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June 16, 2020 School Board Meeting
Title
Brevard County Program for Add-On Endorsement in Reading Status Report
Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 06/16/2020
Consent Type
With Prior Information
Discussion

Brevard County

Program for Add-On Endorsement in Reading Status Report

Request for Action:

The enclosed Add-On Certification Program is submitted for DOE approval from July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2025. The Brevard County School Board approved our plan last year on February 12, 2019, however the state of Florida froze the reading plans to allow districts to revise their programs based on statute changes and format changes to the reading matrix. The DOE required districts to have their revised plans submitted to Just Read Florida for approval by April 1, 2020. In previous years, the plan would go before the Board prior to approval, however this year they wanted the plans to be submitted and reviewed prior to Board approval to ensure the plan was meeting state reading standards and revisions before bringing before the School Board. Our revised reading plan was submitted and approved by Just Read Florida and the Bureau of Educator Recruitment, Development and Retention on May 4, 2020.

Please review this program and grant approval for the period of July 1, 2020-June 30, 2025.

Rationale:

The need for Reading Endorsement will be increasing significantly based on HB 7055 requiring teachers delivering intensive reading intervention to be certified or endorsed in reading starting in the 2020-2021 school year. This includes teachers serving retained third grade students and those working with students through our summer reading programs.

Instructional Design / Delivery:

Teachers who wish to add the Reading endorsement to their Florida Educators’ Certificates must successfully complete five 60-hour courses (total 300 hours), which fulfill the content coursework for the program offered under auspices of the Brevard County Professional Learning Catalog (or completed through equivalent credit as specified in the Add-On Program):

  • 1013034A – Reading Competency 1, Foundations of Reading Instruction
  • 1013034A – Reading Competency 2, Application of Research-Based Instructional Practices
  • 1013036A – Reading Competency 3, Foundations of Assessment
  • 1013037A – Reading Competency 4, Foundations and Applications of Differentiated Instruction
  • 1013038A – Reading Competency 5, Demonstration of Accomplishment

Teachers may also choose to take the Subject Area Exam (SAE) in Reading K-12 qualify for the Reading coverage. Currently, eight hundred and fifty certified teachers, substitutes, and administrators hold either the Reading Endorsement or the Reading Coverage on their certificate.

Management:

In consideration of the requirements in the program, the following district position is assigned management responsibilities for this Reading Add-On Endorsement Program:

Name: Mike Alba
Position: Director, Professional Learning and Development

Address: Brevard County School Board, Human Resources
2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, Fl. 32940

Telephone: 321-633-1000, ext. 11240
FAX: 321-633-3433

This district Add-On Program was approved by the Brevard County School Board on­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­February 12, 2019 and submitted for continued approval on June 16, 2020.

Reading Status Report from Superintendent Designee-Mike Alba

No letter will be attached for the DOE, approval has already been issued.

Copy of the Add-On Endorsement Program for Reading:

A copy of the Add-On Endorsement Program for Reading is attached for your review and approval. Please notify us as soon as possible regarding the status of our program.

Superintendent and School Board of Brevard County Approval Verification:

A notice of approval for the Add-On Endorsement Program for Reading is attached, signed by Dr. Mark Mullins, Superintendent and Misty Belford, School Board Chairman.

 

 

Recommendation

Approve the Brevard County Program for Add-On Endorsement in Reading Status Report.

Authority for Action
F.S. 6A-4.0163 F.A.C.
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No
Source of Funding

Operating - Other
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
20-21 $20,000.00 Annual 100 9485 000022 6400 132 000
Legal Counsel Review
No
Contact
Attachments
Reading Endorsement Program 2020-2025.pdf
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