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The state of Civics Education in Florida
2010 NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) 26,600 students tested Students who scored proficient: 4 th grade – 27% 8 th grade – 22% 12 th grade – 24% Only 50% of 8 th grade students could explain the purpose of the Bill of Rights
A. U.S. Constitution B. Declaration of Independence C. Gettysburg Address D. The speech "I Have a Dream"
A. Bureaucratic, military, industry B. Executive, legislative, military C. Federal, state, local D. Executive, legislative, judicial
A. Was ruled undemocratic by the Supreme Court B. Is a constitutionally mandated assembly that elects the president C. Is otherwise known as the U.S. Congress D. Was established to supervise the first televised presidential debates E. Trains those aspiring for higher political office
C. Gettysburg Address D. Executive, legislative, judicial B. Is a constitutionally mandated assembly that elects the president
Passed by the Florida Legislature to improve civics education in Florida public schools Went into effect on July 1, 2011 Affects students grades K-12
Require the reading portion of the language arts curriculum within the Sunshine State Standards to include civics education content for all grade levels. Require the successful completion of at least a one-semester civics education course in order to be promoted from middle school.
Implementation schedule 2011 – 2012 - The reading portion of the language arts curriculum must include civics education content grades K-12 2012 – 2013 - Students entering grade 6 must achieve successful completion of at least a one- semester civics education course in the middle grades. (Current 5 th grade) The Civics End of Course (EOC) Assessment must be administered as a field test at the middle school level.
2013 – 2014 - A student’s performance on the Civics EOC Assessment must constitute 30 percent of the student’s final course grade. (Current 5 th grade) Baseline data will be collected to establish a minimum passing score on the Civics EOC Assessment. 2014 – 2015 - A student must earn a passing score on the Civics EOC Assessment in order to pass the course and be eligible for promotion from middle school. (Current 4 th grade) The Civics EOC Assessment will become part of school grading.
Alignment of Civics and Language Arts/ Reading standards for grades K – 12. Adopting new instructional materials aligned with the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) and the Civics End of Course (EOC) assessment. Developing curriculum guides for Social Studies courses. Providing professional development for teachers.
“ The better educated our citizens are, the better equipped they will be to preserve the system of government we have.“ Sandra Day O’Connor