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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

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Education

For every education level an inmate gains, that person is 3% to 4% less likely to come back to prison. Inmates with a vocational certificate at release recidivate 14% less than inmates overall.

TABE Results

Tested Education Grade Level (Most Recent Test of Adult Basic Education [TABE] Scores as of June 30, 2009

Grade Level Male Female Total Percent Cumulative Percent
1-5 34,912 1,946 36,858 39.20% 39.20%
6 9,874 724 10,598 11.30% 50.50%
7 6,114 499 6,613 0 57.50%
8 6,034 554 6,588 0 64.50%
9 9,527 830 10,357 0 75.50%
10 3,931 367 4,298 4.60% 80.10%
11 6,318 737 7,055 0 87.60%
12 10,529 1,205 11,734 12.40% 100.00%
Missing 6,618 175 6,793    
Total 93,857 7,037 100,894 100.00% 100.00%
Median 6.7 8.3 6.9