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Alpha Academics Gears Up For Fcat Exams Beginning April 16th

No one knows the FCAT better than Alpha Academic Services, and no one can help your child master the FCAT like Alpha Academics. Prep Clinics for Students in 3rd – 10th Grades Commence February 20th

Jan. 27, 2012 - PRLog -- Davie, FL—(January 26, 2012) The 2011-12 school year marks the first time that the Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test (FCAT) will target the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. South Florida students in grades 3-10 will begin FCAT testing on Monday, April 16th.
How many times have you heard parents and teachers gripe about the FCAT and blame it for students’ shortfalls?  Such statements are complete misunderstandings about the FCAT.

“The FCAT itself is a highly reliable and valid assessment that effectively measures how well students know the subject matter they are expected to know for their current grade level and are expected to demonstrate competency of their subject matter prior to being “promoted” to the next grade level” says Nicolas D. Matzirakis, President/CEO of Alpha Academics & Ace for Kids. “The questions on the FCAT are purposely and carefully created on-level for each subject/grade level.  The material is not any harder nor is it beyond what a child should know for his or her subject and grade level. In fact, the FCAT is a fair assessment that students can master, once they truly understand the content, expectations, and format of the exam,” Matzirakis declares.

“High quality teaching that focuses on the actual standards rather than teaching that focuses on the test itself is far more effective at helping students score at or above grade level on the FCAT. Despite its many critics, the FCAT has helped to increase accountability in our public school systems.  Teachers should focus on the individual needs of their students rather than “teaching to the test” itself” states Matzirakis.

The education professionals at Alpha Academic Services are Florida Education Experts.  No one knows the FCAT better than Alpha Academic Services, and no one can help your child master the FCAT like Alpha.    Time and time again, Alpha has demonstrated that the FCAT does not need to be an intimidating experience.  Alpha has spent the last 8 years helping students all over Florida increase their performance on the FCAT by providing a rich standards based instructional program to each child.  

Based on their superior rate of success with Florida students, Alpha Academics maintains an EXCELLENT rating with the Florida Department of Education and is offering FCAT Prep Clinics to enrich and improve students’ success in taking the FCAT exam.

Alpha Academics FCAT Clinics
•   Alpha’s FCAT Clinics expose students to a thorough review of the actual FCAT Test Specifications and the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for each grade level.  This ensures that students will be familiar with the content on the actual FCAT assessment by test time, and it helps students gain much needed confidence prior to tackling the FCAT.  
•   Alpha equips each child with vital test taking strategies that help students tame the FCAT and identify THE BEST ANSWER as opposed to identifying a good answer.  
•   Students attending the FCAT clinics are grouped in intimate, small classes with similar age peers.  This ensures that the content being delivered to your child is on target, and it affords each student the personalized attention they deserve.  

Alpha Academics FCAT Clinic Sessions
•    Session 1- February 20th through March 9th  (4 weeks)
•   Session 2- March 12th through March 16th (1 week…super session during Spring Break)
•   Session 3- March 19th through April 13th  (4 weeks)
•   Session 1 and Session 3 classes meet two days weekly (Monday-Tuesday or Wednesday-Thursday) for 1 hour and 15 minutes per session.  Session 2 classes meet Monday through Thursday for 2 hours and 15 minutes per session.  Total instruction time equals 10 hours.  
•   Tuition- $173.00 plus registration/materials fee of $25.00
•   Early Bird Registration- Register by February 10th and receive 5% off your total purchase!  

Alpha Academics Services provides a wide array of educational services to ensure every child has a chance at educational success. Educational Services include K-12 Tutoring, Home School Program, Homework Club, SES Free Tutoring, ACT / SAT and FCAT Test Prep and Summer Learning Camp. For further information or to enroll in Alpha programs please visit www.alphaacademics.com  or call 954. 533.2517. Alpha Academic Services is located at 9120 Griffin Road, Cooper City, Florida 33328.

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