Florida Senate - 2018 SENATOR AMENDMENT
Bill No. CS/CS/HB 731, 1st Eng.
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
4 Between lines 356 and 357
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
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
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
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
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.
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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