Standards Review

On January 31, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 19-32, outlining a path for Florida to improve its education system by eliminating Common Core and paving the way for Florida students to receive a world-class education to prepare them for jobs of the future.

Executive Order 19-32 directs Florida Department of Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran to comprehensively review the academic standards for Florida’s Kindergarten through grade twelve students and provide recommended revisions to Governor DeSantis. The recommendations shall:

  • Articulate how Florida will eliminate Common Core (Florida Standards) and ensure we return to the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic;
  • Provide a roadmap to make Florida’s standards number one in the nation;
  • Reflect Florida Department of Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran’s consultation with relevant stakeholders to include parents and teachers;
  • Deem how to increase the quality of instructional curriculum;
  • Suggest innovative ways to streamline testing;
  • Identify opportunities to equip high school graduates with sufficient knowledge of America’s civics, particularly the principles reflected in the United States Constitution, so as to be capable of discharging the responsibilities associated with American citizenship; and
  • Outline a pathway for Florida to be the most literate state in the nation.

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Presentations & Communications

  • Chancellor Jacob Oliva Presentation to School Districts - February 13, 2019 (PDF)
    • Presentations also made to:
      • Florida Standards Academy - February 20, 2019
      • Secondary CTE Directors State Meeting - February 20, 2019
      • Florida Philanthropic Network - February 26, 2019
      • Panhandle Area Education Consortium - February 26, 2019
      • Impact Florida - February 28, 2019 (Gates Foundation, CFEF, Education Post, FADSS, FCAN, FLDOE, FLPTA/Real Talk Coalition, FSBA, Heartland, PAEC, NEFEC, Barancik Foundation, Helios Foundation, JPEF, Florida Council of Churches, Unidos, Champions for Learning, Achieve Escambia, Alachua Education Foundation, Excel in Ed)
      • ESOL, Title III, and World Languages district staff - February 28, 2019
      • Assessment Content Advisory Committee – February 28, 2019
      • Florida Association of Colleges of Teacher Education – March 1, 2019
      • East Coast Technical Assistance Center – March 1, 2019
      • STEMposium content developers – March 4, 2019
      • Consortium of Florida Education Foundations - March 6, 2019
  • Memo to School Districts February 15, 2019 (PDF)