As Florida begins its transition from the FCAT to Common Core, we knew that there would be a dearth of materials that would aid educators during their blended instruction years. We made the decision to produce a crosswalk of Florida’s current Next Generation Sunshine State Standards to the new Common Core Standards so that educators [...]
We’ve received tons of feedback from you that will help us make FCAT Test Maker PRO even better for Florida schools. Now, we’d like to share with you the results of what you told us, both where we excel and where we can improve, and some more insight concerning our plans for the future.
FCAT Test Maker, from Progress Testing, announced Monday that it is developing a Common Core crosswalk for Florida educators to assist them with their transition to Common Core standards. In addition, Progress Testing is lowering the price of all editions of its software to only $1,995 per school for an unlimited site license.
Progress Testing’s [...]
Now with thousands of test items for the latest FCAT 2.0 Science for grades 5 and 8, along with Algebra I, Geometry, and Biology End-of-Course questions for high schools.
For the first time, Florida schools began administering the new FCAT 2.0 exams in Reading and Math during the past two weeks. These new tests measure student achievement of the Next Generation Sunshine Standards (NGSSS). Starting next spring, Florida schools will implement the new FCAT 2.0 Science tests for Grades 5 and 8.
Great article on the future of computer-based assessments:
Educators and researchers alike are exploring how to employ technology to assess students in an authentic, meaningful way by embedding assessments into curricula and “scaffolding” them to help pinpoint where students are struggling. Technology also provides the capability for teachers to receive timely feedback from assessments to [...]