The Florida Department of Education adopted new program approval standards
for initial certification programs late in 2006. The new standards called for
the collection of assessment data which track competency mastery of CAs for all
program participants. The College of Education had to submit a plan to address
the new standards in August 2008. Implementation of the FDOE approved plan was
targeted for the 2009-2010academic year. To maintain degree programs and certification
eligibility of those state approved degree programs, the college and department
must provide programs that comply with these unfunded state mandates.
LiveText is the student assessment tool that will be used in initial certification
programs to track individual student competency mastery (CAs) in initial certification
Who is required to purchase
ALL students, regardless of the reason for course enrollment, are required to purchase a Livetext account in any course with a competency assessed as a critical assignment.
What if my portfolio is already finished?
The Florida statute, rule, and performance standards address the electronic collection of student
performance data using Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs). Every Critical Assignment,
in every course, must now be assessed and electronically linked to candidate (your) competency
performance. This assessment tool addresses all courses, not only those linked to portfolio-based
Where may I find answers to questions
regarding the purchase and use of LiveText?
Which programs and degrees are
impacted by this state-mandated requirement?
Any degree program leading to initial certification must comply with this mandate this
academic year, for all graduates. This includes Elementary Education, all Secondary Education
programs, Elementary Education plus Certification, Curriculum and Instruction plus
Certification, Reading Education, Counselor Education-School Counselors, Educational
Leadership-School Leaders, and Exceptional Student Education. Other degree programs
will use LiveText to support competency based proficiency in response to other accreditation