Florida Senate - 2020                             CS for SB 1498
       By the Committee on Education; and Senator Baxley
       581-03784-20                                          20201498c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to education; amending s. 1001.23,
    3         F.S.; authorizing the Department of Education to hold
    4         patents, copyrights, trademarks, and service marks;
    5         authorizing the department to take specified actions
    6         to enforce its rights under certain circumstances;
    7         requiring the department to notify the Department of
    8         State under certain circumstances; requiring certain
    9         proceeds to be deposited into a specified trust fund;
   10         amending s. 1003.05, F.S.; providing that a student
   11         whose parent is transferred or is pending transfer to
   12         a military installation within this state is
   13         considered a resident of that school district for
   14         enrollment purposes and must be given preferential
   15         treatment; amending s. 1003.33, F.S.; requiring final
   16         report cards to be issued within specified timeframes;
   17         amending s. 1003.4156, F.S.; conforming provisions to
   18         changes made by the act; amending s. 1003.4282, F.S.;
   19         deleting obsolete language; requiring students to take
   20         a specified assessment relating to civic literacy;
   21         providing that such assessment meets certain
   22         postsecondary requirements under specified
   23         circumstances; amending s. 1003.4285, F.S.; revising
   24         the requirements for earning the Scholar designation
   25         on a standard high school diploma; amending s.
   26         1006.33, F.S.; authorizing the department to establish
   27         timeframes for specified purposes relating to
   28         instructional materials for a certain adoption cycle;
   29         amending s. 1007.25, F.S.; requiring postsecondary
   30         students to complete a civic literacy course and pass
   31         a specified assessment to demonstrate competency in
   32         civic literacy; authorizing students to meet the
   33         assessment requirements in high school; amending s.
   34         1007.35, F.S.; requiring the Florida Partnership for
   35         Minority and Underrepresented Student Achievement to
   36         provide specified information to students relating to
   37         transitioning to postsecondary education; revising
   38         certain reporting requirements; amending s. 1008.212,
   39         F.S.; conforming cross-references; amending s.
   40         1008.22, F.S.; deleting obsolete language;
   41         discontinuing a specified English Language Arts
   42         assessment at a certain time; requiring certain
   43         statewide, standardized assessments to be administered
   44         in a paper-based format; requiring school districts to
   45         provide the SAT or ACT to grade 11 students beginning
   46         in a specified school year; requiring school districts
   47         to choose which assessment to administer; providing
   48         that funding for the assessments shall be as provided
   49         by appropriation; deleting specified reporting
   50         requirements; deleting a requirement that the
   51         Commissioner of Education maintain a specified item
   52         bank; deleting specified requirements for the date of
   53         the administration of specified assessments; revising
   54         a deadline for the publication of certain assessments;
   55         amending s. 1008.25, F.S.; revising which assessments
   56         a high school must use to advise students of specified
   57         deficiencies; amending s. 1008.33, F.S.; revising
   58         requirements for certain intervention and support
   59         strategies; revising requirements for the State Board
   60         of Education to allow a school an additional year of
   61         implementation of a district-managed turnaround plan;
   62         revising the requirements for turnaround options for
   63         specified schools; authorizing a school district to
   64         request a new turnaround option; providing
   65         requirements for certain schools that reenter the
   66         turnaround system; authorizing the state board to
   67         revoke a turnaround plan under certain circumstances;
   68         providing requirements for such revocation; amending
   69         s. 1008.34, F.S.; revising definitions; revising
   70         school grade calculations to include specified
   71         assessment results beginning in a specified school
   72         year; amending s. 1008.3415, F.S.; conforming a cross
   73         reference; amending s. 1011.62, F.S.; revising the
   74         eligibility criteria for the turnaround school
   75         supplemental services allocation; amending s. 1013.44,
   76         F.S.; prohibiting costs associated with certain solar
   77         energy systems from being included in specified cost
   78         per student station limitations; providing an
   79         appropriation; providing effective dates.
   81  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   83         Section 1. Subsection (5) is added to section 1001.23,
   84  Florida Statutes, to read:
   85         1001.23 Specific powers and duties of the Department of
   86  Education.—In addition to all other duties assigned to it by law
   87  or by rule of the State Board of Education, the department
   88  shall:
   89         (5)Notwithstanding chapter 286, have the authority to hold
   90  patents, copyrights, trademarks, and service marks. The
   91  department may take any action necessary to enforce its rights
   92  with respect to such patents, copyrights, trademarks, and
   93  service marks or enter into a transaction to sell, lease,
   94  license, or transfer such rights for monetary gain or other
   95  consideration, at the department’s discretion. The department
   96  shall notify the Department of State in writing when property
   97  rights by patent, copyright, or trademark are secured by the
   98  department. Any proceeds received by the department from the
   99  exercise of these rights, except for educational materials and
  100  products, shall be deposited in the department’s Operating Trust
  101  Fund.
  102         Section 2. Subsection (4) of section 1003.05, Florida
  103  Statutes, is amended to read:
  104         1003.05 Assistance to transitioning students from military
  105  families.—
  106         (4) A student whose parent is transferred or is pending
  107  transfer to a military installation within a this state school
  108  district while on active military duty pursuant to an official
  109  military order is shall be considered a resident of the school
  110  district for purposes of enrollment when the order is submitted
  111  to the school district and must shall be provided preferential
  112  treatment in the controlled open enrollment process of the
  113  school district pursuant to s. 1002.31.
  114         Section 3. Subsection (3) is added to section 1003.33,
  115  Florida Statutes, to read:
  116         1003.33 Report cards; end-of-the-year status.—
  117         (3)A student’s final report card for a school year must be
  118  issued no later than 1 week after the last day of school or 1
  119  week after receipt of assessment results for students enrolled
  120  in courses, as specified in the course code directory, with an
  121  associated statewide, standardized end-of-course assessment
  122  pursuant to s. 1008.22.
  124  District school boards shall not allow schools to exempt
  125  students from academic performance requirements based on
  126  practices or policies designed to encourage student attendance.
  127  A student’s attendance record may not be used in whole or in
  128  part to provide an exemption from any academic performance
  129  requirement.
  130         Section 4. Paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section
  131  1003.4156, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  132         1003.4156 General requirements for middle grades
  133  promotion.—
  134         (1) In order for a student to be promoted to high school
  135  from a school that includes middle grades 6, 7, and 8, the
  136  student must successfully complete the following courses:
  137         (b) Three middle grades or higher courses in mathematics.
  138  Each school that includes middle grades must offer at least one
  139  high school level mathematics course for which students may earn
  140  high school credit. Successful completion of a high school level
  141  Algebra I or Geometry course is not contingent upon the
  142  student’s performance on the statewide, standardized end-of
  143  course (EOC) assessment. To earn high school credit for Algebra
  144  I, a middle grades student must take the statewide, standardized
  145  Algebra I EOC assessment, which constitutes 30 percent of the
  146  student’s final course grade, and earn a passing grade in pass
  147  the course, and in addition, beginning with the 2013-2014 school
  148  year and thereafter, a student’s performance on the Algebra I
  149  EOC assessment constitutes 30 percent of the student’s final
  150  course grade. To earn high school credit for a Geometry course,
  151  a middle grades student must, until the Geometry EOC assessment
  152  is discontinued, take the statewide, standardized Geometry EOC
  153  assessment, which constitutes 30 percent of the student’s final
  154  course grade, and earn a passing grade in the course.
  155         Section 5. Paragraphs (a), (b), and (d) of subsection (3),
  156  subsection (7), and paragraph (e) of subsection (10) of section
  157  1003.4282, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  158         1003.4282 Requirements for a standard high school diploma.—
  161         (a) Four credits in English Language Arts (ELA).—The four
  162  credits must be in ELA I, II, III, and IV. A student must pass
  163  the statewide, standardized grade 10 Reading assessment or, when
  164  implemented, the grade 10 ELA assessment, or earn a concordant
  165  score, in order to earn a standard high school diploma.
  166         (b) Four credits in mathematics.—
  167         1. A student must earn one credit in Algebra I and one
  168  credit in Geometry. A student’s performance on the statewide,
  169  standardized Algebra I end-of-course (EOC) assessment
  170  constitutes 30 percent of the student’s final course grade. A
  171  student must pass the statewide, standardized Algebra I EOC
  172  assessment, or earn a comparative score, in order to earn a
  173  standard high school diploma. Until the Geometry EOC assessment
  174  is discontinued, a student’s performance on the statewide,
  175  standardized Geometry EOC assessment constitutes 30 percent of
  176  the student’s final course grade.
  177         2. A student who earns an industry certification for which
  178  there is a statewide college credit articulation agreement
  179  approved by the State Board of Education may substitute the
  180  certification for one mathematics credit. Substitution may occur
  181  for up to two mathematics credits, except for Algebra I and
  182  Geometry. A student may earn two mathematics credits by
  183  successfully completing Algebra I through two full-year courses.
  184  A certified school counselor or the principal’s designee must
  185  advise the student that admission to a state university may
  186  require the student to earn 3 additional mathematics credits
  187  that are at least as rigorous as Algebra I.
  188         3. A student who earns a computer science credit may
  189  substitute the credit for up to one credit of the mathematics
  190  requirement, with the exception of Algebra I and Geometry, if
  191  the commissioner identifies the computer science credit as being
  192  equivalent in rigor to the mathematics credit. An identified
  193  computer science credit may not be used to substitute for both a
  194  mathematics and a science credit. A student who earns an
  195  industry certification in 3D rapid prototype printing may
  196  satisfy up to two credits of the mathematics requirement, with
  197  the exception of Algebra I, if the commissioner identifies the
  198  certification as being equivalent in rigor to the mathematics
  199  credit or credits.
  200         (d) Three credits in social studies.—A student must earn
  201  one credit in United States History; one credit in World
  202  History; one-half credit in economics; and one-half credit in
  203  United States Government. The United States History EOC
  204  assessment constitutes 30 percent of the student’s final course
  205  grade. Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, all students
  206  shall take the assessment of civic literacy adopted by the State
  207  Board of Education under s. 1007.25(4) by grade 12. A student
  208  who earns a passing score on the assessment is exempt from the
  209  postsecondary civic literacy assessment required by s.
  210  1007.25(4).
  211         (7) UNIFORM TRANSFER OF HIGH SCHOOL CREDITS.—Beginning with
  212  the 2012-2013 school year, If a student transfers to a Florida
  213  public high school from out of country, out of state, a private
  214  school, or a home education program and the student’s transcript
  215  shows a credit in Algebra I, the student’s transferring course
  216  final grade and credit shall be honored. However, the student
  217  must pass the statewide, standardized Algebra I EOC assessment
  218  in order to earn a standard high school diploma unless the
  219  student earned a comparative score, passed a statewide
  220  assessment in Algebra I administered by the transferring entity,
  221  or passed the statewide mathematics assessment the transferring
  222  entity uses to satisfy the requirements of the Elementary and
  223  Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student
  224  Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, 20 U.S.C. ss. 6301 et seq. If a
  225  student’s transcript shows a credit in high school reading or
  226  English Language Arts II or III, in order to earn a standard
  227  high school diploma, the student must take and pass the
  228  statewide, standardized grade 10 Reading assessment or, when
  229  implemented, the grade 10 ELA assessment, or earn a concordant
  230  score. If a transfer student’s transcript shows a final course
  231  grade and course credit in Algebra I, Geometry, Biology I, or
  232  United States History, the transferring course final grade and
  233  credit shall be honored without the student taking the requisite
  234  statewide, standardized EOC assessment and without the
  235  assessment results constituting 30 percent of the student’s
  236  final course grade.
  237         (10) STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES.—Beginning with students
  238  entering grade 9 in the 2014-2015 school year, this subsection
  239  applies to a student with a disability.
  240         (e) Any waiver of the statewide, standardized assessment
  241  requirements by the individual education plan team, pursuant to
  242  s. 1008.22(3)(d) s. 1008.22(3)(c), must be approved by the
  243  parent and is subject to verification for appropriateness by an
  244  independent reviewer selected by the parent as provided for in
  245  s. 1003.572.
  247  The State Board of Education shall adopt rules under ss.
  248  120.536(1) and 120.54 to implement this subsection, including
  249  rules that establish the minimum requirements for students
  250  described in this subsection to earn a standard high school
  251  diploma. The State Board of Education shall adopt emergency
  252  rules pursuant to ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54.
  253         Section 6. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section
  254  1003.4285, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  255         1003.4285 Standard high school diploma designations.—
  256         (1) Each standard high school diploma shall include, as
  257  applicable, the following designations if the student meets the
  258  criteria set forth for the designation:
  259         (a) Scholar designation.—In addition to the requirements of
  260  s. 1003.4282, in order to earn the Scholar designation, a
  261  student must satisfy the following requirements:
  262         1. Mathematics.—Earn one credit in Algebra II or an equally
  263  rigorous course and one credit in statistics or an equally
  264  rigorous course. Beginning with students entering grade 9 in the
  265  2014-2015 school year, pass the Geometry statewide, standardized
  266  assessment.
  267         2. Science.—Pass the statewide, standardized Biology I EOC
  268  assessment and earn one credit in chemistry or physics and one
  269  credit in a course equally rigorous to chemistry or physics.
  270  However, a student enrolled in an Advanced Placement (AP),
  271  International Baccalaureate (IB), or Advanced International
  272  Certificate of Education (AICE) Biology course who takes the
  273  respective AP, IB, or AICE Biology assessment and earns the
  274  minimum score necessary to earn college credit as identified
  275  pursuant to s. 1007.27(2) meets the requirement of this
  276  subparagraph without having to take the statewide, standardized
  277  Biology I EOC assessment.
  278         3. Social studies.—Pass the statewide, standardized United
  279  States History EOC assessment. However, a student enrolled in an
  280  AP, IB, or AICE course that includes United States History
  281  topics who takes the respective AP, IB, or AICE assessment and
  282  earns the minimum score necessary to earn college credit as
  283  identified pursuant to s. 1007.27(2) meets the requirement of
  284  this subparagraph without having to take the statewide,
  285  standardized United States History EOC assessment.
  286         4. Foreign language.—Earn two credits in the same foreign
  287  language.
  288         5. Electives.—Earn at least one credit in an Advanced
  289  Placement, an International Baccalaureate, an Advanced
  290  International Certificate of Education, or a dual enrollment
  291  course.
  292         Section 7. Effective upon becoming a law, subsection (5) is
  293  added to section 1006.33, Florida Statutes, to read:
  294         1006.33 Bids or proposals; advertisement and its contents.—
  295         (5)Notwithstanding the requirements of this section and
  296  rules adopted to implement this section, for the 2020 adoption
  297  cycle, the department may establish timeframes for the
  298  advertisement and submission of bids for instructional
  299  materials.
  300         Section 8. Subsection (4) of section 1007.25, Florida
  301  Statutes, is amended to read:
  302         1007.25 General education courses; common prerequisites;
  303  other degree requirements.—
  304         (4) Beginning with students initially entering a Florida
  305  College System institution or state university in the 2020-2021
  306  2018-2019 school year and thereafter, each student must
  307  demonstrate competency in civic literacy. Students must have the
  308  option to demonstrate competency through the successful
  309  completion of a civic literacy course and or by achieving a
  310  passing score on an assessment. The State Board of Education
  311  must adopt in rule and the Board of Governors must adopt in
  312  regulation at least one existing assessment that measures
  313  competencies consistent with the required course competencies
  314  outlined in paragraph (b). A student may fulfill the assessment
  315  requirement by earning a passing score on the assessment while
  316  in high school under s. 1003.4282(3)(d). The chair of the State
  317  Board of Education and the chair of the Board of Governors, or
  318  their respective designees, shall jointly appoint a faculty
  319  committee to:
  320         (a) Develop a new course in civic literacy or revise an
  321  existing general education core course in American History or
  322  American Government to include civic literacy.
  323         (b) Establish course competencies and identify outcomes
  324  that include, at a minimum, an understanding of the basic
  325  principles of American democracy and how they are applied in our
  326  republican form of government, an understanding of the United
  327  States Constitution, knowledge of the founding documents and how
  328  they have shaped the nature and functions of our institutions of
  329  self-governance, and an understanding of landmark Supreme Court
  330  cases and their impact on law and society.
  331         Section 9. Paragraph (a) of subsection (8) of section
  332  1007.35, Florida Statutes, is amended, and paragraph (l) is
  333  added to subsection (6) of that section, to read:
  334         1007.35 Florida Partnership for Minority and
  335  Underrepresented Student Achievement.—
  336         (6) The partnership shall:
  337         (l)Provide information on resources and opportunities to
  338  help students transition to postsecondary education, including
  339  available financial aid and how to apply for such aid, as well
  340  as public and private partnerships that provide college advising
  341  services to assist students in the postsecondary education
  342  application process.
  343         (8)(a) By September 30 of each year, the partnership shall
  344  submit to the department a report that contains an evaluation of
  345  the effectiveness of the delivered services and activities.
  346  Activities and services must be evaluated on their effectiveness
  347  at raising student achievement and increasing the number of AP
  348  or other advanced course examinations in low-performing middle
  349  and high schools. Other indicators that must be addressed in the
  350  evaluation report include the number of middle and high school
  351  teachers trained; the effectiveness of the training; measures of
  352  postsecondary readiness of the students affected by the program;
  353  levels of participation in 10th grade PSAT/NMSQT or the PreACT
  354  testing; the number of students who submit at least one
  355  postsecondary application; the number of students who submit an
  356  application for financial aid to help pay for postsecondary
  357  expenses; and measures of student, parent, and teacher awareness
  358  of and satisfaction with the services of the partnership.
  359         Section 10. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) and subsection
  360  (2) of section 1008.212, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  361         1008.212 Students with disabilities; extraordinary
  362  exemption.—
  363         (1) As used in this section, the term:
  364         (a) “Circumstance” means a situation in which
  365  accommodations allowable for use on the statewide standardized
  366  assessment, a statewide standardized end-of-course assessment,
  367  or an alternate assessment pursuant to s. 1008.22(3)(d) s.
  368  1008.22(3)(c) are not offered to a student during the current
  369  year’s assessment administration due to technological
  370  limitations in the testing administration program which lead to
  371  results that reflect the student’s impaired sensory, manual, or
  372  speaking skills rather than the student’s achievement of the
  373  benchmarks assessed by the statewide standardized assessment, a
  374  statewide standardized end-of-course assessment, or an alternate
  375  assessment.
  376         (2) A student with a disability for whom the individual
  377  education plan (IEP) team determines is prevented by a
  378  circumstance or condition from physically demonstrating the
  379  mastery of skills that have been acquired and are measured by
  380  the statewide standardized assessment, a statewide standardized
  381  end-of-course assessment, or an alternate assessment pursuant to
  382  s. 1008.22(3)(d) s. 1008.22(3)(c) shall be granted an
  383  extraordinary exemption from the administration of the
  384  assessment. A learning, emotional, behavioral, or significant
  385  cognitive disability, or the receipt of services through the
  386  homebound or hospitalized program in accordance with rule 6A
  387  6.03020, Florida Administrative Code, is not, in and of itself,
  388  an adequate criterion for the granting of an extraordinary
  389  exemption.
  390         Section 11. Present paragraph (c) of subsection (3) of
  391  section 1008.22, Florida Statutes, is redesignated as paragraph
  392  (d), a new paragraph (c) is added to that subsection, and
  393  paragraphs (a) and (b), present paragraphs (c) and (d), and
  394  paragraph (g) of subsection (3), subsection (6), paragraphs (a),
  395  (b), (c), and (h) of subsection (7), and subsections (8) and (9)
  396  of that section are amended, to read:
  397         1008.22 Student assessment program for public schools.—
  399  Commissioner of Education shall design and implement a
  400  statewide, standardized assessment program aligned to the core
  401  curricular content established in the Next Generation Sunshine
  402  State Standards. The commissioner also must develop or select
  403  and implement a common battery of assessment tools that will be
  404  used in all juvenile justice education programs in the state.
  405  These tools must accurately measure the core curricular content
  406  established in the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.
  407  Participation in the assessment program is mandatory for all
  408  school districts and all students attending public schools,
  409  including adult students seeking a standard high school diploma
  410  under s. 1003.4282 and students in Department of Juvenile
  411  Justice education programs, except as otherwise provided by law.
  412  If a student does not participate in the assessment program, the
  413  school district must notify the student’s parent and provide the
  414  parent with information regarding the implications of such
  415  nonparticipation. The statewide, standardized assessment program
  416  shall be designed and implemented as follows:
  417         (a) Statewide, standardized comprehensive assessments.—The
  418  statewide, standardized Reading assessment shall be administered
  419  annually in grades 3 through 10. The statewide, standardized
  420  Writing assessment shall be administered annually at least once
  421  at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. When the
  422  Reading and Writing assessments are replaced by English Language
  423  Arts (ELA) assessments, ELA assessments shall be administered to
  424  students in grades 3 through 10. The grade 9 ELA assessment
  425  shall be last administered in the 2021-2022 school year. Retake
  426  opportunities for the grade 10 Reading assessment or, upon
  427  implementation, the grade 10 ELA assessment must be provided.
  428  Students taking the ELA assessments shall not take the
  429  statewide, standardized assessments in Reading or Writing.
  430  Reading passages and writing prompts for ELA assessments shall
  431  incorporate grade-level core curricula content from social
  432  studies. The statewide, standardized Mathematics assessments
  433  shall be administered annually in grades 3 through 8. Students
  434  taking a revised Mathematics assessment shall not take the
  435  discontinued assessment. The statewide, standardized Science
  436  assessment shall be administered annually at least once at the
  437  elementary and middle grades levels. In order to earn a standard
  438  high school diploma, a student who has not earned a passing
  439  score on the grade 10 Reading assessment or, upon
  440  implementation, the grade 10 ELA assessment must earn a passing
  441  score on the assessment retake or earn a concordant score as
  442  authorized under subsection (9). Statewide, standardized ELA and
  443  mathematics assessments in grades 3 through 6 must be delivered
  444  in a paper-based format.
  445         (b) End-of-course (EOC) assessments.—EOC assessments must
  446  be statewide, standardized, and developed or approved by the
  447  Department of Education as follows:
  448         1. EOC assessments for Algebra I, Geometry, Biology I,
  449  United States History, and Civics shall be administered to
  450  students enrolled in such courses as specified in the course
  451  code directory. The Geometry EOC assessment shall be
  452  administered to students enrolled in such courses as specified
  453  in the course code directory until the assessment is
  454  discontinued.
  455         2. Students enrolled in a course, as specified in the
  456  course code directory, with an associated statewide,
  457  standardized EOC assessment must take the EOC assessment for
  458  such course and may not take the corresponding subject or grade
  459  level statewide, standardized assessment pursuant to paragraph
  460  (a). Sections 1003.4156 and 1003.4282 govern the use of
  461  statewide, standardized EOC assessment results for students.
  462         3. The commissioner may select one or more nationally
  463  developed comprehensive examinations, which may include
  464  examinations for a College Board Advanced Placement course,
  465  International Baccalaureate course, or Advanced International
  466  Certificate of Education course, or industry-approved
  467  examinations to earn national industry certifications identified
  468  in the CAPE Industry Certification Funding List, for use as EOC
  469  assessments under this paragraph if the commissioner determines
  470  that the content knowledge and skills assessed by the
  471  examinations meet or exceed the grade-level expectations for the
  472  core curricular content established for the course in the Next
  473  Generation Sunshine State Standards. Use of any such examination
  474  as an EOC assessment must be approved by the state board in
  475  rule.
  476         4. Contingent upon funding provided in the General
  477  Appropriations Act, including the appropriation of funds
  478  received through federal grants, the commissioner may establish
  479  an implementation schedule for the development and
  480  administration of additional statewide, standardized EOC
  481  assessments that must be approved by the state board in rule. If
  482  approved by the state board, student performance on such
  483  assessments constitutes 30 percent of a student’s final course
  484  grade.
  485         5. All statewide, standardized EOC assessments must be
  486  administered online except as otherwise provided in paragraph
  487  (c).
  488         6. A student enrolled in an Advanced Placement (AP),
  489  International Baccalaureate (IB), or Advanced International
  490  Certificate of Education (AICE) course who takes the respective
  491  AP, IB, or AICE assessment and earns the minimum score necessary
  492  to earn college credit, as identified in s. 1007.27(2), meets
  493  the requirements of this paragraph and does not have to take the
  494  EOC assessment for the corresponding course.
  495         (c)Nationally recognized high school assessments.
  496         1.Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, each school
  497  district shall provide for the administration of the SAT or the
  498  ACT to each public school student in the district in grade 11,
  499  including students attending public high schools, alternative
  500  schools, and centers of the Department of Juvenile Justice.
  501         2.School districts shall choose either the SAT or ACT for
  502  districtwide administration.
  503         3.Funding for the administration of the SAT and the ACT
  504  for all such grade 11 students shall be as provided in the
  505  General Appropriations Act.
  506         (d)(c)Students with disabilities; Florida Alternate
  507  Assessment.—
  508         1. Each district school board must provide instruction to
  509  prepare students with disabilities in the core content knowledge
  510  and skills necessary for successful grade-to-grade progression
  511  and high school graduation.
  512         2. A student with a disability, as defined in s. 1007.02,
  513  for whom the individual education plan (IEP) team determines
  514  that the statewide, standardized assessments under this section
  515  cannot accurately measure the student’s abilities, taking into
  516  consideration all allowable accommodations, shall have
  517  assessment results waived for the purpose of receiving a course
  518  grade and a standard high school diploma. Such waiver shall be
  519  designated on the student’s transcript. The statement of waiver
  520  shall be limited to a statement that performance on an
  521  assessment was waived for the purpose of receiving a course
  522  grade or a standard high school diploma, as applicable.
  523         3. The State Board of Education shall adopt rules, based
  524  upon recommendations of the commissioner, for the provision of
  525  assessment accommodations for students with disabilities and for
  526  students who have limited English proficiency.
  527         a. Accommodations that negate the validity of a statewide,
  528  standardized assessment are not allowed during the
  529  administration of the assessment. However, instructional
  530  accommodations are allowed in the classroom if identified in a
  531  student’s IEP. Students using instructional accommodations in
  532  the classroom that are not allowed on a statewide, standardized
  533  assessment may have assessment results waived if the IEP team
  534  determines that the assessment cannot accurately measure the
  535  student’s abilities.
  536         b. If a student is provided with instructional
  537  accommodations in the classroom that are not allowed as
  538  accommodations for statewide, standardized assessments, the
  539  district must inform the parent in writing and provide the
  540  parent with information regarding the impact on the student’s
  541  ability to meet expected performance levels. A parent must
  542  provide signed consent for a student to receive classroom
  543  instructional accommodations that would not be available or
  544  permitted on a statewide, standardized assessment and
  545  acknowledge in writing that he or she understands the
  546  implications of such instructional accommodations.
  547         c. If a student’s IEP states that online administration of
  548  a statewide, standardized assessment will significantly impair
  549  the student’s ability to perform, the assessment shall be
  550  administered in hard copy.
  551         4. For students with significant cognitive disabilities,
  552  the Department of Education shall provide for implementation of
  553  the Florida Alternate Assessment to accurately measure the core
  554  curricular content established in the Next Generation Sunshine
  555  State Standards.
  556         (d)Implementation schedule.
  557         1.The Commissioner of Education shall establish and
  558  publish on the department’s website an implementation schedule
  559  to transition from the statewide, standardized Reading and
  560  Writing assessments to the ELA assessments and to the revised
  561  Mathematics assessments, including the Algebra I and Geometry
  562  EOC assessments. The schedule must take into consideration
  563  funding, sufficient field and baseline data, access to
  564  assessments, instructional alignment, and school district
  565  readiness to administer the assessments online. All such
  566  assessments must be delivered through computer-based testing,
  567  however, the following assessments must be delivered in a
  568  computer-based format, as follows: the grade 3 Mathematics
  569  assessment beginning in the 2016-2017 school year; the grade 4
  570  ELA assessment, beginning in the 2015-2016 school year; and the
  571  grade 4 Mathematics assessment, beginning in the 2016-2017
  572  school year. Notwithstanding the requirements of this
  573  subparagraph, statewide, standardized ELA and mathematics
  574  assessments in grades 3 through 6 must be delivered only in a
  575  paper-based format, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year,
  576  and all such assessments must be paper-based no later than the
  577  2018-2019 school year.
  578         2.The Department of Education shall publish minimum and
  579  recommended technology requirements that include specifications
  580  for hardware, software, networking, security, and broadband
  581  capacity to facilitate school district compliance with the
  582  requirements of this section.
  583         (g) Contracts for assessments.—
  584         1. The commissioner shall provide for the assessments to be
  585  developed or obtained, as appropriate, through contracts and
  586  project agreements with private vendors, public vendors, public
  587  agencies, postsecondary educational institutions, or school
  588  districts. The commissioner may enter into contracts for the
  589  continued administration of the assessments authorized and
  590  funded by the Legislature. Contracts may be initiated in 1
  591  fiscal year and continue into the next fiscal year and may be
  592  paid from the appropriations of either or both fiscal years. The
  593  commissioner may negotiate for the sale or lease of tests,
  594  scoring protocols, test scoring services, and related materials
  595  developed pursuant to law.
  596         2.A student’s performance results on statewide,
  597  standardized assessments, EOC assessments, and Florida
  598  Alternative Assessments administered pursuant to this subsection
  599  must be provided to the student’s teachers and parents by the
  600  end of the school year, unless the commissioner determines that
  601  extenuating circumstances exist and reports the extenuating
  602  circumstances to the State Board of Education. This subparagraph
  603  does not apply to existing contracts for such assessments, but
  604  shall apply to new contracts and any renewal of existing
  605  contracts for such assessments.
  606         3.If liquidated damages are applicable, the department
  607  shall collect liquidated damages that are due in response to the
  608  administration of the spring 2015 computer-based assessments of
  609  the department’s Florida Standards Assessment contract with
  610  American Institutes for Research, and expend the funds to
  611  reimburse parties that incurred damages.
  613  STANDARDS.—
  614         (a) Measurement of student performance is the
  615  responsibility of school districts except in those subjects and
  616  grade levels measured under the statewide, standardized
  617  assessment program described in this section. When available,
  618  instructional personnel must be provided with information on
  619  student achievement of standards and benchmarks in order to
  620  improve instruction.
  621         (b)The Commissioner of Education shall assist and support
  622  districts in measuring student performance on the state
  623  standards by maintaining a statewide item bank, facilitating the
  624  sharing of developed tests or test items among school districts,
  625  and providing technical assistance in best assessment practices.
  626  The commissioner may discontinue the item bank if he or she
  627  determines that district participation is insufficient for its
  628  sustainability.
  630         (a) The Commissioner of Education shall establish schedules
  631  for the administration of statewide, standardized assessments
  632  and the reporting of student assessment results. The
  633  commissioner shall consider the observance of religious and
  634  school holidays when developing the schedules. The assessment
  635  and reporting schedules must provide the earliest possible
  636  reporting of student assessment results to the school districts,
  637  consistent with the requirements of paragraph (3)(g). Assessment
  638  results for the statewide, standardized ELA and mathematics
  639  assessments and all statewide, standardized EOC assessments must
  640  be made available no later than June 30, except for results for
  641  the grade 3 statewide, standardized ELA assessment, which must
  642  be made available no later than May 31. School districts shall
  643  administer statewide, standardized assessments in accordance
  644  with the schedule established by the commissioner.
  645         (b) By January of each year, beginning in 2018, the
  646  commissioner shall publish on the department’s website a uniform
  647  calendar that includes the assessment and reporting schedules
  648  for, at a minimum, the next 2 school years. The uniform calendar
  649  must be provided to school districts in an electronic format
  650  that allows each school district and public school to populate
  651  the calendar with, at minimum, the following information for
  652  reporting the district assessment schedules under paragraph (d):
  653         1. Whether the assessment is a district-required assessment
  654  or a state-required assessment.
  655         2. The specific date or dates that each assessment will be
  656  administered.
  657         3. The time allotted to administer each assessment.
  658         4. Whether the assessment is a computer-based assessment or
  659  a paper-based assessment.
  660         5. The grade level or subject area associated with the
  661  assessment.
  662         6. The date that the assessment results are expected to be
  663  available to teachers and parents.
  664         7. The type of assessment, the purpose of the assessment,
  665  and the use of the assessment results.
  666         8. A glossary of assessment terminology.
  667         9. Estimates of average time for administering state
  668  required and district-required assessments, by grade level.
  669         (c) Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, The spring
  670  administration of the statewide, standardized assessments in
  671  paragraphs (3)(a) and (b), excluding assessment retakes, must be
  672  in accordance with the following schedule:
  673         1. The grade 3 statewide, standardized ELA assessment and
  674  the writing portion of the statewide, standardized ELA
  675  assessment for grades 4 through 10 must be administered no
  676  earlier than April 1 each year within an assessment window not
  677  to exceed 2 weeks.
  678         2. With the exception of assessments identified in
  679  subparagraph 1., any statewide, standardized assessment that is
  680  delivered in a paper-based format must be administered no
  681  earlier than May 1 each year within an assessment window not to
  682  exceed 2 weeks.
  683         3. With the exception of assessments identified in
  684  subparagraphs 1. and 2., any statewide, standardized assessment
  685  must be administered within a 4-week assessment window that
  686  opens no earlier than May 1 each year.
  688  Each school district shall administer the assessments identified
  689  under subparagraphs 2. and 3. no earlier than 4 weeks before the
  690  last day of school for the district.
  691         (h) The results of statewide, standardized ELA, and
  692  mathematics, science, and social studies assessments, including
  693  assessment retakes, shall be reported in an easy-to-read and
  694  understandable format and delivered in time to provide useful,
  695  actionable information to students, parents, and each student’s
  696  current teacher of record and teacher of record for the
  697  subsequent school year; however, in any case, the district shall
  698  provide the results pursuant to this paragraph within 1 week
  699  after receiving the results from the department. A report of
  700  student assessment results must, at a minimum, contain:
  701         1. A clear explanation of the student’s performance on the
  702  applicable statewide, standardized assessments.
  703         2. Information identifying the student’s areas of strength
  704  and areas in need of improvement.
  705         3. Specific actions that may be taken, and the available
  706  resources that may be used, by the student’s parent to assist
  707  his or her child based on the student’s areas of strength and
  708  areas in need of improvement.
  709         4. Longitudinal information, if available, on the student’s
  710  progress in each subject area based on previous statewide,
  711  standardized assessment data.
  712         5. Comparative information showing the student’s score
  713  compared to other students in the school district, in the state,
  714  or, if available, in other states.
  715         6. Predictive information, if available, showing the
  716  linkage between the scores attained by the student on the
  717  statewide, standardized assessments and the scores he or she may
  718  potentially attain on nationally recognized college entrance
  719  examinations.
  720         (8) PUBLICATION OF ASSESSMENTS.—To promote transparency in
  721  the statewide assessment program, in any procurement for the
  722  statewide, standardized assessments in ELA, assessment in grades
  723  3 through 10 and the mathematics, science, and social studies
  724  assessment in grades 3 through 8, the Department of Education
  725  shall solicit cost proposals for publication of the state
  726  assessments on its website in accordance with this subsection.
  727         (a) The department shall publish each assessment
  728  administered under paragraph (3)(a) and subparagraph (3)(b)1.,
  729  excluding assessment retakes, at least once on a triennial basis
  730  pursuant to a schedule determined by the Commissioner of
  731  Education. Each assessment, when published, must have been
  732  administered during the most recent school year and be in a
  733  format that facilitates the sharing of assessment items.
  734         (b) The initial publication of assessments must occur no
  735  later than June 30, 2024 2021, subject to appropriation, and
  736  must include, at a minimum, the grade 3 ELA and mathematics
  737  assessments, the grade 10 ELA assessment, and the Algebra I EOC
  738  assessment.
  739         (c) The department must provide materials on its website to
  740  help the public interpret assessment information published
  741  pursuant to this subsection.
  742         (9) CONCORDANT SCORES.—The Commissioner of Education must
  743  identify scores on the SAT and ACT that if achieved satisfy the
  744  graduation requirement that a student pass the grade 10
  745  statewide, standardized Reading assessment or, upon
  746  implementation, the grade 10 ELA assessment. The commissioner
  747  may identify concordant scores on assessments other than the SAT
  748  and ACT. If the content or scoring procedures change for the
  749  grade 10 Reading assessment or, upon implementation, the grade
  750  10 ELA assessment, new concordant scores must be determined. If
  751  new concordant scores are not timely adopted, the last-adopted
  752  concordant scores remain in effect until such time as new scores
  753  are adopted. The state board shall adopt concordant scores in
  754  rule.
  755         Section 12. Paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of section
  756  1008.25, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  757         1008.25 Public school student progression; student support;
  758  reporting requirements.—
  759         (2) STUDENT PROGRESSION PLAN.—Each district school board
  760  shall establish a comprehensive plan for student progression
  761  which must provide for a student’s progression from one grade to
  762  another based on the student’s mastery of the standards in s.
  763  1003.41, specifically English Language Arts, mathematics,
  764  science, and social studies standards. The plan must:
  765         (a) Include criteria that emphasize student reading
  766  proficiency in kindergarten through grade 3 and provide targeted
  767  instructional support for students with identified deficiencies
  768  in English Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social
  769  studies. High schools shall use all available assessment
  770  results, including the results of statewide, standardized
  771  English Language Arts assessments and end-of-course assessments
  772  for Algebra I and Geometry, to advise students of any identified
  773  deficiencies and to provide appropriate postsecondary
  774  preparatory instruction before high school graduation. The
  775  results of evaluations used to monitor a student’s progress in
  776  grades K-12 must be provided to the student’s teacher in a
  777  timely manner and as otherwise required by law. Thereafter,
  778  evaluation results must be provided to the student’s parent in a
  779  timely manner. When available, instructional personnel must be
  780  provided with information on student achievement of standards
  781  and benchmarks in order to improve instruction.
  782         Section 13. Subsection (1), paragraphs (a) and (b) of
  783  subsection (3), and subsection (4) of section 1008.33, Florida
  784  Statutes, are amended to read:
  785         1008.33 Authority to enforce public school improvement.—
  786         (1) The State Board of Education shall comply with the
  787  federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), 20 U.S.C.
  788  ss. 6301 et seq., its implementing regulations, and the ESEA
  789  plan flexibility waiver approved for Florida by the United
  790  States Secretary of Education. The state board may adopt rules
  791  to maintain compliance with the ESEA and the ESEA plan
  792  flexibility waiver.
  793         (3)(a) The academic performance of all students has a
  794  significant effect on the state school system. Pursuant to Art.
  795  IX of the State Constitution, which prescribes the duty of the
  796  State Board of Education to supervise Florida’s public school
  797  system, the state board shall equitably enforce the
  798  accountability requirements of the state school system and may
  799  impose state requirements on school districts in order to
  800  improve the academic performance of all districts, schools, and
  801  students based upon the provisions of the Florida K-20 Education
  802  Code, chapters 1000-1013; the federal ESEA and its implementing
  803  regulations; and the ESEA plan flexibility waiver approved for
  804  Florida by the United States Secretary of Education.
  805         (b) The Department of Education shall annually identify
  806  each public school in need of intervention and support to
  807  improve student academic performance. A deficient and failing
  808  school is a school All schools earning a grade of “D” or “F”
  809  pursuant to s. 1008.34 are schools in need of intervention and
  810  support.
  811         (4)(a) The state board shall apply intensive intervention
  812  and support strategies tailored to the needs of schools earning
  813  a grade two consecutive grades of “D” or a grade of “F.” In the
  814  first full school year after a school initially earns a grade
  815  two consecutive grades of “D” or a grade of “F,” the school
  816  district must immediately implement intervention and support
  817  strategies prescribed in rule under paragraph (3)(c) and, by
  818  September 1, provide the department with the memorandum of
  819  understanding negotiated pursuant to s. 1001.42(21) and, by
  820  October 1, a district-managed turnaround plan for approval by
  821  the state board. The district-managed turnaround plan may
  822  include a proposal for the district to implement an extended
  823  school day, a summer program, or a combination of an extended
  824  school day and a summer program. Upon approval by the state
  825  board, the school district must implement the plan for the
  826  remainder of the school year and continue the plan for 1 full
  827  school year. The state board may allow a school an additional
  828  year of implementation before the school must implement a
  829  turnaround option required under paragraph (b) if it determines
  830  that the school is likely to improve to a grade of “C” or higher
  831  after the first full school year of implementation, and will
  832  sustain the improvement beyond the next school year.
  833         (b) Unless an additional year of implementation is provided
  834  pursuant to paragraph (a), a school that completes a district
  835  managed turnaround plan cycle and does not improve to at least a
  836  grade of earns three consecutive grades below a “C” or higher
  837  must implement one of the following:
  838         1. Upon the recommendation of the Commissioner of
  839  Education, the state board may allow the school district to
  840  close the school and reassign students to another school with a
  841  school grade of “C” or higher, provide additional services to
  842  reassigned students which are designed to address deficiencies
  843  and improve performance, and monitor the progress of each
  844  reassigned student for 3 school years;
  845         2. Repurpose Close the school and reopen the school as one
  846  or more charter schools, each with a governing board that has a
  847  demonstrated record of effectiveness; or
  848         3. Enter into a performance contract with an external
  849  operator outside entity that has a demonstrated record of
  850  effectiveness to operate the school. The contract must allow
  851  unilateral cancellation by the school district upon revocation
  852  of the turnaround plan under paragraph (f). An external operator
  853  outside entity may include the State University System or
  854  Florida College System institution or a district-managed charter
  855  school in which all instructional personnel are not employees of
  856  the school district, but are employees of an independent
  857  governing board composed of members who did not participate in
  858  the review or approval of the charter.
  859         (c) During the implementation of a turnaround option, the
  860  district may request a new turnaround option. Implementation of
  861  the turnaround option is no longer required if the school
  862  improves to a grade of “C” or higher.
  863         (d) If a school earning two consecutive grades of “D” or a
  864  grade of “F” does not improve to a grade of “C” or higher after
  865  2 school years of implementing the turnaround option selected by
  866  the school district under paragraph (b), the school district
  867  must implement another turnaround option. Implementation of the
  868  turnaround option must begin the school year following the
  869  implementation period of the existing turnaround option, unless
  870  the state board determines that the school is likely to improve
  871  to a grade of “C” or higher if additional time is provided to
  872  implement the existing turnaround option.
  873         (e)If a school earns a grade of “D” or “F” within 4 years
  874  after improving to a grade of “C” or higher, the school may only
  875  select a turnaround option under paragraph (b).
  876         (f)The state board may revoke a turnaround plan if a
  877  school district fails to follow the terms and conditions of its
  878  approved plan. Before revoking a turnaround plan, the state
  879  board shall consider any curative action taken or proposed by
  880  the school district and the feasibility of improving performance
  881  under the plan during the remainder of the approval period. Upon
  882  revocation of a turnaround plan, a school district must submit a
  883  new turnaround plan or select a new turnaround option.
  884         Section 14. Paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (1) and
  885  paragraph (b) of subsection (3) of section 1008.34, Florida
  886  Statutes, are amended to read:
  887         1008.34 School grading system; school report cards;
  888  district grade.—
  889         (1) DEFINITIONS.—For purposes of the statewide,
  890  standardized assessment program and school grading system, the
  891  following terms are defined:
  892         (a) “Achievement level,” “student achievement,” or
  893  “achievement” describes the level of content mastery a student
  894  has acquired in a particular subject as measured by a statewide,
  895  standardized assessment administered pursuant to s.
  896  1008.22(3)(a) and (b). There are five achievement levels. Level
  897  1 is the lowest achievement level, level 5 is the highest
  898  achievement level, and level 3 indicates satisfactory
  899  performance. A student passes an assessment if the student
  900  achieves a level 3, level 4, or level 5. For purposes of the
  901  Florida Alternate Assessment administered pursuant to s.
  902  1008.22(3)(d) s. 1008.22(3)(c), the state board shall provide,
  903  in rule, the number of achievement levels and identify the
  904  achievement levels that are considered passing. For the purpose
  905  of calculating school grades under this section, the State Board
  906  of Education shall adopt by rule passing scores for the
  907  nationally recognized high school assessment selected pursuant
  908  to s. 1008.22(3)(c).
  909         (b) “Learning Gains,“annual learning gains,” or “student
  910  learning gains” means the degree of student learning growth
  911  occurring over time from one school year to the next as required
  912  by state board rule for purposes of calculating school grades
  913  under this section.
  915         (b)1. Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, A school’s
  916  grade shall be based on the following components, each worth 100
  917  points:
  918         a. The percentage of eligible students passing statewide,
  919  standardized assessments in English Language Arts under s.
  920  1008.22(3), and beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, the
  921  percentage of eligible students passing the relevant portions of
  922  the nationally recognized high school assessment selected
  923  pursuant to s. 1008.22(3)(c).
  924         b. The percentage of eligible students passing statewide,
  925  standardized assessments in mathematics under s. 1008.22(3), and
  926  beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, the percentage of
  927  eligible students passing the relevant portions of the
  928  nationally recognized high school assessment selected pursuant
  929  to s. 1008.22(3)(c).
  930         c. The percentage of eligible students passing statewide,
  931  standardized assessments in science under s. 1008.22(3).
  932         d. The percentage of eligible students passing statewide,
  933  standardized assessments in social studies under s. 1008.22(3).
  934         e. The percentage of eligible students who make Learning
  935  Gains in English Language Arts as measured by statewide,
  936  standardized assessments administered under s. 1008.22(3).
  937         f. The percentage of eligible students who make Learning
  938  Gains in mathematics as measured by statewide, standardized
  939  assessments administered under s. 1008.22(3).
  940         g. The percentage of eligible students in the lowest 25
  941  percent in English Language Arts, as identified by prior year
  942  performance on statewide, standardized assessments, who make
  943  Learning Gains as measured by statewide, standardized English
  944  Language Arts assessments administered under s. 1008.22(3).
  945         h. The percentage of eligible students in the lowest 25
  946  percent in mathematics, as identified by prior year performance
  947  on statewide, standardized assessments, who make Learning Gains
  948  as measured by statewide, standardized Mathematics assessments
  949  administered under s. 1008.22(3).
  950         i. For schools comprised of middle grades 6 through 8 or
  951  grades 7 and 8, the percentage of eligible students passing high
  952  school level statewide, standardized end-of-course assessments
  953  or attaining national industry certifications identified in the
  954  CAPE Industry Certification Funding List pursuant to rules
  955  adopted by the State Board of Education.
  957  In calculating Learning Gains for the components listed in sub
  958  subparagraphs e.-h., the State Board of Education shall require
  959  that learning growth toward achievement levels 3, 4, and 5 is
  960  demonstrated by students who scored below each of those levels
  961  in the prior year. In calculating the components in sub
  962  subparagraphs a.-d., the state board shall include the
  963  performance of English language learners only if they have been
  964  enrolled in a school in the United States for more than 2 years.
  965         2. For a school comprised of grades 9, 10, 11, and 12, or
  966  grades 10, 11, and 12, the school’s grade shall also be based on
  967  the following components, each worth 100 points:
  968         a. The 4-year high school graduation rate of the school as
  969  defined by state board rule.
  970         b. The percentage of students who were eligible to earn
  971  college and career credit through College Board Advanced
  972  Placement examinations, International Baccalaureate
  973  examinations, dual enrollment courses, or Advanced International
  974  Certificate of Education examinations; or who, at any time
  975  during high school, earned national industry certification
  976  identified in the CAPE Industry Certification Funding List,
  977  pursuant to rules adopted by the state board.
  978         Section 15. Subsection (2) of section 1008.3415, Florida
  979  Statutes, is amended to read:
  980         1008.3415 School grade or school improvement rating for
  981  exceptional student education centers.—
  982         (2) Notwithstanding s. 1008.34, the achievement levels and
  983  Learning Gains of a student with a disability who attends an
  984  exceptional student education center and has not been enrolled
  985  in or attended a public school other than an exceptional student
  986  education center for grades K-12 within the school district
  987  shall not be included in the calculation of the home school’s
  988  grade if the student is identified as an emergent student on the
  989  alternate assessment described in s. 1008.22(3)(d) s.
  990  1008.22(3)(c).
  991         Section 16. Subsection (21) of section 1011.62, Florida
  992  Statutes, is amended to read:
  993         1011.62 Funds for operation of schools.—If the annual
  994  allocation from the Florida Education Finance Program to each
  995  district for operation of schools is not determined in the
  996  annual appropriations act or the substantive bill implementing
  997  the annual appropriations act, it shall be determined as
  998  follows:
 1000  The turnaround school supplemental services allocation is
 1001  created to provide district-managed turnaround schools, as
 1002  identified in s. 1008.33(4)(a), schools implementing a charter
 1003  or an external operator turnaround option, that earn three
 1004  consecutive grades below a “C,” as identified in s.
 1005  1008.33(4)(c)3. s. 1008.33(4)(b)3., and schools that have
 1006  improved to a “C” or higher and are no longer in turnaround
 1007  status, as identified in s. 1008.33(4)(d) s. 1008.33(4)(c), with
 1008  funds to offer services designed to improve the overall academic
 1009  and community welfare of the schools’ students and their
 1010  families.
 1011         (a)1. Services funded by the allocation may include, but
 1012  are not limited to, tutorial and after-school programs, student
 1013  counseling, nutrition education, parental counseling, and an
 1014  extended school day and school year. In addition, services may
 1015  include models that develop a culture that encourages students
 1016  to complete high school and to attend college or career
 1017  training, set high academic expectations, and inspire character
 1018  development.
 1019         2. A school district may enter into a formal agreement with
 1020  a nonprofit organization that has tax-exempt status under s.
 1021  501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code to implement an
 1022  integrated student support service model that provides students
 1023  and families with access to wrap-around services, including, but
 1024  not limited to, health services, after-school programs, drug
 1025  prevention programs, college and career readiness programs, and
 1026  food and clothing banks.
 1027         (b) Before distribution of the allocation, the school
 1028  district shall develop and submit a plan for implementation to
 1029  its school board for approval no later than August 1 of each
 1030  fiscal year.
 1031         (c) At a minimum, the plan required under paragraph (b)
 1032  must:
 1033         1. Establish comprehensive support services that develop
 1034  family and community partnerships;
 1035         2. Establish clearly defined and measurable high academic
 1036  and character standards;
 1037         3. Increase parental involvement and engagement in the
 1038  child’s education;
 1039         4. Describe how instructional personnel will be identified,
 1040  recruited, retained, and rewarded;
 1041         5. Provide professional development that focuses on
 1042  academic rigor, direct instruction, and creating high academic
 1043  and character standards;
 1044         6. Provide focused instruction to improve student academic
 1045  proficiency, which may include additional instruction time
 1046  beyond the normal school day or school year; and
 1047         7. Include a strategy for continuing to provide services
 1048  after the school is no longer in turnaround status by virtue of
 1049  achieving a grade of “C” or higher.
 1050         (d) Each school district shall submit its approved plans to
 1051  the commissioner by September 1 of each fiscal year.
 1052         (e) Subject to legislative appropriation, each school
 1053  district’s allocation must be based on the unweighted FTE
 1054  student enrollment at the eligible schools and a per-FTE funding
 1055  amount of $500 or as provided in the General Appropriations Act.
 1056  The supplement provided in the General Appropriations Act shall
 1057  be based on the most recent school grades and shall serve as a
 1058  proxy for the official calculation. Once school grades are
 1059  available for the school year immediately preceding the fiscal
 1060  year coinciding with the appropriation, the supplement shall be
 1061  recalculated for the official participating schools as part of
 1062  the subsequent FEFP calculation. The commissioner may prepare a
 1063  preliminary calculation so that districts may proceed with
 1064  timely planning and use of the funds. If the calculated funds
 1065  for the statewide allocation exceed the funds appropriated, the
 1066  allocation of funds to each school district must be prorated
 1067  based on each school district’s share of the total unweighted
 1068  FTE student enrollment for the eligible schools.
 1069         (f) Subject to legislative appropriation, each school shall
 1070  remain eligible for the allocation for a maximum of 4 continuous
 1071  fiscal years while implementing a turnaround option pursuant to
 1072  s. 1008.33(4). In addition, a school that improves to a grade of
 1073  “C” or higher shall remain eligible to receive the allocation
 1074  for a maximum of 2 continuous fiscal years after exiting
 1075  turnaround status.
 1076         Section 17. Subsection (4) is added to section 1013.44,
 1077  Florida Statutes, to read:
 1078         1013.44 Low-energy use design; solar energy systems;
 1079  swimming pool heaters.—
 1080         (4)Any costs associated with a solar energy system that is
 1081  located on the property of an educational facility may not be
 1082  included in the total cost per student station limitations on
 1083  new construction established in s. 1013.64(6)(b).
 1084         Section 18. For the 2020-2021 fiscal year, the sum of $8
 1085  million in recurring funds is appropriated from the General
 1086  Revenue Fund to the Department of Education to implement s.
 1087  1008.22(3)(c), as created by this act.
 1088         Section 19. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this
 1089  act and except for this section, which shall take effect upon
 1090  this act becoming a law, this act shall take effect July 1,
 1091  2020.