Fourth Grade

Minimum Criteria For Fourth Grade Promotion To Fifth Grade

At Engelwood Elementary School

Mandatory requirements from Orange County Public Schools:

Student will score above a Level 1 on the FSA Reading Comprehension test. OR

Student will score at least a 37 (instructional level) on the DRP test.

The following standardized testing results will be a factor:

Student will score above a Level 1 on the FSA Mathematics test.

Student will be at a proficient level of iReady Reading.

Student will score at least a 4.5 grade level equivalent on the STAR test.

Your child’s performance on the skills below will also be a factor in the decision of your child’s promotion to fifth grade:


The student…

  • predicts content of text using prior knowledge, captions and headings
  • uses strategies to determine meaning and increase vocabulary (ex., multiple meaning words, antonyms, root words)
  • develops vocabulary by reading independently and using resources and references
  • monitors reading on or above grade level by rereading, self-correcting, summarizing and questioning
  • identifies main idea and corresponding details
  • makes inferences and identifies the sequence of events
  • identifies and discusses the author’s purpose
  • identifies examples of fact, fiction or opinion
  • recognizes and understands comparison and contrast, cause and effect and sequence of events


The student…

  • writes a five paragraph essay (Narrative and Expository with correct punctuation and proper sentence structure)


Number Sense

The student…

  • masters all basic facts (including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division)
  • reads, writes and identifies whole numbers through millions
  • reads, writes, identifies and compares fractions, mixed numbers and decimals
  • compares numbers using language and symbols
  • compares and orders whole numbers, fractions and decimals to the hundredths
  • locates whole numbers, fractions, mixed numbers and decimals on the number line
  • models and identifies equivalent forms of whole numbers, fractions and decimals
  • knows that two numbers in different forms are equivalent or non-equivalent
  • knows the value of given digits in numbers from hundredths to millions
  • multiplies and divides whole numbers
  • demonstrates the addition and subtraction of whole numbers and fractions
  • predicts the size of solutions using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • solves problems involving whole numbers, decimals and fractions
  • determines the operations needed to solve one-step and two-step problems
  • explains the reason for choosing a particular computing method
  • describes and explains estimation strategies for problems and quantities of 500 or more
  • knows factors and multiples of numbers to 100


The student…

  • measures length, area, volume and perimeter
  • knows time intervals and common angle measures
  • measures weight, capacity, temperature and angles
  • uses schedules, calendars and elapsed time to solve problems
  • compares length, weight and capacity using standard and non standard units
  • knows an appropriate unit of measure to determine dimensions, weight and capacity
  • determines whether an accurate or estimated measurement is needed
  • solves problems with estimated length, width, time, temperature and money
  • estimates the area and perimeter of a polygon and the volume of a rectangular prism
  • selects appropriate units and tools of measure

Geometry And Spatial Sense

The student…

  • describes the attributes of two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures
  • solves problems requiring spatial visualization
  • performs flips, slides, 90 and 180 degree turns and tessellations
  • knows how area and perimeter are affected when geometric figures are combined
  • knows how to identify, locate and plot ordered pairs of whole numbers

Algebraic Thinking

The student…

  • describes and creates numerical and geometric patterns
  • analyzes number patterns and states rules for relationships
  • applies a pattern rule to complete a table or chart
  • solves problems with equations or inequalities using a variable to represent an unknown
  • solves equations or inequalities using models and graphs

Data Analysis And Probability

The student…

  • chooses a title, labels and interprets information on a graph
  • generates questions, collects responses and displays data on a graph
  • interprets and completes circle graphs using common fractions
  • analyzes data
  • identifies the mean, median, mode and range
  • determines all possible combinations of given items
  • records the possible outcomes of an experiment using common fractions
  • determines the statistical measures for data and explains the results
  • uses statistical data to identify trends and make generalizations

Ideas for helping your child at home

Language Arts

  • Encourage your child to read from many sources including magazines, newspapers, non-fiction and fiction books
  • Provide experiences in writing such as family journals, diaries and learning logs
  • Help your child write creative stories using clear examples, details and proper grammar. Encourage him/her to revise and create final drafts


· Help your child figure the amount of change when shopping. Teach him/her how to count back money

· Allow your child to survey the family (ex., favorite foods, color or car) and make a bar, line or picture graph

· Practice basic addition, subtraction, multiplication or division facts ON A DAILY BASIS using flash cards or practice problems. Have your child answer using mental math.

· Identify, label and discuss all the geometric shapes found inside and outside your home.

· Have your child assist with recipes and preparing meals.