FCAT April 22 - April 25 3rd - 5th Grades Tested
FCAT Testing Tips
Top Ten Test-Taking Tips for Students
Here are the top ten tips to success!
1. Have a Positive Attitude
jigsaw puzzle. It might be tough, but you can do it!
A positive attitude goes a long way toward success.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
your writing is legible on the short and long responses. Make sure that
you erase your mistakes.
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.
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.