Presentation on theme: "Division of Florida Colleges Update"— Presentation transcript:
1 Division of Florida Colleges Update Julie Alexander
2 House Bill 1255 (2011 Session)Spring 2012, high schools began administering the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.)Summer 2012, course descriptions for Success, Readiness and College Prep courses will be presented to the State Board of EducationFall 2012, students who did not meet the college ready cut score will enroll in postsecondary preparatory instruction encompassing the Postsecondary Readiness Competencies
3 House Bill 1255 (2011 Session), cont. Revision to Rule 6A , College Preparatory Testing, Placement and Instruction, was approved by the State Board of Education (Board) in December 2011Includes interim P.E.R.T. and FCAT 2.0 Reading scoresEstablishes retest policiesAllows use of SAT, ACT, Accuplacer/CPT or FCAT 2.0 Reading in addition to P.E.R.TNew Rule 6A , Postsecondary Preparatory Instruction Curriculum and Postsecondary Readiness Competencies, was approved by the Board in March 2012New Rule 6A , Developmental Education Competencies, was approved by the Board in March 2012
4 House Bill 7059: Acceleration Options Advanced Placement eligibility requirements did not passCreates s , F.S., early high school graduation and eligibility for Bright Futures in spring termRepeals s , F.S., district interinstitutional articulation agreementsRevises s , F.S., Florida College System institution; admission of students, to clarify that to be eligible for dual enrollment and early admission, students do not have to meet admission requirements
5 House Bill 7059: Acceleration Options, cont. Revises s , F.S., dual enrollment programsClarifies that a student who graduates high school prior to the completion of the postsecondary course, may not register for the postsecondary course through dual enrollmentAdds continued eligibility requirements, including high school and postsecondary GPAAdds stipulation that a Florida College System institution may limit dual enrollment participation based upon capacityAdds requirement that school districts and local Florida College System institution enter into a dual enrollment articulation agreement, similar requirements to s , F.S.
6 House Bill 7059: Acceleration Options, cont. Establishes requirements for faculty providing dual enrollment instruction, including qualifications, expectations and observation regardless of the location of instructionEstablishes curriculum standards for dual enrollment, including assessments, instructional materials and grades regardless of the location of instructionEliminates the ability to combine dual enrollment with non-college credit high school coursesRequires minimum of 12 college credits and maximum of 15 college credits for early admissionRequires postsecondary institution to enter into a home education articulation agreement with each home education student
7 End-of-Course Assessments and Dual Enrollment Students satisfying 0.5 high school credit towards Social Studies: American History through dual enrollment shall be exempt from the U.S. History EOC requirementhigh school freshman cohort must complete Geometry & Biology EOCs that is calculated as 30% of final course gradeHigh school freshman cohorts forward will be required to pass the Geometry & Biology EOCs but it will not be factored in final course gradeStudents must be advised accordingly when considering dual enrollment options
8 House Bill 7129: State Universities of Academic and Research Excellence and National Preeminence Creates s , F.S., state universities of academic and research excellence and national preeminence, and includes a provision to allow eligible state universities to require first-time students to take 9-12 credits to be determined by the state university and require students to complete those hours only at the state universityProvides an allowance for acceleration credit to be applied towards graduation at the request of the student.
9 House Bill 7135: Postsecondary Education The State Board of Education shall adopt a K20 plan for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and STEM-Related fieldsA summary of the Department of Economic Opportunity’s Economic Security Report of employment and earning outcomes shall be provided electronic access to each middle and high school student/parentRevises s , F.S., statewide articulation agreement, to require Florida College System institution associate in arts seeking students to identify a transfer institution and program of interest by the time they accumulate 30 credit hours
10 House Bill 7135: Postsecondary Education, cont. Revises s , general education courses; common prerequisites and other degree requirements, to:The chairs of State Board of Education and the Board of Governors shall appoint faculty committees to identify statewide General Education core course optionsCore course options shall consist of no more than 5 courses per General Education subject area – communications, mathematics, social sciences, natural sciences and humanitiesCore course options must be offered and accepted by all public postsecondary institutionsThe core course options shall be adopted in rule/regulation
11 House Bill 7135: Postsecondary Education, cont. S cont.Beginning with students initially entering a Florida College System or State University System institution in , General Education requirements for the associate in arts and baccalaureate degree seeking students shall be 30 credit hoursAssociate in arts degree seeking students must also demonstrate competency in a foreign language, if not completed in high schoolStudents must compete at least one identified General Education core course option in each subject area for a minimum of 15 credit hoursThe remaining General Education courses shall be identified by each institution and reported to the Department
12 Developmental Education Modularization The Developmental Education Initiative Pilot success has generated momentum for statewide implementation1 and 2 credit developmental education courses will be established in the Statewide Course Numbering SystemCourse content will be based on the Developmental Education CompetenciesA diagnostic assessment will identify the need for additional preparation by Developmental Education CompetencyStudent will enroll in 1 or 2 credit course based on the number of Developmental Education Competencies identifiedCourse content will be variable based on the student need identified