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State Approves New Name for Common Core State Standards
On February 18, 2014, the State Board of Education revised elements of the Common Core State Standards and renamed the benchmarks the Florida Standards. The board voted unanimously to revise the student performance standards in English/Language Arts(LAFS) and Mathematics(MAFS).
The state provides a set of standards in order to prepare students for success and make them competitive in the global workplace. Each Florida Standard provides clear expectations for the knowledge and skills students need to master in each grade and subject so they will be prepared to succeed in college, careers and life.
All Florida schools will teach the Florida Standards, and the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) has contracted with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to develop and administer new statewide assessments. These assessments will provide parents, teachers, policy makers and the general public with information regarding how well students are learning the Florida standards.
The following Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) will be administered for the first time in Spring 2015. For elementary school : Grades 3-5 English Language Arts (Writing component in grades 4-5) and Grades 3-5 Mathematics.
The Florida Standards: What Every Parent Should Know
District Florida Standards Powerpoint for Parents: Fl Standards District Powerpoint Presentation
FSA Computer-Based Testing:
Florida has been transitioning to computer-based testing (CBT) since 2010 and will continue to do so in Spring 2015. AIR offers a dynamic computer based test delivery system. Students will respond to items in multiple ways, including creating graphs, writing short responses and using other interactive features. The various question types are designed to assess higher-order thinking skills and offer exciting new ways for students to show what they know and can do.
Training tests are now available for students, parents and educators to become familiar with the new ways for students to show what they know and can do.
Training tests are now available for students, parents and educators to become familiar with the new testing system.
General information about the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) and links to other FSA websites and resources visit the Test Administration website
Florida Standards BrochureThe Florida Department of Education's Florida Standards Brochure provides information on the benefits of the Florida Standards as well as resources for everyone who impacts the student learning experience. View the brochure.
Parent Guides By Subject and Grade LevelLearn more about the specific Florida Standards that affect your child in their particular grade. Support your child's learning in practical ways at home with ideas in the guides below.Language Arts:Math:
Other Resources and Links for Parents
These guides, available in English and Spanish, explain changes in standards for English language arts (ELA) and Mathematics. Guides are available for students in kindergarten through eighth grade and for students in high school. (These guides are for Common Core, which are the Florida Standards with just a few modifications.)
Council of the Great City Schools
The Council of the Great City Schools has developed content and grade-specific parent roadmaps that provide detailed information for parents about the expectations of the Common Core in English Language Arts and Literacy and Mathematics. These roadmaps include examples of grade-level focus in the content area using parent-friendly language, sample progressions of learning across three grade levels in the Common Core, and tips to parents on communicating with teachers about their child’s work and how to support student learning at home.(These guides are for Common Core, which are the Florida Standards with just a few modifications.)