Course Description:

    The Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) in English Language Arts will serve Florida students by measuring education gains and progress. The FSA is administered twice a year for retake purposes in October and March.  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.

    Intensive Reading is a course designed to provide instruction with reading strategies, techniques and skills for test preparation that will enable students to be successful across the curriculum.   Content will include but not be limited to fluency, vocabulary and reading comprehension.

    This class will address individual needs through whole group instruction, small group instruction, class projects and independent reading/whole group reading (novel) of a variety of reading materials.

    Reading Plus is the computer program that will also provide daily instruction for students. After successfully completing this course, students should be able to use critical thinking, problem solving, and reading skills/strategies to enhance comprehension in a variety of subjects.  The skills learned in this class, when applied consistently, will help the student in all other areas across the curriculum.

    Students will also be encouraged to take the ACT and/or the SAT during the school year as well.