Florida Senate - 2018                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS/CS/HB 731, 1st Eng.
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
               Floor: 1a/RE/2R         .                                
             03/08/2018 05:27 PM       .                                

       Senator Baxley moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (881366) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 356 and 357
    5  insert:
    6         Section 6. Subsection (5), paragraph (j) of subsection (6),
    7  and subsection (8) of section 1007.35, Florida Statutes, are
    8  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 the PreACT preliminary ACT to all enrolled 10th
   16  grade students. However, a written notice shall be provided to
   17  each parent which must include the opportunity to exempt his or
   18  her child from taking the PSAT/NMSQT or the PreACT preliminary
   19  ACT.
   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 the PreACT preliminary
   26  ACT for all 10th grade students shall be contingent upon annual
   27  funding in the General Appropriations Act.
   28         (c) Public school districts must choose either the
   29  PSAT/NMSQT or the PreACT preliminary ACT for districtwide
   30  administration.
   31         (6) The partnership shall:
   32         (j) Provide information to students, parents, teachers,
   33  counselors, administrators, districts, Florida College System
   34  institutions, and state universities regarding PSAT/NMSQT or the
   35  PreACT preliminary ACT administration, including, but not
   36  limited to:
   37         1. Test administration dates and times.
   38         2. That participation in the PSAT/NMSQT or the PreACT
   39  preliminary ACT is open to all 10th grade students.
   40         3. The value of such tests in providing diagnostic feedback
   41  on student skills.
   42         4. The value of student scores in predicting the
   43  probability of success on AP or other advanced course
   44  examinations.
   45         (8)(a) By September 30 of each year, the partnership shall
   46  submit to the department a report that contains an evaluation of
   47  the effectiveness of the delivered services and activities.
   48  Activities and services must be evaluated on their effectiveness
   49  at raising student achievement and increasing the number of AP
   50  or other advanced course examinations in low-performing middle
   51  and high schools. Other indicators that must be addressed in the
   52  evaluation report include the number of middle and high school
   53  teachers trained; the effectiveness of the training; measures of
   54  postsecondary readiness of the students affected by the program;
   55  levels of participation in 10th grade PSAT/NMSQT or the PreACT
   56  preliminary ACT testing; and measures of student, parent, and
   57  teacher awareness of and satisfaction with the services of the
   58  partnership.
   59         (b) The department shall contribute to the evaluation
   60  process by providing access, consistent with s. 119.071(5)(a),
   61  to student and teacher information necessary to match against
   62  databases containing teacher professional development data and
   63  databases containing assessment data for the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT,
   64  ACT, PreACT, AP, and other appropriate measures. The department
   65  shall also provide student-level data on student progress from
   66  middle school through high school and into college and the
   67  workforce, if available, in order to support longitudinal
   68  studies. The partnership shall analyze and report student
   69  performance data in a manner that protects the rights of
   70  students and parents as required in 20 U.S.C. s. 1232g and s.
   71  1002.22.
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   74  And the title is amended as follows:
   75         Delete line 401
   76  and insert:
   77         F.S.; conforming cross-references; amending s.
   78         1007.35, F.S.; updating terminology; requiring the
   79         department to provide certain teacher and student ACT
   80         and PreACT information for the evaluation of certain
   81         services and activities; providing an