Why is a separate writing indicator not included as an option in Step 1b?
Although the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) in English language arts will include a writing component, only one score will be provided; there will not be a separate writing component score. As such, we have not included writing as a separate indicator in CIMS.
While you cannot set an FSA target for writing alone in Step 1b, you can certainly address writing as part of a strategic goal. In Steps 4 and 5, writing-specific strategies and action steps can be added, along with accompanying monitoring activities in Steps 6 and 7.