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  • FCAT 2.0 Reading 6-8 READING TEST DESIGN & TIPS FOR SUCCESS
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  • FCAT 2.0 TEST DATE Grade 6 - 8 April 18 th May 7 th
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  • Items, Duration, & Test Type All Grade Levels Multiple Choice Items Only Multiple Choice Items Only Two 70-minute sessions over two days Two 70-minute sessions over two days Computer Based Test for All Grades Computer Based Test for All Grades
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  • Number of Words Per Passage 6 th Grade200 - 1100 Words 6 th Grade200 - 1100 Words 7 th Grade300 1100 Words 7 th Grade300 1100 Words 8 th Grade300 1200 Words 8 th Grade300 1200 Words
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  • Types of Reading Passages GradeLiteraryTextInformationalText 6 th 50%50% 7th40%60% 8th40%60%
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  • Percentage of Points by Cognitive Complexity Level GradeLowModerateHigh 615-25%50-70%15-25% 7 50-70%15-25% 810-20%50-70%20-30%
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  • Content Category GradeVocabulary Reading Application Literary Analysis Fiction & Nonfiction Informational Text Research Process 6th15-25%25-35%25-35%15-25% 7th15-25%25-35%25-35%15-25% 8th15-25%20-30%20-30%25-35%
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  • HOW TO HELP IMPROVE YOUR CHILDS FCAT TEST PERFORMANCE?
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  • READ MORE AT HOME Read at least 45 minutes daily Read at least 45 minutes daily Incorporate more nonfiction selections Incorporate more nonfiction selections Use Sunshine State Young Readers Awards Site for Annotated Book Lists, Activities and Resources. Use Sunshine State Young Readers Awards Site for Annotated Book Lists, Activities and Resources. http://myssyra.org http://myssyra.orghttp://myssyra.org Try books on CD Try books on CD Read newspapers and magazines Read newspapers and magazines
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  • SAMPLE TEST MATERIALS The FCAT 2.0, like the FCAT, is intended to measure student mastery of Floridas educational standards. Students who have been actively engaged in the learning process in Floridas public schools should be well prepared for success on the FCAT 2.0 without the need for special coaching or intensive instruction in test- taking strategies. To help students, parents, and educators understand what the FCAT 2.0 test items will look like, the Department provides FCAT 2.0 Sample Test Materials online for public review. http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcat2/fcatitem.asp The FCAT 2.0, like the FCAT, is intended to measure student mastery of Floridas educational standards. Students who have been actively engaged in the learning process in Floridas public schools should be well prepared for success on the FCAT 2.0 without the need for special coaching or intensive instruction in test- taking strategies. To help students, parents, and educators understand what the FCAT 2.0 test items will look like, the Department provides FCAT 2.0 Sample Test Materials online for public review. http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcat2/fcatitem.aspFCAT 2.0 Sample Test MaterialsFCAT 2.0 Sample Test Materials
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  • FCAT Explorer www.fcatexplorer.com Use FCAT Explorer for practice reading FCAT type passages and answering FCAT type questions. Use FCAT Explorer for practice reading FCAT type passages and answering FCAT type questions. Ask students Reading or Language Arts Teacher for Log In Information. Ask students Reading or Language Arts Teacher for Log In Information. You can also call the help desk for information at 1-888-750-3228. You can also call the help desk for information at 1-888-750-3228.
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  • Check Your Childs Progress on Accelerated Reader Home Connect Log on to the Pines Charter homepage. Log on to the Pines Charter homepage. Click on Online Tools Click on Online Tools Click Accelerated Reader Click Accelerated Reader Click A/R Home Connect Click A/R Home Connect Students have log in information Students have log in information
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  • Sign Up for FCAT Reading Camp Session 2 starts in January Session 2 starts in January Registration forms can be picked up in the office. Registration forms can be picked up in the office.

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