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

       Senator Hukill moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 682 - 876
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 7. Section 1003.4996, Florida Statutes, is amended
    6  to read:
    7         1003.4996 Mastery-Based Competency-Based Education Pilot
    8  Program.—Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, The Mastery
    9  Based Competency-Based Education Pilot Program is created within
   10  the Department of Education to be administered for a period of 5
   11  years. The purpose of the pilot program is to provide an
   12  educational environment that allows students to advance to
   13  higher levels of learning upon the mastery of concepts and
   14  skills through statutory exemptions relating to student
   15  progression and the awarding of credits.
   16         (1) PARTICIPATION.—The P.K. Yonge Developmental Research
   17  School and public school districts, including, but not limited
   18  to, the Lake, Palm Beach, Pinellas, and Seminole County School
   19  Districts, may submit an application in a format prescribed by
   20  the department for approval to participate in the pilot program.
   21  The department may choose up to 10 public school districts to
   22  participate in the pilot program.
   23         (2) APPLICATION.—The application to participate in the
   24  pilot program must, at a minimum, include:
   25         (a) The vision and timelines for the implementation of
   26  mastery-based competency-based education within the school
   27  district, including a list of the schools that will participate
   28  in the pilot program during the first school year and the list
   29  of schools that will be integrated into the program in
   30  subsequent school years.
   31         (b) The annual goals and performance outcomes for
   32  participating schools, including, but not limited to:
   33         1. Student performance as defined in s. 1008.34.
   34         2. Promotion and retention rates.
   35         3. Graduation rates.
   36         4. Indicators of college and career readiness.
   37         (c) A communication plan for parents and other
   38  stakeholders, including local businesses and community members.
   39         (d) The scope of and timelines for professional development
   40  for school instructional and administrative personnel.
   41         (e) A plan for student progression based on the mastery of
   42  content, including mechanisms that determine and ensure that a
   43  student has satisfied the requirements for grade-level promotion
   44  and content mastery.
   45         (f) A plan for using technology and digital and blended
   46  learning to enhance student achievement and facilitate the
   47  mastery-based competency-based education system.
   48         (g) The proposed allocation of resources for the pilot
   49  program at the school and district levels.
   50         (h) The recruitment and selection of participating schools.
   51         (i) The rules to be waived for participating schools
   52  pursuant to subsection (3) to implement the pilot program.
   53         (3) EXEMPTION FROM RULES.—In addition to the waivers
   54  authorized in s. 1001.10(3), the State Board of Education may
   55  authorize the commissioner to grant an additional waiver of
   56  rules relating to student progression and the awarding of
   57  credits.
   58         (4) STUDENT FUNDING.—Students enrolled in a participating
   59  school shall be reported for and generate funding pursuant to s.
   60  1011.62.
   61         (5) DEPARTMENT DUTIES.—The department shall:
   62         (a) Compile the student and staff schedules of
   63  participating schools before and after implementation of the
   64  pilot program.
   65         (b) Provide participating schools with access to statewide,
   66  standardized assessments required under s. 1008.22.
   67         (c) Annually, by June 1, provide to the Governor, the
   68  President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of
   69  Representatives a report summarizing the activities and
   70  accomplishments of the pilot program and any recommendations for
   71  statutory revisions.
   72         (6) RULES.—The State Board of Education shall adopt rules
   73  to administer this section.
   74         Section 8. Paragraph (c) of subsection (3) of section
   75  1006.15, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   76         1006.15 Student standards for participation in
   77  interscholastic and intrascholastic extracurricular student
   78  activities; regulation.—
   79         (3)
   80         (c) An individual home education student is eligible to
   81  participate at the public school to which the student would be
   82  assigned according to district school board attendance area
   83  policies or which the student could choose to attend pursuant to
   84  s. 1002.31, or may develop an agreement to participate at a
   85  private school, in the interscholastic extracurricular
   86  activities of that school, provided the following conditions are
   87  met:
   88         1. The home education student must meet the requirements of
   89  the home education program pursuant to s. 1002.41.
   90         2. During the period of participation at a school, the home
   91  education student must demonstrate educational progress as
   92  required in paragraph (b) in all subjects taken in the home
   93  education program by a method of evaluation agreed upon by the
   94  parent and the school principal which may include: review of the
   95  student’s work by a certified teacher chosen by the parent;
   96  grades earned through correspondence; grades earned in courses
   97  taken at a Florida College System institution, university, or
   98  trade school; standardized test scores above the 35th
   99  percentile; or any other method designated in s. 1002.41.
  100         3. The home education student must meet the same residency
  101  requirements as other students in the school at which he or she
  102  participates.
  103         4. The home education student must meet the same standards
  104  of acceptance, behavior, and performance as required of other
  105  students in extracurricular activities.
  106         5. The student must register with the school his or her
  107  intent to participate in interscholastic extracurricular
  108  activities as a representative of the school before
  109  participation the beginning date of the season for the activity
  110  in which he or she wishes to participate. A home education
  111  student must be able to participate in curricular activities if
  112  that is a requirement for an extracurricular activity.
  113         6. A student who transfers from a home education program to
  114  a public school before or during the first grading period of the
  115  school year is academically eligible to participate in
  116  interscholastic extracurricular activities during the first
  117  grading period provided the student has a successful evaluation
  118  from the previous school year, pursuant to subparagraph 2.
  119         7. Any public school or private school student who has been
  120  unable to maintain academic eligibility for participation in
  121  interscholastic extracurricular activities is ineligible to
  122  participate in such activities as a home education student until
  123  the student has successfully completed one grading period in
  124  home education pursuant to subparagraph 2. to become eligible to
  125  participate as a home education student.
  127  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
  128  And the title is amended as follows:
  129         Delete lines 54 - 77
  130  and insert:
  131         attendance; amending s. 1003.4996, F.S.; renaming the
  132         Competency-Based Education Pilot Program as the
  133         Mastery-Based Education Pilot Program; authorizing
  134         public school districts to submit applications for the
  135         program; authorizing the department to choose a
  136         specified number of school districts to participate in
  137         the program; amending s. 1006.15, F.S.; revising the
  138         standards required for a home education student to
  139         participate in extracurricular activities; amending s.
  140         1007.271, F.S.;