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Rick Scott, Governor
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 2014-15

Purpose: As per Section 944.801, (3), (f), F.S., this sheet summarizes the average change in literacy levels of CE Students during FY 2014-15 (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015).

Methodology: TABE tests administered to students during FY 2014-15 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 on the medium level TABE test. A total of 5,343 students had matched scores for all three of the subject areas (Total Battery) of Reading, Language, and Mathematics Computation. The total sets of matched scores for each subject area were: (a) 5,870 for Reading, (b) 5,727 for Language, and (c) 6,025 for Mathematics Computation.

Results: The chart below shows the average gains made in each subject in terms scale scores and grade equivalents (GE), respectively. To be included, students had to have both a pretest and posttest on a medium level TABE test. Gain was made in all three subject areas. The average reading gain was eight (8) scale score points which translates into seven (7) months gain (0.7) in reading GE scores. The average language gain was 11 scale score points which translates into six (6) months gain (0.6) in language GE scores. The average mathematics computation gain was 17 scale score points which translates into seven (7) months gain (0.7) in mathematics computation GE scores.


Gains Expressed in Normal Curve Equivalents (NCE’s)
Reading (N=5,870), Language (N=5,727), Mathematics Computation (N=6,025)
Reading: Pretest(6.5) - Posttest(7.2) | Language: Pretest(5.0) - Posttest(5.6) | Math Computation: Pretest(6.0) - Posttest(6.7)

593 Inmates Earned GEDs in FY 2014-15

FY2014-15 GED, High School Diploma, and Vocational Certificates Awarded
Types of Award Locations GED High School
Diploma
Vocational Industry
Certificates
Total
Correctional Institutions 514 210 2,225 709 3,658
Other FDC Facilities* 67 0 275 227 342

LEA-Based**

12 0 0 0 12
Total 593 210 2,500 936 4,012
* Other FDC 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 2014-15
Enrollments* Mandatory Literacy Adult Basic Education ITA1 GED HSD Vocational Total
Number of Courses 2,229 11,860 10,835 2,171 907 6,108 34,110
Number of Inmates 1,439 7,202 8,300 1,674 762 4,686 ***24,063
Completions**
Number of Courses 223 338 593 210 2,500 3,864
Number of Inmates 223 338 593 210 1,778 ***3,142
* "Enrollments" includes inmates enrolled during the fiscal year.
** "Completions" are from the fiscal year.
*** 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.
ITA1=Inmate Teaching Assistant Program.
Note that none of the counts in the above tables include program participation or certificates earned at private facilities.


Unduplicated Count of Inmate Participation in Correctional Education in FY 2014-15
Academic 17,110
Vocational 4,686

Inmate Programs as of June 30, 2015
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

X

ITA, LEA, SHCOE

4

PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE

1,P

Baker Re-Entry Center (R)

X

CE

11

CC

2, A, O, P

Bartow WRC

X

 

 

RES

3

Bradenton Transition *

X

CE

1

 

A,O,P

Bridges of Jacksonville

X

CE

 

 

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

CE

 

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 & WC

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, SHCOE

 

FCBR, PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE

1,P

Everglades Re-Entry Center (R)

X

CE

7

CC

2, A, O, 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

2

Ft. Pierce WRC

X

 

 

RES

3

Gadsden Re-Entry Center (R)

X

CE

4

CC

2,A,O,P

Gulf Annex

X

ITA

 

FCBR, PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE

1,P

Gulf CI

X

ITA, SHCOE

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, CE

 

FCBR, PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE

2

Jefferson CI

X

ITA, SHCOE

 

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 & WC

X

ASE, T1, C.A.M.P.

6

FCBR, PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE

P

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

ITA

 

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, CE

4

FCBR, PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE

2

Martin CI

X

ITA, SHCOE

 

PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE

 

Mayo Annex

X

ITA, SHCOE

1

PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE

1,P

Miami North WRC

X

 

 

RES

3

Northwest Florida RC

X

ITA

 

PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE

SA,1,P

Northwest Florida RC Annex

X

CF, CE

 

FCBR, PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE

2

Okaloosa CI

X

ITA

 

PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE

 

Okeechobee CI & WC

X

ITA, SHCOE

 

FCBR, 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, CE, SHCOE

3

FCBR, PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE

1, P

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

CE

 

RES

3

Santa Rosa Annex & WC

X

ITA, SHCOE

1

PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE

 

Santa Rosa CI

X

CM

 

PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE

 

Shisa East *

X

CE

 

 

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, & Annex

X

ASE, CF, T1

5

PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE

P

Suncoast WRC *

X

CE

 

RES

A,O

Suwannee Annex

X

ASE, T1

2

PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE

 

Suwannee CI

X

CM, T1

 

PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE

P

Tallahassee WRC

X

 

 

RES

3

Tarpon Springs WRC

X

 

 

RES

3

Taylor Annex

X

ITA, SHCOE

3

PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE

 

Taylor CI & WC

X

ITA

1

PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE

1,P

Tomoka CI

X

ITA

2

FCBR, PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE

 

Tomoka CRC

X

CE

 

 

3

Transition House Kissimmee

X

CE

1

 

A,O,P

Union CI

X

ITA,CM

 

FCBR, PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE

 

Wakulla Annex

X

ITA, SHCOE

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, C.A.M.P. = Character Awareness & Motivation Program.

Agency special education staff provide appropriate services to all verified special education inmates at work release centers.

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, CC-Contracted Chaplaincy.


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

Baker Re-Entry Center (3)

(1) Culinary Arts, (2) Janitorial Services, (3) Electricity (4) Food Handler, (5) Bloodborne Pathogen (6) OSHA Construction

 

(7) Serve Safe, (8) Food Handler, (9) Dining Room Associate, (10) OSHA 10 hr Safety Course, (11) OSHA Disaster

Calhoun CI (1)

(1) Printing and Graphic Communications

Charlotte CI (1)

(1) Masonry, Brick and Block

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

Everglades Re-Entry Center (3)

(1) Culinary Arts, (2) Masonry, Brick and Block (3) Wastewater Technologies, (4) Comptia Computer Certification,

 

(5) Food Service Manager, (6) OSHA 10 hr Safety Course, (7) Serve Safe

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 (1)

(1) Electronics Technology

Polk CI (3)

(1) Automotive Technology Career Services, (2) Computer Systems & Information Technology, (3) Plumbing Technology

Sago Palm WC (R) (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) Landscape Management

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

 



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