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FCAT Parent Night. Grassy Lake Elementary Third Grade. Why in 3 rd Grade?. In third grade, the focus shifts from learning to read , to reading to learn Students need strong reading skills in order to learn in all other school subjects.

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fcat parent night

FCAT Parent Night

Grassy Lake Elementary

Third Grade

why in 3 rd grade
Why in 3rd Grade?
  • In third grade, the focus shifts from learning to read, to reading to learn
  • Students need strong reading skills in order to learn in all other school subjects.

By the end of third grade, students are expected to read independently.

  • FCAT tests evaluate the skills your child has been learning from Kindergarten.
format of fcat tests
Format of FCAT Tests
  • Third graders are tested in reading and mathematics.
  • Multiple Choice Tests
  • Time Limit
    • Reading
      • Two Tests 70 Minutes Each
    • Math
      • Two Tests 70 Minutes Each
fcat results
FCAT Results
  • Results may not be returned until sometime in late May or into June.
  • Scoring-
    • Level 5 is highest
    • Level 3 is considered “on grade level”
    • Level 1 is lowest
      • Reading Level 1 = Demonstrates “little success with the content of the grade three reading Sunshine State Standards.”
important test taking strategies
Important Test Taking Strategies
  • Re-read the question.
  • Go back and underline – looking for answers and/or clues.
  • Identify key words or phrases as you read.
  • Compare what you find to the answer choices.
  • Use Process of Elimination, and if necessary, make an educated guess.
  • Use time wisely.
  • Check, check, check your work!!
parent responsibilities
Parent Responsibilities
  • Work with your child nightly. (FCAT Explorer and nightly homework)
  • Be your child’s cheerleader.
    • Remind them they are ready to take the test.
    • Without causing stress, convey the importance of these tests.
  • Make sure your child gets proper rest.
  • Great breakfast
    • Nutritional, and not high in sugar.
fcat dates and times
FCAT Dates and Times
  • April 15th- 16th Reading
  • April 17th-18th Math
  • Please make sure your child arrives on time (8:10-8:20) to school.
helpful websites
Helpful Websites