How to Pass FSA Tests

Instructor: Shelby Golden
The FSA tests are used to assess the math and English language arts skills of students in Florida. Use this article to find out how to help your students prepare for and pass these exams.

Determine Which FSA Tests Your Students Will Be Taking

The Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) for English language arts are administered to grades 3-10, while the math tests are given to students in 3rd-8th grade. High school students will also need to take end of course exams for Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry.

While these tests are generally used to track students' progress, keep in mind that passing scores on the 10th Grade ELA and Algebra I exams are among the requirements for graduation in Florida.

Encourage Participation in Class

Regular attendance in class offers your students the best chance at passing the FSA exams. Students who work on a consistent basis to complete assignments and pay attention in class can build their familiarity with the subject matter they'll be tested on.

Help Your Student Review Course and Test Material

Study.com offers courses that can help students prepare for the FSA exams. These courses are affordably priced and can be completed anywhere and at any time, making study convenient. Each course provides access to expert instructors, includes easy-to-follow video lessons, and offers self-assessment quizzes and tests so you can track student progress. Test-prep courses are available for the following FSA exams:

You'll also find high school math courses that can help students review algebra and geometry content ahead of their end of course exam:

Become Familiar with the Test Format

FSA tests include approximately 65 questions and can be administered over the course of multiple testing sessions. Some exams are computer-based, while others are given in paper and pencil form.

The Florida Department of Education offers computer- and paper-based practice tests, a quick guide for answering computerized test questions, and answer keys on their website (www.fldoe.org). These resources provide you with a simple, easy way for you or your children to get familiar with the way a test is set up and learn about the kinds of questions they can expect to find.

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