Florida Senate - 2015                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. PCS (662578) for CS for SB 616
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  03/26/2015           .                                

       The Committee on Appropriations (Hays) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 525 - 529
    4  and insert:
    5         (c) The statewide, standardized assessments may not be used
    6  to determine grade 3 retention pursuant to s. 1008.25(3); high
    7  school graduation pursuant to s. 1003.4282; personnel
    8  evaluations pursuant to s. 1012.34; and school grades pursuant
    9  to s. 1008.34 until:
   10         1. A report showing their psychometric validity, the
   11  coefficient alpha reliability, the content description validity,
   12  the differential item functional analysis, the criterion
   13  prediction validity, standard error of measurement, and the
   14  construct identification validity is produced and verified by
   15  the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation, the
   16  American Educational Research Association, American
   17  Psychological Association, or the National Council on
   18  Measurement in Education. Once an independent organization
   19  certifies the assessment as psychometrically sound, the test
   20  item specifications must be published on the department’s
   21  website and be reported to the President of the Senate and the
   22  Speaker of the House of Representatives; and
   23         2. Until the technology infrastructure, connectivity, and
   24  capacity of all public schools and school districts has been
   25  load tested and independently verified by either the Joint
   26  Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation or one of the
   27  member professional associations as appropriate, adequate,
   28  efficient, sustainable, and ready for successful deployment and
   29  implementation of online assessments For purposes of determining
   30  grade 3 retention pursuant to s. 1008.25(5) and high school
   31  graduation pursuant to s. 1003.4282, student performance on the
   32  2014-2015 statewide, standardized assessments shall be linked to
   33  2013-2014 student performance expectations.
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   36  And the title is amended as follows:
   37         Delete line 56
   38  and insert:
   39         measures to schools using turnaround options;
   40         prohibiting the use of statewide, standardized
   41         assessments for specified purposes until certain
   42         conditions are met; amending