Florida Senate - 2016 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 978 Ì838550(Î838550 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 01/20/2016 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Education Pre-K - 12 (Clemens) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment 2 3 Delete lines 36 - 57 4 and insert: 5 (a) To be eligible for a Florida Best and Brightest Teacher 6 scholarship, a teacher must have completed his or her second 7 year of teaching; must have scored at or above the 60th 8 percentile on the SAT or the ACT, based upon the percentile 9 ranks in effect when the teacher took the assessment; and must 10 have been evaluated as highly effective pursuant to s. 1012.34. 11 (b) In order to demonstrate eligibility for an award, a 12 teacher must submit to the school district no later than October 13 1 an official record of his or her SAT or ACT score 14 demonstrating that he or she scored at or above the 60th 15 percentile, based upon the percentile ranks in effect when he or 16 she took the assessment. If a teacher is deemed eligible by the 17 school district, the teacher will remain eligible as long as he 18 or she is employed by the school district and maintains the 19 highly effective level pursuant to s. 1012.34.