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FCAT April 22 - April 25 3rd - 5th Grades Tested

 

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Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
April 17, 2014 
This year's theme is "Plant a Seed, Grow a Future."

 


 

FCAT Testing Tips

Top Ten Test-Taking Tips for Students

Here are the top ten tips to success!

1. Have a Positive Attitude
Approach the big test as you'd approach a giant

jigsaw puzzle. It might be tough, but you can do it!

A positive attitude goes a long way toward success. 

2. Make a Plan
Use the UP QUEEN strategy.   

 U-Underline the title 

 P-Predict what the story will be about 

 Q- Read the Questions first

 U-Underline important information in the passage  

 E- Read Every paragraph    

 E-  Eliminate unneeded answer choices 

 N-Now you are done


3. The Night Before
Cramming doesn't work. If you've followed a study

plan, the night before the test you should do a quick

review and get to bed early. Remember, your brain

and body need sleep to function well, so don't stay up late! 

4. The Morning of the Test
Did you know that you think better when you have a

full stomach? So don't skip breakfast the morning of

the test. Get to school early and read for about ten-minutes

right before the test, so your brain is turned on and warmed up. 

5. Test Time
Before the test begins- Understand how the test is scored:

Do you lose points for incorrect answers? Or is it better to

make guesses when you're not sure of the answer? Listen to

the instructions! You want to make sure you are marking answers correctly. 

6. Manage Your Time
Scan through the test quickly before starting. Answering

the easy questions first can be a time saver and a confidence

builder. Plus, it saves more time in the end for you to focus on the hard stuff. 

7. I'm Stuck!
Those tricky problems can knock you off balance. Don't get worried

or frustrated. Reread the question to make sure you understand it, and

then try to solve it the best way you know how. If you're still stuck, circle

it and move on. You can come back to it later. What if you have no idea

about the answer? Review your options and make the best guess you

can, but only if you don't lose points for wrong answers. 

8. Multiple-Choice Questions
The process of elimination can help you choose the correct answer in

a multiple-choice question. Start by crossing off the answers that couldn't

be right. Then spend your time focusing on the possible correct choices

before selecting your answer. 

9. Neatness Counts
 For machine-scored tests, fill in the spaces carefully.  Be sure that

your writing is legible on the short and long responses. Make sure that

you erase your mistakes. 

10. I'm Done! 
Not so fast - when you complete the last item on the test, remember

that you're not done yet. First, check the clock and go back to review

your answers, making sure that you didn't make any careless mistakes

(such as putting the right answer in the wrong place or skipping a question).

Spend the last remaining minutes going over the hardest problems

before you turn in your test. 

Follow these test tips, and you'll know you did your best - congratulations!

 
 

Anti-Bullying Policy 

The School Board of Broward County has approved the first school district Anti-Bullying Policy in Florida. The policy, which was adopted on July 22, 2008, was designed by the District’s Office of Prevention Programs and Student Support Services, under the Safe Schools Healthy Students Grant initiative.

The Florida Department of Education will utilize the new policy as a model for the state’s other 66 school districts. The policy was developed prior to the passage of House Bill 669, which mandates that all districts in the state adopt Anti-Bullying policies by December 1, 2008.

The District’s Anti-Bullying Policy specifically prohibits bullying of or by any District student or employee, with consequences for those acts that meet the definition of bullying as defined in the policy:

“Bullying” means systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more students or employees.

The policy sets forth guidelines for the identification and reporting of bullying – as the overall goal of the initiative is the protection of students and their increased feelings of safety and belonging. The policy requires teachers and staff to utilize a variety of prevention and intervention activities and includes tools and resources that create environments of safety and respect and expectations of appropriate behavior.

The Anti-Bullying Policy was developed by a District task force, which included community and parental involvement. 

 

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