Hillsborough County Public Schools, Florida
Tuesday, 07/07/2020
School Board Meeting
Title

C6.06 - Approve Renewal of the District Partnership Agreement with The College Board as a Partner with The School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida in its Continued Implementation of the District Partnership Agreement for College and Career Readiness Program Model 2020/2021 - 2022/2023 Academic Years (Academic Services)

Description

The three year renewal agreement spanning the 2020/2021 - 2022/2023 academic years will maintain program operations and wide-ranging College Board products and services to reinforce college and career preparedness for Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) students in grades 6-12. The multi-year nature of the project results in savings on the costs of College Board products and resources. The products and resources include: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Suite of Assessments; SpringBoard English Language Arts (ELA) and SpringBoard Mathematics; Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP); and Advanced Placement (AP).

Gap Analysis

The College Board Suite of Assessments (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT), PSAT 8/9, and SAT) allows educators to identify instructional needs for students beginning in the eighth grade and early high school in order to build skills and awareness. Resources like SpringBoard and the Pre-AP framework provide opportunities to ensure students are exposed to engaging materials to master grade-level standards and beyond. Rigorous academic programs are provided for all students to ensure they will succeed in advanced-level courses.

Previous Outcomes

During the 2018/2019 school year, 33,521 AP exams were administered with 17,699 students earning a score of 3 and above. PSAT student participation rates from fall, 2019 were: 9th - 92 percent, 10th - 85 percent, and 11th - 81 percent. In the spring of 2019, 93 percent of HCPS juniors participated in the SAT school day test administration. The official SAT Practice on Khan Academy Linkage and Usage, which is a resource for improving academic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics, increased from 15,035 in January 2017 to 51,995 in January 2020.

Expected Outcomes

We will continue to support administration, faculty, and students in middle and high schools, increase student participation utilizing College Board products, increase the number of sites using the Pre-AP framework, and continue the use of SpringBoard as a resource for teachers and students in both mathematics and ELA. In addition, there will be a continued use of data derived from the SAT and PSAT to identify students who could be prepared for AP courses.

Strategic Plan Goal

* Improve the high school graduation rate

* Improve Student Achievement

* Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child

Recommendation

That the Board approve the renewal of the District Partnership Agreement with The College Board as a partner with HCPS in its continued implementation of the district partnership agreement for College and Career Readiness Program Model 2020/2021 - 2022/2023 academic years.

Contact

Terry Connor, Deputy Superintendent, Instruction, Academic Services, terry.conner@hcps.net, (813) 272-4221
Deborah Cook, Assistant Superintendent, Teaching and Learning, deborah.cook@sdhc.k12.fl.us, (813) 272-4221
Jazheel Lenegar, Executive Director, Instructional Support, jazheel.lenegar@sdhc.k12.fl.us, (813) 272-4559

Financial Impact

The fiscal cost is covered from state funds generated by weighted AP courses and exams. Annual expenditures are based on school site enrollment and ordering minus College Board discounts. Funds in the amount of $8,925,000 will be available in the Excelerator/CollegeBoard/AVID/SpringBoard budget in Project 5378. SpringBoard ELA material expenditures after 2020/2021 will be based on the outcome of the upcoming book adoption. Funds will be used to cover the costs associated with Advanced Placement Summer Institute payable to The University of South Florida.

Review Comments

Gretchen Saunders , Chief Financial Officer (813) 272-4270