How do the early warning systems (EWS) requirements, passed in Senate Bill 850, affect the school improvement plan?

Section 1001.42(18)(a)2., Florida Statutes, adds the requirement that schools with grades 6, 7 or 8 include the following EWS information and data in their school improvement plans:

  • Information about the system, which must include a list of indicators used, the number of students by grade level that exhibited each indicator in the prior year, the number of students exhibiting two or more indicators in the prior year, and a description of intervention strategies implemented to improve performance of identified students
  • Description of the specific strategies used by the school to implement the instructional practices emphasized by the district’s professional development system.

More information on the implementation of EWS requirements can be found on pages 6-9 and 12-13 of the department’s Senate Bill 850 Technical Assistance Paper.

Last Updated: 9/23/2014