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- Available Lessons: 66
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryIf you need a little help getting ready to take the FSA Grade 8 Math test, check out this helpful test prep course. Our short lessons outline all the topics you'll need to know for exam day, and our multiple-choice quizzes help you see which areas you need to study further before taking the test. This Study.com course was updated in 2018.
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About This Course
All of the essential skills and information necessary to prepare for the FSA Grade 8 Math test are covered in this course. The brief video lessons include a written transcript for review as well as an interactive timeline feature that enables a student to skip directly to a particular topic in the video. The topics covered in the course include:
- Rational and irrational numbers
- Algebraic expressions
- Linear equations
- Similarity and congruence
- The Pythagorean theorem
- Cones, cylinders and spheres
- Statistics and probability
About the Exam
The FSA Grade 8 Math test, a computer-based exam, is a part of Florida's statewide assessment program for determining whether students meet Florida's educational standards. The test consists of three 60-minute sessions spread out between two days. Students can expect to see between 62 and 66 questions in all. Questions are formatted as multiple choice, open response or technology-enhanced. Students who qualify for testing accommodations may take a paper-based version of the exam.
FSA Grade 8 Math Registration and Preparation
Our study course is composed of brief video lessons that get to the heart of the skills needed to excel on the FSA Grade 8 Math test. Each video comes with a transcript for review and an interactive time line of the lesson, and students have the ability to ask a teacher for clarification by filling out the simple form under the Teacher tab. In addition, students can take practice quizzes and exams to help make sure they are retaining the information as they go along. The FSA Grade 8 Math test is offered during a period of a few weeks out of the year.
FSA Grade 8 Math Scoring and Score Reports
Students who take the FSA Grade 8 Math test will receive a T score between 20 and 80 along with a percentile rank. Students also will be assigned an achievement level ranging from 1 to 5, with 5 being the best.
FSA Grade 8 Math: Expressions and Equations Section
Percentage of exam: 30%
Exam topics covered: Radicals and integer exponents, proportional relationships, lines, linear equations, and pairs of simultaneous linear equations
What you'll study: The course's chapters on expressions and equations include lessons on square roots, cube roots, and scientific notation. There are also lessons on proportionality and expressing proportional relationships with equations. Linear equations are covered in the course, including how they're defined and solved, along with systems of linear equations.
FSA Grade 8 Math: Functions Section
Percentage of exam: 25%
Exam topics covered: Understanding functions, comparing functions, linear and non-linear functions, and modeling relationships with functions
What you'll study: Our chapter on functions begins with defining, graphing, and comparing functions. Next come lessons on linear and nonlinear functions and modeling a linear relationship between quantities. Finally, there are lessons on initial value, rate of change, and identifying the properties of a function.
FSA Grade 8 Math: Geometry Section
Percentage of exam: 27%
Exam topics covered: Rotations, reflections, and translations; congruence; two dimensional figures and coordinates; similarity; triangles, similarity of triangles and the Pythagorean theorem
What you'll study: There are many relevant topics in the geometry sections of our course including symmetries of 2-D shapes, graphing translations, and graphing rotations. There are also lessons on congruence, similarity, and proving relationships with congruence and similarity. Lines, angles, and the Pythagorean theorem are covered, as are the area and volume of cylinders and spheres.
FSA Grade 8 Math: Statistics & Probability and The Number System Section
Percentage of exam: 18%
Exam topics covered: Understanding bivariate data through scatter plots, slope and intercept, frequencies, and rational and irrational numbers
What you'll study: These course chapters include lessons on rational and irrational numbers, as well as lessons on bivariate data, scatterplots, and linear regression. Also included are lessons on interpreting correlations and linear relationships, categorical data, and two-way tables.
The FSA tests are administered by the Florida Department of Education, which is not affiliated with Study.com.
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