Florida Senate - 2014                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1642
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 1/AD/2R         .                                
             04/03/2014 05:35 PM       .                                

    1         Senate Amendment 
    3         Delete lines 173 - 241
    4  and insert:
    5         i. For schools comprised of middle grades 6 through 8 or
    6  grades 7 and 8, the percentage of eligible students passing high
    7  school level statewide, standardized end-of-course assessments
    8  or attaining national industry certifications identified in the
    9  Industry Certification Funding List pursuant to rules adopted by
   10  the State Board of Education.
   12  In calculating Learning Gains for the components listed in sub
   13  subparagraphs e.-h., the State Board of Education shall require
   14  that learning growth toward achievement levels 3, 4, and 5 is
   15  demonstrated by students who scored below each of those levels
   16  in the prior year.
   17         2. Beginning with the 2011-2012 school year, for schools
   18  comprised of middle grades 6 through 8 or grades 7 and 8, the
   19  school’s grade shall include the performance and participation
   20  of its students enrolled in high school level courses with
   21  statewide, standardized assessments administered under s.
   22  1008.22. Performance and participation must be weighted equally.
   23  As valid data becomes available, the school grades shall include
   24  the students’ attainment of national industry certification
   25  identified in the Industry Certification Funding List pursuant
   26  to rules adopted by the state board.
   27         2.3.Beginning with the 2009-2010 school year For a school
   28  schools comprised of high school grades 9, 10, 11, and 12, or
   29  grades 10, 11, and 12, the school’s grade at least 50 percent of
   30  the school grade shall also be based on a combination of the
   31  factors listed in sub-subparagraphs 1.a.-c. and the remaining
   32  percentage on the following components, each worth 100 points
   33  factors:
   34         a. The 4-year high school graduation rate of the school as
   35  defined by state board rule.;
   36         b. The percentage of students who were eligible to earn
   37  college and career credit through As valid data becomes
   38  available, the performance and participation of the school’s
   39  students in College Board Advanced Placement examinations
   40  courses, International Baccalaureate examinations courses, dual
   41  enrollment courses, or and Advanced International Certificate of
   42  Education examinations courses; or who, at any time during high
   43  school, earned and the students’ achievement of national
   44  industry certification identified in the Industry Certification
   45  Funding List, pursuant to rules adopted by the state board.;
   46         (c)1. The calculation of a school grade shall be based on
   47  the percentage of points earned from the components listed in
   48  subparagraph (b)1. and, if applicable, subparagraph (b)2. The
   49  State Board of Education shall adopt in rule a school grading
   50  scale that sets the percentage of points needed to earn each of
   51  the school grades listed in subsection (2). There shall be at
   52  least five percentage points separating the percentage
   53  thresholds needed to earn each of the school grades. The state
   54  board shall periodically review the school grading scale to
   55  determine if the scale should be adjusted upward to meet raised
   56  expectations and encourage increased student performance. If the
   57  state board adjusts the grading scale upward, the state board
   58  must inform the public and the school districts of the reasons
   59  for and degree of the adjustment and its anticipated impact on
   60  school grades.