The Florida Department of Education is pleased to announce the posting of a new web-based product called the About the FCAT Web Brochure. This brochure is an updated HTML version of the FCAT Parent Brochure that was delivered in print to districts in 2002. It provides general information about the FCAT in addition to links to other DOE resources like the Sunshine State Standards web page. You may access the English version of the brochure at http://www.firn.edu/doe/sas/fcat/fcatpub1.htm The Spanish and Haitian Creole versions are available by clicking on the version needed. This is a great resource that may answer some of your questions about the FCAT.
FCAT Released Tests
2011-2012 Testing Schedule
The Florida Department of Education
has posted the 2012
FCAT 2.0 Sample Test Materials
The sample test materials are only available on the website for download.
You will find:
· Grades 5 and 8 FCAT 2.0 Science Sample Questions and FCAT 2.0 Science Sample Answers
· Grades 3-10 FCAT 2.0 Reading Sample Questions and FCAT 2.0 Reading Sample Answers
Grades 3-8 FCAT 2.0 Mathematics Sample Questions and FCAT 2.0 Mathematics
The Department of Education has released some of the previous tested FCAT questions for students, parents, and teachers. You may click on the link below and take a look at some of the questions. Students and parents can practice these together which may ease some anxiety about the test and give students the confidence going into the exam.
DOE - Released FCAT Test Questions
Great School Report
FCAT Assessment Schedule for
(April 16-27, 2012)
Reading and Math for 3rd - 5th grades.
Science for 5th grade only.
FCAT Practice Sites (Grades
FCAT measures student performance on selected benchmarks in reading and mathematics, as defined by the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS). The NGSSS articulate challenging content that Florida students are expected to know and be able to do. Based on a Scale Score, a student achieves one of five possible levels. The Scale Score that a student could achieve in each subject area ranges from 100 to 500. The FCAT levels of proficiencies are:
Level 5 - Performance at this level indicates the highest achievement.
A level 5
Level 4 - Performance at this level indicates that the student has success
Level 3 - Performance at this level indicates that the student has partial
Level 2 - Performance at this level indicates that the student has limited
Level 1 - Performance at this level indicates that the student has little
Antioch’s core curriculum is the NGSSS. Students in kindergarten through fifth grades receive daily NGSSS instruction. Students in grades 3, 4 and 5 will take the FCAT reading and mathematics tests during the weeks of April 16-27, 2012. Students in 5th grade will also take the Science portion of FCAT.
Fourth grade students will also take the FCAT writing test on February 28-March 1, 2012.
We thank you for your continued support as we work together to ensure that your child masters the NGSSS. We urge you to communicate with your child's teacher on a regular basis.