Section 239.213, Florida Statutes 2001
1239.213 Vocational-preparatory instruction.--
(1) The State Board for Career Education shall adopt, by rule, standards of basic skill mastery for certificate career education programs. Each school district and community college that conducts certificate career education programs shall provide vocational-preparatory instruction through which students receive the basic skills instruction required pursuant to this section.
(2) Students who enroll in a certificate career education program shall complete an entry-level examination within the first 6 weeks of admission into the program. The state board shall designate examinations that are currently in existence, the results of which are comparable across institutions, to assess student mastery of basic skills. Any student deemed to lack a minimal level of basic skills for such program shall be referred to vocational-preparatory instruction or adult basic education for a structured program of basic skills instruction. Such instruction may include English for speakers of other languages. A student may not receive a certificate of vocational program completion prior to demonstrating the basic skills required in the state curriculum frameworks for the vocational program.
(3) Exceptional students, as defined in s. 228.041, may be exempted from the provisions of this section. A student who possesses an associate in arts, baccalaureate, or graduate-level degree, who has completed the college-level communication and computation skills examination pursuant to s. 240.107, or who is exempt from the college entry-level examination pursuant to s. 240.107 may be exempted from the provisions of this section.
History.--s. 14, ch. 92-136; s. 26, ch. 97-246; s. 10, ch. 98-58; s. 3(7), ch. 2000-321.
1Note.--Repealed January 7, 2003, by s. 3(7), ch. 2000-321, and shall be reviewed by the Legislature prior to that date.