Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 732
       
       
       
       
       
       
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       The Committee on Education (Baxley) recommended the following:
       
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    2  
    3         Between lines 430 and 431
    4  insert:
    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
   18  ACT.
   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 credit-bearing college coursework, including dual enrollment
   24  programs, AP courses, or other advanced high school courses.
   25         (b) Funding for the PSAT/NMSQT or the PreACT preliminary
   26  ACT for all 10th grade students shall be contingent upon annual
   27  funding in the General Appropriations Act.
   28         (c) Public school districts must choose either the
   29  PSAT/NMSQT or the PreACT preliminary ACT for districtwide
   30  administration.
   31         (6) The partnership shall:
   32         (j) Provide information to students, parents, teachers,
   33  counselors, administrators, districts, Florida College System
   34  institutions, and state universities regarding PSAT/NMSQT or the
   35  PreACT preliminary ACT administration, including, but not
   36  limited to:
   37         1. Test administration dates and times.
   38         2. That participation in the PSAT/NMSQT or the PreACT
   39  preliminary ACT is open to all 10th grade students.
   40         3. The value of such tests in providing diagnostic feedback
   41  on student skills.
   42         4. The value of student scores in predicting the
   43  probability of success on AP or other advanced course
   44  examinations.
   45         (8)(a) By September 30 of each year, the partnership shall
   46  submit to the department a report that contains an evaluation of
   47  the effectiveness of the delivered services and activities.
   48  Activities and services must be evaluated on their effectiveness
   49  at raising student achievement and increasing the number of AP
   50  or other advanced course examinations in low-performing middle
   51  and high schools. Other indicators that must be addressed in the
   52  evaluation report include the number of middle and high school
   53  teachers trained; the effectiveness of the training; measures of
   54  postsecondary readiness of the students affected by the program;
   55  levels of participation in 10th grade PSAT/NMSQT or the PreACT
   56  preliminary ACT testing; and measures of student, parent, and
   57  teacher awareness of and satisfaction with the services of the
   58  partnership.
   59         (b) The department shall contribute to the evaluation
   60  process by providing access, consistent with s. 119.071(5)(a),
   61  to student and teacher information necessary to match against
   62  databases containing teacher professional development data and
   63  databases containing assessment data for the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT,
   64  ACT, PreACT, AP, and other appropriate measures. The department
   65  shall also provide student-level data on student progress from
   66  middle school through high school and into college and the
   67  workforce, if available, in order to support longitudinal
   68  studies. The partnership shall analyze and report student
   69  performance data in a manner that protects the rights of
   70  students and parents as required in 20 U.S.C. s. 1232g and s.
   71  1002.22.
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   74  And the title is amended as follows:
   75         Delete lines 2 - 44
   76  and insert:
   77         An act relating to K-12 education; amending s.
   78         1002.41, F.S.; specifying that a home education
   79         program is not a school district program and is
   80         registered with the district school superintendent
   81         only for the purpose of complying with the state’s
   82         attendance requirements; revising the content
   83         requirements of a notice of enrollment of a student in
   84         a home education program; requiring the district
   85         school superintendent to immediately register a home
   86         education program upon receipt of the notice;
   87         prohibiting a school district from requiring
   88         additional information or verification of a home
   89         education student except in specified circumstances;
   90         authorizing a school district to provide home
   91         education program students with access to certain
   92         courses and programs offered by the school district;
   93         requiring reporting and funding through the Florida
   94         Education Finance Program; requiring home education
   95         program students be provided access to certain
   96         certifications and assessments offered by the school
   97         district; prohibiting a school district from taking
   98         certain actions against a home education program
   99         student’s parent unless such action is necessary for a
  100         school district program; amending s. 1003.21, F.S.;
  101         prohibiting a district school superintendent from
  102         requiring certain evidence relating to a child’s age
  103         from children enrolled in specified schools and
  104         programs; amending s. 1003.26, F.S.; revising
  105         reporting requirements for specified issues relating
  106         to compulsory school attendance; amending s. 1003.27,
  107         F.S.; requiring a school and school district to comply
  108         with specified provisions before instituting criminal
  109         prosecution against certain parents relating to
  110         compulsory school attendance; amending s. 1006.15,
  111         F.S.; revising the standards required for a home
  112         education student to participate in extracurricular
  113         activities; amending s. 1007.271, F.S.; prohibiting
  114         dual enrollment course and program limitations for
  115         home education students from exceeding limitations for
  116         other students; providing an exemption from the grade
  117         point average requirement for initial enrollment in a
  118         dual enrollment program for certain home education
  119         students; amending s. 1007.35, F.S.; updating
  120         terminology; requiring the Department of Education to
  121         provide certain teacher and student ACT and PreACT
  122         information for the evaluation of certain services and
  123         activities; amending s. 1002.385, F.S.; conforming