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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Educational/Vocational Programs

Results of Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) for Correctional Education (CE) Students for Fiscal Year 2013–14

Inmate Reading a Book

Purpose: As per Section 944.801, (3), (f), F.S., this sheet summarizes the average change in literacy levels of CE Students during FY 2013–14 (July 2013 – June 2014).

Methodology: TABE tests administered to students during FY 2013–14 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 4,969 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) 5,617 for Reading, (b) 5,698 for Language, and (c) 6,184 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 two points for the NCE scores and on the average there was a 12-point increase in scale scores. This translates into five months gain (0.5) in GE scores.


Gains Expressed in Normal Curve Equivalents (NCE’s)
Reading: Pretest(51) - Posttest(54) | Language: Pretest(48) - Posttest(53) | Tot. Math: Pretest(50) - Posttest(56) | Tot. Battery: Pretest(50) - Posttest(53)


Gains Expressed in Scale Scores
Reading: Pretest(522) - Posttest(532) | Language: Pretest(506) - Posttest(519) | Tot. Math: Pretest(502) - Posttest(522) | Tot. Battery: Pretest(506) - Posttest(518)


Gains Expressed in Grade Equivalents (GE’s)
Reading: Pretest(6.2) - Posttest(6.5) | Language: Pretest(4.9) - Posttest(5.6) | Tot. Math: Pretest(5.8) - Posttest(6.7) | Tot. Battery: Pretest(5.5) - Posttest(6.0)

Reading (N=5,617), Language (N=5,698), Total Math (N=6,184), Total Battery (N=4,969)


2,010 Inmates Earned GED's in FY 2013-14

FY 2013-14 GED, High School Diploma and Vocational Certificates Awarded
Types of Award Locations Diplomas and Certificates Awarded
GED High School
Diploma
Vocational Total
Correctional Institutions 1,768 92 1,718 3,578
Other DC Facilities* 181 0 80 261

LEA-Based**

61 0 0 61
Total 2,010 92 1,798 3,900
* Other DC includes work release centers, work/forestry camps, road prisons, boot camps.
** LEA-Based includes Local Educational Agencies such as community colleges.


Participation in Correctional Education Classes in FY 2013-14
Enrollments* Mandatory Literacy Adult Basic Education ITA1 GED HSD Vocational Total
Number of Courses 2,331 10,715 11,969 2,872 469 6,003 34,359
Number of Inmates 1,465 6,877 9,077 1,951 390 4,716 ***24,476
Completions**
Number of Courses 279 540 2,010 92 1,798 4,719
Number of Inmates 279 539 2,010 92 1,551 ***4471
* "Enrollments" includes inmates enrolled as of 7/1/13 and new enrollments through 6/30/14.
** "Completions" are from 7/1/13 through 6/30/14.
*** 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 year.
For greater detail, Adult Basic Education (course "9900004") is shown in a separate 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.
1ITA=Inmate Teaching Assistant Program.


Unduplicated Count of Inmate Participation in Correctional Basic Education in FY 2013-14
Academic 17,751
Vocational 4,716

Note that none of the counts in the above tables include program participation or certificates earned at private facilities. Inmates at the seven major private facilities earned 426 GEDs and 953 vocational certificates in FY 2013-14.

Inmate studying.

Inmate Programs as of June 30, 2014
Correctional Facilities 100-Hour Transition Academic & Special Education Career & Technical Education Chaplaincy Services Substance Abuse
Apalachee CI East X ASE,T1 1 PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
Apalachee CI West X ITA   PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
Atlantic WRC * X     RES 3
Avon Park CI X ASE,T1 6 PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE 1,P
Baker CI & WC (R) X ITA, LEA 4 PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE 1,P
Bartow WRC X     RES 3
Bradenton Transition * X CE 1   A,O,P
Bridges of Jacksonville X       A,O
Bridges of Orlando X CE     A,O
Bridges of Pompano WRC X CE     A,O
Calhoun CI X ITA 1 PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
Central Florida RC X CF,SHCOE   PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE SA
Central Florida RC East X ITA   PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
Century CI X ITA   PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE 2,P
Charlotte CI X ASE,T1 1 PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
Cocoa WRC X     RES 3
Columbia Annex X ASE,T1 1 FCBR, PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE 1,P
Columbia CI X ASE, T1 1 PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
Cross City CI X ITA 3 PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
Dade CI X ITA   PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
Daytona Beach WRC X     RES 3
DeSoto Annex X ASE,T1 3 FCBR, PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE  
Dinsmore WRC X     RES 3
Everglades CI X ITA   FCBR, PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE 1,P
Florida State Prison X CM   PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
Florida State Prison West X ITA 2 PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
Florida Women's RC X LEA,CF,ITA   PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE SA
Franklin CI X ITA,SHCOE 1 PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
Ft. Pierce WRC X     RES 3
Gadsden Re-Entry Center (R) X CE 4   2,A,O,P
Gulf Annex X ITA   FCBR, PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE 1,P
Gulf CI X ITA 1 PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
Hamilton Annex X ASE,T1 1 PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
Hamilton CI X ASE,T1 3 PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
Hardee CI X ITA 1 PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
Hernando CI * X ITA 1 FCBR, PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE 1,P
Hollywood WRC * X     RES A,O,P
Holmes CI X ASE,T1 3 PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
Homestead CI * X ITA 2 PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
Jackson CI X ITA,T1   FCBR, PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE 2
Jefferson CI X ITA   PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE 2,P
Kissimmee WRC X     RES 3
Lake CI X ASE 2 PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE 1,P
Lake City WRC X     RES 3
Lancaster CI X ASE,T1 6 FCBR, PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE  
Lawtey CI X ITA 1 FCBR, PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE 1,P
Liberty CI X ITA   PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
Liberty CI Quincy Annex X LEA   PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
Lowell Annex * X ASE,T1,CM,SHCOE 2 FCBR, PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE 2
Lowell CI, BTU & WC * X ASE,T1 5 PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE 1,2,P
Madison CI X ITA,SHCOE 1 PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE 1,P
Marion CI X ASE,T1 4 FCBR, PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE 1,2
Martin CI X SHCOE   PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
Mayo Annex X ITA,SHCOE 2 PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE 1,P
Miami North WRC X     RES 3
Northwest Florida RC X ITA   FCBR, PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE SA,1,P
Northwest Florida RC Annex X CF   PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE 2
Okaloosa CI X ITA   PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
Okeechobee CI X SHCOE   PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE 1,P
Opa Locka WRC X     RES 3
Orlando Transition Center X CE 1   A,O,P
Orlando WRC * X     RES 3
Panama City WRC X     RES 3
Pensacola WRC X     RES 3
Pinellas WRC * X     RES 3
Polk CI X ITA 3 FCBR, PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE 2
Pompano Transition Center X CE 1   A,O,P
Putnam CI X LEA   PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
Reality House X CE     A,O,2
Reception & Medical Center X ASE,CF, ITA   PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE SA
Reception & Medical Center West X ITA   PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
Reentry of Ocala WRC X     RES A,O
Sago Palm WC (R) X LEA 1 RES 1,P
Santa Fe WRC X     RES 3
Santa Rosa Annex X ITA 1 PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
Santa Rosa CI X CM   PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
Shisa East * X       A,O,P
Shisa West WRC * X       A,O
South Florida RC X CF   PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE SA
South Florida RC South X     PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
St. Petersburg WRC X     RES 3
Sumter CI & BTU X ASE,T1 5 PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
Suncoast WRC * X CE   RES A,O
Suwannee Annex X ASE,T1 2 PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
Suwannee CI X CM   PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
Tallahassee WRC X     RES 3
Tarpon Springs WRC X     RES 3
Taylor Annex X ITA 3 PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
Taylor CI X ITA 1 PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE 1,P
Tomoka CI X ITA 2 FCBR, PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE  
Transition House Kissimmee X CE 1   A,O,P
Union CI X ITA,CM   FCBR, PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE  
Wakulla Annex X ITA 1 FCBR, PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE  
Wakulla CI X ITA 1 FCBR, PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE  
Walton CI X ITA 2 PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
West Palm Beach WRC X     RES 3
Zephyrhills CI X ITA   PWO, RES, CL,SM,SPE  
* = Female Facility; (R)=Re-Entry Center; CI=Correctional Institution; BTU=Basic Training Unit (Boot Camp); RC=Reception Center; WC=Work Camp; WRC=Work Release Center

All correctional institutions provide General Library and Law Library programs.

Academic & Special Education: ASE = Academic Education Program staffed to provide special education services to disabled students; ITA = Academic Education Program for open-population inmates staffed by one Academic Teacher and Inmate Teaching Assistants; LEA = Academic Education Program operated by local education agency; CE = Contractor Operated Academic Education Program; CF = Child Find reception processing; CM = Close Management education including academic, special education and voluntary literacy as appropriate; SHCOE = Smart Horizons Career Online Education high school diploma program; T1 = Title I Program

Career & Technical Education: Number of programs offered at facility

Re-Entry: X = 100-Hour Transition Course or approved equivalent taught at facility.

Substance Abuse: SA = Screening Assessments; 1 = Intensive Outpatient; 2 = Residential Therapeutic Community; 3 = Outpatient Aftercare/Intervention; A = Aftercare; O = Outpatient; P = Prevention.

Chaplaincy Services: FCBR-Faith and Character Based Programming, PWO-Primary Worship Opportunity, RES-Religious Education Studies, CL-Chapel Library, SM-Sacred Music, SPE-Special Events, Religious Holy Days, and Seminars


Career and Technical Education Programs by Facility
Facility / # of Programs Career and Technical Education Programs
Apalachee CI - East (1) (1) Carpentry
Avon Park CI (6) (1) Automotive Technology Career Services, (2) Cabinetmaking, (3) Web Development, (4) Printing and Graphic Communications, (5) Turf Equipment Technology, (6) Applied Welding Technologies
Baker CI (4) (1) Cabinetmaking, (2) Electricity, (3) Masonry, Brick and Block, (4) Plumbing Technology
Calhoun CI (1) (1) Printing and Graphic Communications
Columbia CI (1) (1) Technology Support Services
Columbia Annex (1) (1) Masonry, Brick and Block
Cross City CI (3) (1) Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing, (2) Cabinetmaking, (3) Computer Systems & Information Technology
DeSoto Annex (3) (1) Carpentry, (2) Masonry, Brick and Block, (3) Applied Welding Technologies
Franklin CI (1) (1) Plumbing Technology
FSP West (2) (1) Printing and Graphic Communications, (2) Plumbing Technology
Gadsden Re-Entry Center (4) (1) Industrial Machine Repair I, (2) Masonry, Brick and Block, (3) Culinary Arts, (4) Carpentry I
Gulf CI (1) (1) Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology
Hamilton CI (3) (1) Cabinetmaking, (2) Electricity, (3) Masonry, Brick and Block
Hamilton CI Annex (1) (1) Technology Support Services
Hardee CI (1) (1) Carpentry
Hernando CI * (1) (1) Web Development
Holmes CI (3) (1) Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing, (2) Technology Support Services, (3) Applied Welding Technologies
Homestead CI * (2) (1) Automotive Technology Career Services, (2) Technology Support Services
Lake CI (2) (1) Cabinetmaking, (2) Wastewater/Water Treatment Technologies
Lancaster CI (6) (1) Automotive Technology Career Services, (2) Carpentry, (3) Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts, (4) Environmental Services, (5) Technology Support Services, (6) Printing and Graphic Communications
Lawtey CI (1) (1) Drafting (PSAV)
Lowell CI * (5) (1) Cosmetology, (2) Drafting (PSAV), (3) Technology Support Services, (4) Equine Care Technology, (5) Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts
Lowell CI Annex * (2) (1) Fashion Design Services, (2) Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology
Madison CI (1) (1) Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts
Marion CI (4) (1) Cabinetmaking, (2) Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology, (3) Electricity, (4) Water/Wastewater Treatment Technologies
Mayo Annex (2) (1) Electronics Technology, (2) Technology Support Services
Polk CI (3) (1) Automotive Technology Career Services, (2) Computer Systems & Information Technology, (3) Plumbing Technology/Fire Sprinkler Systems Technology
Sago Palm WC (1) (1) Technology Support Services
Santa Rosa Annex (1) (1) Commercial Class "B" Driving
Sumter CI (5) (1) Automotive Technology Career Services, (2) Electronics Technology, (3) Masonry, Brick and Block, (4) YO Masonry, Brick and Block, (5) YO Drafting PSAV
Suwannee CI Annex (2) (1) Plumbing Technology, (2) Web Application Dev & Programming
Taylor CI (1) (1) Plumbing Technology
Taylor CI Annex (3) (1) Carpentry, (2) Masonry, Brick and Block, (3) Technology Support Services
Tomoka CI (2) (1) Carpentry (2) Masonry, Brick and Block
Wakulla CI (1) (1) Environmental Services
Wakulla Annex (1) (1) Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology
Walton CI (2) (1) Carpentry, (2) Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology
* = Female facility
(#) = DC-operated career and technical education programs
YO = Youthful Offender program