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Important Dates
Test Dates:
April 1st & 2nd
FSA—ELA / Reading  (paper test)
3rd & 4th Grade
April 6th & 7th
FSA—Math (paper test)
3rd & 4th Grade
April 13th & 14th
FSA—Science (paper test)
5th Grade
April 16th – 21st
(Your student’s teacher will provide the specific dates within this range.)
FSA—ELA/Reading (computer based)
5th Grade
April 23rd – 28th
(Your student’s teacher will provide the specific dates within this range.)
FSA—Math (computer based)
5th Grade
April 27th—May 15th
End of Course Exams
All Grades
May 4th – 8th 
Iowa Assessment – ELA/Math
K – 2nd
School Calendar:
Thursday, April 2nd
SAC meeting @ 5:45 p.m. in room 106
Friday, April 3rd
Report Cards Sent Home
Saturday, April 4th
OCPS Parent Academy, “Great Beginnings: Transitioning to New Heights” @ 8:30 a.m., Windy Ridge K-8.  Information at
Parent Resources 
  • Be enthusiastic and supportive about your student completing their homework assignments.  Please do not do homework for your child.
  • Have a routine and structure for doing homework. Have a regularly scheduled time and place with supplies and limited distractions (like TV).
  • If homework is done in an afterschool program, take time to check and discuss it with your child.
  • Parent homework can include reading to your child or visiting Bedtime Math.
Below you will find free online resources designed to help parents help their students work through these new, more rigorous standards.

Understanding the New Standards
The Florida Standards website for parents and students provides tools and resources to help you prepare your child for success at each grade level. Resources include an explanation of the new standards, the We Can Do This, Florida! Mathematics video series which show teachers and students interacting with the new Math standards, and links to a parent newsletter and blog. Click HERE.
Grade-Level Instructional Resources
Click HERE.  This link will take you to the OCPS website.  Choose your child’s grade level under the “Instructional Resources by Grade Level” heading on the left side of the page.  Resources include Parent Guides to the New Standards, OCPS testing dates, online textbook and curriculum resources, as well as instructional videos for you to use at home.
Understanding the New Assessments
The Florida Standards Assessments website provides resources to familiarize you with the new assessments replacing FCAT 2.0. Parents and students are encouraged to go online to read about the assessments and to participate in training tests which will allow students to become familiar with the online testing system and types of questions asked. Answer keys are also provided. Click HERE.

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