Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1362
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/17/2017           .                                

       The Committee on Education (Broxson) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 150 - 191
    4  and insert:
    5  (PSAT/NMSQT), or the PreACT Act Aspire to all enrolled 10th
    6  grade students. However, a written notice shall be provided to
    7  each parent which must that shall include the opportunity to
    8  exempt his or her child from taking the PSAT/NMSQT or the PreACT
    9  ACT Aspire.
   10         (a) Test results will provide each high school with a
   11  database of student assessment data which certified school
   12  counselors will use to identify students who are prepared or who
   13  need additional work to be prepared to enroll and be successful
   14  in AP courses or other advanced high school courses.
   15         (b) Funding for the PSAT/NMSQT or the PreACT ACT Aspire for
   16  all 10th grade students shall be contingent upon annual funding
   17  in the General Appropriations Act.
   18         (c) Public school districts must choose either the
   19  PSAT/NMSQT or the PreACT ACT Aspire for districtwide
   20  administration.
   21         (6) The partnership shall:
   22         (j) Provide information to students, parents, teachers,
   23  counselors, administrators, districts, Florida College System
   24  institutions, and state universities regarding PSAT/NMSQT or the
   25  PreACT ACT Aspire administration, including but not limited to:
   26         1. Test administration dates and times.
   27         2. That participation in the PSAT/NMSQT or the PreACT ACT
   28  Aspire is open to all 10th grade students.
   29         3. The value of such tests in providing diagnostic feedback
   30  on student skills.
   31         4. The value of student scores in predicting the
   32  probability of success on AP or other advanced course
   33  examinations.
   34         (8)(a) By September 30 of each year, the partnership shall
   35  submit to the department a report that contains an evolution of
   36  the effectiveness of the delivered services and activities.
   37  Activities and services must be evaluated on their effectiveness
   38  at raising student achievement and increasing the number of AP
   39  or other advanced course examinations in low-performing middle
   40  and high schools. Other indicators that must be addressed in the
   41  evaluation report include the number of middle and high school
   42  teachers trained; the effectiveness of the training; measures of
   43  postsecondary readiness of the students affected by the program;
   44  levels of participation in the 10th grade PSAT/NMSQT or the
   45  PreACT ACT Aspire testing; and measures of student, parent,
   47  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   48  And the title is amended as follows:
   49         Delete line 32
   50  and insert:
   51         include the PreACT, rather than the ACT