Students who use study methods and strategies score higher on their exams.
Review Materials when it is still fresh in your memory- Do not review all the material the night before the test or quiz
Break it up – When there is a lot to study, it can help to break things into chunks
Pay Attention in Class – Good Studying starts in the class room
Take Good Notes – Write down the facts – keep your notes, quizzes, and papers organized by subjects
Ask for help if you get stuck – Try to understand the material, ask the teacher for help when you are confused about something
If you choose to study in a group, only study with others who are serious about the test
The Florida State Assessment (FSA) will allow teachers to emphasize critical thinking, which will provide students with greater opportunities to live and learn in Florida. The FSA is a form of the Common Core Curiculum which is preparing students for college and careers.
The Florida Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts were approved by the Florida State Board of Education in February 2014 and are being fully implemented in grades K-12 beginning this school year 2015-2016.
The Florida Standards Assessments will be administered for the first time this spring of 2015.
Grades 3-11 English Language Arts (writing component in grades 4-11)
Grades 3-8 Mathematics
Grades 5 and 8 Science FCAT
Florida Standards Assessment (FSA)
Rest - Get a good night sleep before taking the test
Eat - A good breakfast on the morning of the test it will give the students energy they need to test well (Free breakfast at all Dade County Public Schools)
Listen - You must listen carefully to the directions and follow them exactly. You can ask the teacher to repeat the directions or explain them again.
Try - Do your best - Some questions might seem hard, but do encourage your child not to give up and to pick the best answer
Support - See that your child keeps up with regular study habit
Relax - Reassure your child about the test - Students who are calm and sure of themselves do better.