Florida Senate - 2018                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for HB 7055
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
               Floor: 4c/RE/3R         .                                
             03/05/2018 04:05 PM       .                                

       Senator Simmons moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (831300) 
    3         Delete lines 3615 - 3650
    4  and insert:
    5  personnel and school administrators. Each school district that
    6  has one or more of the 300 lowest-performing elementary schools
    7  based on a 3-year average of the state reading assessment data
    8  must use that school’s portion of the allocation to provide an
    9  additional hour per day of intensive reading for the students in
   10  the school. The additional hour may be provided within the
   11  school day. Students enrolled in these schools who earned a
   12  level 4 or level 5 score on the statewide, standardized English
   13  Language Arts assessment for the previous school year may
   14  participate in the extra hour of instruction. For all other
   15  schools, the school district’s use of the supplemental academic
   16  instruction allocation one or more of the 300 lowest-performing
   17  elementary schools based on the state reading assessment for the
   18  prior year shall use these funds, together with the funds
   19  provided in the district’s research-based reading instruction
   20  allocation and other available funds, to provide an additional
   21  hour of instruction beyond the normal school day for each day of
   22  the entire school year for intensive reading instruction for the
   23  students in each of these schools. This additional hour of
   24  instruction must be provided by teachers or reading specialists
   25  who have demonstrated effectiveness in teaching reading or by a
   26  K-5 mentoring reading program that is supervised by a teacher
   27  who is effective at teaching reading. Students enrolled in these
   28  schools who have level 5 assessment scores may participate in
   29  the additional hour of instruction on an optional basis.
   30  Exceptional student education centers shall not be included in
   31  the 300 schools. The designation of the 300 lowest-performing
   32  elementary schools must be based on the state reading assessment
   33  for the prior year. After this requirement has been met,
   34  supplemental instruction strategies may include, but is are not
   35  limited to, the: use of a modified curriculum, reading
   36  instruction, after-school instruction, tutoring, mentoring, a
   37  reduction in class size, extended school year, intensive skills
   38  development in summer school, dropout prevention programs as
   39  defined in ss. 1003.52 and 1003.53(1)(a), (b), and (c), and
   40  other methods of improving student achievement.