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From the Florida Department of Education. www.fcatexplorer.com. Reading Odyssey: 4 th Grade Benchmarks. Program Overview . Reading Odyssey: 4 th Grade Benchmarks. Reading Odyssey: 4 th Grade Benchmarks. Interactive program offers practice on the FCAT-tested benchmarks

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From the Florida Department of Education

www.fcatexplorer.com

Reading Odyssey: 4th Grade Benchmarks

Program Overview

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Reading Odyssey: 4th Grade Benchmarks

Reading Odyssey: 4th 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

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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
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Input from Education Professionals

Exemplary 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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Instructional Support

  • 1ST ATTEMPT CORRECT
  • Displays auditory and visual congratulations
  • Supplies correct answer explanation
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Instructional Support

  • 1ST ATTEMPT INCORRECT
  • Informs student that answer is incorrect
  • Delivers hint or takes student to yellow highlighted passage
  • Explanation of vocabulary-related skills and their application
  • Highlighting offers guidance to correct answer
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Instructional Support

  • 2nd ATTEMPT CORRECT or INCORRECT
  • Correct answer: Auditory congratulations and explanation
  • Incorrect answer:
  • Notification that selected answer is incorrect
  • Identification of correct answer
  • Explanation of why the correct answer choice is correct
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Passages

and

Practice Items

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FCAT-like Passages

  • 45 passages grouped into three themes—land, sea, and space
  • Written to support FCAT-like practice on all tested benchmarks
  • Topics drawn from Sunshine State Standards subject areas
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • The Arts
  • Health & Physical Education
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Reading Odyssey: 4th Grade Benchmarks

FCAT-like Passages

  • Same average length and readability level as on the FCAT
  • Same varieties of passages: poems, plays, articles, and stories
  • Reviewed by teachers for interest & readability
  • Reinforced by illustrations
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FCAT-like Practice Items

  • 332 FCAT-like practice items:

From the passage Neptune, The Blue Planet

  • Multiple choice (MC)
  • Short-response (SR)
  • Items reflect real-world activities and situations

From the passage Rosa’s Return

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FCAT-like Practice Items

PRACTICE ITEMS

  • Rigorous item development process
  • Written by professional item writers
  • Reviewed 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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FCAT-like Practice Items

MULTIPLE CHOICE (MC)

Careful review of every item for psychometric criteria

  • Item must clearly support skill
  • 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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FCAT-like Practice Items

SIMULATED SRs & MCs

  • Short-response: Compare three responses & select the best one
  • Multiple-choice: Read four responses & choose the most correct
  • Simulation strategies recommended by teachers
  • Based on classroom instructional practices
  • Requires student to compare or assess critical attributes
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FCAT-like Practice Items

LET’S STOP AND THINK

  • Content questions embedded throughout passages modeling thought processes of good readers
  • Correct and incorrect responses identified
  • Recognition of crucial content in reading passages reinforced
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FCAT-like Practice Items

  • Answer Explanations for Three-Response SRs
  • Correct answer:
  • Full credit given
  • Attributes that justify the assigned score
  • Compare this answer:
    • Partial credit given
    • Answer attributes and discrepancies supplied
  • Incorrect answer:
  • No credit given
  • Description of why this response received no credit
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MAPS, TABLES, AND CHARTS

Essential Support for Passages

  • Illustrate crucial passage content
  • Support items written on research benchmark (LA.A. 2.2.8 and LA.A. 2.2.5)
  • Supply critical additional information on the topic
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Special Features

SEE QUESTIONS

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

SeeQuestions

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Special Features

Passage

GLOSSARY

Student can clickthe word species to go to that glossary entry

  • Linked (blue) words in passage
  • “Ear icon” to hear word pronounced
  • Definition
  • Example sentence to show use
  • Spanish and Haitian Creole translations

Glossary Entry

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Special Features

  • Explorer’s Report
  • Shows the number of items attempted for each benchmark
  • Gives percentage of items answered correctly
  • Includes daily, school-year, and custom reports
  • Accessible from Base Camp
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Special Features

  • CHALLENGE LIST
  • Available any time from the Base Camp menu
  • Land, sea, and space modules link to passages and items
  • Red circle items allow students to try again
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  • HIGH-INTEREST PASSAGE TOPICS
  • Topics drawn from other subject areas in the Sunshine State Standards
  • Passages reviewed by 4th grade teachers for potential to interest struggling 4th grade students
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Motivational Features

  • VIDEO LOG
  • Accessible from the Base Camp
  • Shows animated stories about the Reading Odyssey
  • Awards new chapters upon completion of four planets
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Motivational Features

  • ANIMATED VOCABULARY GAMES
  • Earn points for correct answers
  • Play one of five vocabulary games upon completing three passages and accompanying items
  • Scoring tally for correct responses
  • Repetition of questions for incorrect responses
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Motivational Features

  • PHOTOGRAPHS AND ILLUSTRATIONS
  • Reinforce important ideas in the passage
  • Pique curiosity
  • Maintain attention & endurance
  • Help students perceive reading as an interesting activity
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Educator’s 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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Student Performance Reports

At the Classroom Teacher’s Desk

  • Check progress on individuals or classes
  • View reading data by benchmark, skill, or passage
  • View math data by benchmark, strand, or theme
  • View science data by benchmark or strand
  • Compare percentage correct before and after instructional support
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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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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 other presentations
  • Reading Focus Overview
  • Math Focus Overview
  • Program-specific presentations
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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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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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www.fcatexplorer.com

Log on to the FCAT Explorer!