Florida Senate - 2018                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS/CS/HB 731, 1st Eng.
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Baxley moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 513 and 514
    4  insert:
    5         Section 7. Subsection (5), paragraph (j) of subsection (6),
    6  and subsection (8) of section 1007.35, Florida Statutes, are
    7  amended to read:
    8         1007.35 Florida Partnership for Minority and
    9  Underrepresented Student Achievement.—
   10         (5) Each public high school, including, but not limited to,
   11  schools and alternative sites and centers of the Department of
   12  Juvenile Justice, shall provide for the administration of the
   13  Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
   14  (PSAT/NMSQT), or the PreACT preliminary ACT to all enrolled 10th
   15  grade students. However, a written notice shall be provided to
   16  each parent which must include the opportunity to exempt his or
   17  her child from taking the PSAT/NMSQT or the PreACT preliminary
   18  ACT.
   19         (a) Test results will provide each high school with a
   20  database of student assessment data which certified school
   21  counselors will use to identify students who are prepared or who
   22  need additional work to be prepared to enroll and be successful
   23  in AP courses or other advanced high school courses.
   24         (b) Funding for the PSAT/NMSQT or the PreACT preliminary
   25  ACT for all 10th grade students shall be contingent upon annual
   26  funding in the General Appropriations Act.
   27         (c) Public school districts must choose either the
   28  PSAT/NMSQT or the PreACT preliminary ACT for districtwide
   29  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 the
   34  PreACT preliminary ACT administration, including, but not
   35  limited to:
   36         1. Test administration dates and times.
   37         2. That participation in the PSAT/NMSQT or the PreACT
   38  preliminary ACT is open to all 10th grade students.
   39         3. The value of such tests in providing diagnostic feedback
   40  on student skills.
   41         4. The value of student scores in predicting the
   42  probability of success on AP or other advanced course
   43  examinations.
   44         (8)(a) By September 30 of each year, the partnership shall
   45  submit to the department a report that contains an evaluation of
   46  the effectiveness of the delivered services and activities.
   47  Activities and services must be evaluated on their effectiveness
   48  at raising student achievement and increasing the number of AP
   49  or other advanced course examinations in low-performing middle
   50  and high schools. Other indicators that must be addressed in the
   51  evaluation report include the number of middle and high school
   52  teachers trained; the effectiveness of the training; measures of
   53  postsecondary readiness of the students affected by the program;
   54  levels of participation in 10th grade PSAT/NMSQT or the PreACT
   55  preliminary ACT testing; and measures of student, parent, and
   56  teacher awareness of and satisfaction with the services of the
   57  partnership.
   58         (b) The department shall contribute to the evaluation
   59  process by providing access, consistent with s. 119.071(5)(a),
   60  to student and teacher information necessary to match against
   61  databases containing teacher professional development data and
   62  databases containing assessment data for the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT,
   63  ACT, PreACT, AP, and other appropriate measures. The department
   64  shall also provide student-level data on student progress from
   65  middle school through high school and into college and the
   66  workforce, if available, in order to support longitudinal
   67  studies. The partnership shall analyze and report student
   68  performance data in a manner that protects the rights of
   69  students and parents as required in 20 U.S.C. s. 1232g and s.
   70  1002.22.
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   73  And the title is amended as follows:
   74         Delete line 52
   75  and insert:
   76         certain home education students; amending s. 1007.35,
   77         F.S.; updating terminology; requiring the Department
   78         of Education to provide certain teacher and student
   79         ACT and PreACT information for the evaluation of
   80         certain services and activities; amending s. 1002.385,