

In order to avoid that frustrating experience, I am creating a list of helpful websites for teachers. If you have any suggestions, please mention them in the comment section and I will add them.

Finding/ Sharing Lesson Plans

New Florida State Standards and Resources

Language Arts Resources

Grammar Specific Resources

Writing Resources

Reading

Poetry

Computer Typing 

Math

Multi-disciplinary Resources

Classroom Organization/ Reminders

Rigor

Digital Projects

Spoken Word

Classroom Management

Lectures via Technology

 Professional Development Online

  • Beacon Educator¬†(Reading, ESE, Gifted, ESOL for Master Plan Points)
  • Skill Soft¬†(tech courses for Master Plan Points)