Purpose: As per Section 944.801, (3), (f), F.S., this page summarizes the average change in literacy levels of correctional education students during FY 2004-05.
Methodology: TABE tests administered to students during FY 2004-05 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 1,972 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) 2,178 for Reading, (b) 2,200 for Language, and (c) 2,335 for Total Mathematics.
Results: The three charts below show the average gains made in each subject in terms of normal curve equivalents (NCE), scale scores, and grade equivalents (GE), respectively. To be included, students had to have both a pretest and posttest. Gain was made in all three subject areas and for the total battery. For an average of three months of instruction, the overall (total battery) gain was four points for the NCE scores and on the average there was a 11-point increase in scale scores. This translates into five months gain (.5) 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=2,178), Language (N=2,200), Total Math (N=2,335), Total Battery (N=1,972)
|Change in Inmate Literacy
Levels Over Five Years
(Average gain per 3 months
|FY 2004-05 GED and Vocational Certificates Awarded|
|Types of Award Locations||GED Certificates Awarded||Vocational Certificates Awarded||Total Certificates Awarded|
|Other DC Facilities*||57||1||58|
|* Other DC includes CCC's, work/forestry camps, road prisons, boot camps.
**LEA-Based includes Local Educational Agencies such as community colleges.
*** Non-DC includes counties and other states.
|Participation in Correctional Education Classes in FY 2004-05|
|Mandatory Literacy||Adult Basic Edu.||GED||Vocational||Total|
|Number of Courses||2,906||8,526||1,781||4,971||18,184|
|Number of Inmates||2,906||8,526||1,781||4,537||***17,750|
|Number of Courses||908||676||740||1,575||3,899|
|Number of Inmates||908||676||740||1,267||***3,591|
* “Enrollments” includes inmates enrolled as of 7/1/04 and new enrollments through 6/30/05.
Note that none of the counts in the above tables include program participation or certificates earned at private facilities.
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