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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test® 2.0 (FCAT 2.0)

The FCAT 2.0 measures student achievement of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. The transition from the FCAT to the FCAT 2.0 will be phased in, with 2011 FCAT 2.0 Reading and Mathematics being the first assessments to begin this transition. FCAT 2.0 Science will be administered to students for the first time in the spring of 2012, and the writing assessment will continue to be administered through 2014. New Achievement Levels for FCAT 2.0 Reading and Mathematics were approved in 2011 through a standard-setting process. This process will be followed again for FCAT 2.0 Science in the fall of 2012.



    • Course Number: 2108300 
      Course Path: Section: Grades PreK to 12 Education Courses > Grade Group: Grades 9 to 12 and Adult Education Courses > Subject: Social Studies > SubSubject: Sociology >
      Course Title: Sociology 
      Course Section: Grades PreK to 12 Education Courses 
      Abbreviated Title: SOCIOLOGY 
      Number of Credits: Half credit (.5) 
      Course Length: Semester (S) 
      Course Level:
      Course Status: State Board Approved 
      General Notes: Sociology –Through the study of sociology, students acquire an understanding of group interaction and its impact on individuals in order that they may have a greater awareness of the beliefs, values and behavior patterns of others. In an increasingly interdependent world, students need to recognize how group behavior affects both the individual and society.

      The content should include, but is not limited to, the following: methods of study employed by sociologists
      • social institutions and norms
      • social classes
      • relationships between the sexes
      • racial and ethnic groups
      • societal determinants
      • group behavior
      • socialization process, including the transmission of group behavior
      • social deviation
      • social conflict
      • social stratification
      • social participation
      • role of social organizations and institutions, including their interrelationships and interdependence

      Version Requirements: After successfully completing this course, the student will:
      1. Recognize that the study of sociology provides a way of understanding human behavior and that scientific procedures are used to improve our understanding of human relationships and the problems of society.
      2. Understand the characteristics of social groups, their interrelationships, interdependence and differences.
      3. Define social structure and explain its significance.
      4. Recognize how social needs may be met in social institutions.
      5. Understand the interrelationship between values, norms and institutions, and their effects on society.
      6. Identify ways people acquire beliefs, values and behavior patterns.
      7. Recognize the existence of situations or conditions that are social problems and propose ways to address them.
      8. Apply research, study, critical-thinking and decision-making skills and demonstrate the use of new and emerging technology in problem solving.