Florida Senate - 2023 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 926 Ì442740~Î442740 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Education Pre-K -12 (Rodriguez) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Section 1008.213, Florida Statutes, is created 6 to read: 7 1008.213 Children of military families residing outside 8 this state; flexible assessment administration.— 9 (1) A Florida Virtual School full-time student of a 10 military family residing outside this state who is prevented by 11 his or her parent’s or guardian’s out-of-state military duty 12 station’s location from participating in a Florida-based Florida 13 Virtual School secure and proctored exam must be offered 14 flexibility with respect to assessment administration in order 15 to demonstrate the grade-level mastery of skills that have been 16 acquired and are measured by the statewide, standardized 17 comprehensive assessment under s. 1008.22(3)(a), the statewide, 18 standardized end-of-course assessment under s. 1008.22(3)(b), or 19 an alternate assessment under s. 1008.22(3)(d). 20 (2)(a) The flexibility in assessment administration must 21 allow a Florida Virtual School full-time student from a military 22 family currently stationed outside this state to participate in 23 statewide, standardized assessments administered securely by a 24 licensed, certified instructor or an education services officer 25 test administrator at his or her parent’s or guardian’s current 26 military duty station. 27 (b) A licensed, certified instructor or an education 28 services officer test administrator must meet the criteria 29 specified in s. 1008.24(3)(a). 30 (3) The student’s parent or guardian may submit to the 31 Florida Virtual School a written request for flexibility in 32 assessment administration at any time during the school year, 33 but not later than 90 days before the current school year’s 34 assessment administration for which the request is made. A 35 request must include written, official documentation of the 36 family’s current out-of-state military duty stationing. 37 (4) Based on such documentation provided by the family 38 pursuant to subsection (3), the Florida Virtual School shall 39 submit a recommendation to the Department of Education as soon 40 as practicable as to whether flexibility in assessment 41 administration for a given statewide assessment should be 42 granted or denied. Upon receipt of the request, documentation, 43 and recommendation, the department shall verify the information 44 documented as soon as practicable, make a determination, and 45 notify the Florida Virtual School within 14 days. After the 46 receipt of the department’s determination, the Florida Virtual 47 School shall notify the parent or guardian whether the 48 flexibility in assessment administration has been granted or 49 denied. If the department grants the request, the student’s 50 progress must be assessed with flexibility in assessment 51 administration as provided in s. 1008.22. 52 (5) The Legislature may request from the Florida Virtual 53 School a report containing the number of requests for 54 flexibility in assessment administration made under this 55 section, the number of requests for flexibility in assessment 56 administration granted under this section, and data regarding 57 student performance on statewide, standardized assessments. 58 (6) The State Board of Education shall adopt rules to 59 implement this section. 60 Section 2. Present subsections (11) through (14) of section 61 1008.22, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (12) 62 through (15), respectively, and a new subsection (11) is added 63 to that section, to read: 64 1008.22 Student assessment program for public schools.— 65 (11) CHILD OF A MILITARY FAMILY RESIDING OUTSIDE THIS 66 STATE.—In addition to the flexibility in assessment 67 administration under s. 1008.213, a child of a military family 68 residing outside this state is eligible for flexibility in 69 assessment administration in accordance with this subsection 70 when participating in the statewide, standardized comprehensive 71 assessment in paragraph (3)(a), the statewide, standardized end 72 of-course assessment in paragraph (3)(b), or an alternate 73 assessment in paragraph (3)(d). 74 (a) Definition.—For the purposes of this subsection, the 75 term “child of a military family residing outside this state who 76 is eligible for flexibility in assessment administration” means 77 a Florida Virtual School full-time student of a military family 78 residing outside this state who is prevented by his or her 79 parent’s or guardian’s out-of-state military duty station’s 80 location from participating in a Florida-based Florida Virtual 81 School secure and proctored exam. 82 (b) Flexibility in assessment administration option.—The 83 flexibility in assessment administration under this subsection 84 must allow a Florida Virtual School full-time student from a 85 military family currently stationed outside this state to 86 participate in statewide, standardized assessments administered 87 securely by a licensed, certified instructor or an education 88 services officer test administrator at his or her family’s 89 current military duty station. To be eligible for this 90 flexibility, the student’s parent or guardian must meet the 91 requirements of s. 1008.213, and the student must be determined 92 eligible by the Department of Education. 93 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2023. 94 95 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 96 And the title is amended as follows: 97 Delete everything before the enacting clause 98 and insert: 99 A bill to be entitled 100 An act relating to the Florida Virtual School; 101 creating s. 1008.213, F.S.; providing for flexibility 102 in the administration of specified assessments for 103 Florida Virtual School full-time students of military 104 families residing outside this state; providing that 105 such assessments for students granted such flexibility 106 must be administered securely by persons who meet 107 specified criteria at a certain location; providing a 108 process for the parents or guardians of such students 109 to request the flexibility in assessment 110 administration from the Florida Virtual School; 111 providing requirements for such parents or guardians, 112 the Florida Virtual School, and the Department of 113 Education in such process; authorizing the Legislature 114 to request a report from the Florida Virtual School 115 regarding requests for flexibility in assessment 116 administration; requiring the State Board of Education 117 to adopt rules; amending s. 1008.22, F.S.; providing 118 flexibility in the administration of specified 119 assessments for certain Florida Virtual School 120 students; defining the term “child of a military 121 family residing outside this state who is eligible for 122 flexibility in assessment administration”; providing 123 requirements for such flexibility in assessment 124 administration; providing an effective date.