High School. 7-year Implementation to Higher Graduations Requirements. SB 4. Revises high school graduation requirements to phase-in Geometry, Biology, Algebra II, Chemistry or Physics, and an additional rigorous science course. (see handout). Entering 9 th Grade 2010 2011 2012 2013.
7-year Implementation to Higher Graduations Requirements
Revises high school graduation requirements to phase-in Geometry, Biology, Algebra II, Chemistry or Physics, and an additional rigorous science course. (see handout)
Phases-in end-of-course assessment requirements for Algebra I, Biology, and Geometry. (see handout)
Creates the Credit Acceleration Program. (CAP)
Deletes Major Area of Interest elective requirement not ePep and ePep review.
Requires OPPAGA to conduct a study on other states' high school diploma options.
Provides legislative intent to recognize student academic achievement. Encourages each district school board to adopt policies and procedures that provide for an annual "Academic Scholarship Signing Day."
Provides that comprehensive health education taught in public schools shall include component on teen dating violence & abuse for students in grades 7 through 12; requires district school boards to adopt & implement dating violence & abuse policy; requires DOE to develop model policy; requires school personnel training.
The bill adds “electronic textbooks” to the definition of “adequate instructional materials”
Revises requirements for bright futures for students.
No requirement for every student to take a virtual class for HS graduation (SB4)
Biology and Equivalents 92.68%
Algebra 2 and Equivalents, 59.53%
Physics OR Chemistry and Equivalents, 47.47%
Geometry and Equivalents, 85.79%
Biology and Equivalents, 88.39%
Algebra 2 and Equivalents, 61.79%
Physics OR Chemistry and Equivalents, 49.54%
Geometry and Equivalents, 85.37%Are our schools prepared?
Does a student who enters grade 10 or higher in 2010-2011 have to take and Algebra I EOC assessment? If so, does the Algebra I EOC assessment count as part of the student’s graduation requirements?
Do these same requirements listed described in answers to questions 1-7 apply to the three-year 18-credit accelerated high school graduation options (section 1003.429, F.S.)?
What do we do about students who are not present during the district chosen testing window and make-up days when it counts as 30% of the grade?
Because EOC’s will be offered only at the end of the year the first year each course EOC is offered, how should schools on a 4 x 4 block schedule keep their students current in the course information when they complete the entire course credit by December?
If a student is part of a cohort that requires the EOC assessment to count as 30% of the student’s grade and is completing course work as part of a series of courses (such as Algebra 1A and Algebra 1B or Integrated Science I, II, and III), which course grade calculation should the EOC grade count as 30%?
“A student with a disability, as defined in s. 1007.02(2), F.S. for whom the IEP committee determines that an end of-course assessment cannot accurately measure the student’s abilities, taking into consideration all allowable accommodations, shall have the end-of-course assessment results waived for the purpose of determining the student’s course grade and credit as required in paragraph (4) (a).”