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Title XLVIII
K-20 EDUCATION CODE
Chapter 1002
STUDENT AND PARENTAL RIGHTS AND EDUCATIONAL CHOICES
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F.S. 1002.73
1002.73 Department of Education; powers and duties; accountability requirements.
(1) The department shall administer the accountability requirements of the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program at the state level.
(2) The department shall adopt procedures for its:
(a) Approval of prekindergarten director credentials under ss. 1002.55 and 1002.57.
(b) Approval of emergent literacy training courses under ss. 1002.55 and 1002.59.
(c) Administration of the statewide kindergarten screening and calculation of kindergarten readiness rates under s. 1002.69.
(d) Implementation of, and determination of costs associated with, the state-approved prekindergarten enrollment screening and the standardized postassessment approved by the department, and determination of the learning gains of students who complete the state-approved prekindergarten enrollment screening and the standardized postassessment approved by the department.
(e) Approval of specialized instructional services providers under s. 1002.66.
(f) Annual reporting of the percentage of kindergarten students who meet all state readiness measures.
(g) Granting of a private prekindergarten provider’s or public school’s request for a good cause exemption under s. 1002.69(7).
(3) Except as provided by law, the department may not impose requirements on a private prekindergarten provider that does not deliver the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program or receive state funds under this part.
History.s. 1, ch. 2004-484; s. 8, ch. 2009-3; s. 31, ch. 2010-210; s. 6, ch. 2010-227; s. 14, ch. 2011-175.