ENROLLED 2020 Legislature CS for SB 434, 1st Engrossed 2020434er 1 2 An act relating to designation of school grades; 3 amending s. 1008.34, F.S.; revising the components on 4 which a school’s grade is based; providing an 5 effective date. 6 7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 8 9 Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subsection (3) of section 10 1008.34, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 11 1008.34 School grading system; school report cards; 12 district grade.— 13 (3) DESIGNATION OF SCHOOL GRADES.— 14 (b)1. Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, a school’s 15 grade shall be based on the following components, each worth 100 16 points: 17 a. The percentage of eligible students passing statewide, 18 standardized assessments in English Language Arts under s. 19 1008.22(3). 20 b. The percentage of eligible students passing statewide, 21 standardized assessments in mathematics under s. 1008.22(3). 22 c. The percentage of eligible students passing statewide, 23 standardized assessments in science under s. 1008.22(3). 24 d. The percentage of eligible students passing statewide, 25 standardized assessments in social studies under s. 1008.22(3). 26 e. The percentage of eligible students who make Learning 27 Gains in English Language Arts as measured by statewide, 28 standardized assessments administered under s. 1008.22(3). 29 f. The percentage of eligible students who make Learning 30 Gains in mathematics as measured by statewide, standardized 31 assessments administered under s. 1008.22(3). 32 g. The percentage of eligible students in the lowest 25 33 percent in English Language Arts, as identified by prior year 34 performance on statewide, standardized assessments, who make 35 Learning Gains as measured by statewide, standardized English 36 Language Arts assessments administered under s. 1008.22(3). 37 h. The percentage of eligible students in the lowest 25 38 percent in mathematics, as identified by prior year performance 39 on statewide, standardized assessments, who make Learning Gains 40 as measured by statewide, standardized Mathematics assessments 41 administered under s. 1008.22(3). 42 i. For schools comprised of middle grades 6 through 8 or 43 grades 7 and 8, the percentage of eligible students passing high 44 school level statewide, standardized end-of-course assessments 45 or attaining national industry certifications identified in the 46 CAPE Industry Certification Funding List pursuant to rules 47 adopted by the State Board of Education. 48 49 In calculating Learning Gains for the components listed in sub 50 subparagraphs e.-h., the State Board of Education shall require 51 that learning growth toward achievement levels 3, 4, and 5 is 52 demonstrated by students who scored below each of those levels 53 in the prior year. In calculating the components in sub 54 subparagraphs a.-d., the state board shall include the 55 performance of English language learners only if they have been 56 enrolled in a school in the United States for more than 2 years. 57 2. For a school comprised of grades 9, 10, 11, and 12, or 58 grades 10, 11, and 12, the school’s grade shall also be based on 59 the following components, each worth 100 points: 60 a. The 4-year high school graduation rate of the school as 61 defined by state board rule. 62 b. The percentage of students who were eligible to earn 63 college and career credit through College Board Advanced 64 Placement examinations, International Baccalaureate 65 examinations, dual enrollment courses, including career dual 66 enrollment courses resulting in the completion of 300 or more 67 clock hours during high school which are approved by the state 68 board as meeting the requirements of s. 1007.271, or Advanced 69 International Certificate of Education examinations; or who, at 70 any time during high school, earned national industry 71 certification identified in the CAPE Industry Certification 72 Funding List, pursuant to rules adopted by the state board. 73 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.