Purpose: As per Section 944.801(3)(f), F.S., this page summarizes the average change in literacy levels of Correctional Education (CE) students from July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004.
Methodology: TABE tests administered to students during FY 2003-04 were scored using TestMate and the Advanced Module of the TestMate System (test scoring and reporting system). Inmate names and DC numbers were used to track those who had both pretest and posttest scores during this period. This summary includes all inmate students who, during this period, had at least one matched set of scores (pretest and posttest scores) in at least one subject area. A total of 2,272 students had matched scores for all three of the subject areas (Total Battery) of Reading, Language, and Total Mathematics. The total sets of matched scores for each subject area were: (a) 2,530 for Reading, (b) 2,548 for Language, and (c) 2,811 for Total Mathematics.Results: The three charts below show the average gains made in each subject in terms of grade equivalents (GE), scale scores, and normal curve equivalents (NCE), respectively. To be included, students had to have both a pretest and posttest. Gain was made in all three subject areas and for total battery. For an average of three months of instruction, the overall (total battery) gain was four points for the NCE scores and on average there was an 11-point increase in scale scores. This translates into four months gain (.4) in GE scores.
|Gains Expressed in Normal Curve Equivalents (NCE’s)|
|Gains Expressed in Scale Scores|
|Gains Expressed in Grade Equivalents (GE’s)|
Reading (N=2,530), Language (N=2,548), Total Math (N=2,811), Total Battery (N=2,272)
|Change in Inmate Literacy Levels |
Over Five Years
|FY 2003-04 GED and Vocational Certificates Awarded|
|Types of Award Locations||GED Certificates Awarded||Vocational Certificates Awarded||Total Certificates Awarded|
|Other DC Facilities*||101||19||120|
|* Other DC includes work release centers, work/forestry camps, road prisons, boot camps.
** Non-DC includes contract drug facilities, counties, and other states.
|Participation in Correctional Education Classes in FY 2003-04|
|Mandatory Literacy||Adult Basic Edu.||GED||Vocational||Total|
|Number of Courses||3,423||9,908||1,820||6,291||21,442|
|Number of Inmates||3,423||9,908||1,820||5,549||***20,700|
|Number of Courses||1,022||757||995||2,031||4,805|
|Number of Inmates||1,022||757||995||1,692||***4,466|
|Number of Courses||1,923||7,586||960||3,527||13,996|
|Number of Inmates||1,923||7,586||960||3,060||***13,529|
|* "Enrollments" includes inmates enrolled as of 7/1/03 and new enrollments through 6/30/04.
** "Completions" and "Other Exits" are from 7/1/03 through 6/30/04.
*** Inmates who participated in Mandatory Literacy, Adult Basic Education, GED and Vocational courses get counted for participation in all four programs.
“Number of courses” and “number of inmates” are different for vocational counts since it is possible for a given inmate to be involved in more than one course in this program during the year.
For greater detail, Adult Basic Edu. (course “9900004”) is shown in a seperate column from the GED (course “9900026”).
"Completions" are defined as a CMP, ATT or CXS code on the DC32 screen for MLP and ABE participants, a GED certificate for course "9900026" participants, and a vocational certificate for vocational program participants.
"Other exits" are defined as any exit code on the DC 32 screen except for ATT, CXS and CMP.
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