Middle School Technical Assistance
Technical Assistance Paper: New Legislation Relating To Physical Education (pdf)
K12 Memo 2007-25: Legislative Changes Relating to The Career and Education Planning Course/Updated List of Courses (pdf)
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Technical Assistance Paper 2006-194: Required Mathematics and Science Remediation for Secondary Students (pdf)
K12 Memo 2006-106 : Legislative Changes Relating to Middle Grades Promotion Requirements (pdf)
Attachment 1: Technical Assistance - Middle Grades Promotion Requirements (pdf)
Attachment 2: First-time Milestones for Secondary Reform (pdf)
Attachment 3: Proposed New Courses Available for Middle Schools (pdf)
K12 Memo 2006-84: Progress Monitoring Plans as Part of Assessment and Remediation (pdf)
Attachment: Guidance on Progress Monitoring Systems (pdf)
Memo from the Commissioner: Comprehensive Reading Plans and Intensive Reading Courses (pdf) - clarifies the requirement that middle and secondary school students scoring below grade level (Level 1 or 2 on FCAT) receive extended time in intensive reading instruction, but that there is no 90-minute requirement for these students.
DPS Memo 05-028: Middle Grades Reform Study Web Site, Task Force, and Public Forum Information (pdf) - This memo notifies school and district staff regarding the creation of a statewide Middle Grades Reform Task Force to review Florida data and educational practices, national studies, and education in other states to help formulate the recommendations to improve Florida's middle schools.
DPS Memo 05-040: Technical Assistance Paper Related To Academic Advisement for Middle and High School Counselors (pdf) - Technical Assistance Paper Related To Academic Advisement For Middle and High School Counselors. To clarify the role of middle and high school counselors in academic and career advisement pertaining to legislative changes in which, beginning with the 2004-2005 school year, students who enter ninth grade may select one of three high school graduation options: the standard high school graduation program, a three-year standard college preparatory program, or a three-year career preparatory program.