Mandatory requirements from Orange County Public Schools:
1. Student will score above a Level 2 on the FCAT Reading Test. ORB.
2. Student will score in at least the 21st percentile on the NRT Reading Test. ORC.
3. Student will score at least a 43 (instructional level) on the DRP Test. (B and C are subject to change)
The following standardized testing results will be a factor:
1. Student will score above a Level 2 on the FCAT Mathematics test.
Your child’s performance on the skills below will also be a factor in the decision of your child’s promotion to 6th grade:
Reading
The student…

decodes words to clarify pronunciation, uses context clues and predicting to construct meaning develops vocabulary by reading independently and using resources and references

monitors reading on or above grade level by adjusting reading rate summarizing and checking other sources

identifies examples of fact, fiction or opinion

reads and organizes information from reference materials to write a research report or perform other tasks

demonstrates knowledge of and supply use of graphic organizers/thinking maps to organize information in all content areas

uses strategies to determine meaning and increase vocabulary (ex. Homonyms, prefixes, suffixes, wordorigins, multiple meanings, antonyms, and synonyms)

identifies, classifies and demonstrates knowledge of words from a variety of categories an or above grade level

determines the main idea and connects ideas with relevant supporting details

describes how the author’s purpose and perspective influence the text

knows characteristics of persuasive text

understands comparison and contrast, causeandeffect and sequence of events
Writing
The student will…

write a 5 paragraph essay (Narrative and Expository) with correct punctuation and proper sentence structure

write using the writing process consisting of six traits; ideas, organization, word choice, sentence fluency, voice, and conventions
Mathematics
Number Sense, Concepts, and Operations
The student…

reads, writes and identifies decimals through thousandths

reads, writes and identifies whole numbers, fractions and mixed numbers

uses symbols to compare and order whole numbers, fractions, percents and decimals

explains the relationship between the decimal number system and other number systems

demonstrates the inverse feature of multiplication and division

uses strategies to estimate quantities of one thousand or more

expresses a whole number as a product of its prime factors

knows that place value relates to powers of 10

translates problem situations into diagrams, models or numerals

multiplies common fractions and decimals to hundredths

determines the operations needed to solve one and two step problems

finds factors of numbers to determine if they are prime or composite

determines the greatest common factor and the least common multiple of two numbers

applies rules of divisibility and identifies perfect squares to 144
Algebraic Thinking
The student…

describes, extends, creates, predicts and generalizes or eliminates the numerical and geometric patterns

analyzes number patterns and states the rule

uses a variable to represent a given verbal expression

identifies and explains numerical relationships and patterns using algebraic symbols

models and solves a number sentence with a missing addend

translates equations into verbal and written problems
Measurement
The student…

develops formulas for determining perimeter, area and volume

classifies and measures (ex., acute, obtuse, right or straight) and measures circumference

compares length, weight and capacity using customary and metric units

measures dimensions, weight, mass and capacity using correct units

estimates length, weight, time, temperature and money for solving problems

solves problems for determining perimeter, area and volume

determines whether a solution needs an accurate or estimated measurement

uses multiplication and division to convert units to measure

uses schedules, calendars and elapsed time to solve problem

estimates area, perimeter and volume of a rectangular prism

selects appropriate unit and tool for measuring
Geometry and Spatial Sense
The student…

knows and identifies symmetry, congruency and reflections in geometric figures

describes properties of and draws two and three dimensional figures

applies and compares the concept of area, perimeter and volume

knows how to identify, locate and plot ordered pairs of whole numbers on a graph

knows the relationship between points, lines, line segments, rays and planes

knows the effect of a flip, slide or turn on a geometric figure

knows the effect on area and perimeter when figures are combined, rearranged, enlarged or reduced
Data Analysis and Probability
The student…

selects the appropriate graph for data

chooses titles, labels, scales and intervals for organizing data on a graph

completes and interprets circle graphs using common fractions or percents

uses technology to examine data and construct labeled graphs

uses a model to represent all possible outcomes for a probability situation

explains and predicts outcomes that are most likely to occur and tests the predictions

interprets and compares information from different types of graphs

generates questions, collects responses and displays data on a graph

identifies range, median, mean and mode

uses computergenerated spreadsheets to record and display data

uses a model to represent all possible outcomes for a probability situation

designs a survey to collect and display data on a complete graph

uses statistical data to predict trends and make generalizations
Science
The Nature of Science
The student…

identifies and explains the reasons for documenting scientific activities

identifies, explains, and describes, or applies the scientific process (i.e., accurately reporting and analyzing data, reaching logical conclusions that reflect the data, repeating investigations for validity, asking new questions, and communicating results

knows to compare and contrast observations and results is an essential skill in science

identifies ways in which people impact others, including inventions and discoveries

knows that data are collected and interpreted in order to explain an event or concept

knows that before a group of people build something or try something new, they should determine how it may affect other people

knows that through the use of science processes and knowledge, people can solve problems, make decisions, and form new ideas

identifies how scientific method affects progress
Processes that Shape the Earth
The student…

knows that larger rocks can be broken down into smaller rocks, which in turn can be broken down to combine with

organic material to form soil

knows that 75% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water

identifies the factors that alter the surface of Earth over short and long periods of time

knows that some changes in the Earth’s surface are due to slow processes and some changes are due to rapid processes.
The Nature of Matter
The student…

identifies properties and uses appropriate tools (e.g., rulers, balances, thermometers) to determine the properties of materials (e.g., density and volume)

identifies different materials made by physically combining substances and/or identifies similarities and differences between mixtures and solutions
Force and Motion
The student…

knows that an object may move in a straight line at a constant speed, speed up, slow down, or change direction dependent on net force acting on the object

knows that the more massive an object is, the less effect a given force has

identifies the net force acting on an object and describes the motion of that object
Energy
The student…

knows how to trace the flow of energy in a system (e.g., as in an ecosystem)

identifies the source of energy by their source and properties

knows that most things that emit light also emit heat

knows the many ways in which energy can be transformed from one type to another

knows that various forms of energy can be measured in ways that make it possible to determine the amount of energy that is transformed

knows ways that heat can move from one object to another
Earth and Space
The student…

identifies and describes how the position of Earth in relation to the Sun impacts Earth and knows the effects of energy available to organisms

identifies factors that change the amount of sunlight reflected from the moon to the Earth
Processes of Life
The student…

knows that living things are different but share similar structures

knows that living things compete in a climatic region with other living things and that structural adaptations make them fit for the environment

identifies factors that benefit or slow down the development of different organisms in an ecosystem

identifies and explains the process and importance of photosynthesis

identifies characteristics of an organism that increase its probability of reproducing

knows that the human body is made of systems with structures and functions that are related

identifies the effects that changes in a habitat have on organisms
Social Studies
The student…
Ideas for helping your child at home:

encourage your child to share and discuss books that he/she reads

check planner and encourage homework completion.

practice math facts; addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
