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Senate Bill 850 builds on the Career and Professional Education (CAPE) provisions and expands rigorous acceleration, curricular, instructional, and assessment options for public elementary, middle, and high school students. In addition, the bill:

  • Creates a new middle grades early warning system to identify students who are at-risk of not graduating from high school.
  • Requires that a school’s child study team or similar team convene when a student exhibits two or more early warning indicators for dropout prevention and academic intervention programs.
  • Requires public schools that includes any of the middle grades to annually report information and data on the school’s early warning system in the school improvement plan.