(1) The Commissioner of Education shall coordinate uniform program structures, common definitions, and uniform management information systems for workforce education for all divisions within the department. In performing these functions, the commissioner shall designate deadlines after which data elements may not be changed for the coming fiscal or school year. School districts and 1community colleges shall be notified of data element changes at least 90 days prior to the start of the subsequent fiscal or school year. Such systems must provide for:
(a) Individual student reporting.
(b) Compliance with state and federal confidentiality requirements, except that the department shall have access to the unemployment insurance wage reports to collect and report placement information about former students. Such placement reports must not disclose the individual identities of former students.
(c) Maximum use of automated technology and records in existing databases and data systems. To the extent feasible, the Florida Information Resource Network may be employed for this purpose.
(d) Annual reports of student enrollment, completion, and placement by program.
(2) The State Board of Education shall identify, by rule, the components to be included in the workforce education management information system. All such components shall be comparable between school districts and 1community colleges. (3) Planning and evaluation of job-preparatory programs shall be based on standard sources of data and use standard occupational definitions and coding structures, including, but not limited to:
(a) The Florida Occupational Information System;
(b) The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program;
(c) The Agency for Workforce Innovation;
(d) The United States Department of Labor; and
(e) Other sources of data developed using statistically valid procedures.