(1)(a) The Department of Education shall develop a system of performance measures in order to evaluate the career education programs as required in s. 1008.42. This system must measure program enrollment, completion rates, placement rates, and amount of earnings at the time of placement. Placement and employment information, where applicable, shall contain data relevant to job retention, including retention rates. The State Board of Education shall adopt by rule the specific measures and any definitions needed to establish the system of performance measures.
(b) To measure and report program enrollment and completion rates, the Department of Education shall use data in the automated student databases generated by the public schools and 1community colleges. To measure and report placement rates and amount of earnings at the time of placement, the department shall use data in the reports produced by the Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program as required in s. 1008.39. If any placement information is not available from the Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program, the school district or the 1community college may provide placement information collected by the school district or the 1community college. However, this supplemental information must be verifiable by the department and must not be commingled with the database maintained by the Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program. The State Board of Education shall specify by rule the statistically valid, verifiable, uniform procedures by which school districts and 1community colleges may collect and report placement information to supplement the reports from the Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program.
(c) The State Board of Education shall adopt standards for the department, district school boards, and 1community college district boards of trustees to use in program planning, program review, and program evaluation. The standards must include, at a minimum, the completion rates, placement rates, and earnings from employment of former students of career education programs.
(2) The State Board of Education shall adopt procedures for reviewing the career education programs administered by the district school boards and the 1community college district boards of trustees when program performance falls below the standards required by this section.
(3) Annually, the department shall compile the reports submitted in compliance with the rules adopted under this section and shall produce a statewide report that addresses the extent to which school districts and 1community colleges are meeting the standards established under paragraph (1)(c).
(4) The State Board of Education may adopt rules necessary to administer this section.
History.—s. 391, ch. 2002-387; s. 115, ch. 2004-357.
1Note.—Section 21, ch. 2010-70, directs the Division of Statutory Revision to prepare a reviser’s bill to substitute the term “Florida College System institution” for the terms “Florida college,” “community college,” and “junior college” where those terms appear in the Florida K-20 Education Code.