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FCATSUCCESS Parent+ Student + Teacher
Historical Background • 1971 - Florida establishes a statewide program to assess student achievement • 1991 – SCANS Report (Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills) • 1991 – Education Reform and Accountability Act, commonly called “Blueprint 2000” • 1996 – Sunshine State Standards (SSS), identify what students should know and be able to do in subject areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, the arts, health/physical education and foreign languages.
Historical Backgroundcon’t. • 1996 – FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test). Measures student achievement in reading, writing, and mathematics aligned with the Sunshine State Standards • 2001 – NRT (Norm Reference Test) component added to the FCAT. Compares the Florida student to other students nation-wide. • Present – FCAT is a 2-pronged test: • 1) SSS which measures skills from the Sunshine State Standards • 2) NRT which compares the student nationwide
FCAT (Two-Part Test) NRT SSS
SSS • Scale Score • Developmental Score • Achievement Level Score SCORES • NRT • Scale Score • Percentile
SCHOOL GRADE A 410 – 500 B 380 – 409 C 320 – 379 D 280 – 319 F 0-279 Riversprings Middle School, School Year 2002: 396=B (Only 14 pts from an A!)