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Race to the Top Grant
Year 4 LEA Guidance
- October 2013 Webinars on Race to the Top Status and Progress Updates
- Year 4 Training Summary for LEAs (Excel, 42KB)
- Year 4 Deliverables Guidance (PDF, 200KB)
- April 2013 Update for LEA Coordinators
- July 2013 Webinar on Year 3 Annual Monitoring Report and No Cost Extension Requests
- Webinar on Year 3 Annual Monitoring Report Recording Audio Only (WMV, 2.72MB)
- Webinar on Year 3 Annual Monitoring Report Materials (PDF, 1MB)
- Webinar on Year 3 Annual Monitoring Report Transcript (PDF, 143KB)
Community of Practice
Topic: Student Assessment and Teacher Evaluation: Beyond State Assessments
- Invitation Memo (PDF, 62KB)
- Student Assessment and Teacher Evaluation: Beyond State Assessments WebEx Recording (WMV, 782MB)
- SB 1664 Changes to Personnel Evaluations Presentation (PDF, 117KB)
- Florida Algebra I EOC Value-Added Model Presentation (PDF, 407KB)
- Gilchrist County School District Teacher-Developed Assessments Presentation (PDF, 1005KB)
- Hillsborough County Lessons Learned Presentation (PDF, 634KB)
- Santa Rosa County Discovery Education Assessments and Teacher Evaluation Presentation (PDF, 1MB)
Year 2 Progress Report
Implementation Update WebinarsThe Florida Department of Education hosted two webinars in September 2012 to update stakeholders on the state-level Race to the Top projects.
Topics: Standards and Assessments, Turning Around the Lowest-Achieving Schools, Charter Schools, New LEA Deliverable Submission Process
State-level Projects Materials (PDF, 410KB)
September 13 Recording (WMV, 770MB)
September 13 Transcript (PDF, 134KB)
Topics: Great Teachers and Leaders, Single Sign-on, Local Instructional Improvement Systems, New LEA Deliverable Submission Process
State-level Projects Materials (PDF, 399KB)
September 14 Recording (WMV, 710MB)
September 14 Transcript (PDF, 138KB)
Postsecondary Text Demand Study
- Final Report June 2012 (PDF, 686KB)
Updates from Implementation CommitteesThe Florida Department of Education (DOE) announced the launch of Education 360, a new video series hosted by DOE’s Teacher Liaison Kelly Seay, which provides quick snapshots about important education reform efforts currently underway in the Sunshine State.
- Episode One (WMV, 38MB) features Duval County Public Schools Math Teacher Tamar Woodhouse-Young and Putnam County's Associate Superintendent Sam Foerster, both members of the Race to the Top Student Growth Implementation Committee (SGIC), discussing their work to help shape Florida's new teacher evaluation systems.
- Episode Two (WMV, 68MB) features Marion County Public Schools Superintendent Jim Yancey, a member of the Race to the Top Local Systems Implementation Committee, discussing how the committee shaped the minimum standards for Local Instructional Improvement Systems and how they are connecting districts, charter schools, and consortia statewide through the Local Systems Exchange.
- Episode Three (WMV, 177MB) features Sam Foerster, Sandi Acosta, and John LeTellier, all members of the Race to the Top Student Growth Implementation Committee (SGIC), discussing the progress the committee has made regarding the type of model and the factors that will be accounted for in Florida's student growth measure - the value-added model.
- Episode Four (WMV, 88MB) features Pam Stewart, President of FOIL, and Martha McCormick-Watson, a member of the Race To The Top District-Developed Student Assessments for Instructional Effectiveness Implementation Committee, discussing the development of a test item bank and assisting with district-developed assessments for content areas that do not currently have standardized tests.
- Episode Five (WMV, 91MB) showcases the co-chairs of the Race to the Top Teacher and Leader Preparation Implementation Committee (TLPIC) Dr. Elisa Calabrese, Jasmine Ulmer, and James Griffin discussing how they are working to improve Florida's Principal Leadership Standards.
Implementation Technical Assistance
- Frequently Asked Questions Posted January 3, 2012 (PDF, 26KB)
- Teacher and Principal Evaluation Systems
- Local Instructional Improvement System
- Common Core State Standards Implementation Timeline (PDF, 258KB)
- Common Core State Standards Implementation Timeline (Word, 40KB)
- MEMO: Save the Date - 2013 Common Core State Standards Summer Institutes (PDF, 76KB)
LEA Scope of Work and Budget
- Overview of Amendment Process (PDF, 22KB)
- Summary of Changes to Amendment Process (PDF, 22KB)
- Revised LEA Allocations (PDF, 33KB)
- Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 28KB)
- Year 3 Deliverables Guidance (PDF, 130KB)
Receive E-Mail Updates About Race To the TopThe Department has created a subscription form to keep you informed of the latest updates regarding the Race to the Top process. To receive notice each time the website is updated, please visit the link below to subscribe.
Contacts by Race to the Top Topic
- Common Core State Standards: (LEA Project 1)
- STEM: (LEA Projects 2-3)
- Interim/District-Developed Assessments:
- Computer-Based Testing Readiness: (LEA Project 4)
- Single Sign-on: (LEA Project 5)
- Local Instructional Improvement Systems: (LEA Project 6)
- Teacher and Principal Evaluation: (LEA Projects 7-10)
- Teacher and Leader Preparation:
- Struggling Schools: (LEA Projects 11-12)
- Charter Schools: (LEA Project 13)