Presentation on theme: "Just Read, Florida! Endorsement Update Reading Supervisors of Florida April 3, 2006."— Presentation transcript:
Just Read, Florida! Endorsement Update Reading Supervisors of Florida April 3, 2006
Background ~ Reading Endorsement Governor Jeb Bush signed Executive Order in September, 2001, establishing the Just Read, Florida! statewide reading initiative. The executive order also spoke to establishing a pool of highly qualified reading teachers through the acquirement of a reading endorsement ~which consists of 300 inservice points or 15 semester hours of college credit. The SBE rule for the endorsement was promulgated on July 30, 2002.
Background ~ Reading Endorsement School districts were asked to submit reading endorsement plans by July 1, All plans were approved by December Districts started implementing their plans upon their approval by Just Read, Florida!
Reading Endorsement Four Paths to the Reading Endorsement : University Coursework submitted directly to DOE Certification Office CG 10 University Coursework submitted directly to DOE Certification Office CG 10 (Possibility of waiving competencies CT 113) (Possibility of waiving competencies CT 113) District Add-on Endorsement Plan District Add-on Endorsement Plan REESOL REESOL College or University Package approved by DOE Folio Review for reading endorsement College or University Package approved by DOE Folio Review for reading endorsement
Universities Conditionally Approved *** and Universities Using Course by Course Analysis for the Reading Endorsement and Folio Submissions Barry University (Stetson ***) Florida Atlantic University Florida Gulf Coast University Florida Memorial College DOE Certification Office Florida State University Jacksonville University Nova Southeastern University Palm Beach Atlantic University Rollins College St. Thomas University University of Central Florida University of Miami *** University of North Florida University of South Florida University of West Florida*** Florida International University
Reading Endorsement REESOL (Reading endorsement for ESOL teachers with 300 hours of State approved ESOL inservice or coursework) April 4-8, 2005 – Train the Trainers REESOL Bundle consists of: 80 points from Reading/ESOL endorsement crosswalk FOR-PD online Reading Foundations Professional Development 100 hour summer reading academy delivered by REESOL trained educators in home district or through Beacon Online Supervised Practicum
Basic Education ~ Reading Endorsement Effective June 30, 2006 Who is highly qualified? Teachers with elementary education certification (K-6 or 1-6) who teach reading to K-6 students in elementary or middle school (at appropriate grade levels) are considered highly qualified. Teachers are also considered highly qualified if they have certification in reading K-12, primary education K-3, prekindergarten primary PK-3, early childhood education (at appropriate grade levels) or the reading endorsement.
Basic Education ~ Reading Endorsement Effective June 30, 2006 Middle and high school teachers who are teaching reading courses and have reading certification or the reading endorsement are considered highly qualified. Middle and high school teachers who are teaching reading courses but are not certified or endorsed in reading are not considered highly qualified. They must, at a minimum, earn a reading endorsement in order to be considered highly qualified.
Which Basic Courses Require the Reading Endorsement? Effective June 30, 2006 Grades Reading Reading Reading 1 Advanced Reading 3 Advanced Reading Intensive Language Arts Reading 2 Advanced Intensive Reading Grades Reading I Advanced Reading Reading II Intensive Reading Reading III Intensive Language Arts Intensive Basic Skills ~ No longer being offered Developmental Language Arts ~ Reading Endorsement phase-in
No Child Left Behind! General Education teachers in grades 7-12 reading classes must have reading certification or reading endorsement by July 1, 2006, in order to be deemed highly qualified to teach reading classes…with the exception of teachers with elementary certification who are teaching sixth grade reading classes in a middle school. They are considered highly qualified.
ESE and the Reading Endorsement Effective June 30, 2006 Grades K-6: To be considered highly qualified to teach either the basic reading courses or the ESE reading courses, teachers must have ESE certification to match the ESE table in the Course Code Directory (CCD) and also must meet the highly qualified requirements for elementary education either through subject area testing or by completion of a high objective uniform state standard of evaluation (HOUSSE) plan. In addition to these options, teachers may certainly choose to obtain the reading endorsement. Grades 7-12: To be considered highly qualified to teach either the basic reading courses or the ESE reading courses, teachers must have ESE certification to match the ESE table in the CCD and, based on the level of instruction of the students, must meet either the highly qualified requirements for elementary (for those students who are working on alternate achievement standards) or obtain the reading certification or the reading endorsement if the level of instruction is above the elementary level.
ESE and the Reading Endorsement Effective June 30, 2006 Teachers who teach either the basic reading courses or the ESE reading courses to ESE students in grades 7-12 who have the ESE certification to match the ESE table in the Course Code Directory but are not certified or endorsed in reading are not considered highly qualified if the level of instruction in the courses is above the elementary level. They must, at a minimum, earn a reading endorsement by June 30, 2006, in order to be considered highly qualified. The reading courses taught at grades 7 through 12 to students who are being taught the Sunshine State Standards require intensive and specialized strategies to address adolescent literacy skills.
ESE and the Reading Endorsement Courses that require the Reading Endorsement Grades 6-8 Grades 9-12 Reading: 6-8 (ESE) Reading: 9-12 (ESE) M/J Reading Life Skills Reading: 9-12 (ESE) M/J Reading 1 Advanced Reading I M/J Reading Reading II M/J Reading 2 Advanced Advanced Reading M/J Reading Reading III M/J Reading 3 Advanced Intensive Reading M/J Intensive Reading Intensive Language Arts M/J Intensive Language Arts
Reading Endorsement for ESOL Teachers with ESOL coverage or an ESOL Endorsement who are certified in Elementary Education are considered highly qualified to teach basic reading courses to limited English proficient students in grades K-6. Any teacher who teaches a reading course in grades 7-12, including teachers who have the ESOL endorsement or ESOL K-12 certification, must have the Reading Endorsement or reading certification by July 1, All teachers in grades 7-12, including ESOL teachers, who complete the Reading Certification or Reading Endorsement, will be considered highly-qualified to teach basic students in basic reading courses. Teachers who have the ESOL endorsement or ESOL certification, as well as the Reading Endorsement or reading certification, can teach reading courses to ESOL students as well as basic students.
Reading Endorsement for ESOL Effective June 30, 2006 Courses that require the Reading Endorsement ( Same as Basic Education) Grades 6-8 Grades 9-12 M/J Reading Reading I M/J Reading 1 Advanced M/J Reading Reading II M/J Reading 2 Advanced Advanced Reading M/J Reading Reading III M/J Reading 3 Advanced M/J Intensive Reading Intensive Reading M/J Intensive Language Arts Intensive Language Arts
Reading Endorsement and the Top Ten Urban Legends The Breakfast Club is a DOE group that specializes in making Belgium waffles every Friday This NCLB imperative will pass…Im going to wait it out! Elementary education teachers must be endorsed in order to teach reading In Progress towards the reading endorsement will suffice for highly qualified
Urban Legends…. continued There are no university reading endorsement programs that have gone through the DOE folio review and have been conditionally approved Teaching experience can waive competencies in the district add-on plan Passing the reading subject area test can earn the reading endorsement
Urban Legends…. continued Florida will not honor a reading endorsement from another state University course credits cannot be converted to inservice points Inservice points can be submitted to DOE certification office District add-on plans can honor reading professional development dating back 25 years
Reading Endorsement 10,000 teachers actively pursuing the Reading Endorsement As of March 30, 2006 ~ 1,510 Certificates with Reading Endorsement As of March 30, 2006 ~ 6,831 Certificates with K-12 Reading Coverage Incentives provided by 10 districts for completion NCLB deadline remains June 30, 2006
The Burning Issues… What happens if I dont meet the deadline? Will I lose my job? Please know that there is no policy, state or federal, that requires the dismissal of teachers who do not meet the June 30, 2006, NCLB deadline. Our mutual goal should be to encourage those teachers who are currently enrolled in our rigorous programs, such as the Reading Endorsement, to continue on that path. We want and need their expertise so that we can address the dual goals of maintaining an adequate quantity of teachers while keeping our level of quality high. Thank you for all you do for the children and educators of Florida. Commissioner John Winn, October 21, 2005 Memo to Superintendents
MORE Burning Issues… Am I out of field this year? I am English certified and Im teaching intensive reading. Must Title One schools have priority for Highly Qualified Teachers?
Discussion Points Reverse Crosswalk New Skills and Competencies for Teacher Tests To out of field or not to out of field? Taking Competencies out of sequence Taking Competencies simultaneously
Discussion Points Endorsement Plan Revision Transfers from other districts Budget: $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Senate: $111.8 million for FEFP House: $95 million Both have $18.5 for JR,F! Content Area Professional Development
In order to leave no child behind, we need a highly qualified teacher in every classroom. Learning Disabilities Association (2002)
Just Read, Florida! First Leadership Team JRF! Director – Mary Laura Openshaw JRF! Deputy Director – Barbara Elzie Director of Elementary Reading – Cari Miller Director of Secondary Reading – Evan Lefsky Technical Assistance Coordinator – Hope Colle
Contact Information Just Read, Florida! 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1548 Tallahassee, Florida32399 Phone: (850) Website: