Florida Senate - 2011                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 736
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/10/2011           .                                

       The Committee on Education Pre-K - 12 (Wise) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 372 - 394
    4  and insert:
    6         (a) By June 1, 2011, the Commissioner of Education shall
    7  select a formula to measure individual student growth on the
    8  Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test administered under s.
    9  1008.22(3)(c)1. The formula must take into account each
   10  student’s prior performance, grade level, and subject. In the
   11  development of the formula, the Commissioner of Education shall
   12  consider other factors, including, but not limited to, student
   13  attendance, student disciplinary records, student disabilities,
   14  and student English language proficiency. The formula may not
   15  set different expectations for student growth based on gender,
   16  race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. The commissioner shall
   17  select additional formulas as appropriate for the remainder of
   18  the statewide assessments included in s. 1008.22, beginning the
   19  2011-2012 school year, and continue to select formulas as new
   20  assessments are implemented into the state system. The State
   21  Board of Education shall adopt all formulas into rule, and shall
   22  adopt the formula for the FCAT into rule by October 1, 2012.
   23         (b) Beginning with the 2011-2012 school year, each district
   24  shall measure the growth in learning of each student using the
   25  commissioner-adopted student growth measure for courses
   26  associated with the FCAT. Each district shall implement
   27  additional growth measures selected by the commissioner under
   28  paragraph (a) as they become available. Beginning with the 2014
   29  2015 school year, each school district shall measure the growth
   30  in learning for each student using a comparable measure of
   31  student growth for other grades and subjects for which the
   32  school district has selected appropriate student assessments
   33  under s. 1008.22(8). The Department of Education shall provide
   34  model student growth measures that school districts may adopt
   35  for this purpose.
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   38         And the title is amended as follows:
   39         Delete lines 11 - 13
   40  and insert:
   41         the evaluation systems; requiring the Commissioner of
   42         Education to select formulas for school districts to
   43         use in measuring growth in learning by students;
   44         requiring the State Board of Education to adopt
   45         formulas;