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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Re-Entry

Education

TABE Results

(Most Recent Tests of Adult Basic Education [TABE] Scores as of June 30, 2010)

Grade Level Male Female Total Percent Cumulative
Percent
1 - 5 35,993 1,968 37,961 39.10% 39.10%
6 10,003 714 10,717 11.10% 50.20%
7 6,393 522 6,915 7.10% 57.30%
8 6,323 568 6,891 7.10% 64.40%
9 9,331 884 10,215 10.60% 75.00%
10 3,958 355 4,313 4.50% 79.50%
11 6,564 747 7,311 7.60% 87.10%
12 11,212 1,248 12,460 12.90% 100.00%
Missing 5,311 138 5,449
Total 95,088 7,144 102,232 100.00% 100.00%
Median 6.7 8.3 6.9

Median Grade Level Achieved by Inmates Tested Was 6.9

Periodically, inmates are tested to determine their educational grade level in the form of a school grade level. The table above shows the grade levels for the most recent TABE scores of the inmate prison population on June 30, 2010. (Inmates with unavailable data were not included in the analysis.)

  • Of all scores analyzed, the median test score (half the scores were above and half were below this score) was 6.9, compared with 6.2 for inmates who were admitted to prison in FY 2009-10.
  • Six of every ten inmates who were tested on June 30, 2010 (64.4%) had not achieved GED Prep literacy skills (scored less than the ninth grade level).
  • Only 35.6% had GED Prep Literacy skills (ninth-grade literacy skills or better).