Math has always been math, and the same for history and science.With both the new Florida Standards and the associated Florida Standards Assessment (i.e. Florida basically rebranded the Common Core Standards and the Common Core Assessments with their own name), reading comprehension becomes far more challenging and important for the following reasons:
1- The passages by grade level are about a grade to a grade and a half harder than previous standards.
2- The decision was made to imbed harder passages into math, science and social studies. If you are doing your child’s math homework and are not sure what the problem is asking for, join the crowd.
3- For the child who learns differently, we call them right-brain learners, and who often has visual tracking and attention issues, these new standards and the new assessments will be a nightmare.
4- If your child was below grade level in his or her reading comprehension, your child may now be a year or more further behind.
5- Schools are very concerned with how students will do on the new Florida Standards Assessments, but they may not surface the reading comprehension issue soon enough.
If you want to determine if your child is a right-brain learner, or whether your child has an attention and/or visual tracking challenge, visit www.3dlearner.com . We also assess for your child’s present level of reading comprehesion.