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

       Senator Hukill moved the following:
    2         Senate Substitute for Amendment (201978) (with title
    3  amendment)
    5         Between lines 352 and 353
    6  insert:
    7         Section 5. Section 1003.4996, Florida Statutes, is amended
    8  to read:
    9         1003.4996 Mastery-Based Competency-Based Education Pilot
   10  Program.—Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, The Mastery
   11  Based Competency-Based Education Pilot Program is created within
   12  the Department of Education to be administered for a period of 5
   13  years. The purpose of the pilot program is to provide an
   14  educational environment that allows students to advance to
   15  higher levels of learning upon the mastery of concepts and
   16  skills through statutory exemptions relating to student
   17  progression and the awarding of credits.
   18         (1) PARTICIPATION.—The P.K. Yonge Developmental Research
   19  School and public school districts, including, but not limited
   20  to, the Lake, Palm Beach, Pinellas, and Seminole County School
   21  Districts, may submit an application in a format prescribed by
   22  the department for approval to participate in the pilot program.
   23  The department may choose up to 10 public school districts to
   24  participate in the pilot program.
   25         (2) APPLICATION.—The application to participate in the
   26  pilot program must, at a minimum, include:
   27         (a) The vision and timelines for the implementation of
   28  mastery-based competency-based education within the school
   29  district, including a list of the schools that will participate
   30  in the pilot program during the first school year and the list
   31  of schools that will be integrated into the program in
   32  subsequent school years.
   33         (b) The annual goals and performance outcomes for
   34  participating schools, including, but not limited to:
   35         1. Student performance as defined in s. 1008.34.
   36         2. Promotion and retention rates.
   37         3. Graduation rates.
   38         4. Indicators of college and career readiness.
   39         (c) A communication plan for parents and other
   40  stakeholders, including local businesses and community members.
   41         (d) The scope of and timelines for professional development
   42  for school instructional and administrative personnel.
   43         (e) A plan for student progression based on the mastery of
   44  content, including mechanisms that determine and ensure that a
   45  student has satisfied the requirements for grade-level promotion
   46  and content mastery.
   47         (f) A plan for using technology and digital and blended
   48  learning to enhance student achievement and facilitate the
   49  mastery-based competency-based education system.
   50         (g) The proposed allocation of resources for the pilot
   51  program at the school and district levels.
   52         (h) The recruitment and selection of participating schools.
   53         (i) The rules to be waived for participating schools
   54  pursuant to subsection (3) to implement the pilot program.
   55         (3) EXEMPTION FROM RULES.—In addition to the waivers
   56  authorized in s. 1001.10(3), the State Board of Education may
   57  authorize the commissioner to grant an additional waiver of
   58  rules relating to student progression and the awarding of
   59  credits.
   60         (4) STUDENT FUNDING.—Students enrolled in a participating
   61  school shall be reported for and generate funding pursuant to s.
   62  1011.62.
   63         (5) DEPARTMENT DUTIES.—The department shall:
   64         (a) Compile the student and staff schedules of
   65  participating schools before and after implementation of the
   66  pilot program.
   67         (b) Provide participating schools with access to statewide,
   68  standardized assessments required under s. 1008.22.
   69         (c) Annually, by June 1, provide to the Governor, the
   70  President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of
   71  Representatives a report summarizing the activities and
   72  accomplishments of the pilot program and any recommendations for
   73  statutory revisions.
   74         (6) RULES.—The State Board of Education shall adopt rules
   75  to administer this section.
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   78  And the title is amended as follows:
   79         Delete line 38
   80  and insert:
   81         compulsory school attendance; amending s. 1003.4996,
   82         F.S.; renaming the Competency-Based Education Pilot
   83         Program as the Mastery-Based Education Pilot Program;
   84         authorizing public school districts to submit
   85         applications for the program; authorizing the
   86         department to choose a specified number of school
   87         districts to participate in the program; amending s.
   88         1006.15,