New Florida Standards Implementation

Since 2005, the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) and the Florida and the Islands Regional Comprehensive Center (FLICC) have partnered to implement higher standards in classrooms across Florida. Beginning with Florida's Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in Math and Science, FLICC's efforts have evolved into leveraging our previous work with standards implementation to comprehensively target new standards implementation across the state. FLICC staff have partnered with the FLDOE Commissioner's Office to provide support for strategic planning, research, professional development and other services to improve instruction in schools statewide based on the new standards, their instructional shifts, and the other considerations necessary for successful transitions to college and careers.

One recent example of FLICC's support for standards implementation is targeting specific areas where implementation has been weak, with a focus on rural areas. FLICC staff is partnering with the FLDOE (via the Director of Standards Implementation, the Rural Consortia, and Regional Offices) to provide support for strategic planning, research, professional development, and other services as required to improve instruction in schools statewide based on the new standards, their instructional shifts, and the other considerations necessary for successful transitions to college and careers using the standards. For the 2015-16 school year, the focus was on Algebra I and algebraic thinking. For the 2016–17 school year, the focus shifts slightly to number sense in the primary grades and proportional reasoning for grades 3–8.

For more information on this initiative, please contact Dr. John Lockwood at jlockwood@ets.org.

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