FSA Writing Professional Development


The Just Read, Florida! (JRF) Office has created Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) Writing videos along with Facilitator and Participant Guides that are available for you to use in your districts and schools.  Links to the videos, guides and supporting documents referenced in the videos for both elementary and secondary sessions are below.  The Facilitator Guide is designed to be used by an administrator, coach or lead teacher in order to train others in the use of the FSA writing rubrics to support students’ writing. The Participant Guide is designed to be used by an individual teacher or small groups of teachers that would like to work together during planning time or PLCs to gain a deeper understanding of the Florida Standards, FSA Writing rubrics and ways to help students develop as proficient writers.  The intent is for this Professional Development to be on-going.

Through these videos, activities and collaboration, participants will develop a deeper understanding of the Florida Standards and the FSA Writing rubrics.  The participants will have the opportunity to practice using the FSA writing rubrics with support from the videos while scoring student responses.  The goal of the Professional Development is to provide targeted, focused instruction to support students as they become proficient College and Career-Ready Writers. The guides include a list of materials that you will need as well as specific directions for viewing the videos.

Elementary FSA Writing Professional Development

Presented by April Johnson and Charla Bauer

Facilitator Guide (PDF)

Participant Guide (PDF)

Supporting Documents for Elementary FSA Writing training video

*Samples of student writing from the district/school will be needed to engage in scoring practice.

Resource to Replicate Live Training:

Secondary FSA Writing Professional Development

Presented by Laurie Lee and Wendy Stevens

Supporting Documents for Secondary FSA Writing training video

*Samples of student writing from the district/school will be needed to engage in scoring practice.

Resource to Replicate Live Training:

If you have trouble accessing any of the videos listed on this page, please contact the Just Read, Florida! office at 850-245-0503.