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1 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Department of Education Update Florida Charter School Conference November 20, 2014

2 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Agenda Accountability transition year Update on new assessments and grading system Standard contract District-Charter Collaborative Compact Florida Principles and Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing 2

3 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Senate Bill 1642–Education Accountability Transition Year For the school year, there are no changes to the school grading system After Florida students take the new assessments for the first time in , student performance level expectations (“cut scores”) will be set in the summer immediately following the first administration of the new assessment A new baseline calculation of school grades will occur in Fall 2015, which accurately reflects student performance on the Florida Standards and FSA This baseline, informational approach in the first year provides everyone – parents, schools, districts, the general public – a clear understanding of a student’s and a school’s starting point on the new, more rigorous Florida Standards and FSA – truth in advertising It is this baseline performance that must be apparent and upon which schools must build to improve the outcomes for all Florida students 3

4 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Senate Bill 1642–Education Accountability Transition Year No Consequences from the Baseline School Grades No interruption in current support to underperforming schools through our Differentiated Accountability teams A school may not be required to select and implement a turnaround option in the school year based on the grade or school improvement rating A virtual school or approved provider that receives the same or lower grade or rating is not subject to sanctions or penalties that would otherwise result A district or charter school system designated as high-performing may not lose the designation based on the grades For purposes of determining grade 3 retention and high school graduation, student performance on the assessments shall be linked to student performance expectations Default closure (charter) will not be triggered by grades 4

5 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved Spring 2016: FSA administered for the 2 nd time Summer 2015: Standard setting begins to establish cut scores for the FSA Spring 2015: New Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) administered Spring 2014: FCAT 2.0 Administered Fall 2015: Baseline School Grades released based on FSA results and new cut scores Summer 2014: School Grades released with current formula and accountability measures 5 Summer 2016: School Grades released with consequences Assessment and Accountability Transition

6 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. New Assessments Beginning in , the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) will include: English Language Arts in Grades 3-11 Mathematics in Grades 3-8 Algebra 1 End-of-Course (EOC) Algebra 2 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 1 and Geometry The existing FCAT 2.0 Science assessments in Grades 5 and 8, and the existing state EOCs in Biology 1, U.S. History, and Civics will continue to be administered 6

7 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Senate Bill 1642–Education Accountability Revisions Schools will only be graded on the components for which they have enough data Schools that don’t have enough data for one or more components will still receive a grade Schools that don’t have enough data for a component will no longer receive the district average for the component 7

8 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Senate Bill 1642–Education Accountability Revisions Eliminates provisions that over-complicate the formula and muddle the meaning of a school grade No bonus factors or additional weighting that may raise a school grade No additional requirements or no automatic adjustments that may lower a school grade Ensures that the level of performance associated with an A-F school grade is transparently evident Report all school grade components as percentages, each worth a maximum of 100 points Report A-F grades based on a percentage of points earned (e.g., 70%, 80%), rather than a point total 8

9 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. SB School Improvement Ratings Revisions The school improvement rating will identify an alternative school as having one of the following ratings : Commendable: a significant percentage of the students attending the school are making learning gains Maintaining: a sufficient percentage of the students attending the school are making learning gains. Unsatisfactory: an insufficient percentage of the students attending the school are making learning gains. The percentage of points necessary to receive each rating will be set in State Board of Education rule Fall 2015.

10 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Some Key Statutes and Rules S , F.S. – School Grades, District Grades S , F.S. – School Improvement Ratings S – Accountability for ESE Centers S (8) – Virtual Instruction Provider (VIP) Accountability S – Florida School Recognition Program Rule 6A – School Grades Rule 6A – School Improvement Ratings Rule 6A – ESE Centers (Accountability Requirements) Rule 6A – Differentiated Accountability (DA) 10

11 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Florida Principles and Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing 11

12 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Florida Principles and Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing Best practices in charter authorizing drawn from the National Association of Charter School Authorizers’ own Principles and Standards. Standards developed by a workgroup of authorizers, operators, management organizations, charter support associations, and DOE representatives Based on three core principles: Maintain high standards for schools Uphold school autonomy Protect student and public interests 12

13 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Standard Charter Contract “Upon approval of a charter school application, the sponsor shall have 30 days to propose an initial proposed charter contract to the charter school. The sponsor shall use Form IEPC-SC M3, Florida Standard Model Charter Contract Format, effective December 2014, as the basis for the initial draft contract.” Proposed deletions to [the contract] must be displayed as strike-through text. Proposed additions … must be displayed as underlined text. The applicant and the sponsor have 40 days thereafter to negotiate and notice the charter contract for final approval by the sponsor unless both parties agree to an extension. 13

14 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. District-Charter Collaborative Compact Foster collaboration between districts and high- impact charter school organizations Encourage the growth of highly effective schools in high-need areas Up to $10 million in funding from Race to the Top, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and local philanthropy Enough to fund up to three districts First state-led district-charter compact 14

15 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. District-Charter Collaborative Compact Four compact priorities Innovative authorization Active solicitation of high-impact CMOs Initial needs assessment from NACSA Facilities support Provide funding or space in underused or unused facilities Knowledge transfer District-charter learning communities Resource equity Transportation partnerships Equal access to teacher recruitment programs or student information systems 15

16 © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Contact us Adam Miller, Executive Director Office of K-12 School Choice (850) Adam Emerson, Charter Schools Director Office of K-12 School Choice (850)


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