The Florida Standards are the foundational expectations of what ALL students should know and be able to do from Kindergarten through 12th grade. These standards prepare your child for the future by building a better foundation, and ensuring that your child has the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in college, careers, and life.
English Language Arts
Our current English Language Arts (ELA) textbook adoption is Amplify Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA). This series is a comprehensive K-5 curriculum two distinct strands for grades K-2 and integrates them into one strand for grades 3-5. This robust design develops foundational skills and oral comprehension with rich and authentic fiction and nonfiction texts. We also utilize iReady Online Instruction and Ready Florida lessons to support the core ELA instruction. Students have a minimum of 90 uninterrupted minutes of ELA instruction daily.
Our current math adoption is GO MATH! Florida. This series has been aligned with the Florida Common Core Standards. In addition to the core math program, we supplement our mathematics curriculum with iReady Online Instruction and Ready Florida lessons. Teachers also utilize resources from CPALMS. Math is taught for a minimum of 60 minutes each day.
- iReady’s adaptive diagnostic provides a comprehensive insight into student learning across K–12 skills, helping teachers diagnose individual learning needs, observe growth over time, and predict proficiency on state assessments.
- This assessment occurs three times a year, beginning, middle, and end of the year. All students in kindergarten through the fourth grade participate.
- Quarterly Standards Mastery Assessment (QSMA) is an assessment that is provided to students in the third and fourth grade at the end of each of the first 3 quarters, QSMA is not assessed in the quarter.
- This assessment provides teachers with proficiency data on the standards that were taught during the quarter in science, English language arts, and math.
- Comprehensive Standards Mastery Assessment (CSMA) is an assessment that is given at the beginning of the year and the end of the year to students in art, music, and physical education.
- This assessment monitors growth for the standards in the areas of the special arts.
- Developmental Reading Assessment, 2nd edition, (DRA2) is a reading assessment provided to students in kindergarten, first, and second grade. This assessment provides teachers with information about the reading ability of students, which includes decoding, fluency, and comprehension.
- This assessment will be given in the middle and the end of the year for the 2020-2021 school year.
- Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) is a standards-based assessment that provides proficiency data on all students in grades 3-10 for English language arts and math, and science for 5th grade. The primary purpose of Florida’s K–12 statewide assessment program is to measure students’ achievement of Florida’s education standards.
- The assessment is provided at the end of the year, April and May.
- ACCESS for ELLs
- ACCESS for ELLs (ACCESS) is the collective name for WIDA's suite of summative English language proficiency assessments. ACCESS is taken annually by English language learners in kindergarten through grade 12 in WIDA Consortium member states.
- This assessment is given during the second half of the school year for students that are currently in the ESOL program.
Here are some resources that parents can use to practice at home:
You can encourage your child to read as much nonfiction as fiction.
- Supply more non-fiction texts
- Read non-fiction books aloud or with your child
- Have fun with non-fiction in front of your child
You can help your child learn about the world through reading.
- Supply series of texts on topics that interest your child
- Find books that explain how things work and why
- Discuss non-fiction texts and their ideas
You can help your child read more challenging material.
- Know what is grade-level appropriate
- Provide challenging texts as well as books they can read easily
- Show that challenging books are worth reading
You can talk to your child about reading.
- Talk about books
- Read aloud or read the same book as your child and discuss
- Discuss predictions
You can help build your child confidence in writing.
- Encourage writing at home
- Write “books” together using evidence and detail
- Review samples of exemplar student writing
You can help your child build more vocabulary words.
- Read often and constantly with young children
- Read multiple books on the same topic
- Talk to your children, read to them, listen to them, sing with them, make up silly rhymes and word games
Florida Standards- to find out more about our Florida Standards for K-12, check out the following link to CPALMS the state of Florida's office source of information for standards information and course description.