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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: 1/14/2020 Senate - Introduced -SJ 52
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education (ED)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (AED)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

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  • 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

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  • SB 678, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 10/25/2019 at 4:35 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 515 Native Language Assessment in Public Schools Rodriguez, Aloupis Identical Last Action: 1/14/2020 H Introduced -HJ 43

    Citations - Statutes (4)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    1002.69 Statewide kindergarten screening; kindergarten readiness rates; state-approved prekindergarten enrollment screening; good cause exemption. Page 3 (pdf)
    1003.435 High school equivalency diploma program. Page 5 (pdf)
    1008.22 Student assessment program for public schools. Page 5 (pdf)
    1008.30 Common placement testing for public postsecondary education. Page 11 (pdf)

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