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**Overview**• “School Grading Rule” 6A-1.09981 • Proposed CS/SB 1522 • ESEA Waiver CAO March 2012**Simulated Florida School Grade Distribution Actual 2011, New**Achievement Level Standards and SWDsand ELLs Included, and Removal of ESE Schools, Low 25% Target, and Reading Threshold Adapted from FDOE**Simulated SDPBC School Grade Distribution Actual 2011, New**Achievement Level Standards and SWDs and ELLs and ESE Schools Included Adapted from FDOE**“School Grading Rule”**6A-1.09981 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION APPROVED February 28, 2012 Overview of Changes**ALL SCHOOL LEVELS**Performance Learning Gains Low 25% Gains**1 – New Achievement Scale and Levels**1: FCAT 2.0 Reading (All) FCAT 2.0 Math (ES, MS) Algebra 1 EOC (MS, HS) • *FY11 scores placed on new achievement scale & levels**2 & 3 – ELL and SWD Students**2 & 3: ELL who are enrolled in a U.S. school 1 year or more All SWD**4 – New SWD FAA Learning Gains Model**4: SWD students in Level 1, 2 or 3 who score at the same FAA level in prior and current year, and • increase relative to their prior-year score by more than the statewide standard error**5 - Replace DSS Learning Gains Model**5: Students in Level 1 or 2 who score at the same level in prior and current year Level 1 = +2 DSS points Level 2 = +1 DSS point beyond average grade to grade growth of the state**6 & 7 – Weighted Learning Gains for Level 4 and 5 Students**6 & 7: Students who move 1 or more levels to Level 4 = 1.1 weight Level 5 = 1.2 weight**Postpones to FY2013**a: Less than 25% at Level 3+ reading - reduce 1 school letter grade b: Low 25% Adequate Progress penalty**FY12 Elementary School Grading Criteria**1: New Achievement Scale and Levels 2 & 3: ELL & SWD students 4: New SWD FAA learning gains model 5: Replace DSS learning gains model 6 & 7: Weighted Level 4 & 5 learning gains 8: Removes L3+ from L25% gains calculation a. Postpones L3+ reading threshold penalty b. Postpones Low 25% adequate progress penalty**5 - Replace DSS Learning Gains Model**Minimum increase in vertical scale scores to make a learning gain for students who remain at Level 1 or 2. FCAT 2.0 Reading and Mathematics developmental scales are located in the resources section at the end of this slide show.**5 - Replace DSS Learning Gains Model**Minimum increase in vertical scale scores to make a learning gain for students who remain at Level 1 or 2 FCAT 2.0 Reading and Mathematics developmental scales are located in the resources section at the end of this slide show.**Elementary School FY2012 Grading Criteria**A = 525 or more and 95% tested B = 495 – 524 and 90% tested C = 435 – 494 and 90% tested D = 395 – 434 and 90% tested F = Less than 395 and 90% tested Postpones to FY2013: Low 25% Adequate Progress penalty L3+ reading threshold penalty**Middle School Mathematics Higher of Two Scores**1: Includes FCAT 2.0 Math or Algebra 1 EOC Uses higher of the two scores**Middle School Postpones to 2013**• Postpones Accelerated Coursework Component • Algebra 1 EOC**FY12 Middle School Grading Criteria**1: New Achievement Scale and Levels, including Algebra 1 EOC 2 & 3: ELL & SWD students 4: New SWD FAA learning gains model 5: Replace DSS learning gains model 6 & 7: Weighted Level 4 & 5 learning gains 8: Removes L3+ from L25% gains calculation a. Postpones L3+ reading threshold penalty b. Postpones Low 25% adequate progress penalty - Postpones Accelerated Coursework, Alg. 1 EOC**5 - Replace DSS Learning Gains Model**Minimum increase in vertical scale scores to make a learning gain for students who remain at Level 1 or 2 FCAT 2.0 Reading and Mathematics developmental scales are located in the resources section at the end of this slide show.**Middle School FY2012 Grading Criteria**A = 525 or more and 95% tested B = 495 – 524 and 90% tested C = 435 – 494 and 90% tested D = 395 – 434 and 90% tested F = Less than 395 and 90% tested Postpones to FY2013: Low 25% Adequate Progress penalty L3+ reading threshold penalty**High School 2 - Applies Algebra 1 EOC to Math Cells**• 2a: Passing scores of middle school students entering grade 9 • 2b & c: Grade 9 students who took Alg. 1 EOC and have prior FCAT 2.0 Math scores**FY12 HighSchool Grading Criteria**Weights R, M, W components by 1.143 to equate to an 800-point scale 1: New Reading Achievement Scale and Levels 2: Algebra 1 EOC in Math cells 3 & 4: ELL & SWD students 5: New SWD FAA learning gains model 6: Replace DSS learning gains model 7 & 8: Weighted Level 4 & 5 learning gains 9: Removes L3+ from L25% gains calculation a: Postpones L3+ reading threshold penalty b: Postpones Low 25% adequate progress penalty c: Postpones Science in calculation**High School5 - Replace DSS Learning Gains Model**Minimum increase in vertical scale scores to make a learning gain for students who remain at Level 1 or 2 FCAT 2.0 Reading and Mathematics developmental scales are located in the resources section at the end of this slide show. • Common scale score refers to a score that is assigned on both the Algebra 1 EOC and the prior-year FCAT 2.0 Math • FDOE will determine the common scale at a later date.**High School FY2012 FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Grading Criteria**A = 1050 or more, 95% tested, and meet At-risk Grad. criteria B = 990 – 1049 and 90% tested C = 870 – 989 and 90% tested D = 790 – 869 and 90% tested F = Less than 790 and 90% tested Postpones to FY2013: Low 25% Adequate Progress penalty L3+ reading threshold penalty Science in calculation**High School 10 – Changes to Grad Rate & At-Risk Grad Rate**• 50/50 • 10a: Federal Uniform Rate (4 year adjusted cohort) • 10b: Modified Federal Uniform Rate (5 year adjusted cohort) – includes SWD who earn special diplomas**High School 11 – Changes At-Risk Graduation Rate Threshold**• 11: Changes threshold from 75% to 65% to earn “A”, or: • - If current year rate is at least 55%, improve by at least 1% point over the prior year’s rate • - If current year rate is below 55%, improve by at least five 5% points over the prior year’s rate**High School 12 – Accelerated Coursework Participation**• 12: Includes grade 9 & 10 students who take an accelerated exam and/or dual enrollment course (FAA students not included)**High School 13 – Growth/Decline Points**13: Limits maximum in each component to 10 points, limits minimum to 5 points Growth 0 to 4% points = 0 points 5 to 9% points = 5 points 10% + points = 10 points Decline 10% or greater points = 5 point reduction**FY12 HighSchool Grading Criteria ChangesBased on “School**Grading Rule” 6A-1.09981 10: Changes to Grad. Rate & At-Risk Grad. Rate 11: Changes At-Risk Grad. Rate Threshold 12: Accelerated Coursework Participation 13: Growth/Decline Points**High School FY2012 FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Grading Criteria**A = 1050 or more, 95% tested, and meet At-risk Grad. criteria B = 990 – 1049 and 90% tested C = 870 – 989 and 90% tested D = 790 – 869 and 90% tested F = Less than 790 and 90% tested Postpones to FY2013: Low 25% Adequate Progress penalty L3+ reading threshold penalty Science in calculation**Proposed CS/SB 1522**Overview of Changes**Proposed CS/SB 1522**• Eliminates differentiated accountability categories • FDOE identifies public schools for interventions based upon a school earning a grade of “D” or “F” • Convert the school to a district-managed turnaround school • Reassign students to another school and monitor the progress of each reassigned student • Close the school and reopen it as one or more charter schools, each with a governing board with a demonstrated record of effectiveness • Contract with an outside entity that has a demonstrated record of effectiveness to operate the school • Districts to develop a hybrid version of the four existing options or use another school turnaround model demonstrated to be effective in improving school performance**Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Waiver**USDOE Approved February 9, 2012 Overview of Changes**ESEA Waiver**• Includes ELL students who have been in the country more than one year in all components of the school grading system • Includes all SWD students in all components of the school grading system**ESEA Waiver**• Determines support status by using school grades • Identifies only schools graded as “C”, “D”, or “F” for differentiated support**Differentiated Support of Schools**Support C D F**ESEA Waiver**• Establishes monitoring of student NCLB groups by FDOE, districts, and schools using FDOE annual reports**PROGRESS MONITORING REPORT**Reduce % non proficient in half by FY2017 OR Current Safe Harbor calculation AYP GROUPS**RESOURCES**http://www.fldoe.org/esea/ • Commissioner of Education Video • FDOE PowerPoint as PDF • FAQs**Florida State Board of Education February 28, 2012 Meeting**Materials • Approval of Amendment to Rule 6A-1.09981, Implementation of Florida's System of School Improvement and Accountability (PDF, 333KB) • February 27, 2012, Letter of Clarification and Direction from USDOE re: ESEA Waiver (PDF, 458KB) • Florida's School Grading System - 2011-12 Changes Presentation (PDF, 975KB) • Amendment #1 (PDF, 436KB) • Amendment #2 (PDF, 25KB) • Amendment #3 (PDF, 76KB) Not taken up. • Amendment #4 (PDF, 37KB) • Amendment #5 (PDF, 84KB) • Amendment #6 (PDF, 81KB)