Florida Senate - 2018 SENATOR AMENDMENT
Bill No. CS/CS/HB 731, 1st Eng.
Senate . House
Floor: NC/2R .
03/08/2018 04:05 PM .
Senator Baxley moved the following:
1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
3 Between lines 513 and 514
5 Section 7. Subsection (5), paragraph (j) of subsection (6),
6 and subsection (8) of section 1007.35, Florida Statutes, are
7 amended to read:
8 1007.35 Florida Partnership for Minority and
9 Underrepresented Student Achievement.—
10 (5) Each public high school, including, but not limited to,
11 schools and alternative sites and centers of the Department of
12 Juvenile Justice, shall provide for the administration of the
13 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
14 (PSAT/NMSQT), or the PreACT
preliminary ACT to all enrolled 10th
15 grade students. However, a written notice shall be provided to
16 each parent which must include the opportunity to exempt his or
17 her child from taking the PSAT/NMSQT or the PreACT preliminary
19 (a) Test results will provide each high school with a
20 database of student assessment data which certified school
21 counselors will use to identify students who are prepared or who
22 need additional work to be prepared to enroll and be successful
23 in AP courses or other advanced high school courses.
24 (b) Funding for the PSAT/NMSQT or the PreACT preliminary
25 ACT for all 10th grade students shall be contingent upon annual
26 funding in the General Appropriations Act.
27 (c) Public school districts must choose either the
28 PSAT/NMSQT or the PreACT preliminary ACT for districtwide
30 (6) The partnership shall:
31 (j) Provide information to students, parents, teachers,
32 counselors, administrators, districts, Florida College System
33 institutions, and state universities regarding PSAT/NMSQT or the
34 PreACT preliminary ACT administration, including, but not
35 limited to:
36 1. Test administration dates and times.
37 2. That participation in the PSAT/NMSQT or the PreACT
38 preliminary ACT is open to all 10th grade students.
39 3. The value of such tests in providing diagnostic feedback
40 on student skills.
41 4. The value of student scores in predicting the
42 probability of success on AP or other advanced course
44 (8)(a) By September 30 of each year, the partnership shall
45 submit to the department a report that contains an evaluation of
46 the effectiveness of the delivered services and activities.
47 Activities and services must be evaluated on their effectiveness
48 at raising student achievement and increasing the number of AP
49 or other advanced course examinations in low-performing middle
50 and high schools. Other indicators that must be addressed in the
51 evaluation report include the number of middle and high school
52 teachers trained; the effectiveness of the training; measures of
53 postsecondary readiness of the students affected by the program;
54 levels of participation in 10th grade PSAT/NMSQT or the PreACT
55 preliminary ACT testing; and measures of student, parent, and
56 teacher awareness of and satisfaction with the services of the
58 (b) The department shall contribute to the evaluation
59 process by providing access, consistent with s. 119.071(5)(a),
60 to student and teacher information necessary to match against
61 databases containing teacher professional development data and
62 databases containing assessment data for the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT,
63 ACT, PreACT, AP, and other appropriate measures. The department
64 shall also provide student-level data on student progress from
65 middle school through high school and into college and the
66 workforce, if available, in order to support longitudinal
67 studies. The partnership shall analyze and report student
68 performance data in a manner that protects the rights of
69 students and parents as required in 20 U.S.C. s. 1232g and s.
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73 And the title is amended as follows:
74 Delete line 52
75 and insert:
76 certain home education students; amending s. 1007.35,
77 F.S.; updating terminology; requiring the Department
78 of Education to provide certain teacher and student
79 ACT and PreACT information for the evaluation of
80 certain services and activities; amending s. 1002.385,