If you have any questions about Biology EOC, please contact Keisha (KK) Maxwell via CAB.

PlainLg4.gifNGSSS - Updates/clarifications 9/21/12
  • The update impacts ALL science content areas in 9-12 since it includes clarifications (remarks/examples) for many of the "vague" benchmarks within each Body of Knowledge (Nature of Science, Physical Science, Earth Science, and Life Science). For a few benchmarks, FLDOE included the Common Core Connection for both Literacy and Math.
  • For ex. SC.912.N.1.1 has extensive examples/remarks (never before given) and the CCSS connection at the end (p.2).
  • Where Biology EOC is concerned: the updates/clarification:
    • Identified the Annually Assessed benchmarks on the EOC (nothing new here, all in the test item specs.)
    • Provided examples/remarks on all of the Nature of Science BOK - "N" benchmarks including recently changed SC.912.N.2.1 regarding science, non-science and pseudoscience. (good to know)
    CCSS connections in Literacy and Math for a few benchmarks (see attachment 1)
  • PARCC assessments will be here in 2014-2015 for Math and English Language Arts. There is no common core assessment for science (yet) unless the EOC is "grandfathered" in with major changes.

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PlainLg4.gif NEW: Biology Curriculum Map (aka Instructional Focus Calendar).

  • 8/14/12 revision changes:
  • • Improved alignment to Biology Test Items Specifications
    • Includes benchmark clarifications and content limits
    • Suggested Learning Goals are provided (Marzano)
    • Expanded focus on plants
    • Merger between Honors and Regular with important info in Teacher Notes section for Honors Curriculum
  • 8/17/12 Revised Biology IFC - Version II. This Curriculum Map is fully aligned to the recently released 2012 Biology EOC Test Item Specifications Version II. Please note the changes are clearly identifiable for your teachers in the following ways:
  • • Header now states Version II and most recent revision date 8/16/12 in footer
    • Benchmark Clarifications (Learning Goals) Column where omissions have been stricken through and additions are in blue.
    • Inclusion of Unit 17: Human Impact on Ecosystems
    • The Key Terms / Vocabulary sections on pages 24 and 25 have also been updated.
    • Hyperlinks to have been fixed
  • Download the latest revised IFC here

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PlainLg4.gifBiology End of Course Exam Specifications -
PlainLg4.gifBiology Lesson Plans in BEEP (with direct links)
PlainLg4.gifBiology Power Points -- these are now in BEEP
PlainLg4.gifBiology Resources - BEEP resources, PowerPoints
PlainLg4.gifBiology Resources EOC - Preparation with Jo Combs - Video, PowerPoint, Files, Thematic Unit for EOC; EOC Exam vodcast
PlainLg4.gifPowerPoints are now in BEEP, along with other resources - directions here

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PlainLg4.gifVideos of the textbooks and resources (highlights of the different sections):

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Michael Galfond | Holt McDougal
Phone: 954.525.5209 | Email:

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