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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 2015-16

Purpose: As per Section 944.801, (3), (f), F.S., this sheet summarizes the average change in literacy levels of CE Students during FY 2015-16 (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016).

Methodology: TABE tests administered to students during FY 2015-16 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 5,441 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) 6,067 for Reading, (b) 5,921 for Language, and (c) 6,229 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 based on a traditional school year term.  The average reading gain was eleven (11) scale score points which translates into seven (7) months gain (0.7) in reading GE scores.  The average language gain was twelve (12) scale score points which translates into seven (7) months gain (0.7) in language GE scores.  The average mathematics computation gain was twenty (20) scale score points which translates into twelve (12) months gain (1.0) in mathematics computation GE scores. 


Gains Expressed in Normal Curve Equivalents (NCE’s)
Reading (N=6,067), Language (N=5,921), Mathematics Computation (N=6,229)
Reading: Pretest(6.5) - Posttest(7.2) | Language: Pretest(5.0) - Posttest(5.6) | Math Computation: Pretest(6.0) - Posttest(6.7)

1,312 Inmates Earned GEDs in FY 2015-16

FY2015-16 GED, High School Diploma, and Vocational Certificates Awarded
Types of Award Locations GED High School
Diploma
Vocational Certificates Industry
Certificates
Total
Correctional Institutions 1,295 218 1,829 2,027 5,369

LEA-Based*

17 0 0 0 17
Total 1,312 218 1,829 2,027 5,386
* LEA-Based includes Local Educational Agencies such as community colleges.


Unduplicated Count of Inmate Participation in Correctional Education in FY 2015-16
Academic       18,734                                    
Vocational       5,319                

Participation in Correctional Education Classes in FY 2015-16
Enrollments* Mandatory Literacy (MLP) Adult Basic Education (ABE) GED HSD Vocational (VOC) Total
Number of Enrollments* 10,220 9,686 8,331 955 7,094 36,286
Number of Inmates 6,981 6,634 5,563 807 5,319 25,304
Number of Completions** 1,105 1,150 1,312 218 2,477 6,262

Note: None of the counts above include program participation or certificates earned at private facilities.
Note: Inmates who participated in MLP, ABE, GED, HSD and Vocational courses get counted for participation in all five programs.

* "Number of Enrollments" include carryover and new enrollments during the fiscal year.
*"Enrollments" of MLP are defined as enrollments of inmates with less than 6.0 TABE score (before the enrollment).
* "Enrollments" of ABE are defined as enrollments of inmates with TABE score between 6.0 and 8.9 (before the enrollment).
*"Enrollments" of GED are defined as enrollments of inmates with TABE score between 9.0 and 12.9 (before the enrollment).
*"Enrollments" of HSD are defined as enrollments of inmates who participated in the 'Smart Horizon' program during the fiscal year.
*"Enrollments" of VOC are defined as enrollments of inmates who participated in the vocational and industry certificate programs during the fiscal year.
** "Completions" of MLP are defined as inmates with less than 6.0 TABE score achieved 6.0 or higher TABE score after academic program enrollment during the fiscal year.
** "Completions" of ABE are defined as inmates with less than 9.0 TABE score achieved 9.0 or higher TABE score after academic program enrollment during the fiscal year.
** "Completions" of GED are defined as inmates who earned GED during the fiscal year.
** "Completions" of HSD are defined as inmates who earned High School Diploma during the fiscal year.
**"Completions" of VOC are defined as inmates who earned Vocational or Industry Certificates during the fiscal year.




Inmate Programs as of June 30, 2016
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 4 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 2 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 East Unit X ITA     1
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, SHCOE   FCBR, PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE 1,P
Everglades Re-Entry Center (R) X CE 2 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 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 ITA, T1 1 PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE  
Hamilton CI X ITA, 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
Jacksonville Bridge X CE     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 4 FCBR, PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE P
Lawtey CI X ITA 1 FCBR, PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE 1,P
Liberty CI X ITA 1 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  X ITA, SHCOE 1 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
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 ITA 1 RES 1,P
Santa Fe WRC X CE   RES 3
Santa Rosa Annex & WC X ITA, SHCOE 1 PWO, RES, CL, SM, SPE 1
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 1 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 (298) X CE     2
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 (4) (1) Automotive Technology Career Services, (2) Cabinetmaking, (3) Graphic Communications and Printing, (4) Welding Technology
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 
Calhoun CI (1) (1) Digital Design
Charlotte CI (2) (1) Masonry, Brick and Block, (2) Environmental Services
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) Welding Technology
Everglades Re-Entry Center (2) (1) Air Conditioniong, Refrigeration and Heating Technology (2) Masonry, Brick and Block 
Franklin CI (1) (1) Plumbing Technology
FSP West (2) (1) Graphic Communications and Printing, (2) Plumbing Technology
Gadsden Re-Entry Center (4) (1) Environmental Services, (2) Electricity, (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) Welding Technology
Homestead CI * (2) (1) Automotive Technology Career Services, (2) Technology Support Services
Lake CI (2) (1) Cabinetmaking, (2) Wastewater/Water Treatment Technologies
Lancaster CI (4) (1) Automotive Technology Career Services, (2) Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts, (3) Environmental Services, (4) Graphic Communications and Printing 
Lawtey CI (1) (1) Drafting (PSAV)
Liberty CI (1) (1) Masonry, Brick and Block
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
New River CI (1) (1) Carpentry
Okeechobee CI (1) (1) Technology Support Services 
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 and Turf Management
Suwannee CI Annex (2) (1) Plumbing Technology, (2) Web Application Dev & Programming
Taylor CI (1) (1) Plumbing Technology
Taylor CI Annex (1) (1) Carpentry 
Tomoka CI (2) (1) Carpentry (2) Masonry, Brick and Block
Wakulla CI (1) (1) Web Development
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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