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Florida CASE Leadership Conference Update on 2014 legislation June 10, 2014 www. fldoe. org Florida CASE Leadership Conference Update on 2014 legislation June 10, 2014 www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.

What’s new? • Implementation and response to Committee Substitute/Senate Bill 1108 (CS/SB during 2013 What’s new? • Implementation and response to Committee Substitute/Senate Bill 1108 (CS/SB during 2013 legislative session) • ESE Compliance Issues and Updates • Monitoring • Dispute Resolution • On the horizon – impact of recently passed legislation Caution – All proposed legislation subject to Governor’s approval! www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 2

Rules Update • Rule 6 A-1. 0943, F. A. C. , Statewide Assessment for Rules Update • Rule 6 A-1. 0943, F. A. C. , Statewide Assessment for Students with Disabilities • Revisions approved at November 19 th Board meeting • All revisions now effective; link to https: //www. flrules. org/gateway/rule. No. asp? id=6 A 1. 0943 www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 3

Rules Update 6 A-1. 0943, F. A. C. Changes unrelated to CS/SB 1108 • Rules Update 6 A-1. 0943, F. A. C. Changes unrelated to CS/SB 1108 • Criteria for approval of unique accommodations is included • Allowable, used in the classroom, described on IEP or 504 plan • When it is paper-based large print, must include documentation justifying need • What didn’t change • Criteria for consideration of alternate assessment www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 4

Rules Update 6 A-1. 0943, F. A. C. Extraordinary Exemption • Allows an IEP Rules Update 6 A-1. 0943, F. A. C. Extraordinary Exemption • Allows an IEP team, that must include the parent, to recommend that a student be exempted from participation in statewide standardized assessments if specific “circumstances” or “conditions” exist. • Statewide standardized assessments include • FCAT 2. 0 • End of Course exams for U. S. History, Biology 1, Algebra 1, Geometry • Florida Alternate Assessment www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 5

Rules Update 6 A-1. 0943, F. A. C. • “Circumstance” • Allowable accommodations are Rules Update 6 A-1. 0943, F. A. C. • “Circumstance” • Allowable accommodations are not offered to a student during the current year’s assessment due to technology limitations of the testing administration program • As a result, the student’s impaired sensory, manual, or speaking skills rather than achievement of benchmarks would be measured www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 6

Rules Update 6 A-1. 0943, F. A. C. • “Condition” • Means an impairment Rules Update 6 A-1. 0943, F. A. C. • “Condition” • Means an impairment (acquired or longstanding) which affects a student’s ability to communicate in modes deemed acceptable for statewide assessments and as a result would reflect the student’s impaired sensory, manual or speaking skills rather than the student’s achievement of benchmarks being assessed www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 7

Rules Update 6 A-1. 0943, F. A. C. Rule also states – “A learning, Rules Update 6 A-1. 0943, F. A. C. Rule also states – “A learning, emotional, behavioral, or significant cognitive disability, or the receipt of services through the homebound or hospitalized program in accordance with Rule 6 A-6. 03020, F. A. C. , is not, in and of itself, an adequate criterion for the granting of an extraordinary exemption. ” www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 8

Rules Update 6 A-1. 0943, F. A. C. • IEP team must submit request Rules Update 6 A-1. 0943, F. A. C. • IEP team must submit request to the superintendent no later than 60 calendar days before the 1 st day of the testing administration window • Information required for this request is specified in the law and the rule • Parents must be provided a copy of their procedural safeguards at the time of the request to superintendent www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 9

Rules Update 6 A-1. 0943, F. A. C. • Commissioner of Education must make Rules Update 6 A-1. 0943, F. A. C. • Commissioner of Education must make a decision and inform the parent and school district within 30 days of receipt of the request • If exemption granted – student’s progress must be measured in accordance with IEP goals • If denied, parent may request an expedited due process hearing; hearing must start within 20 school days of this request www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 10

Rules Update 6 A-1. 0943, F. A. C • What else have we done Rules Update 6 A-1. 0943, F. A. C • What else have we done to implement? • Rule 6 A-6. 03311, F. A. C. , revised to address new requirement regarding procedural safeguards • Procedural safeguards currently posted include new provision (note: we will be “tweaking”) • Content included in SP&P • Technical assistance paper on assessment of students with disabilities under revision • We will be revising rule again! www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 11

Rules Update 6 A-1. 099828, F. A. C. • Required by s. 1008. 3415, Rules Update 6 A-1. 099828, F. A. C. • Required by s. 1008. 3415, F. S. ; adopted by the Board in October, 2013 • Includes key definitions • Center school • Emergent • Home school • Stipulates exception with regard to including some students in the school grade calculations www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 12

Rules Update 6 A-1. 099828, F. A. C • ESE Center School • • Rules Update 6 A-1. 099828, F. A. C • ESE Center School • • Specially designed to meet needs of SWDs Unique master identification number All students in attendance in grades K-12 are SWDs Separate day school – all students K-12 are SWDs • Home School • School in which the student would be enrolled if not enrolled in the ESE center school draft www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 13

Rules Update 6 A-1. 099828, F. A. C • ESE center schools may earn Rules Update 6 A-1. 099828, F. A. C • ESE center schools may earn a school grade or a school improvement rating • Creates exception – the achievement scores and learning gains of a student who has not been enrolled in a public school in the district other than a center school for grades K-12 shall not be included in the calculation of the home school’s grade if the student scores as emergent www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 14

Rules Update 6 A-4. 0051, F. A. C • Revision adopted by the State Rules Update 6 A-4. 0051, F. A. C • Revision adopted by the State Board on January 21, 2014 • Educators who apply for renewal on, or after, July 1, 2014, must have earned at least 1 college credit or 20 in-service points in the instruction of students with disabilities during the last validity period of the certificate to be renewed and prior to the expiration date of that certificate www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 15

Rules Update 6 A-4. 0051, F. A. C • A passing score earned on Rules Update 6 A-4. 0051, F. A. C • A passing score earned on specific subject area tests (i. e. , ESE, hearing impaired, visually impaired or speech-language impaired), “can count”, if added to certificate • National board certification in an Exceptional Needs Specialist subject area satisfies the requirement for the instruction of SWDs for the life of the national certificate (as shown on that certificate) www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 16

Rules Update 6 A-4. 0051, F. A. C • TAP released March 7, 2014 Rules Update 6 A-4. 0051, F. A. C • TAP released March 7, 2014 • http: //info. fldoe. org/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document 6975/dps-2014 -12 a. pdf • FDOE will not be approving “a single course” • Approval of in-service up to districts; grouped under ESE MIP • Gifted courses “don’t count” toward requirement www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 17

Rules Update 6 A-4. 0051, F. A. C • Revision of select PDA to Rules Update 6 A-4. 0051, F. A. C • Revision of select PDA to increase to 20 points • • Introduction to Differentiating Instruction Formative Assessment for Differentiating Instruction Technology Tools for Student Success: An Introduction Technology Tools for Student Success: Assistive Technology • Creation of a 20 point ESE foundations course – online and non-facilitated • Extensive offerings by many other projects www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 18

Rules Update 6 A-6. 03028, F. A. C. Changes unrelated to CS/1108 • Requirements Rules Update 6 A-6. 03028, F. A. C. Changes unrelated to CS/1108 • Requirements of CS/HB 465 added • IEP teams must consider the language & communication needs of DHH students [not new!] • DOE and partners developed a model communication plan which shall be used during IEP development • Plan on bureau website – now “fillable!” www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 19

Rules Update 6 A-6. 03028, F. A. C. Model Communication Plan • What are Rules Update 6 A-6. 03028, F. A. C. Model Communication Plan • What are student’s methods to access and use language? • How do the parents communicate with the student? • What are the student’s expressive and receptive communication skills? • Are there physical or cognitive factors? www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 20

Rules Update 6 A-6. 03028, F. A. C. Model Communication Plan • Based on Rules Update 6 A-6. 03028, F. A. C. Model Communication Plan • Based on a functional listening evaluation • What are the auditory supports needed? • How is amplification or AT used? Monitored? • What is the student’s skill in utilizing support staff or accommodations? • Does the student have the communication necessary to engage in the general education curriculum www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 21

Rules Update 6 A-6. 03028, F. A. C. Model Communication Plan • What are Rules Update 6 A-6. 03028, F. A. C. Model Communication Plan • What are the students opportunities for direct communication with peers and professionals? • Direct communication means that the communication occurs person to person not through an additional source (e. g. educational interpreter, captioner) • What are the full range of needs (e. g. related services, assemblies, extra curricular, trips)? www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 22

Rules Update 6 A-6. 03028, F. A. C. Let’s talk • Did you attend Rules Update 6 A-6. 03028, F. A. C. Let’s talk • Did you attend a Model Communication Training? • Have you used the form in an IEP meeting for a student? • Any suggestions form? More training? www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 23

Rules Update 6 A-6. 03028, F. A. C. Changes unrelated to CS/1108 • Updated Rules Update 6 A-6. 03028, F. A. C. Changes unrelated to CS/1108 • Updated IDEA provisions regarding Medicaid • Prior to accessing public benefits or insurance for 1 st time – obtain written parental consent • Information that may be disclosed • Purpose of disclosure • Agency to which information disclosed • Parent understands & agrees that these sources may be accessed to pay for services www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 24

Rules Update 6 A-6. 03028, F. A. C. • Written notice required the 1 Rules Update 6 A-6. 03028, F. A. C. • Written notice required the 1 st time and annually thereafter • Parents cannot be required to sign up for public benefits in order for child to receive FAPE • May not require incurring of out-of-pocket costs • Parents have the right to withdraw consent to disclose; withdrawal does not relieve district of responsibility to provide required services www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 25

Rules Update 6 A-6. 03028, F. A. C. Change related to CS/SB 1108 • Rules Update 6 A-6. 03028, F. A. C. Change related to CS/SB 1108 • Any IEP meeting related to FAA administration, access points curriculum, placement in an ESE Center • Notice of IEP meeting must be provided to parent at least 10 days before • Once notice is received by the parent, the 10 days may be waived by parent consent www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 26

Rules Update 6 A-6. 03028, F. A. C. Changes related to CS/SB 1108 • Rules Update 6 A-6. 03028, F. A. C. Changes related to CS/SB 1108 • If a student does not participate in the statewide assessment program as a result of being granted an extraordinary exemption, the district must notify the parents and provide information regarding the implications • We will be revising rule again! www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 27

Rules Update 6 A-6. 0331, F. A. C. Changes unrelated to CS/SB 1108 • Rules Update 6 A-6. 0331, F. A. C. Changes unrelated to CS/SB 1108 • Updates language regarding MTSS & Rt. I • Within 20 school days of a school-based team determining (for K-12 students) that • Interventions were effective, but require a level of intensity of resources not available in gen. ed. • Interventions ineffective – growth not adequate • School must request consent to conduct an evaluation, unless other agreement reached www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 28

Rules Update 6 A-6. 0331, F. A. C. Change unrelated to CS/SB 1108 • Rules Update 6 A-6. 0331, F. A. C. Change unrelated to CS/SB 1108 • Within 20 school days of a parent requesting an evaluation when a disability suspected • Obtain written consent OR • Provide notice of refusal • Applies to preschool, K-12, and PPPSS • Parent and school district may agree to another timeline in writing www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 29

Rule Updates 6 A-6. 0331, F. A. C Change unrelated to CS/SB 1108 • Rule Updates 6 A-6. 0331, F. A. C Change unrelated to CS/SB 1108 • School districts must ensure that students suspected of being gifted are evaluated within a reasonable period of time • Timeline must be specified in the SP&P, but may not exceed 90 school days that the student is in attendance following receipt of written parental consent www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 30

Rule Updates 6 A-6. 0331, F. A. C • If your SP&P stipulates a Rule Updates 6 A-6. 0331, F. A. C • If your SP&P stipulates a timeline beyond 90 school days for gifted evaluations • For any student for whom consent for evaluation was obtained on or after March 25, 2014, the new timeline applies, regardless of what your 2013 -2014 SP&P may indicate www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 31

Rule Updates 6 A-6. 0331, F. A. C. Changes related to CS/SB 1108 • Rule Updates 6 A-6. 0331, F. A. C. Changes related to CS/SB 1108 • Parents must consent to instruction in access points curriculum, assessment on the FAA and ESE Center School placement • Exception with regard to center school placement – consent not required when placement made due to disciplinary action related to weapons, drugs or infliction of seriously bodily injury (s. 1003. 57 (1)(h)) www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 32

Rule Updates 6 A-6. 0331, F. A. C. Changes related to CS/SB 1108 • Rule Updates 6 A-6. 0331, F. A. C. Changes related to CS/SB 1108 • Districts must use state developed forms for consent (#313181, #313182) • Districts must make reasonable efforts to obtain consent • If parent does not respond to reasonable efforts on the part of the district to obtain parental consent, the district may proceed with the action www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 33

Rule Updates 6 A-6. 0331, F. A. C • Languages available • • • Rule Updates 6 A-6. 0331, F. A. C • Languages available • • • Arabic Chinese Haitian Creole Russian Spanish Tagalog • Languages available • • French Vietnamese Portuguese English • Safeguards are available in these same languages www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 34

Rule Updates 6 A-6. 0331, F. A. C. “Within ten (10) school days of Rule Updates 6 A-6. 0331, F. A. C. “Within ten (10) school days of a parent indicating in writing on a consent form … that they do not consent to an action described …, the district must either develop and implement a new placement or instruction and assessment procedures in accordance with a new IEP or must request a due process hearing in accordance with subsection 6 A-6. 03311(9), F. A. C. During the pendency of a due process hearing or appellate proceeding regarding a due process complaint, the student must remain in the student’s current educational assignment while awaiting the decision of the due process hearing or court proceeding, unless the parent and the district school board agree otherwise. ” www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 35

Rule Updates 6 A-6. 03311 Changes related to CS/SB 1108 • Requires provision of Rule Updates 6 A-6. 03311 Changes related to CS/SB 1108 • Requires provision of procedural safeguards to parent when IEP team is recommending that student received extraordinary exemption from state assessment • Establishes expedited process when Commissioner denies an extraordinary exemption and parent requests a due process hearing www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 36

What is the BPIE? • Self assessment tool • Designed to identify and prioritize What is the BPIE? • Self assessment tool • Designed to identify and prioritize areas of need for inclusive practice • Based on best practice literature and peer-reviewed research • At district-level, examines leadership and decision-making, instruction and student achievement, communication and collaboration • Beginning 2014 -15, SPP must reflect goals if district assessment process complete • More information available at http: //www. floridainclusionnetwork. com/Uploads/1/docs/BPI E%20 DOE%20 Approved%2010 -01 -13. pdf www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.

What is BPIE? • BPIE assessment tool revised for use at district-level • BPIE What is BPIE? • BPIE assessment tool revised for use at district-level • BPIE district-level assessments have been completed in 9 districts; upcoming completion in 4 additional districts • School-level guide in the final review by BEESS • Software being developed for school-based use • Districts will be trained to facilitate school-based implementation www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.

A Shout Out To … • Completed districts • • • Upcoming Bay Nassau A Shout Out To … • Completed districts • • • Upcoming Bay Nassau Jefferson Okeechobee Flagler St. Johns Miami-Dade Indian River Lee • • Gadsden Washington Gulf Martin www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 39

What is BPIE? • Uses district team; membership suggested • Provides specific indicators and What is BPIE? • Uses district team; membership suggested • Provides specific indicators and examples of evidence of practice • District team evaluates it performance • “Not yet” – no evidence • “Partially” – some evidence in some schools but not consistent across district • “Fully” – clear evidence in place across entire district www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 40

What is BPIE? • Data-based assessment process • Looks at preschool as well as What is BPIE? • Data-based assessment process • Looks at preschool as well as k-12 • Examples • District provides SWDs with the same school choice options as SWDs w/o disabilities • District has key personnel with inclusive practices expertise • District data reflect that SWDs receive most of their education in general education classes www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 41

What is BPIE? • District & school leaders receive ongoing & current information/PD about What is BPIE? • District & school leaders receive ongoing & current information/PD about inclusive education • District provides job embedded PD/TA on use of AT to special & general education teachers • Information & resources use person 1 st language • Variety of tools used to involve family www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 42

What is BPIE? Let’s talk – Has anyone completed? Comments/outcomes that you would like What is BPIE? Let’s talk – Has anyone completed? Comments/outcomes that you would like to share? www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 43

Self-Assessment/Monitoring/Dispute Resolution www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Self-Assessment/Monitoring/Dispute Resolution www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 44

Noncompliance Identified through 2013 -14 Monitoring and Assistance • Records reviews for IEP implementation Noncompliance Identified through 2013 -14 Monitoring and Assistance • Records reviews for IEP implementation (IPI) and restraint and seclusion (RS) documenting and reporting • Noncompliance identified for all RS standards, with more problems associated with the same-day written notification and overall tracking for evidence of the various steps www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.

Noncompliance Identified through 2013 -14 Monitoring and Assistance • Noncompliance identified for 5 of Noncompliance Identified through 2013 -14 Monitoring and Assistance • Noncompliance identified for 5 of the 8 IPI standards, with provision of progress reports being most problematic • Evidence of provision of accommodations and supports for school personnel also problematic www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.

Noncompliance Identified through 2013 -14 Self. Assessment • Self-assessment for Secondary Transition Age 16 Noncompliance Identified through 2013 -14 Self. Assessment • Self-assessment for Secondary Transition Age 16 (T 16), IPI, Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and RS (also Matrix for cost factor discrepancies); Transition Planning – Age 14 for 4 of the 76 districts • Noncompliance identified for all standards of T 16, IPI, and RS • Noncompliance identified for 28 of the 45 standards for DJJ and 4 of the 5 standards for T 14 www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.

Noncompliance Identified through 2013 -14 Self. Assessment T 16 standards with 12 or more Noncompliance Identified through 2013 -14 Self. Assessment T 16 standards with 12 or more of the 76 districts identifying noncompliance: • Notice for IEP team meeting • Measurable postsecondary goals • Transition assessment • Measurable annual goals • Transition services • Course(s) of study www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.

Noncompliance Identified through 2013 -14 Self. Assessment • Most problematic area for DJJ (noncompliance Noncompliance Identified through 2013 -14 Self. Assessment • Most problematic area for DJJ (noncompliance for 6 of 31 districts): prior written notice for change of placement or change of FAPE • Problematic areas for IPI: ØEvidence of provision of services, provision of accommodations and implementation of strategies referenced on IEP ØProvision of progress reports www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.

A reminder • Same day notice • “Same day” means “same day” – putting A reminder • Same day notice • “Same day” means “same day” – putting in mail is not sufficient • Must include type of restraint (or incident of seclusion) used any injuries that occurred • Must make reasonable efforts to contact parent via phone or email on the date • Must obtain signed acknowledgement and maintain documentation www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 50

Noncompliance Identified through 2013 -14 Self. Assessment • Most problematic area for RS: same-day Noncompliance Identified through 2013 -14 Self. Assessment • Most problematic area for RS: same-day written notification with all required components (18 of 40 districts) • Another challenge for RS: clear documentation of the various timelines and requirements www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.

Words of Wisdom for Self-Assessment • Use the detailed instructions from the compliance manual Words of Wisdom for Self-Assessment • Use the detailed instructions from the compliance manual and the GSW as you assess. We do! • Apply the “stranger” test to evidence. Would someone outside the school or district find the documentation sufficient? • “Defend” your documentation as for a state complaint (clear identifying tabs and notes). www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.

Why IPI? ! • Implementation (what actually happens day to day in the student’s Why IPI? ! • Implementation (what actually happens day to day in the student’s educational experience) is what makes the difference in student outcomes. • Documentation doesn’t have to be difficult. Some districts have developed tracking systems to simplify the process for their teachers and service providers. We can help with ideas. www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.

Dispute Resolution www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. Dispute Resolution www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 54

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Complaints – 2012 -2013 Data • Total number of complaint filed = 119 • Complaints – 2012 -2013 Data • Total number of complaint filed = 119 • Reports issued = 65 • Reports with findings of noncompliance = 35 • Withdrawn or dismissed = 51 www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 56

Complaint Data 2012 -2013 Common Issues • Top issues • At least 5, but Complaint Data 2012 -2013 Common Issues • Top issues • At least 5, but < 10 • IEP development and review • IEP implementation • Evaluation • FBA/BIP • • Parent participation Reevaluation Eligibility determination Access to records www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 57

Mediation = 2012 -2013 data • Total number of requests = 96 • Held Mediation = 2012 -2013 data • Total number of requests = 96 • Held related to due process = 33 • Held NOT related to due process = 39 • Total number of agreements reached = 47 • Related to due process = 18 • Not related to due process = 29 www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 58

Due Process 2012 -2013 data • Total number of due process filed = 212 Due Process 2012 -2013 data • Total number of due process filed = 212 • Resolution meetings = 61 • Settlements reached = 44 • Hearings fully adjudicated =12 • Withdrawn, dismissed or resolved w/o hearing = 171 www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 59

APR data – 2012 -2013 • % of hearing requests that went to resolution APR data – 2012 -2013 • % of hearing requests that went to resolution sessions and were resolved • Target = 60% • Performance = 72. 13% • % of mediations resulting in agreements • Target = 75%-85% • Performance = 65. 27% www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 60

Facilitated IEP • New initiative to promote improved resolution closer to where it matters Facilitated IEP • New initiative to promote improved resolution closer to where it matters most! • Let’s talk • Who has been trained as a facilitator? • How is going? • What system do you have in your district for deploying your skills? • What additional help is needed? www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 61

2014 Legislative Session • BSA = 7. 4% increase • FDLRS University Centers = 2014 Legislative Session • BSA = 7. 4% increase • FDLRS University Centers = 13. 5% increase; • Increase in ESE Guaranteed creation of a new center • Increase in 255 cost • CARD = 20% increase factor • Communication • DJJ supplemental Navigator = 25% increase allocation = 38. 2% • Lauren’s Kids = 660% increase • Learning through Listening = 8. 1% increase • Special Olympics (new project) = $250, 000 • Family Café = 25% • FSDB = 7. 1% increase www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 62

CS/CS/HB 433 • “A teacher who holds a professional certificate may use college credits CS/CS/HB 433 • “A teacher who holds a professional certificate may use college credits or in-service points earned through training in teaching students of limited English proficiency, or students with disabilities and training in the teaching of reading in excess of 6 semester hours during one certificate validity period toward renewal of the professional certificate during the subsequent validity periods. ” www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 63

HB 7031 • Repeals all references to 1003. 428, F. S. • All graduation HB 7031 • Repeals all references to 1003. 428, F. S. • All graduation requirements for all cohorts included in s. 1003. 4282, F. S. • Amends K-12 student and parent rights (s. 1002. 20, F. S. ) • makes it clear that language re: “discouraging attendance” of parent at a meeting and accompanying documentation applicable to SWDs only www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 64

HB 7031 • Amends • Middle Grades law (s. 1003. 4156, F. S. ) HB 7031 • Amends • Middle Grades law (s. 1003. 4156, F. S. ) • High School Graduation law (s. 1003. 4282, F. S. ) • Use of select industry certifications for some course substitutions • Additional substitutions for PE credit • Includes section on cohort transitions to graduation requirements • “One pagers” on graduation requirements being updated www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 65

CS/SB 1642 • Amends s. 1008. 22, F. S. , to add a section CS/SB 1642 • Amends s. 1008. 22, F. S. , to add a section for medically complex children related to exemption from participation in statewide, standardized assessments • Medical complexity means a child who, based on medical documentation, is medically fragile and needs intensive care due to a congenital condition or multisystem disease or is technology dependent for activities of daily living; and lacks the capacity to take or perform on a state standardized assessment www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 66

CS/SB 1642 • Amends s. 1008. 22, F. S. (continued) • If parent consents CS/SB 1642 • Amends s. 1008. 22, F. S. (continued) • If parent consents and IEP team determines that the child should not be assessed based on medical documentation, then parent may choose • One-year exemption approved by superintendent; district must report number annually • One- to three-year exemption or permanent exemption approved by Commissioner • DOE must conduct rulemaking • Requires an annual report to the legislature by DOE; report must reflect data by district www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 67

CS/CS/SB 850 – School Improvement Plans • Amends statute regarding school improvement plans to CS/CS/SB 850 – School Improvement Plans • Amends statute regarding school improvement plans to include early warning system for any school that has grade 6, 7 or 8 • Includes indicators (attendance, suspension, course failure in ELA or math, level 1 score in ELA or math) • If student exhibits 2 or more early warning indicators, school based team must convene to determine appropriate intervention strategies. Parents must receive written notice. www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 68

CS/CS/SB 850 – CAPE Digital Tools • Amends law regarding digital materials and CAPE CS/CS/SB 850 – CAPE Digital Tools • Amends law regarding digital materials and CAPE digital tools (s. 1003. 4203, F. S. ) • Implications for IEP development • Each student’s IEP must identify the “CAPE Digital Tool certificates and CAPE industry certifications that the student seeks to attain before high school graduation. ” www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 69

CS/CS/SB 850 – Personal Learning Scholarship • Big Ideas • Parent option to customize CS/CS/SB 850 – Personal Learning Scholarship • Big Ideas • Parent option to customize educational program • DOE has overall authority/obligation • Scholarship Funding Organizations (SFOs) manage application process, establish student accounts, develop and implement system of payment • Fund source is general revenue; amount calculated based on FEFP • District’s obligation limited to developing IEP and matrix upon parent request • Rights are limited to those that apply to all parentally placed private school students www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 70

CS/CS/SB 850 – Personal Learning Scholarship • Program eligibility • Eligible to enroll in CS/CS/SB 850 – Personal Learning Scholarship • Program eligibility • Eligible to enroll in K-12 • Has a disability (APD definitions of autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, intellectual disability, Prader. Willi, spina bifida, in K and “high risk”) + Williams syndrome • Has an IEP OR has received diagnosis of a disability from physician or psychologist licensed in the state www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 71

CS/CS/SB 850 – Personal Learning Scholarship • Program prohibitions • Enrollment in public school, CS/CS/SB 850 – Personal Learning Scholarship • Program prohibitions • Enrollment in public school, FSDB, Florida Virtual, developmental research school, charter school, DJJ educational program, Florida Tax Credit or Mc. Kay Scholarship Programs • Student or student’s parent may not accept any payment, refund or rebate from a provider of services www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 72

CS/CS/SB 850 – Personal Learning Scholarship • Authorized use of program funds • Instructional CS/CS/SB 850 – Personal Learning Scholarship • Authorized use of program funds • Instructional materials, digital devices, AT • Curriculum • Specialized services (ABA, speech, occupational or physical therapy, listening and spoken language specialist) • Tuition and fees for enrollment in private school or eligible post secondary institution • Fees for nationally standardized achievement test • Contributions to Florida Prepaid College Program www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 73

CS/CS/SB 850 – Personal Learning Scholarship • Terms of program; program remains in force CS/CS/SB 850 – Personal Learning Scholarship • Terms of program; program remains in force until • Prohibited actions occur and Commissioner revokes funding • Student either • Returns to public school • Graduates • Turns 22 – whichever occurs first www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 74

CS/CS/SB 850 – Personal Learning Scholarship • School district obligations • Complete a matrix CS/CS/SB 850 – Personal Learning Scholarship • School district obligations • Complete a matrix that assigns students to one of the pre-2000 -01 levels, if parent requests a matrix; timelines stipulated for process • Notify the parent of the availability of reevaluation at least every 3 years www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 75

CS/CS/SB 850 – Personal Learning Scholarship • Parent/student responsibilities • Annually submit notarized sworn CS/CS/SB 850 – Personal Learning Scholarship • Parent/student responsibilities • Annually submit notarized sworn compliance statement • Annual renewal to participate • Maintain portfolio or records and materials for 2 years and make available to superintendent, if requested www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 76

CS/CS/SB 850 – Personal Learning Scholarship • Funding • Scholarship award amount is based CS/CS/SB 850 – Personal Learning Scholarship • Funding • Scholarship award amount is based on matrix for support level 3, UNLESS • If parent chooses to request and receive an IEP and matrix, the amount will be adjusted • For 2014 -15, 18. 4 million dollars (GR) has been allocated specifically for program; SFO may enroll parents on a “first-come, first-served basis” www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 77

CS/CS/SB 850 – Post secondary transition provisions • Creates s. 1003. 5716, F. S. CS/CS/SB 850 – Post secondary transition provisions • Creates s. 1003. 5716, F. S. , Transition to postsecondary education and career opportunities • IEP team must begin process and identify needs for transition services before student attains the age of 14 • Consider need for instruction in self-determination and selfadvocacy • Prepare the student to gradate from high school with a standard diploma with Scholar designation unless parent selects Merit www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 78

CS/CS/SB 850 – Post secondary transition provisions • Beginning with IEP in effect at CS/CS/SB 850 – Post secondary transition provisions • Beginning with IEP in effect at age 16 • Statement of intent to pursue a Scholar or Merit designation • Plan for how the student will meet the standard graduation requirements; outcomes and additional benefits expected by the parent • Long term post secondary education and career goals • Change in postsecondary goals must be approved by parent; subject to independent review www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 79

CS/CS/SB 850 – Graduation Pathways • Repeals special diploma law (s. 1003. 438, F. CS/CS/SB 850 – Graduation Pathways • Repeals special diploma law (s. 1003. 438, F. S. ) effective July 1, 2015 • Repeal of the law does not apply to SWDs with an IEP in effect on the day the bill becomes law, if IEP contains a statement of intent to receive a special diploma. www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 80

CS/CS/SB 850 – Graduation Pathways • Applicable for students entering grade nine in 2014 CS/CS/SB 850 – Graduation Pathways • Applicable for students entering grade nine in 2014 -15 • Requirement to declare an “intent” to receive a standard diploma or a certificate of completion www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 81

CS/CS/SB 850 – Graduation Pathways • For students who take the FAA, standard diploma CS/CS/SB 850 – Graduation Pathways • For students who take the FAA, standard diploma option includes - • Combination of course substitutions, assessments, industry certifications, or occupational completion points (OCPs) that meet criteria of State Board rule • A portfolio of quantifiable evidence documenting mastery of academic standards through “rigorous metrics” established in rule. May include documentation of work, internships, community service, postsecondary credit. www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 82

CS/CS/SB 850 – Graduation Pathways • For any SWD when the IEP team determines CS/CS/SB 850 – Graduation Pathways • For any SWD when the IEP team determines that mastery of academic and employment competencies is most appropriate pathway • Completion of minimum requirements including course credits prescribed in State Board rule • Achievement of all annual goals and competencies for academic and employment competencies, industry certification, or OCPs in the student’s transition plan; must be verified by IEP team. • Successful employment for 1 semester and payment of minimum wage www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 83

CS/CS/SB 850 – Graduation Pathways • The transition plan must stipulate academic and employment CS/CS/SB 850 – Graduation Pathways • The transition plan must stipulate academic and employment competencies, industry certifications, OCPs • Student, parent, teacher and employer must sign the plan • Any change in high graduation option must be approved by parent; subject to independent review. www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 84

CS/CS/SB 850 – Graduation Pathways • Students who meet standard high school diploma requirements CS/CS/SB 850 – Graduation Pathways • Students who meet standard high school diploma requirements may defer the receipt of the diploma if • IEP plan includes special education, transition planning, transition services or related services through age 21 • Student is enrolled in specific courses • Waiver of statewide standardized assessment results by the IEP team must be approved by the parent and is subject to independent review www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved. 85

CS/CS/SB 850 and Juvenile Justice Education • High school equivalency examination • Career and CS/CS/SB 850 and Juvenile Justice Education • High school equivalency examination • Career and professional education (CAPE) • Job preparation • Secondary education • Postsecondary education • Virtual education • Remediation • Transition • More! ☺ www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.

Family Café Dr. Monica Verra-Tirado June 7, 2014 www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Family Café Dr. Monica Verra-Tirado June 7, 2014 www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.

Bureau of Exceptional Student Education (BEESS) Parent Services Initiatives Goal: To increase parent and Bureau of Exceptional Student Education (BEESS) Parent Services Initiatives Goal: To increase parent and community involvement and engagement in ESE student education. www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.

What Did We Learn From the 2012 -13 Survey? Overall results : • 75. What Did We Learn From the 2012 -13 Survey? Overall results : • 75. 6% of Preschool parents reported positively to the 25 item survey. • 74. 5% of K-12 parents report positively to the 25 item survvey. www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.

What Did We Learn From the 2012 -13 Survey? Overall results : • 75. What Did We Learn From the 2012 -13 Survey? Overall results : • 75. 6% of Preschool parents reported positively to the 25 item survey. • 74. 5% of K-12 parents report positively to the 25 item survvey. www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.

What Did We Learn From the 2012 -13 Survey? K-12 Survey by item: • What Did We Learn From the 2012 -13 Survey? K-12 Survey by item: • Top 4 Items 92. 3% of parents reported that the staff respected their cultural heritage 90. 6% reported that accommodations and modifications that the student may need were discussed 89. 9% reported that written information received was understandable 89. 5% reported that the evaluations was written in terms that were easy to understand www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.

What Did We Learn From the 2012 -13 Survey? • Areas of improvement/lowest 4 What Did We Learn From the 2012 -13 Survey? • Areas of improvement/lowest 4 items: 57. 9% of K-12 parents reported that they were offered special assistance (such as childcare) so that they could participate in the IEP meeting 61. 0% reported that the school offers a variety of ways to communicate with teachers 64% reported they were given information about organizations that offer support for parents of ESE students 68. 7 reported that the school provides information on agencies that can assist my child in the transition from school www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.

Annual Parent Survey Paper Surveys: • Prekindergarten: 1, 391 • Kindergarten-12 th grade: 10, Annual Parent Survey Paper Surveys: • Prekindergarten: 1, 391 • Kindergarten-12 th grade: 10, 192 • Total: 11, 583 Online Surveys • Prekindergarten: 1, 772 • Kindergarten-12 th grade: 10, 339 • Total: 12, 111 • Grand Total= 23, 694 www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.

Communication and Support Bi-Monthly calls with: • Parent Service Centers • Partner Agencies • Communication and Support Bi-Monthly calls with: • Parent Service Centers • Partner Agencies • School District Liaisons www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.

Parent Services Workgroup • Parent Involvement and Engagement Professionals • School and District Level Parent Services Workgroup • Parent Involvement and Engagement Professionals • School and District Level Staff • Parents • Partner Agencies www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.

ESE Parent Involvement Website Coming August 2014! • Success stories Sections • Prekindergarten • ESE Parent Involvement Website Coming August 2014! • Success stories Sections • Prekindergarten • K-12 • After High School www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.

FDLRS Parent Services • FDLRS Parent Services provides information, training, and support to districts FDLRS Parent Services • FDLRS Parent Services provides information, training, and support to districts and families, in order to promote effective parent participation in the education of children who are exceptional and/or have special needs. • Parent services include assistance in the development of family friendly programs, training and support for services for children with disabilities, and the support of partnerships between schools and parents to support student achievement. • For more information on Parent services in your area, contact your local FDLRS Associate Center. www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.

Facilitated IEP Training • Approximate number of districts that have participated in training - Facilitated IEP Training • Approximate number of districts that have participated in training - 37 www. fldoe. org © 2014, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.

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