Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 732
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Appropriations Subcommittee on Pre-K - 12 Education (Baxley)
       recommended the following:
    1         Senate Substitute for Amendment (119070) (with directory
    2  and title amendments)
    4         Delete lines 402 - 452
    5  and insert:
    6         1007.271 Dual enrollment programs.—
    7         (3) Student eligibility requirements for initial enrollment
    8  in college credit dual enrollment courses must include a 3.0
    9  unweighted high school grade point average and the minimum score
   10  on a common placement test adopted by the State Board of
   11  Education which indicates that the student is ready for college
   12  level coursework. Student eligibility requirements for continued
   13  enrollment in college credit dual enrollment courses must
   14  include the maintenance of a 3.0 unweighted high school grade
   15  point average and the minimum postsecondary grade point average
   16  established by the postsecondary institution. Regardless of
   17  meeting student eligibility requirements for continued
   18  enrollment, a student may lose the opportunity to participate in
   19  a dual enrollment course if the student is disruptive to the
   20  learning process such that the progress of other students or the
   21  efficient administration of the course is hindered. Student
   22  eligibility requirements for initial and continued enrollment in
   23  career certificate dual enrollment courses must include a 2.0
   24  unweighted high school grade point average. Exceptions to the
   25  required grade point averages may be granted on an individual
   26  student basis if the educational entities agree and the terms of
   27  the agreement are contained within the dual enrollment
   28  articulation agreement established pursuant to subsection (21).
   29  Florida College System institution boards of trustees may
   30  establish additional initial student eligibility requirements,
   31  which shall be included in the dual enrollment articulation
   32  agreement, to ensure student readiness for postsecondary
   33  instruction. Additional requirements included in the agreement
   34  may not arbitrarily prohibit students who have demonstrated the
   35  ability to master advanced courses from participating in dual
   36  enrollment courses or limit the number of dual enrollment
   37  courses in which a student may enroll based solely upon
   38  enrollment by the student at an independent postsecondary
   39  institution.
   40         (13)
   41         (b) Each postsecondary institution eligible to participate
   42  in the dual enrollment program pursuant to s. 1011.62(1)(i) must
   43  enter into a home education articulation agreement with each
   44  home education student seeking enrollment in a dual enrollment
   45  course and the student’s parent. By August 1 of each year, the
   46  eligible postsecondary institution shall complete and submit the
   47  home education articulation agreement to the Department of
   48  Education. The home education articulation agreement must
   49  include, at a minimum:
   50         1. A delineation of courses and programs available to
   51  dually enrolled home education students. Courses and programs
   52  may be added, revised, or deleted at any time by the
   53  postsecondary institution. Any course or program limitations may
   54  not exceed the limitations for other dually enrolled students.
   55         2. The initial and continued eligibility requirements for
   56  home education student participation, not to exceed those
   57  required of other dually enrolled students. A high school grade
   58  point average may not be required for home education students
   59  who meet the minimum score on a common placement test adopted by
   60  the State Board of Education which indicates that the student is
   61  ready for college-level coursework; however, home education
   62  student eligibility requirements for continued enrollment in
   63  dual enrollment courses must include the maintenance of the
   64  minimum postsecondary grade point average established by the
   65  postsecondary institution.
   66         3. The student’s responsibilities for providing his or her
   67  own instructional materials and transportation.
   68         4. A copy of the statement on transfer guarantees developed
   69  by the Department of Education under subsection (15).
   70         Section 7. Subsection (5), paragraph (j) of subsection (6),
   71  and subsection (8) of section 1007.35, Florida Statutes, are
   72  amended to read:
   73         1007.35 Florida Partnership for Minority and
   74  Underrepresented Student Achievement.—
   75         (5) Each public high school, including, but not limited to,
   76  schools and alternative sites and centers of the Department of
   77  Juvenile Justice, shall provide for the administration of the
   78  Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
   79  (PSAT/NMSQT), or the PreACT preliminary ACT to all enrolled 10th
   80  grade students. However, a written notice shall be provided to
   81  each parent which must include the opportunity to exempt his or
   82  her child from taking the PSAT/NMSQT or the PreACT preliminary
   83  ACT.
   84         (a) Test results will provide each high school with a
   85  database of student assessment data which certified school
   86  counselors will use to identify students who are prepared or who
   87  need additional work to be prepared to enroll and be successful
   88  in AP courses or other advanced high school courses.
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   91  And the directory clause is amended as follows:
   92         Delete lines 400 - 401
   93  and insert:
   94         Section 6. Subsection (3) and paragraph (b) of subsection
   95  (13) of section 1007.271, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
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   98  And the title is amended as follows:
   99         Delete line 38
  100  and insert:
  101         activities; amending s. 1007.271, F.S.; prohibiting
  102         the dual enrollment articulation agreement from
  103         including course enrollment limitations for certain
  104         students; prohibiting