Florida Senate - 2010 SB 2558
By Senator Aronberg
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to assessments for grade level
3 assignment; requiring that the Department of Education
4 adopt assessments for grade level assignment of a
5 student who attended a private school or home school
6 and who is transferring to or enrolling in public
7 school; requiring that the assessments be based upon
8 state-adopted grade level standards; requiring that
9 each school district administer the assessments for
10 grade level assignment; requiring that the assessments
11 provide objective data pertaining to each student’s
12 readiness for the appropriate grade level and the
13 student’s progress in attaining performance standards;
14 requiring that parents allow for their child to be
15 assessed regardless of the date of enrollment during
16 the school year; providing an effective date.
18 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
20 Section 1. Assessments for grade level assignment of
21 private school or home school students.—
22 (1) The Department of Education shall adopt assessments in
23 order to determine the grade level placement of any student who
24 attended a private school or home school in the previous school
25 year and who is transferring to or enrolling in a public school.
26 The assessments must be based upon state-adopted grade level
27 standards. Each school district shall administer the assessments
28 for grade level assignment to any student who is transferring
29 from a private school or home school to a public school or
30 enrolling in a public school before the student is enrolled in
31 grades 1 through 8.
32 (2) The assessments for grade level assignment must provide
33 objective data pertaining to each student’s readiness for the
34 grade level that he or she is to be enrolled in public school
35 and the student’s progress in attaining the performance
36 standards adopted by the department.
37 (3) Each parent who enrolls his or her child in a public
38 school and whose child was enrolled in a private school or home
39 school in the previous school year must allow the child to be
40 assessed for grade level assignment regardless of the date of
41 enrollment during the school year.
42 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.