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1 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. State University System Directors of Admission 2014 Fall Tour K-12 Update 1

2 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.

3 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Statewide Assessments

4 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Statewide Assessments Beginning in , the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) will include: English Language Arts (ELA) in grades 3-11 Mathematics in grades 3-8 Algebra I End-of Course (EOC) Algebra II EOC Geometry EOC These assessments replace the current FCAT 2.0 Reading (grades 3-10) and mathematics assessments (grades 3-8), as well as the current state EOCs in Algebra I and Geometry The existing FCAT 2.0 Science assessments in grades 5 and 8, and the existing state EOCs in Biology I, U.S. History and Civics will continue to be administered

5 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Florida Standards Assessment

6 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. State Assessment Requirements 6

7 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Standard Diploma Requirements - EOC Assessments 9 th Grade Cohort Year Algebra 1 EOC Assessment Geometry EOC and Biology I Assessments U.S. History EOC Assessment Algebra II EOC Assessment Results are 30% of final course grade No impact on grade or credit Must pass to earn diploma, if enrolled after or P.E.R.T. comparative score No impact on grade or credit if course taken after No impact on grade or credit Must pass to earn diploma, if enrolled after or P.E.R.T. comparative score No impact on grade or credit if course taken after Results are 30% of final course grade and Forward Must pass to earn diploma or P.E.R.T. comparative score Results are 30% of final course grade Results are 30% of final course grade (if enrolled) 7

8 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 9 th Grade Cohorts and Must pass Grade 10 reading (or ACT/SAT concordant score) Algebra I EOC if Algebra I is taken after or a comparative Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) Must participate Biology I (if enrolled after ) Geometry (if enrolled after ) U.S. History (if enrolled after ) Students enrolled in accelerated courses leading to college credit are not required to participate in the EOC assessments (AP, IB, AICE, dual enrollment). Other provisions apply in order to qualify for a scholar diploma designation.

9 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 9 th Grade Cohorts and Forward Must pass Grade 10 ELA (or ACT/SAT concordant score) Algebra I EOC if Algebra I is taken after or a comparative P.E.R.T. Must participate Biology I (if enrolled after ) Geometry (if enrolled after ) U.S. History (if enrolled after ) Algebra II (if enrolled) Students enrolled in accelerated courses leading to college credit are not required to participate in the EOC assessments (AP, IB, AICE, dual enrollment). Other provisions apply in order to qualify for a scholar diploma designation.

10 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Algebra II EOC Assessment Beginning in , a student must participate in the EOC assessment if enrolled in Algebra II Algebra II Honors Pre-AICE Mathematics 3 IGCSE Level IB Middle Years Program Algebra II Beginning with the th grade cohort EOC assessment results must constitute 30% of the students’ course average. School district policy can require the results of the Algebra II EOC constitute 30% of students’ course average for students who entered 9 th grade prior to

11 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. P.E.R.T th grade students will be tested if Grade 10 FCAT 2.0 Reading – Level 2 or 3 Algebra I EOC Assessment – Level 2,3, or 4 (as 10 th graders) Students may demonstrate readiness by meeting cut scores on Accuplacer, ACT or SAT. If scores are met on those tests, students are exempt from P.E.R.T. and readiness courses. Student and teacher resources are available on the P.E.R.T. websites: State Board of Education Rule 6A , F.A.C.6A

12 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. ACCEL 18-Credit (Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning) What is the distinction between the 18-credit ACCEL option and the 24-credit option? Three elective credits instead of eight Physical education is not required Online course is not required All other graduation requirements for a 24-credit standard diploma must be met based on grade 9 cohort year (per s , F.S.). 12

13 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. More… High School Information

14 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Standard Diploma 9 th Grade Cohort and Forward SubjectCredits English/Language Arts4 – ELA I, II, III, IV Mathematics4 *– must include Algebra I and Geometry Science3** – must include Biology I and two of which must have a lab and be equally rigorous science courses Social Studies3 – World History, U.S. History, U.S. Gov’t, Economics with financial literacy Fine and Performing Arts, Speech and Debate or Practical Arts 1 – Eligible courses are in the Florida Course Code DirectoryCourse Code Directory Physical Education1 – to include the integration of health Electives8 Online CourseOne course within the 24 credits must be completed via online learning *Industry certification may substitute up to two mathematics credits, except for Algebra 1 and Geometry. ** (1) Industry certification may substitute for up to one science credit, except for Biology 1. (2) An identified rigorous Computer Science course with a related industry certification substitutes for up to one science credit (except for Biology I). 14

15 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 15 Online Course Requirement Beginning with the th grade cohort (current 12 th ), all students must complete one course via online learning Does not apply to a A student who has an individual educational plan (IEP) which indicates that an online course would be inappropriate An out-of-state transfer student who is enrolled in a Florida high school and has 1 academic year or less remaining in high school. Online drivers education course may satisfy this requirement for ALL 9 th grade cohorts

16 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Economics with Financial Literacy th grade cohort and forward are required to have financial literacy instruction Economics with Financial Literacy Economics with Financial Literacy Honors Florida’s Pre-International Baccalaureate (IB) Comparative Economics with Financial Literacy 9 th grade cohorts who enter prior to the school year are required to earn.5 credit in economics May take above courses or Economics Economics Honors Accelerated economics courses (Advanced Placement, IB, Advanced International Certificate of Education or dual enrollment) may also meet the graduation requirement, provided that the district ensures that the appropriate financial literacy content is included 16

17 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved Dual Enrollment Course— High School Subject Area Equivalency List Dual Enrollment Course— High School Subject Area Equivalency List BSC x010 “General Biology I” + BSC x011 “General Biology II” Satisfies the Biology I graduation requirement Prepares student for Biology I EOC Assessment BSC courses and all other postsecondary science courses may apply to the two “equally rigorous” science courses requirement AMH x010 “United States History I” + AMH x011 “United States History II” Prepares student for US History EOC Assessment Any two AMH courses or other postsecondary courses determined by a district may be used to satisfy the US History credit requirement for a standard diploma 17

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19 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Students with Disabilities th grade cohort and beyond May not earn a special diploma Opportunity to earn a standard diploma Individualized programs that can include course substitutions, assessments, industry certifications, occupational completion points (OCPs), and employment Parents participate in decision regarding appropriate assessment and diploma requirements and diploma designation Rule development Section (11), F.S.

20 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Certificate of Completion A school district may award a certificate of completion to a student when the student earns the required 24 credits or the required 18 credits under the ACCEL option (s [5], F.S) but fails to pass the assessments required under (3), F.S., and/or achieve a 2.0 GPA. A student who is otherwise entitled to a certificate of completion may elect to remain in high school either as a full-time or part-time student for up to one additional year and receive special instruction designed to remedy his or her identified deficiencies. 20

21 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Diploma Designations

22 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Scholar Diploma Designation 9 th Grade Cohorts and Forward In addition to meeting the 24-credit standard high school diploma requirements, a student must Pass the ELA Grade 11 statewide assessment; Earn 1 credit in Algebra II; Must pass Algebra II EOC; Pass the Geometry EOC; Earn 1 credit in Statistics or an equally rigorous mathematics course; Pass the Biology I EOC; Earn 1 credit in Chemistry or Physics; Earn 1 credit in a course equally rigorous to Chemistry or Physics; Pass the U.S. History EOC; Earn 2 credits in the same World Language; and Earn at least 1 credit in AP, IB, AICE or a dual enrollment course. 22

23 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Scholar Diploma Designation Exemptions A student is exempt from the Biology I or U.S. History assessment if the student is enrolled in an AP, IB or AICE Biology I or U.S. History course and the student Takes the respective AP, IB or AICE assessment and Earns the minimum score to earn college credit. 23

24 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Scholar Diploma Designation Which courses satisfy the Chemistry requirement for a scholar diploma designation? Accelerated Chemistry courses (AP, IB, AICE and dual enrollment) also satisfy this requirement. For a complete listing view Subject Area: Chemistry in the Comprehensive Course TableSubject Area: Chemistry Chemistry Chemistry 1 Honors Pre-AICE Chemistry Physics International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Level Florida’s Preinternational Baccalaureate Chemistry IB Middle Years Program Chemistry Chemistry 2 Honors 24

25 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved Physics Physics 1 Honors Pre-AICE Physics IGCSE Level Physics 2 Honors Scholar Diploma Designation Which courses satisfy the Physics requirement for a scholar diploma designation? Accelerated Physics courses (AP, IB, AICE and dual enrollment) also satisfy this requirement. For a complete listing view Subject Area: Physics in the Comprehensive Course Table Subject Area: Physics 25

26 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Scholar Diploma Designation Which courses satisfy the “one credit in a course equally rigorous to chemistry or physics” for a scholar diploma designation? To meet the requirement, the credit must be attained by successfully completing a science course with an “EQ” (equally rigorous) subject code. Which courses are considered equally rigorous to Statistics for a scholar diploma designation? A Level 3 course or a college credit-bearing mathematics course meet the requirement. 26

27 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Merit Diploma Designation In addition to meeting the 24 credit standard high school diploma requirements based on grade 9 cohort year, in order to earn a merit diploma designation a student must attain one or more industry certifications from the list established under s , F.S. 27

28 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Florida CHOICES

29 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. The Florida CHOICES program is an online tool designed to assist students in exploring their interests and associated careers reviewing educational requirements for careers searching financial aid opportunities. This program is available for use free of charge to all Florida residents.

30 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Florida CHOICES Further information can be obtained through: In-person district trainings as requested Seasonal webinars on Florida CHOICES and Career Planning Topics One-on-one Phone Trainings as requested Trainers can be reached at:

31 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Middle Grades Promotion s , F.S. Algebra 1 Biology I or Geometry 31

32 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Algebra I Must take the EOC assessment EOC results constitute 30% of the final course grade Must earn a passing grade to earn high school credit Must pass Algebra 1 EOC Assessment to earn a high school standard diploma Biology I and Geometry Must take the EOC assessment EOC results constitute 30% of the final course grade Must earn a passing grade to earn high school credit

33 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved school year EOC results constitute 30% of the final course grade If a student transfers into a Florida public school after the beginning of the second term of eighth grade Not required to meet the Civics education requirement for promotion If the student’s transcript documents passage three courses in social studies two year-long courses in social studies that include coverage of Civics education Civics Education Course 33

34 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Middle Grades Statewide, Standardized Assessment – High School-Level Courses Middle grades students enrolled in Algebra I, Geometry, or Biology I must take the statewide, standardized EOC assessment and shall not take the corresponding subject and grade-level statewide, standardized assessment Students who are taking the new ELA and mathematics assessments shall not take the discontinued assessments 34

35 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. SUS Admissions

36 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. State University System (SUS) Standard Admission Requirements Coursework 4 English 4 Math (Algebra 1 or higher) 3 Social Science 3 Natural Science (2 with lab experience) 2 same World Language 2 Electives Core Listed in Florida Counseling for Future Education Handbook Test Minimums Critical Reading SAT 460 or ACT 19 Mathematics ACT 19 or SAT 460 English with Writing Combined ACT Plus Writing 18 or SAT 440 Minimum HS GPA Universities may establish higher admission standards than those listed above

37 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. SUS Foreign Language Requirement Students are still expected to complete a foreign (i.e., world) language at the 2 nd level. 2 credits in same language (such as Spanish 1 & 2) 1 high school world language credit at 2 nd level (such as only French 2) Passing AP, AICE or IB foreign language course (because intermediate level) Completing a second postsecondary course (a world language Elementary 2), as long as the course is 4.0 semester credits Passing a third postsecondary course (a world language Intermediate 1), regardless of credits STUDENTS NOT COMPLETING THIS REQUIREMENT WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL MUST MAKE UP THE CREDITS AT A POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTION PRIOR TO GRADUATION FROM A UNIVERSITY. WORLD LANGUAGE TO THE 2 ND LEVEL IS ALSO REQUIRED FOR FLORIDA COLLEGE SYSTEM ASSOCIATE IN ARTS GRADUATES. 37

38 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. CS/CS/HB 851 OUT-OF-STATE FEE WAIVER Conditions: Attended secondary school in Florida for three consecutive years immediately before graduating from high school in the state; Apply for enrollment in institution of higher education within 24 months after high school graduation; and Submit official H.S. transcript as evidence of attendance and graduation. Students still: Have to submit residency for tuition purposes documentation If found to be a non-resident, should apply for the out-of-state waiver (and provide transcript evidence along with completed form) Students will not be eligible for state financial aid. It is anticipated that they must remain continuously enrolled in order to continue using the waiver. 38

39 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. SUS and Industry Certifications At this time, industry certifications approved for meeting mathematics and science high school diploma requirements are NOT accepted as one of the 4 math or 3 natural science credits required for SUS admission. Students may include information about any industry certification in their application; however, it will not be counted as one of the 18 credits for admission purposes. 39

40 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Resources Visit the Graduation Requirements WebpageGraduation Requirements Webpage Memorandum 6/27/14 House Bill (HB) 7031: Secondary Student Progression Implementation Academic Advisement Flyers by Entering 9 th Grade Cohort Year Academic Advisement Flyers by Entering 9 th Grade Cohort Year HB 7031 Frequently Asked Questions 40

41 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program (BF) for High School (HS) Graduates July 1 - BF Website updated with Student Handbook for HS Graduates Chapter 1: Initial Eligibility Requirements Chapter 2: Now that You Are Eligible Chapter 3: Renewing Your Award Encourage students to read and become familiar with information on the website 41

42 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS) Requirements Unchanged for High School Weighted GPA College Entrance Exams (ACT ® /SAT ® ) Service Hours FAS / hours FMS / hours FAS and FMS required coursework aligns with SUS admission requirements found in regulation

43 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Gold Seal Vocational Scholars(GSV) Early, 7 th Semester evaluations - based on coursework in progress and GSV requirements: 3 Vocational Courses in one Vocational Program GPAs (3.0 for HS diploma coursework/3.5 in Vocational studies) Test Scores Service Hours Final, 8 th Semester evaluations – based on GSV requirements and Receipt of a Standard Diploma type as a proxy that student met the correct course requirements for HS graduation and Reported HS graduation date

44 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. GSV Test Scores for P.E.R.T. scores for HS Graduates align with the Florida College System: Exam TypeSub-testRequired Score ACT ® English17 Reading19 Math19 SAT ® Critical Reading440 Math440 ACT Reading score increases to 19 Sub-testRequired Score P.E.R.T. Reading106 Writing103 Math114

45 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. WATCH FOR……. Further website updates and communications posted to the Online Transcript Entry and Evaluation System (OTEES) Improved, simplified OTEES Bright Futures Student Evaluation Report with updates to the Key

46 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Contact Helen Lancashire Consultant, School Counselor Student Support Services Project/USF Bureau of Exceptional Education & Student Services Florida Department of Education In Collaboration with… 46


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