Florida Senate - 2016                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS/CS/HB 1365, 1st Eng.
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 1/F/2R          .                                
             03/09/2016 05:19 PM       .                                

       Senator Hays moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 14 - 29
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Paragraph (e) of subsection (1) of section
    6  1003.4156, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         1003.4156 General requirements for middle grades
    8  promotion.—
    9         (1) In order for a student to be promoted to high school
   10  from a school that includes middle grades 6, 7, and 8, the
   11  student must successfully complete the following courses:
   12         (e) One course in career and education planning to be
   13  completed in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade. The course may be taught by
   14  any member of the instructional staff. At a minimum, the course
   15  must be Internet-based, easy to use, and customizable to each
   16  student and include research-based assessments to assist
   17  students in determining educational and career options and
   18  goals. In addition, the course must result in a completed
   19  personalized academic and career plan for the student, which the
   20  student is in no way obligated to pursue; must emphasize the
   21  importance of entrepreneurship skills; must emphasize technology
   22  or the application of technology in career fields; and,
   23  beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year, must include
   24  information from the Department of Economic Opportunity’s
   25  economic security report as described in s. 445.07. The required
   26  personalized academic and career plan must inform students of
   27  high school graduation requirements, including a detailed
   28  explanation of the diploma designation options provided under s.
   29  1003.4285; high school assessment and college entrance test
   30  requirements; Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program
   31  requirements; state university and Florida College System
   32  institution admission requirements; available opportunities to
   33  earn college credit in high school, including Advanced Placement
   34  courses; the International Baccalaureate Program; the Advanced
   35  International Certificate of Education Program; dual enrollment,
   36  including career dual enrollment; and career education courses,
   37  including career-themed courses and courses that lead to
   38  industry certification pursuant to s. 1003.492 or s. 1008.44.
   39  The course in career and education planning required in this
   40  paragraph may include, or a school district may develop, grade
   41  level curricula or instruction that introduces students to
   42  various careers, but the course or school district must not
   43  require any curriculum, instruction, or employment-related
   44  activity that obligates an elementary or a secondary student to
   45  involuntarily select a career, a career interest, an employment
   46  goal, or a related job training.
   48  Each school must inform parents about the course curriculum and
   49  activities. Each student shall complete a personal education
   50  plan that must be signed by the student and the student’s
   51  parent. The Department of Education shall develop course
   52  frameworks and professional development materials for the career
   53  and education planning course. The course may be implemented as
   54  a stand-alone course or integrated into another course or
   55  courses. The Commissioner of Education shall collect
   56  longitudinal high school course enrollment data by student
   57  ethnicity in order to analyze course-taking patterns.
   58         Section 2. Section 1003.4996, Florida Statutes, is created
   59  to read:
   60         1003.4996Competency-Based Education Pilot Program.
   61  Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, the Competency-Based
   62  Education Pilot Program is created within the Department of
   63  Education to be administered for a period of 5 years. The
   64  purpose of the pilot program is to provide an educational
   65  environment that allows students to advance to higher levels of
   66  learning upon the mastery of concepts and skills through
   67  statutory exemptions relating to student progression and the
   68  awarding of credits.
   69         (1)PARTICIPATION.—The P.K. Yonge Developmental Research
   70  School and the Lake, Palm Beach, Pinellas, and Seminole County
   71  School Districts may submit an application in a format
   72  prescribed by the department to participate in the pilot
   73  program. A school or school district may discontinue its
   74  participation in the pilot program at its discretion, or a
   75  student who participates in the pilot program may discontinue
   76  his or her participation in the program at the end of the
   77  current academic period and at the discretion of the student or
   78  the student’s parent.
   80  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   81  And the title is amended as follows:
   82         Delete lines 2 - 6
   83  and insert:
   84         An act relating to the competency-based education;
   85         amending s. 1003.4156, F.S.; specifying that a student
   86         is not obligated to pursue the personalized academic
   87         and career plan; authorizing career and education
   88         planning courses to include, or school districts to
   89         develop, specified grade level curricula or
   90         instruction; prohibiting such courses or school
   91         districts from requiring certain curricula,
   92         instruction, or activities; creating s. 1003.4996,
   93         F.S.; creating the Competency-Based Education Pilot
   94         Program; providing for participation in the program
   95         and application requirements; specifying that program
   96         participants may discontinue participation in the
   97         program; exempting participating