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SB 678: Native Language Assessment in Public Schools

GENERAL BILL by Taddeo ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Pizzo ; Rodriguez ; Torres ; Cruz ; Flores

Native Language Assessment in Public Schools; Requiring the Department of Education to adopt native language versions of the school readiness screener, the school readiness assessment, the Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Assessment, and the Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener; requiring that a high school equivalency examination administered in any language other than English be given the same weight as a high school equivalency examination administered in English; revising requirements of the statewide, standardized assessment program to include native language versions of related assessments, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 Senate - Died in Education
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education (ED)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (AED)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/25/2019 Senate • Filed
11/6/2019 Senate • Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations -SJ 52
1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 52
3/14/2020 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Education