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Florida Association of Science Supervisors Florida Department of Education Update May 5, 2005. Susan McNally Director Office of Curriculum Support. Changes at Bureau of School Improvement. Mary Jane Tappen, K-12 Deputy Chancellor for Student Achievement

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florida association of science supervisors florida department of education update may 5 2005

Florida Association of Science SupervisorsFlorida Department of Education UpdateMay 5, 2005

Susan McNally


Office of Curriculum Support

changes at bureau of school improvement
Changes at Bureau of School Improvement
  • Mary Jane Tappen,K-12 Deputy Chancellor for Student Achievement
  • Mary Jo Butler, Policy Consultant, K-12 Student Achievement
  • Michael Tremor, Bureau Chief,Bureau of School Improvement
  • Susan McNally,Director, Office of Curriculum Support
  • CharlieCarraway, Director, Office of Instructional Materials
  • Patrick Wright, K-12 Mathematics Program Specialist
teacher certification
Teacher Certification
  • Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum Certification Online Module
      • Designed to prepare ESE teachers to become certified/Highly Qualified in core areas
      • Will be available for all teachers to use when it is launched. (Summer 2005)
      • Self-paced tutorial of skills needed to pass Middle Grades Certification Exam.
      • Not for inservice points or college credit
pda ese
      • Free online professional development provided through your area FDLRS/HRD Coordinating unit. Each of seven modules constitutes 60 hours for recertification.
      • http://www.pda-ese.org/
pda ese5
  • Foundations of Exceptional Student Education
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Instructional Practices in ESE
  • Language Development and Communication Skills
  • Positive Behavior Support
  • Transition
  • Interpersonal Interactions and Participation
school grade changes
School Grade Changes

Changes for 2004-05

  • Raise Writing proficiency to 3.5
  • Include students with disabilities and limited English proficiency in learning gains
    • FCAT scores only (not alternate assessments)
    • Full academic year (enrolled in Survey 2 and 3)
title ii part b
Title II Part B
  • Florida anticipates $9 million dollars for 2005 – 2006 (July 1, 2006)
  • Nationally, $269 million appropriated
  • $120 million restricted to High School Mathematics, specifically, under-prepared 9th grade students.
  • Awards for FY 05 have just been announced.
math science initiative
Math/Science Initiative
  • Math/Science Summit---Jan/Feb 2005 Outlined a course of action that should be pursued by districts, higher education, and state government to ensure that mathematics and science education receive the attention necessary to implement changes to the current levels of teaching and learning of these disciplines.
math science summit
Math-Science Summit

Recommendations to Legislature and Governor

  • Establish a Governor’s Commission
  • Legislation and appropriations for a comprehensive, statewide, systemic program to enhance effectiveness of mathematics and science teachers
  • Legislation and appropriations to increase production of college graduates in STEM and STEM education fields (incentives and rewards)
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Math-Science Summit
  • Draft Charge to the Commission
    • Strengthen achievement in Mathematics and Science of all Florida K-12 students
    • Increase the number of K-12 students actively engaged in advanced mathematics and science learning
    • Increase substantially the number of college students receiving degrees in the STEM disciplines to fill business/industry needs
    • Increase the number of graduates in mathematics and science education to meet 75% of Florida’s need for teachers
middle grades reform initiative proposed legislation
Middle Grades Reform InitiativePROPOSED LEGISLATION
  • High School Grading Scale for all middle grades
      • WHY?
          • Grade Inflation (“Effort Grades”)
          • Social Promotion
          • 9th Grade retention rate
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Middle Grades Reform InitiativePROPOSED LEGISLATION
  • “Carnegie Credits” for Middle grades
      • Three credits required in each of the following disciplines
          • Language Arts
          • Mathematics
          • Science
          • Social Studies
fcat science update
FCAT Science – Update
  • Achievement Levels - recommendations from educators
    • Grades 5 and 8 in January 2005.
    • Grade 11 in September 2005.
  • Citizens, business leaders, and education administrators – review/revise recommendations in October/November 2005.
  • DOE staff review/analysis and recommendations for SBE in November or December 2005.
  • Achievement Levels reported or retrofitted to results beginning in spring 2006.
  • Science included in school grading accountability in 2006-2007.
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Middle Grades Reform InitiativePROPOSED LEGISLATION
  • How can we assure rigor and relevance while ensuring the ability to meet middle grades credit requirements?
  • How can schools avoid social promotion?
  • What are other challenges to implementing this initiative?
  • Your input is vital to the creation of a technical assistance document.
  • maryjo.butler@fldoe.org
sunshine state standards
Sunshine State Standards
  • Current Standards were adopted in 1996
  • A Mid-term Review was conducted by FLDOE in 2001
  • 2005 Review is to determine what improvements can be made and to make necessary changes to ensure that SSS reflect up-to-date content and necessary skills
  • Combining benchmarked standards from within or from different content areas
  • Increasing the rigor and relevance
  • Deleting standards that might be covered in other areas or are no longer essential
  • User-friendly to curriculum developers, teachers, students and parents
  • FLDOE wants to ensure that student achievement difficulties are not created by a lack of rigor and relevance in the SSS
  • It is not expected that massive changes will be made
  • It is not expected that changes will impact our assessment system (FCAT)
  • It is expected that the number of benchmarks in all subjects will be reduced
  • Analysis of SSS by several educational organizations, including FLDOE
  • Internet-based stakeholder input system related to specific benchmarks
  • Widespread stakeholder review of draft revisions will be conducted through focus groups and online input
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Sunshine State Standards Review 2005
  • Stakeholder Input will be compiled in May 2005
  • Review of analyses by the Department of Education and development of a blueprint for the scope of the revisions by June 1, 2005
  • Drafting of revisions by August 1, 2005
tentative timeline
Tentative Timeline
  • Stakeholder review of draft revisions by September 15, 2005
  • State Board of Education adoption in December 2005
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Tentative Timeline
  • District and school planning and professional development for implementation through August 2006
  • Implementation in classrooms for the 2006-07 school year
stakeholder input system
Stakeholder Input System
  • http://data.fldoe.org/sss/
  • No user ID or password is needed.
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Stakeholder Input System
  • Stakeholder system is:
    • Intended for feedback related to specific benchmark changes and issues
    • Not intended for user to browse SSS to look for changes that need to be made
stakeholder input system26
Stakeholder Input System
  • Stakeholder should have specific benchmark numbers and corresponding suggestions at hand prior to logging on
sunshine state standards review 200527
Sunshine State Standards Review 2005
  • For questions or comments
  • Susan McNally
  • Director, Office of Curriculum Support