Is a Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) target the same as an Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO) target? If not, how should a FSA target be calculated?
No, the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) English Language Arts and Mathematics targets are not the same as AMO targets. FSA targets are for the new Florida Standards Assessments in English language arts and mathematics and are stand-alone indicators; AMO targets are a combination of FCAT 2.0 and FAA proficiency scores for reading and FCAT 2.0, FAA, and EOC assessment proficiency scores for mathematics.FSA proficiency targets cannot yet be calculated in terms of percent, but they can be set in terms of percentile. For more information, please reference the Step Zero Quick Guide - Percentile Ranking in the Toolkit and utilize Step Zero in CIMS.