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From the Florida Department of Education. www.fcatexplorer.com. Reading Timeline: 10 th Grade Benchmarks. Program Overview . Reading Timeline: 10 th Grade Benchmarks. Fidelity with the Official FCAT.

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From the Florida Department of Education

www.fcatexplorer.com

Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

Program Overview

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Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

Fidelity with the Official FCAT

Strict adherence to the Sunshine State Standards and the DOE’s Test Item & Performance Task Specifications

  • Rigorous item development process
  • Items drafted by reading teachers and professional item writers
  • Items reviewed by instructional designers, testing specialists, bias reviewers, and professional editors

From the passage, The Greatest Gaucho

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Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

Interactive program offers practice on the FCAT-tested benchmarks

Reinforces reading comprehension skills

Available at no costto all Florida public schools

Accessible from any computer connected to the Internet

From the passage, Alternative Energy Sources

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Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

Input from Exemplary Education Professionals

  • Highly-qualified classroom teachers
  • Recommended for expertise in subject area and grade level
  • National Board Certified
  • Recipients of Teacher of the Year awards
  • Experienced as FCAT Coach and/or Reading Coach
  • Masters Degrees
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Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

FCAT-like Practice

PASSAGES

  • 23 original reading passages
  • Same types: poems, articles, and stories
  • Same average length and readability level as on the FCAT
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Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

FCAT-like Practice

PASSAGES

From the passage, The Big Cat

“Learn More” reference section provides practice using multiple resources

  • Charts, tables
  • Graphs, diagrams
  • Timelines, schedules
  • Maps
  • Bibliographies
  • Outlines
  • Supplementary articles & text

From the passage, The Erie Canal: Shaping a Nation

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Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

FCAT-like Practice

PRACTICE ITEMS

  • Rigorous item development process
  • Written by professional item writers
  • Reviewed, edited and approved by teachers
  • Revised as needed based on statistical item analysis
  • Same average number of items per passage as on the FCAT
  • Number of items per skill based on teacher recommendation for “struggling readers”
  • No fewer than 5 items per skill
  • From 5 to 50 items per Benchmark
  • Same type, style, format, scope & cognitive levelas on the FCAT
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Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

FCAT-like Practice

PRACTICE ITEMS

From the passage, The Erie Canal: Shaping a Nation

  • 249 FCAT-like practice items:
  • 122 Multiple-Choice
  • 79 Short-Response
  • 28 Extended-Response
  • 20 Open-Response
  • Many items reflect real-world activities and situations
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Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

FCAT-like Practice

MULTIPLE CHOICE (MC)

  • Items clearly support skill
  • Displays only plausible choices
  • All answer choices are parallel (e.g., grammatical form)
  • One clearly best answer
  • Correct answer supported in the text
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Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

FCAT-like Practice

SIMULATED SRs & ERs

  • Short-Response: Compare two responses & select the high score
  • Extended-Response: Read one response & assign a score
  • Simulation strategies recommended by teachers
  • Based on classroom instructional practices
  • Requires student to compare or assess critical attributes
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Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

FCAT-like Practice

OPEN RESPONSE SRs & ERs

  • Students compose original answers
  • Compare student answer to model response
  • Read explanation of attributes that earn model response a high score

Click“Explanation” tab to see why Model earns high score

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Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

Instructional Support

  • 1ST ATTEMPTCORRECT
  • Congratulates student
  • Displays Correct Answer Explanation (CAE)
  • Identifies which answer is correct
  • Explains attributes that make each answer correct or incorrect
  • Reinforces effective skill application
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Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

Instructional Support

  • 1ST ATTEMPT INCORRECT
  • Informs student that answer is incorrect
  • Encourages student to re-read text & gives hint about what to look for
  • Encourages student to strengthen this skill by reviewing “Skill Information” (skill definition & example)
  • Gives second chance to answer correctly
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Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

Instructional Support

  • 2nd ATTEMPT CORRECT or INCORRECT

Instructional support for correct answer

  • Correct answer:
  • Congratulates student
  • Displays CAE
  • Incorrect answer:
  • Notifies student that selected answer is incorrect
  • Displays CAE

Instructional support for incorrect answer

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Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

Special Learning Features

  • REMEDIAL INSTRUCTION MODULES
  • Featurespre-test and post-tests
  • Depending upon pre-test results, program sends student to a set ofremedial modules, each of which teaches one critical reading skill
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Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

Special Learning Features

  • REMEDIAL INSTRUCTION MODULES
  • Predicting Meaning
  • Meaning From Context
  • Using Word Parts
  • Main Idea
  • Methods of Organizing Text
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Validity & Reliability of Resources
  • Synthesis of Information
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Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

Special Learning Features

VIEW QUESTIONS

  • Allows students to preview item stems(not answer choices)
  • Helps students establish a purpose for reading
  • Teacher-requested feature

Click “View Questions”

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Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

Special Learning Features

GLOSSARY

Clickthe word portendto go to that Glossary entry

  • Click linked (blue) words in passage
  • Click “ear icon” to hear word pronounced
  • Spelling & part of speech
  • Definition
  • Spanish and Haitian Creole translations
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Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

Special Learning Features

  • AS-NEEDED REVIEW
  • Easy access at any timeto Skills Review
  • Select skill to review:
  • Definition
  • Example
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Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

Special Learning Features

  • CHALLENGE LIST
  • Links directly to items answered incorrectly
  • Helps students focus on skill improvement
  • Displays corresponding Benchmark
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Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

Motivational Features

  • TIMELINE
  • Displays animated movement back and forth across time
  • Movement engages attention
  • Timeline helps student gain sense of events throughout history
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Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

Motivational Features

  • HIGH-INTEREST PASSAGE TOPICS
  • Topics drawn from other subject areas in the Sunshine State Standards
  • Passages reviewed by 10th grade teachers for potential to interest struggling 10th grade students
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Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

Motivational Features

  • ANIMATED ILLUSTRATIONS
  • Reinforce important ideas in the passage
  • Help pique curiosity
  • Help maintain attention & endurance
  • Help students perceive reading as an interesting activity
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Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

Educators’ Tools

  • Curriculum resources

Classroom Teacher’s Desk

  • Skills Location Map
  • Table of Benchmarks and Skills
  • Item Review
  • Letter to Parents

School Administrator’s Desk

  • Information management tools
  • Sign-in names and passwords
  • Progress Reports
  • Messages to students

District Administrator’s Desk

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Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

Student Performance Reports

At the Classroom Teacher’s Desk

  • Check progress on individuals or classes
  • View reading data by Benchmark, Skill, or Passage
  • Compare percentage correct before and after instructional support
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Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

The Parent & Family Guide

  • Accessible from the home page without a password
  • Available in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole
  • Helps parents, guardians, and mentors understand the Sunshine State Standards and the FCAT
  • Provides Everyday Activitiesto help parents reinforce Benchmarks and Skills
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Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

Visit the Educator Resources Page

  • Linked from the home page
  • Download this PowerPoint presentation
  • Download the School Administrator’s Desk Manual
  • Download the Teacher’s Desk Manual
  • Download several program-specific presentations
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Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

Toll-Free Help Desk

  • Accessible from the home page without a password
  • 1-888-750-FCAT1-888-750-3228
  • Weekdays 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

To get sign-in names & passwords

School Principals: Contact your District Office and speak to the “District Administrator” for the FCAT Explorer

Teachers: Contact your “School Administrator” for the FCAT Explorer

FCAT Explorer Home Page (www.fcatexplorer.com)

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Reading Timeline: 10th Grade Benchmarks

www.fcatexplorer.com

Log on to the FCAT Explorer!