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.
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 [...]
Classrooms that responded positively to survey questions tended to do better on state tests like the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.