2016-2017 Spring Testing Information
2016-2017 Spring Testing Schedule
|Assessment||Students to be tested||Testing Date|
|FSA ELA Reading||8th||April 18 and 19|
|FSA ELA Reading||7th||April 20 and 21|
|FSA ELA Reading||6th||April 24 and 25|
|FSA Mathematics||8th||April 26 and 27|
|FSA Mathematics||7th||May 1 and 2|
|FSA Mathematics||6th||May 3 and 4|
|NGSSS Statewide Science Assessment||8th||May 2nd|
|FSA Algebra 1, Geometry EOC assessments||Students enrolled in associated courses||May 8 and 9|
|NGSSS Civics||Students enrolled in associated courses||May 15 ande 16|
|Polk Final Exams||Students enrolled in associated courses||May 22-25|
We have been busy at JMA preparing and reinforcing the skills necessary for students to demonstrate their learning. Parents play an important part in helping students give their best performance on this important test. Even though assessments are a snapshot—one single perspective – it is important that our students have every advantage to do their very best. We don’t want to cause test anxiety, rather we want our students to be as prepared as possible. There are many ways in which parents can help their child put his/her best foot forward. The following guidelines can help set our students up for success:
Throughout the year:
- Read to/with your child and make time to discuss what you’ve read.
- Encourage reading for pleasure regularly.
- Know what kind of homework teachers expect and make sure your child completes it.
- Provide a regular, quiet place for your child to read or complete homework.
- Set high expectations for grades and attendance.
- Take an active interest in what your child is doing in school. What is he or she learning? Parents who communicate daily about what their children are learning build a strong foundation to demonstrate that learning on tests.
- During the weeks leading up to the test, begin to talk with your child about doing his or her best. You know your child better than anyone. Emphasize the importance of the test, but remember to build confidence, not anxiety.
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Polk County School Board has approved the 2016-2017 Statewide Assessment Calendar. Changes do occur however, be sure to check back frequently.
- Writing Assessment Round 2 grades 6-8 begins October 18th to November 10th.
- FAIR Round 2 grades 6-8 begins November 28th to December 16th.
- Polk Midterm Exam grades 6-8 begins December 5th to December 16.
- Polk Midterms will include all of the following courses: Spanish, Physical Education, Science (excluding 8th grade regular), World History (6th grade), U.S. History (8th grade).
Florida Standards Assessments
It is important to understand your child’s FSA score as this score can be used to determine future classes. Please click here to learn more.
To view the FSA Testing and Student Placement Frequently Asked Questions, please click here.
For general information about FSA and links to FSA resources click here.