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  1. Bureau Update:CHALLENGES AHEAD Bambi J. Lockman, ChiefBureau of Exceptional Education and Student ServicesFDLRS • April 2006

  2. TOPICS… • 2006 Legislative Session • K-12 Legislative Priorities • Governor’s Recommended Budget • Important Bills to Watch • DOE Initiatives • Strategic Imperatives • Secondary Reform • Sunshine State Standards • K-12 Comprehensive Reading Plans • Recruitment and Retention • Highly Qualified Requirements • Assistance Plus and Targeted Assistance • Response to Intervention (RtI)

  3. …Topics • BEESS Initiatives • Task Forces and Workgroups • Statewide Web-based IEP • Big Transition • ESE Rule Revision • State Performance Plan (SPP)

  4. 2006 Legislative Session

  5. 2006 K-12 Legislative Priorities • Teacher Incentive Package • Teacher Recruitment Incentive Fund • Middle and High School Reform • Paper Reduction • Reading Initiatives • Professional Development Program • School Bonus Points • Scholarship Accountability • Career Education Programs

  6. Governor’s Recommended Budget FY 2006 • Base Student Allocation • 2005-06 $3,742.42 • 2006-07 $3,891.90 • proposed increase = $149.48 per student • ESE Guaranteed Allocation • 2005-06 $1,030,409,927 • 2006-07 $1,040,857,787 • proposed increase = $10,447,860

  7. 2006 Governor’s Recommended Appropriations Act – Cost Factors (#91) • Basic Programs05-0606-07 • K-3 Basic 1.018 1.018 • 4-8 Basic 1.000 1.000 • 9-12 Basic 1.113 1.113 • Programs for Exceptional Students 05-0606-07 • Support Level 4 3.818 3.318 • Support Level 5 5.190 5.190 • Plus +43.35 WFTE for districts earning less than 3 FTEs

  8. Important Bills to Watch… • A++ SB 2048andHB 7087 • Governor’s A++ Plan for Education is a reform package for middle and high schools • New policies provide students a more rigorous and relevant high school education, better preparing them for postsecondary education and the workforce • Supports many of the recommendations made by the High School Reform Task Force

  9. …Important Bills to Watch… • SB 2048andHB 7087 – theseare comprehensive bills (that differ at this point); related to ESE, they both include requirements that would • Revise definition of related services to include speech/language • Require that the cost of residential services for SWD from out of state are responsibility of parent or state of residency; state to develop billing process • Require DOE to develop an IEP form to be used statewide • Provide for ASL certification

  10. …Important Bills to Watch... • Suicide Prevention - SB 1876, HB 999, HB 527 • Speech Lang/Audiology - SB 370, HB 747 • Interpreters - HB 1333, SB 2592 • Interagency Services - SB 1278, HB 1623 • McKay Scholarship - SB 10,HB 75, SB 256, SB 1008, SB 1152

  11. …Important Bills to Watch • AT - HB 169,SB 120 • Virtual Schools - HB 665, SB 1282, HB 7039 • Attendance - HB 403, SB 772, SB 1238 • Class Size - HB 203, HB 447, HB 467, SB 668, HB 727, SB 804, SB 1146, SB 1150 • Safety/Bullying - HB 87, HB 535, SB 1384

  12. You can check on the status of bills through Online Sunshine at http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Welcome/index.cfm

  13. DOEINITIATIVES

  14. K-20 Strategic Plan MISSION: “Increase the proficiency of all students within one seamless, efficient system, by allowing them the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills through learning opportunities and research valued by students, parents, and communities.” (Section 1008.31, Florida Statutes)

  15. Strategic Imperatives… • Increase the Supply of Highly Effective Teachers • Set, Align, and Apply Academic Curricular and Testing Standards • Improve Student Rates of Learning • Improve the Quality of Instructional Leadership

  16. ...Strategic Imperatives • Increase the Quantity and Improve the Quality of Education Options • Align Workforce Education Programs with Skill Requirements of the New Economy • Align Financial Resources with Performance • Coordinate Efforts to Improve Higher Student Learning

  17. K-12 Priorities • Middle and high school reform • Rigorous reading • Professional, comprehensive teacher recruitment • Assistance Plus for low performing schools • Implementation of Continuous Improvement Model (CIM)

  18. Students with Disabilities399,864 students, ages 3-21 Source: Survey 2 Data, October 2004 as of 12/23/04

  19. Students with DisabilitiesPercent of Total Population Source: Survey 2 Data, October 2004 as of 12/23/04

  20. Limited English Proficient (LEP) 11,087 4% Students with Disabilities (SWD) 94,438 31% Standard Curriculum 194,401 65% Reading Students in the Lowest 25% School Grade Component

  21. 80% 70% 68% 60% 64% 56% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Standard Curriculum Students with Disabilities (SWD) Limited English Proficient (LEP) Reading Students in the Lowest 25% Making Gains

  22. 70% 66 65 62 60 60% 55 50% 40% 27 30% 23 21 19 19 20% 10% 0% 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Level 3 and Above Level 1 FCAT Reading Students with Disabilities By Achievement Level — Grades 3-10

  23. 70% 62 59 60% 55 54 48 50% 40% 30 30% 26 23 21 21 20% 10% 0% 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Level 3 and Above Level 1 FCAT Mathematics Students with Disabilities By Achievement Level — Grades 3-10

  24. SECONDARY REFORM

  25. Recommendations of the High School Reform Task Force… Upgrade Florida’s high school graduation requirements to better prepare students for the 21st century. New graduation requirements: • Including rigorous core requirements • 4 years of mathematics including algebra and geometry or equivalent courses such as applied and integrated (level 2 or above) • Area(s) of specialization • Minimum GPA requirements • Earning a passing score on the 10th Grade FCAT

  26. …Recommendations… Provide differentiated levels of proficiency in content areas, e.g., recognition obtained in each content area for: • Successful completion of courses such as honors, AICE, IB, AP, Dual Enrollment • Achievement at this level – GPA in area • Non-traditional ways of demonstrating “Outstanding Accomplishments”

  27. …Recommendations… • Eliminate grade level retention in high school, with high school graduation being based on proficiency and earning the required credits and GPA • Implement smaller learning communities, which may include • career clusters/academies in high school that may lead to industry certification or • other advanced academic studies

  28. …Recommendations… • Help middle and high schools infuse reading as part of the culture by ensuring L1 and L2 readers are served with intensive reading instruction • “Incentivize” content area teachers to pursue the reading endorsement • Provide engaging and diverse texts in both the media center and classroom libraries • Tie reading to all content area and elective courses and ensure that literacy benchmarks are a part of all content areas

  29. …Recommendations… • Encourage the development of the opportunities for a high school student to earn a high school diploma and a higher level degree, certification, or competency at the same time • DOE will research the implementation of end-of-course exams in other states and Florida districts as a measure of students meeting higher expectations

  30. …Recommendations… • Increase opportunities at the middle school level for earning high school level course credit by encouraging middle schools to offer a minimum of one high school course for high school credit with an emphasis on Algebra 1 • To ensure the foundation of academic skills in middle school, require minimum core course completion (required number in core areas) to exit grade 8 or enter high school

  31. …Recommendations… • Provide summer academies that give intensive intervention/remediation between grades 5/6, 6/7, 7/8, 8/9 as needed as a condition for promotion and credit recovery in high school • Particular emphasis must be placed on the transition from grade 8 to 9, with 9th grade summer academies to prepare struggling learners for high school. FCAT retakes should be allowed after the summer academies

  32. …Recommendations… • Require career education consisting of a minimum of 9 weeks in at least one middle level grade: 6, 7 or 8 • Provide the tools whereby middle grade students can focus on the future by the development of a 5 year educational plan to address high school and postsecondary goals

  33. …Recommendations • Expand academic advisement and support services in secondary schools. Coordinate all planning with parental involvement and the student’s academic and/or career plan (increase use of FACTS.org) • Help teachers meet higher expectations by providing data-driven, student specific, research-based professional development • Help administrators meet higher expectations by providing instructional leadership training for principals

  34. Sunshine State Standards

  35. Summary of Florida’s Sunshine State StandardsSix-Year Review/Revision CycleBy 2011, new cycle will be fully in place Six Year Cycle: • Reading, Language Arts, ESOL - 2011 • Math - 2012 • Science - 2013 • Social Studies - 2014 • Electives: Computer, Business, Tech, Industrial, Health, Foreign Languages, Physical Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, Humanities - 2015 • Visual and Performing Arts - 2016 Next Six Year Cycle: • Same as above 2017-2022

  36. Alternate Achievement Standards… • Both NCLB and IDEA emphasize • Access to the general curriculum for students with significant cognitive disabilities • A single set of academic content standards • High expectations for all students

  37. …Alternate Achievement Standards… • Alternate Assessment Stakeholder Group recommendations • Build extension to the SSS • Develop a statewide alternate assessment

  38. …Alternate Achievement Standards… • SSS extensions • Retain the core intent of standards and benchmarks while reducing complexity • Reflect the highest learning standards possible for students with significant cognitive disabilities • Provide a means of accessing the general curriculum for students with significant cognitive disabilities

  39. …Alternate Achievement Standards… • July 2005 Summer Institute brought together general and special educators representing all grade levels and subject areas, curriculum specialists, and assessment specialist • Focus on drafting extensions in reading/language arts, mathematics, and science

  40. …Alternate Achievement Standards • Where are we now? • Working with Bureau of Instruction and Innovation to incorporate extensions into the revised SSS • Working with the Assessment Office and Procurement Office to develop a test development RFP for an alternate assessment • Our intent is a pilot for Spring 2007

  41. K-12 Comprehensive Reading Plans

  42. In Proviso it States: • From the funds in Specific Appropriation 73, $89,000,000 is provided for a K-12 comprehensive, district-wide system of research-based reading instruction, • The amount of $50,000 shall be allocated to each district proportion of the state total K-12 base funding.  • By July 1, 2005, districts shall submit a plan in a format prescribed by DOE’s Just Read, Florida! Office.  • Upon approval of a district’s plan by the Just Read, Florida! Office, DOE shall release the district’s allocation of these funds.

  43. Process • 05-06 Plans are now posted at www.justreadflorida.com • In March, districts will begin the process for 06-07 using 05-06 as a template • Revisions are due May 1, 2006

  44. Available Resources • LEaRN: www.justreadflorida.com • K-1 Student Center Activities: www.fcrr.org • Just Read, Florida! website: www.justreadflorida.com

  45. Florida’s 2006-07 Teacher Recruitment and RetentionAction Plan

  46. Our Challenge: • Maintaining the quality of Florida’s teaching force while increasing the quantity of our teaching force Action Plan: • Aggressively pursue highly effective teachers through strategic recruitment and retention

  47. Based upon current projectionsFlorida needs 31,791 teachersto fill vacanciesat the start of the 2006-07 school year. Our Challenge: Increasing the Number of Teachers

  48. Applying the same teacher sources from 2004-05 to the 31,791 vacancies to be filled… Other Route10,420 = 46% Reciprocity 5,100 = 23% FL ApprovedProgram 5,008 = 22% NBPTS Cert10 = < 1% Out-of-State Program2,021= 9%

  49. Applying the same teacher sources from 2004-05 to the 31,791 vacancies to be filled, 8,642Vacanciesmust be addressed through NEW recruitment and retention efforts.

  50. Teacher Recruitment