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Florida Biology End-of-Course Assessment

Florida Biology End-of-Course Assessment

by John Allen
     
 
Taking the Florida Biology 1 End-of-Course Exam?
Then You Need REA's Florida Biology 1 End-of-Course Test Prep with Online Practice Exams!

If you're facing the Florida Biology 1 End-of-Course exam this year and are concerned about your score, don't worry. REA's test prep will help you sharpen your skills and pass this high-stakes exam.

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Overview

Taking the Florida Biology 1 End-of-Course Exam?
Then You Need REA's Florida Biology 1 End-of-Course Test Prep with Online Practice Exams!

If you're facing the Florida Biology 1 End-of-Course exam this year and are concerned about your score, don't worry. REA's test prep will help you sharpen your skills and pass this high-stakes exam.

REA's Florida Biology 1 End-of-Course test prep provides all the up-to-date instruction and practice you need to improve your skills. The comprehensive review features easy-to-follow examples that reinforce the concepts tested on the Biology 1 End-of-Course exam.

Our test prep is ideal for classroom, group, or individual study. Tutorials and targeted drills increase your comprehension. Color icons and graphics throughout the book highlight important concepts and tasks. REA's test-taking tips and strategies give you the confidence you need on test day - so you can pass the exam and graduate.

The book contains two full-length practice exams that let you test your knowledge while reinforcing what you've learned. The same two practice tests are also available online at REA's Study Center. The online tests give you the additional benefits of instant scoring, timed testing conditions, and diagnostic score reports that pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses. Each practice test comes complete with detailed explanations of answers, so you can focus on areas where you need extra review.

This book is a must for any Florida student preparing for the Biology 1 End-of-Course exam.

About the Exam
The Florida Biology I End-of-Course exam measures middle and high school student achievement of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. All public school students are required to pass the exam in order to receive a high school diploma.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738611112
Publisher:
Research & Education Association
Publication date:
02/15/2013
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
712,827
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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Passing the Florida Biology 1 EOC Test

About This Book
This book, along with REA’s true-to-format practice tests, provides you with the most up-to-date preparation for the Florida Biology 1 End-of-Course Assessment. Known simply as the Biology 1 EOC, this computer-based test measures your mastery of biology.

This test prep gives you all the review and practice you need to succeed on exam day. By studying the review and taking our practice tests (either in the book or online), you can pinpoint what you already know and focus on the areas where you need to spend more time studying.

Each of our eight review chapters covers one of the major Biology 1 EOC subject areas and shows you how each area will be tested. Easy-to-follow examples and a step-by-step approach help you build your knowledge and confidence as you study.

Our two full-length practice tests give you the most complete picture of your strengths and weaknesses. After you’ve finished reviewing with the book, take our practice exams online at the REA Study Center (www.rea.com/studycenter). Because the Biology EOC is computer-based, we recommend that you take the practice tests online to simulate test-day conditions. Each online test gives you instant score reports, diagnostic feedback, and on-screen detailed answer explanations.

If you’re studying and don’t have Internet access, you can take the printed tests in the book. These are the same tests offered at the REA Study Center, but without the added benefits of timed testing conditions and diagnostic score reports.

About the Test
The Florida EOC Assessments are part of Florida’s Next Generation Strategic Plan, which is designed to increase student achievement and improve college and career readiness. EOC assessments are computer-based, criterion-referenced assessments that measure specific standards that have been developed for several courses, including Algebra I, Biology I, Geometry, and U.S. History.

How is this test given?
For the majority of students, the EOC assessments are computer-based. Exceptions are made for students with disabilities who need to take EOC assessments on paper.

What is the format of the test?
The Biology 1 EOC assessment is administered via a computer-based test (CBT) platform. Paper-based versions (print and Braille) will be provided for students with disabilities who require allowable accommodations, as specified in their Individual Educational Plans (IEPs) or Section 504 plans.

The Biology 1 EOC assessment is scheduled for a 160-minute session. However, any student not finished by the end of this period may continue working. Testing must be finished on the same school day.

There are multiple forms of the assessment, with a maximum of 66 items on each test form. About six to 10 of the items are experimental (field test) items, and are NOT included in student scores.

You will be provided with the following:
• A four-function calculator in the online TestNav platform

If students take a practice test and decide they are not comfortable using the online calculator for testing, they may request the use of a hand-held FCAT four-function calculator.

• A Periodic Table of the Elements in the online TestNav platform
If schools prefer, they may distribute hard copies of the periodic table to students.

• A four-page, hard-copy work folder to use as scratch paper

Who takes this test?
All students enrolled in and completing the following courses take the Biology I EOC:

• Biology 1
• Biology 1 Honors
• Pre-AICE Biology
• Biology Technology
• Biology 1 preIB
• IB Middle Years Program Biology Honors
• Integrated Science 3
• Integrated Science 3 Honors

Preparing for Computerized Testing Official Practice Test
Prior to taking the Biology 1 EOC Assessment, students are required to participate in a practice-test session at their school in order to become familiar with the testing tools and platform. These are computer-based practice tests, called Electronic Practice Assessment Tools (ePATs). The online computerized practice tests included with this book will give you a valuable head start.

E-Tools for Exam Day
The tools and resources available to you on test day will vary slightly depending on the subject area assessed. All students taking a computer-based assessment will have access to the following e-tools in the computer-based platform:

Review: Students use this e-tool to mark questions to be reviewed at a later time.
Before exiting the assessment and submitting their responses, students are taken to a screen that identifies questions that are answered, unanswered, and marked for review.

Eliminate Choice: Students use this tool to mark answer choices that they wish to eliminate.

Highlighter: Students use this tool to highlight sections of the question or passage.

Eraser: Students use the eraser to remove marks made by the highlighter or the eliminate-choice tool.

Help: Students may click the Help icon to learn more about the e-tools. The Help text appears in a separate window.

Calculator: Students are provided access to a scientific calculator, which appears in a pop-up window. They may request the use of a hand-held scientific calculator if they are uncomfortable with the online version.

Exhibit: Students are provided a reference sheet of commonly used formulas and conversions to work the test questions. The reference sheet appears in a pop-up window under the exhibit icon.

Directions: Students are also provided directions for completing fill-in response questions and a diagram and helpful hints for the appropriate calculator under the exhibit icon.

Meet the Author

John Allen graduated from the University of Oklahoma. As a partner in BBE Associates, Ltd., he has worked in the educational publishing field for more than twenty-five years. He has authored or co-authored many books in the areas of science and mathematics.

About Our Technical Editor
Laurie P. Callihan, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral associate for the Promoting Science among English Language Learners (P-SELL) project in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. Her research areas within science education include policy, diversity, and teacher professional development. She has fifteen years of classroom science teaching experience with expertise in diverse classroom settings. Dr. Callihan has authored a variety of curricula, books, and academic materials in the K–20 science area.

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