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       Florida Senate - 2010                                    SB 2558
       
       
       
       By Senator Aronberg
       
       
       
       
       27-01434-10                                           20102558__
    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.
   17  
   18  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   19  
   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.

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