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Club Day
By Christy Box, Grade 10

On May 20, FLVS club members from all over the state will come together in Oviedo, FL for the 2nd annual Club Day! They will receive awards, perform skits and games, and much more.

All the clubs and their supervisors are hard at work planning presentations, booths, and events for Club Day. We have word that the Ambassadors will be performing a skit, the International Club will be hosting a game, and our own Newspaper Club will have something special in store, too. It’s sure to be a lot of fun for everyone there.

We asked Becky Dedo, Community Relations Specialist, about Club Day. “Club Day is one of the most anticipated events of the year for both students and staff. We collaborate all year online and now we come together face to face to reward and recognize, eat and have fun together. May 20 can't get here fast enough."

Club Information: http://www.flvs.net/areas/studentservices/clubs/Pages/default.aspx

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Algebra End of Course Exam
By Eliana Lozano, Grade 10

This year, Algebra 1 students will take the Algebra I end of course exam. The distribution of the exam is as follows:


Functions, Linear Equations, and Inequalities: 55%

Polynomials: 20%

Rationals, Radicals, Quadratics, Discrete Mathematics: 25%

The final grade is affected because it accounts for 30% of students’ final Algebra I grade.

Students will receive a grade for their coursework, but the final transcript grade will be calculated using the district’s chosen measure for including the assessment results.

Middle school students who earn a passing assessment score will earn a credit to be used for high school graduation.

The state of Florida wants to add more end of the year course exams; next year Biology and Geometry will be added. Eventually the Florida School Board wants to replace the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) with end of the year course exams.

The Algebra I end of course exam is composed of 60-65 test items total, 35-40 multiple choice and 25-30 fill in the blank responses.

The test is 160 minutes divided into two, 80 minute sessions; additional time will be given upon request before the exam.

Florida Virtual School requires students to download and complete the Electronic Practice Assessment Tool (ePAT). 

FLVS has created a practice test and has created an mobile application for the iOS (Apple’ mobile operating system) and the Android mobile operating system.

Source:
"Florida Virtual School - Home." Online High School | Online Middle School | Grades K-12 | Florida Virtual School. Web. 09 May 2011. <http://www.flvs.net/areas/studentservices/eoc/pages/default.aspx>.


 


Delany Peshek
05/13/2011 16:53

Thanks Eliana,
I take the test Wednesday. It'll helpful to know what lessons to study hard in!
God Bless,
Delany

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