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Take a sample Florida Standards Test! (Common Core)
Florida Standards Assessment ^

Posted on 07/02/2014 7:23:48 PM PDT by dontreadthis

The Florida Department of Education on Monday released more information about the state's new series of standardized tests that will replace most of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test next spring. The information, including sample questions, can be viewed at http://www.fsassessments.org

The Education Department wants to hear what the public, particularly teachers, thinks about the sample questions, so there is a comment form on the website, too. The state will take comment through Sept. 5.

The FSA will rely less on multiple-choice questions and more on items that require students to show their work or how they arrived at an answer. The sample questions show that:

Third-graders might have to write a sentence explaining the main idea of a paragraph.

Seventh-graders might have to pull information from both a passage of text and a map to answer a reading-test question

High-school students might be shown grammar and spelling errors in a passage and then have to make corrections.

Fifth-graders, given a worked-out math problem, might have to pinpoint where a mistake was made.


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1 posted on 07/02/2014 7:23:48 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: dontreadthis

Well if they could just text it .....


2 posted on 07/02/2014 7:29:59 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: dontreadthis

The website requires an ID


3 posted on 07/02/2014 7:30:12 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: dontreadthis

If you have a bucket with 5 rocks, and another bucket with 7 rocks, how many buckets do you have?


4 posted on 07/02/2014 7:30:40 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Ray76

just sign in as a guest and pick a grade level


5 posted on 07/02/2014 7:33:04 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: DManA
If you have a bucket with 5 rocks, and another bucket with 7 rocks, how many buckets do you have?

Shoot that is too hard for most.

More like, "How's do the buckets make you feel?" Or what color would the buckets be?

6 posted on 07/02/2014 7:34:58 PM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: DManA

That would be 57.


7 posted on 07/02/2014 7:35:46 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: dontreadthis

If it takes a chicken and a half a day and a half to lay an egg and a half, how . . .. .


8 posted on 07/02/2014 7:36:39 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Scrambler Bob

correct, there’s no wrong answer


9 posted on 07/02/2014 7:36:53 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: dontreadthis

I think I scored 487 on the 1965 Florida Senior Placement test. I got 99th percentile on four of the five sections but verbal or grammar or whatever it was called caught me.


10 posted on 07/02/2014 7:37:01 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Scrambler Bob

If that’s your answer then that is a good answer. Good job Scrambler!


11 posted on 07/02/2014 7:37:23 PM PDT by DManA
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To: dontreadthis

Da goberment tells us that there are 11 million illegals in this contry. 11 million are in Calyfornia alone. How many would be in a country with 57 stats?
And what are their names?


12 posted on 07/02/2014 7:39:24 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is the CPUSA)
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To: dontreadthis

bump for later


13 posted on 07/02/2014 7:47:36 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: dontreadthis

Bookmark


14 posted on 07/02/2014 7:48:29 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: dontreadthis

Is the test administered via computer or on paper?


15 posted on 07/02/2014 7:56:21 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Ray76

I would bet on computer


16 posted on 07/02/2014 7:57:16 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: All

Archie Bunker was helping his niece do her homework and there was one of those questions “If train “A” leaves the station at six o’clock traveling 50 miles per hour and train “B” leaves.....” Archie said “Train ‘A’ ain’t never gonna’ catch train ‘B’. Train ‘A” was tryin’ to catch train ‘B’ when I was a kid.”


17 posted on 07/02/2014 7:57:30 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps.)
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To: dontreadthis

One racist Cracker Gal roostin on a park bench. 20 righteous Homies jiven on sidewalk.

How long before Cracker be bleedin on ground?


18 posted on 07/02/2014 8:00:00 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

social justice for math dummies


19 posted on 07/02/2014 8:04:45 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: DManA

“If you have a bucket with 5 rocks, and another bucket with 7 rocks, how many buckets do you have?”

I wanna throw those rocks at libtards.


20 posted on 07/02/2014 8:05:57 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana

Just don’t chew your Pop Tart into the shape of a gun...;’)


21 posted on 07/02/2014 8:07:06 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: yarddog
Complete this sentence: "White girl bleed a __________"
22 posted on 07/02/2014 8:07:11 PM PDT by The Duke ("Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting.")
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To: DManA
If you have a bucket with 5 rocks, and another bucket with 7 rocks, how many buckets do you have?

Three. Because two buckets have more than their fair share?

23 posted on 07/02/2014 8:09:42 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: MaxMax

The goal is to make every kid dumb as a bucket of rocks.


24 posted on 07/02/2014 8:11:28 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

yep


25 posted on 07/02/2014 8:12:06 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

The only reason this thing doesn’t die on the vine is that lots and lots of influential Republicans are backing it.

Maybe not publicly, but behind the scenes they are keeping it alive.


26 posted on 07/02/2014 8:15:49 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

I know about some people who will get angry for the Repubs for $15.


27 posted on 07/02/2014 8:19:29 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: MaxMax

I know some people who think the GOPe is on their side.


28 posted on 07/02/2014 8:21:53 PM PDT by DManA
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To: dontreadthis
Create data to support your eviro-whacko claim.

Amazing

29 posted on 07/02/2014 8:22:59 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (Settled sciience.)
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To: occamrzr06

Probably “Do you agree the buckets are a Trigger that reminds you of slaves carrying water from the well the Massa’s house? If yes, please file a grievance with the school principal.”


30 posted on 07/02/2014 8:26:58 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: MaxMax

“If you have a bucket with 5 rocks, and another bucket with 7 rocks, how many buckets do you have?

Three. Because two buckets have more than their fair share?

No, you pass a law such that each bucket must have equal numbers of rocks, so, four rocks and four rocks*.

* The remaining rocks are consumed by overhead administrative costs.


31 posted on 07/02/2014 8:36:05 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: MaxMax

LMAO!! You truly are mad! :-)


32 posted on 07/02/2014 8:38:49 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: DManA
If you have a bucket with 5 rocks, and another bucket with 7 rocks, how many buckets do you have?

You have 12 rocks, so subtract 1 from that and you get 2, subtract zero from two and still have a 2 left, so there are 2 buckets.

33 posted on 07/02/2014 9:09:13 PM PDT by ansel12 (( Rand Paul---What a tragedy if America wouldn't have gotten to see Barack Obama as a leader.)
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To: ansel12

You are the smartest man in the United States.


34 posted on 07/02/2014 9:11:26 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

That’s a real question? Idiotic.


35 posted on 07/02/2014 9:16:02 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: ansel12

I was just watching Jimmy Kimmel. He did a quiz with two English people on the street.

One of the questions was “What is the name of the stadium where the LA. Dodgers play?”

They passed.


36 posted on 07/02/2014 9:16:38 PM PDT by DManA
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To: dontreadthis

Rick Scott is toast. He pushed this new Commie Core test, while claiming to be against Commie Core. He keeps handing the Governors mansion back to Crist


37 posted on 07/02/2014 9:21:16 PM PDT by DisorderOnBorder (Haley Barbour gave me $15 to vote)
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To: Girlene

I took it right off the test site.


38 posted on 07/02/2014 9:21:56 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (Settled sciience.)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

That’s amazing! In other words, “Make up data to fit the scientist’s claim!”


39 posted on 07/02/2014 9:43:21 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

wow.


40 posted on 07/02/2014 9:53:54 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: BradyLS

No. I am a hard science academic and the question is to determine if the student can recognize a downward trending scatter plot. It is a completely legitimate question. I just went through and took a look at about half the 12 grade math test and saw nothing unusual. I actually started taking it but the formatting for equations was kind of awkward and I didn’t want to dink around.


41 posted on 07/02/2014 11:12:03 PM PDT by stormer
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To: Ray76

You can go on it as a guest. I looked at the 6th grade writing test.


42 posted on 07/03/2014 4:12:49 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

The answer is always “global warming”.


43 posted on 07/03/2014 4:15:07 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: dontreadthis
The assumption by most freepers is that common core simply dumbs down the curriculum. In math that is not the case. It actually introduces concepts at much earlier stages. The problem with this is that the curriculum does not build a proper foundation so that most students can fully understand the math processes these are using. Also, while proponents blather on and on about how the cc curriculum promotes and enhances critical thinking, it does the exact opposite. The lines of thinking and terminology used are quite rigid. If one does not think and problem solve using the “correct” method there is a problem. The outcome of all of this is that testing scores overall are going to decline even further. I suggest that those who are reading this article actually take some of the tests.
44 posted on 07/03/2014 8:53:30 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: Nevadan

I know folks with kids who are at their wits’ end trying to learn elementary level arithmetic via common core curricula. Parents have no idea how common core works and teachers actively discourage them from trying to help their kids learn math using the old, tried-and-true ways.

If parents can’t look at a problem and show their kids how to solve it—especially if teachers discourage assistance—then then you have the ingredients for a education disaster in the making.

I wonder how many illegals learned common core before breaking the laws to enter the country. I’ll bet their employers don’t care.


45 posted on 07/03/2014 11:12:47 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: BradyLS
Re: If parents can’t look at a problem and show their kids how to solve it—especially if teachers discourage assistance—then then you have the ingredients for a education disaster in the making.

Absolutely! And speaking of all the illegal alien children in our schools, if the native born children are having problems with the cc curriculum, we can expect the outcomes for these children to be even worse.

Frankly, I expect that teachers themselves will be increasingly on the forefront of the opposition to common core because they will be held accountable for the negative testing scores, not the educational bureaucrats and politicians who foisted the curriculum on the country.

46 posted on 07/04/2014 8:25:56 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: dontreadthis; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...
Of interest to both lists...

HOMESCHOOL PING

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

Metmom holds both the Homeschool and the Another Reason to Homeschool ping lists. I'm merely filling in temporarily.

47 posted on 07/06/2014 8:23:36 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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48 posted on 07/06/2014 8:43:28 PM PDT by DarthDilbert
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To: dontreadthis

They took these questions straight from the Florida State University Entrance Exam.


49 posted on 07/06/2014 8:44:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ilovesarah2012

In my neck of the woods, the left has changed their mantra to “climate change”. Their propaganda catch phrase was beaten like a rented mule with the record setting harsh winter we experienced in 2013/2014.

I prefer the realistic/conservative explanation.........”weather”.

EODGUY


50 posted on 07/07/2014 7:41:46 AM PDT by EODGUY (Hold on to your copies of the Consititution of the United States. It is going to be re-written.)
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