Wednesday, January 25, 2012

FCAT Camp & Test Prep


It's time for FCAT Camp!!!!
The title is so ironic! It is def. not a camp!

We send out an invitation to certain kids {depending on their score}
 to join us for an hour after school once a week.
We meet for 6 weeks starting Feb. 6th till FCAT.

Here is what I incude in each student's file:



I use flexible groups and group the by their areas of weakness {using previous data}.
I give them the sample FCAT test our DOE releases every year for practice as a pre-test on our 1st session, and as a post-test in our last session.
We use Crunch Time packets with stem questions for each benchmark, and Scholastic Action & Scope Magazines as text to work with. 
Lastly, we have a Test Maker program at school that generates practice stories & questions by benchmarks. I use it to tailor activities for each student based on their areas of growth.

What do you do & what do you use for test prep?

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8 comments:

  1. Since I am lucky to be in second grade this year.....I don't have to do any major test prep. I did it last year and I have to say one year was enough for me. I definitely love the primary grades more!

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  2. I embed test prep in my teaching all year long. Homework, daily lessons, intervention and small groups, etc....it is there all year so they don't even realize they are learning.

    We also do a "camp" for our EL students...similar to yours. Though we use the CA state released questions. I wonder if there is a place where all of the released questions for each state can be found??

    ~Stephanie
    Teaching in Room 6

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  3. New blog follower and loving it already! We do a similar 'camp' here in VA but it's 3 times a week for reading, math and test practice on the computer since our state tests are online.

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  4. You have this very organized! This year we implemented a computer based testing program. There is so much data to go through and sort. How you have this organized would definitely help me make it manageable. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Mor:
    This is reason #483 why you amaze me!

    Kim
    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

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  6. How can we get those documents? They are great!

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