Florida Senate - 2014 SENATOR AMENDMENT
Bill No. CS for SB 1642
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.
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
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.