Florida Senate - 2022                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1048
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Appropriations (Diaz) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (876152) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete lines 1437 - 1490
    5  and insert:
    6         (7)TRANSITION.—To assist in the transition to 2022-2023
    7  school grades and district grades calculated based on the
    8  comprehensive, end-of-year progress monitoring assessment under
    9  s. 1008.25(8), the 2022-2023 school grades and district grades
   10  shall serve as an informational baseline for schools and
   11  districts to work toward improved performance in future years.
   12  Accordingly, notwithstanding any other provision of law:
   13         (a)Due to the absence of learning gains data in the 2022
   14  2023 school year, the initial school grading scale for the 2022
   15  2023 informational baseline grades shall be set so that the
   16  percentage of schools that earn an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” and “F”
   17  is statistically equivalent to the 2021-2022 school grades
   18  results. When learning gains data become available in the 2023
   19  2024 school year, the State Board of Education shall review the
   20  school grading scale and determine if the scale should be
   21  adjusted.
   22         (b)A school may not be required to select and implement a
   23  turnaround option pursuant to s. 1008.33 in the 2023-2024 school
   24  year based on the school’s 2022-2023 grade. The benefits of s.
   25  1008.33(4)(c), relating to a school being released from
   26  implementation of the turnaround option, and s. 1008.33(4)(d),
   27  relating to a school implementing strategies identified in its
   28  school improvement plan, apply to a school using turnaround
   29  options pursuant to s. 1008.33 which improves to a grade of “C”
   30  or higher during the 2022-2023 school year.
   31         (c)A school or approved provider under s. 1002.45 which
   32  receives the same or lower school grade for the 2022-2023 school
   33  year compared to the 2021-2022 school year is not subject to
   34  sanctions or penalties that would otherwise occur as a result of
   35  the 2022-2023 school grade or rating. A charter school system or
   36  school district designated as high performing may not lose the
   37  designation based on the 2022-2023 school grades of any of the
   38  schools within the charter school system or school district or
   39  based on the 2022-2023 district grade, as applicable.
   40         (d)For purposes of determining grade 3 retention pursuant
   41  to s. 1008.25(5) and high school graduation pursuant to s.
   42  1003.4282, student performance on the 2022-2023 comprehensive,
   43  end-of-year progress monitoring assessment under s. 1008.25(8)
   44  shall be linked to 2021-2022 student performance expectations.
   45  In addition to the good cause exemptions under s. 1008.25(6), a
   46  student may be promoted to grade 4 for the 2023-2024 school year
   47  if the student demonstrates an acceptable level of performance
   48  through means reasonably calculated by the school district to
   49  provide reliable evidence of the student’s performance.
   51  This subsection is repealed July 1, 2025.
   52         Section 15. Subsection (7) is added to section 1008.341,
   53  Florida Statutes, to read:
   54         1008.341 School improvement rating for alternative
   55  schools.—
   56         (7)TRANSITION.—Due to the absence of learning gains data
   57  in the 2022-2023 school year, school improvement ratings will
   58  not be calculated for the 2022-2023 school year. When learning
   59  gains data become available in the 2023-2024 school year, the
   60  State Board of Education shall set the scale for the
   61  “Commendable,” “Maintaining,” and “Unsatisfactory” ratings
   62  pursuant to rule. This subsection is repealed July 1, 2025.
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   65  And the title is amended as follows:
   66         Delete lines 1566 - 1574
   67  and insert:
   68         district grade, as applicable; providing a transition
   69         for the calculation of school and district grades for
   70         the 2022-2023 school year; providing requirements for
   71         the calculation of such grades and exemption schools
   72         from specified provisions; providing requirements for
   73         determining grade 3 retention and high school
   74         graduation for such school year; providing for the
   75         future repeal of specified provisions; amending s.
   76         1008.341, F.S.; providing that school improvement
   77         ratings will not be calculated for the 2022-2023
   78         school year; providing for the future repeal of
   79         specified provisions; providing an effective date.