it’s the FCAT and
it’s a fact of life.
What is FCAT?
A little over ten years ago, the education
Then, Tallahassee at the state level
they thought about
decided that it and said, kids needed
all Florida school
to learn certain information in
“But how willscience, and writing.
we know if they
And so was born…
actually learned all that stuff
They we’rethese standards the
“Sunshine State Standards”
What does FCAT
mean to you?
Cool… I get
to take a
No sweat… I’m a genius.
Determine some classes
you have in high school
such as remedial reading.
Stays on your
Give you entrance into
Advanced and Honors
Look at the chart to see which FCAT
tests you will take depending on your
current grade level
How do they grade
FCAT tests can have three different types of
questions with each worth varying points.
1 to 2 pts.
1 to 4 pts.
And you can earn partial credit for certain math
problems that ask to show your work
As you can see, there’s a small
window of correct answers needed
between each level. So, try hard
on EVERY question. You may be
closer than you think!
How do they score
After you’ve taken your FCAT tests,
you’ll be given a scale score between
100 and 500. This number determines
what your FCAT Level will be.
Most of you have heard about the FCAT Levels.
It’s a quick way to see how you’re doing and if
you need extra help.
But behind those Levels
are details that will let you
see exactly how close you
were to reaching the next
FCAT achievement level.
How can I improve my
I could list 101 ways to improve your
FCAT score (and I will) but what counts
most is that you trust in yourself to do
the best work you are capable of.
Because you are your own best student.