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Reports on the 2007 Assessment

The Florida Department of Education produces six publications each spring to help educators understand the scoring of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test® (FCAT) performance tasks. Florida Inquires! Report on the 2007 FCAT Science Released Items highlights the scoring of the short-response performance tasks included on the 2007 “Performance Task Student Report” for FCAT Science (Grades 5, 8, and 11). Florida Reads! Report on the 2007 FCAT Reading Released Items (Grades 4, 8, and 10) and Florida Solves! Report on the 2007 FCAT Mathematics Released Items (Grades 5, 8, and 10) provide information about the reading and mathematics performance tasks featured on the 2007 student reports. Florida Writes! Report on the 2007 FCAT Writing+ Assessment (three separate publications for Grades 4, 8, and 10) provides information about the writing assessment administered in 2007.

For the FCAT Science, FCAT Reading, and FCAT Mathematics tests, student reports summarize the total number of points possible on the performance tasks and the number of points each student earned. The three publications, Florida Inquires!, Florida Reads!, and Florida Solves!, include general information about the holistic scoring method used to score the FCAT, scoring rubrics, the actual short-response task as it appeared in FCAT 2007, an example of a top-score response for that test item, ten sample student responses that illustrate the score points, and annotations for each sample student response.

For the FCAT Writing+ tests administered in spring 2007, student reports include an essay score based on a six-point scoring rubric. The three Florida Writes! publications provide general information about the holistic scoring method, scoring rubrics, descriptions of the prompt, sample student responses that illustrate each score point, and annotations for each sample student response.

The printed versions of these publications are distributed to Florida school districts each May. Additional information about the FCAT reports featured in these publications and other FCAT reports can be found in Understanding FCAT Reports 2007.

Reports on the 2006 Assessment

Limitations on Use

The availability of the Florida Inquires! – Florida Reads! – Florida Solves! – Florida Writes! publications does not extend to and specifically excludes any use for commercial purposes. All reproductions of these publications, or parts of these publications, must include the Florida Department of Education's copyright statement found on the inside front cover.

Instructions for Download

The publications on this page are available in Adobe.pdf format and must be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader software. Due to the inclusion of scanned authentic student responses, the file sizes are large and may require substantial download time.