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 our sponsorship of Achieve's "Educators Evaluating Quality Instructional Products" (EQuIP) training in Florida. EQuIP is an initiative of the American Diploma Project Network designed to identify high-quality materials aligned to the new standards. The objectives of EQuIP are twofold:

  • increase the supply of high-quality lessons and units aligned to the standards that are available to elementary, middle and high school teachers as soon as possible
  • build the capacity of educators to evaluate and improve the quality of instructional materials for use in their classrooms and schools

By implementing EQuIP, FLICC strives to facilitate a quality review process designed to determine the quality and alignment of instructional lessons and units to Florida's new standards and move forward the implementation of the standards across the state of Florida.

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

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