Florida’s K-12 assessment system measures students’ achievement of Florida’s education standards, which were developed and implemented to ensure that all students graduate from high school ready for success in college, career, and life. Assessment supports instruction and student learning, and test results help Florida’s educational leadership and stakeholders determine whether the goals of the education system are being met.
The following links provide access to general information about the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) and training tests as well as links to other FSA websites and resources.
- FSA Home Page
- Student and Parent Resources
- Training Tests
- Tips for Taking the FSA for Math
- Tips for Taking the FSA for Reading
Parents need to review the following letter with their student(s): FSA 2016
At Howard Middle School, individual teachers may offer tutoring. More details are posted on the website calendar and announced in other manners as it becomes available. The Howard Academy Community Center offers free tutoring during the school year.
Please click on the following links for more details: Free Tutoring
SUPPLEMENTAL AND INTENSIVE INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTIONS
At Howard Middle School, all students scoring a level 1 or 2 on the FSA English Language Arts (ELA) test are receiving intensive instruction, as required by the State, in addition to their language arts class. Additionally, those students who do not have a FSA ELA score are assessed to determine whether or not they would benefit from the intensive reading classes. If their scores indicate a need for the program, we are serving them as well. The intensive reading classes are designed to address, in a smaller group setting, the students’ individual remedial needs while their on-grade level needs are being addressed in their language arts class.
Students who scored a level 1 on the FSA Mathematics test in are served in an intensive math class in place of their regular grade level math class. This class is designed to address, in a smaller group setting, the students’ individual remedial needs while also providing on-grade level instruction in math.
Teachers utilize differentiated teaching strategies to provide enrichment opportunities for their students within the confines of their classroom. Additionally, students who are proficient in reading and do not need to be placed in an intensive reading class have the opportunity to participate in various enrichment opportunities known as electives.