Presentation on theme: "Presentation to the House Choice and Innovation Committee"— Presentation transcript:
1 Presentation to the House Choice and Innovation Committee Council for Education Policy, Research and Improvement Impact of the Class Size AmendmentChairman W.C. GentryPresentation to the House Choice and Innovation CommitteeNovember 8, 2005
2 Net Time for Individual Students Teaching minutes in a day300Less 50% time on lecture-150Net Time for Individual Students150Divided by 25 Students6Minutes per student per dayDivided by 20 Students7.5Net Gain1.5
4 Florida Class Size Requirements 18 students per class in grades Pre-K through three;22 students in grades four through eight; and25 students in grades nine through twelve.Time FrametototoMeasureDistrict-level averageSchool-level averageClass-level maximum
5 Florida’s CSR Requirements are the Most Ambitious Ever Attempted States with K through 12 InitiativesGradesK to 34 to 64 to 87 to 129 to12CommentsAlabama182629A guide based on student/faculty ratio. State can approve waiverFlorida2225Kentucky242831School based management councils can exempt, otherwise schools can exceed by 2 without waiver and by 5 with waiver.New Jersey2123Mandated in 440 schools in special needs districtsTennessee2030Average of each range of gradesNOTE: 24 States have K-3 initiativesSource: Reduce Class Size Now
12 Expanding the Teaching Workforce: Problems Specific to Florida
13 Percentage of public schools with teaching vacancies by field 1999-2000 GeneralelementarySpecialeducationEnglish/languageArtsSocialstudiesComputerscienceMathBiologyor lifesciencesPhysicalESL, ESOL, orbilingualForeignlanguagesAll MeasuresALL 50STATESAND DC91675851355546403843Florida98867160537263574548Rank504744494139NOTE: Public schools include traditional public schools and public Charter schools.SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, "Public School Survey" and "Public Charter School Survey."
15 Different Problems in Different Districts Percent of Teaching Positions to be Replaced or Added in7% to 10% 11% to 15%16% to 20%21% to 35%Different Problems in Different DistrictsPercent of Fall 2003 New Hires That Were Out of Field0% to 10% 11% to 20%21% to 30%30% to 50%
16 Teacher Education Graduates vs. New Hires Subject FieldsTeacher Ed GradsNew Hires Fall 2003% Grads to New HiresProj. Fl. Ed. GradsProj New Hires NeededMath1081,3607.9%1282,3085.5%Science891,1737.6%1,9385.6%Reading14035939.0%19393620.6%Foreign Languages143603.9%135742.3%ESOL7038118.4%471,1004.3%Industrial Arts/Tech Ed2772.6%1761.3%Exceptional Student Education8923,47325.7%9753,23230.2%All Classroom Programs5,51119,31728.5%6,04829,60420.4%
19 Is Affordable Housing an Obstacle to Teacher Recruitment? HolmesJacksonSanta RosaNassauEscambiaOkaloosaWaltonWashingtonGadsdenHamiltonCalhounLeonJeffersonMadisonDuvalBayWakullaSuwanneeColumbiaBakerLibertyTaylorUnionClayGulfLafayetteSt.JohnsFranklinBradfordGilchristAlachuaPutnamDixieFlaglerIs Affordable Housing an Obstacle to Teacher Recruitment?LevyMarionVolusiaCitrusLakeSumterSeminoleHernandoOrangePascoOsceolaHillsboroughPolkBrevardPinellasIndian RiverManateeHardeeOkeechobeeRarely an obstacle Sometimes an obstacle Frequently an obstacleSt. LucieHighlandsSarasotaDeSotoMartinCharlotteGladesLeeHendryPalm BeachSource: CEPRI SurveyBrowardCollierMiami-DadeMonroe
20 District Interviews on Choice One district has restricted an open reassignment policy dropping participation from a high of 70,000 at any given time to less than 13,000.Another district reported cutting teacher aides, dropout prevention programs, and magnet program staff and limiting other improvements such as additional reading, math, and science coaches and teacher staff development.Another district has eliminated academic electives with relatively low demand such as advanced placement, foreign language, and fine arts elective courses.
21 Potential of Team Teaching Professional support and training for new teachers and out of field teachers by paring with fully qualified, experienced teacherReduce student/teacher ratio/relieves pressure from rapid need for new classroomsIncreased options for flexible grouping of studentsHelp in classroom and lesson preparationHelp with classroom management