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1 Policy Committee Meeting – March 6, 2014 Office of Academics Jose L. Dotres Chief Academic Officer Division of Instruction & Interventions Dr. Marie DeSanctis Executive Director Department of College & Career Readiness Ralph Aiello Coordinator 1 1Page 1

2 Policy Committee 2 Agenda Welcome and Housekeeping Timeline Review Legislative/Corrective Issues Consensus Local Graduation Requirements Exams New Elementary Items Val/Sal 2Page 2

3 Timeline Committee Meetings (Sub-committee’s Meet Separately) March 6 March 18 April 8 April 22 May 6 May 20 June 3 School Board Workshop #2 May 13 10:00am KCW School Board Workshop #2 May 13 10:00am KCW Public Input Website 3 4 Public Rule Development Workshop April 7 5:30pm KCW Public Rule Development Workshop April 7 5:30pm KCW Advisory Group Meetings DAC – February 12 PTA - March 11 SAC - March Page 3

4 18-Credit Graduation Option 4 Legislative/Corrective Issues ACCEL 18-credit Graduation Option Certificate of Completion Middle School Promotion Omission Does anything need to be addressed? Middle School Algebra 1 EOC – 30% HB Page 4

5 Local Requirements Elimination of Local Graduation Requirements Life Management Skills –Committee and Board Consensus –Ensure standards are addressed Community Service 5Page 5

6 Exam Exemption Uniformity Semester Exam Exemptions Committee Research: Current policy allows for exam exemptions in grades 9-12 only Committee Recommendation: Revise policy to apply for all high school credit courses, regardless of grade level 6 6Page 6 Board Input: How are middle schools going to logistically manage students not taking exams? Discuss allowing AP/IB/AICE exam exemptions

7 Final Grade Calculations Exam Weighting for State EOC Courses Committee Research: State EOC courses Algebra 1 Geometry Biology US History Cumulative impact of exams is 47.5% of the final grade: Exam 18.75% Exam 28.75% EOC30.0% Total47.5% Committee Recommendation: Lessen the weight of exams for courses with state EOC Still have formative mid-year assessments Subcommittee to identify potential options Board Input Consider eliminating mid-term and/or final exams 7 7Page 7

8 EOC for all Courses FS All Courses Require an EOC Committee Research: Current Statute states that all courses offered in the District will have an End-of- Course Exam Discussion to include: EOC weight in final course grade for each level CAP eligibility Procedural concerns Board Input Subcommittee to make recommendation Advocate for elimination on legislative platform and lobbying agendas 8 8Page 8

9 Elementary Promotion Criteria Revise Elementary Promotion Criteria New Issue from Mr. Dotres – Not committee reviewed Require RTI for all non-3 rd grade retentions Account for transition from FCAT 2.0 to ELA assessments Specify assessments must be district-approved Combine and align promotion and good cause charts Utilize procedural manual for detailed assessments and criteria 9 9Page 9

10 Elementary Instructional Time Specify Elementary Minimum Instructional Times New Issue from Mr. Dotres – Not committee reviewed Specify minimum instructional times per week per subject area Incorporate existing Elementary Curriculum Frameworks into policy Board Input –Ensure exposure to all subjects –Allow for flexibility and cross-curricular teaming 10 10Page 10

11 Graduation Recognition Committee Research: Dade Cum Laude (top 15%) Magna Cum Laude (top 10%) Summa Cum Laude (top 5%) Lee: Cum Laude (3.5 – 3.74) Magna Cum Laude (3.75 – 3.99) Summa Cum Laude(4.0 or higher) Both districts utilize Local Weighted GPA for class rank College admissions emphasizes a holistic portfolio Committee Status: Consensus for Cum Laude Further committee discussion Initial cohort Criteria for each level Type of recognition Board Input Research and provide recommendations 11Page 11

12 Graduation Recognition Val/Sal and/or Cum Laude Val/SalCum Laude 12Page 11

13 Broward County Public Schools The School Board of Broward County, Florida Patricia Good, Chair Donna P. Korn, Vice Chair Robin Bartleman Abby M. Freedman Laurie Rich Levinson Ann Murray Dr. Rosalind Osgood Nora Rupert Robert W. Runcie, Superintendent of Schools 13 13Page 12


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