Florida Senate - 2016                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for HB 7043
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Legg moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (420294) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 413 and 414
    5  insert:
    6         Section 9. Subsection (5), paragraph (j) of subsection (6),
    7  and paragraph (a) of subsection (8) of section 1007.35, Florida
    8  Statutes, are amended to read:
    9         1007.35 Florida Partnership for Minority and
   10  Underrepresented Student Achievement.—
   11         (5) Each public high school, including, but not limited to,
   12  schools and alternative sites and centers of the Department of
   13  Juvenile Justice, shall provide for the administration of the
   14  Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
   15  (PSAT/NMSQT), or ACT Aspire Preliminary ACT (PLAN) to all
   16  enrolled 10th grade students. However, a written notice shall be
   17  provided to each parent that shall include the opportunity to
   18  exempt his or her child from taking the PSAT/NMSQT or ACT Aspire
   19  PLAN.
   20         (a) Test results will provide each high school with a
   21  database of student assessment data which certified school
   22  counselors will use to identify students who are prepared or who
   23  need additional work to be prepared to enroll and be successful
   24  in AP courses or other advanced high school courses.
   25         (b) Funding for the PSAT/NMSQT or ACT Aspire PLAN for all
   26  10th grade students shall be contingent upon annual funding in
   27  the General Appropriations Act.
   28         (c) Public school districts must choose either the
   29  PSAT/NMSQT or ACT Aspire PLAN for districtwide administration.
   30         (6) The partnership shall:
   31         (j) Provide information to students, parents, teachers,
   32  counselors, administrators, districts, Florida College System
   33  institutions, and state universities regarding PSAT/NMSQT or ACT
   34  Aspire PLAN administration, including, but not limited to:
   35         1. Test administration dates and times.
   36         2. That participation in the PSAT/NMSQT or ACT Aspire PLAN
   37  is open to all 10th grade 10 students.
   38         3. The value of such tests in providing diagnostic feedback
   39  on student skills.
   40         4. The value of student scores in predicting the
   41  probability of success on AP or other advanced course
   42  examinations.
   43         (8)(a) By September 30 of each year, the partnership shall
   44  submit to the department a report that contains an evaluation of
   45  the effectiveness of the delivered services and activities.
   46  Activities and services must be evaluated on their effectiveness
   47  at raising student achievement and increasing the number of AP
   48  or other advanced course examinations in low-performing middle
   49  and high schools. Other indicators that must be addressed in the
   50  evaluation report include the number of middle and high school
   51  teachers trained; the effectiveness of the training; measures of
   52  postsecondary readiness of the students affected by the program;
   53  levels of participation in 10th grade PSAT/NMSQT or ACT Aspire
   54  PLAN testing; and measures of student, parent, and teacher
   55  awareness of and satisfaction with the services of the
   56  partnership.
   58  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   59  And the title is amended as follows:
   60         Delete line 1585
   61  and insert:
   62         requirement; amending s. 1007.35, F.S.; revising the
   63         exams each public high school is required to
   64         administer to all enrolled 10th grade students to
   65         include ACT Aspire; amending s. 1011.62, F.S.;
   66         creating a