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Welcome Parents to the MSA Parent Informational Night. Linda M. Jones Coxson C. Charmayne Brown March 2, 2010. MSA Calendar 2010. MSA Content Grade Reading Grade 3 Reading Grade 4 Reading Grade 5 Math Grade 3 Math Grade 4 Math Grade 5. Time Day1 Day 2 73 72

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welcome parents to the msa parent informational night

Welcome Parents to the MSA Parent Informational Night

Linda M. Jones Coxson

C. Charmayne Brown

March 2, 2010

msa reading and mathematics testing minutes
MSA

Content Grade

Reading Grade 3

Reading Grade 4

Reading Grade 5

Math Grade 3

Math Grade 4

Math Grade 5

Time

Day1 Day 2

73 72

72 72

81 72

86 50

84 51

101 45

MSA Reading and MathematicsTesting Minutes
msa reading test
MSA Reading Test
  • The MSA Reading test has five sessions given over two days
  • Three sessions will be administered on Day 1
  • Two sessions will be administered on Day 2
msa math test
MSA Math Test
  • The MSA Mathematics test has five sessions given over two days
  • Three sessions will be administered on Day 1
  • Two sessions will be administered on Day 2
msa 2010 test content
Reading Items

Selected Response

(Multiple Choice)

Brief Constructed Response

(Short Answers)

Mathematics Items

Selected Response

(Multiple Choice)

Brief Constructed Response

(Short Answers)

MSA 2010Test Content
what is a brief constructed response bcr
What is a Brief ConstructedResponse (BCR)?
  • BCR’s demonstrate student’s thinking process
  • Students provide short written answers
  • Answers are written within a box
  • Reading responses are scored for reading comprehension, not for writing or language usage
  • Math responses are scored for problem solving and being able to explain their answers
  • Responses should be brief and to the point
parents how can you help prepare your children for the test
ParentsHow can you help prepare your children for the test?
  • Help your child remain calm
  • Ensure your child goes to bed early the night before the test
  • Ensure that your child eats breakfast in the morning
  • Review test strategies
  • Ensure that your child arrives to school on time. The school bell rings at 9:00 am
  • Do not schedule doctor’s appointments during the testing window
parents reinforce strategies your child is learning in school
ParentsReinforce strategies your child is learning in school
  • Help your child:

Pay attention to key words

Reread the questions

Refer to pictures, charts and graphs

Use process of elimination

Use mathematical terms

Use numbers, words, and pictures to describe mathematical problem solving

Copy numbers correctly and line up numbers carefully when solving math problems

Restate the question when answering the BCR questions

Use information from the text to support your answer

on line resources
On line Resources

www.mdk12.org

Click MSA

Click What does MSA Look Like

Click Reading/Math Public Release Items

You can browse around!!!!!!!!!!!!

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