ERIC Number: ED330273
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb-1
Reference Count: N/A
Student Access to Higher Education. Report and Recommendations. Report 1.
Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, Tallahassee.
The study examined student access to higher education in Florida by analyzing the state's current policy regarding student access and articulation, the statewide articulation agreement and the uniformity of its application, the limited access programs and their effect on student mobility, enrollment funding policies and their effect on student access, and factors that either promote student access or hinder it. Among the report's findings were the following: (1) larger numbers of Florida high school students are seeking postsecondary education; (2) there is a lack of consensus on what constitutes a limited access program definition--a matter of concern because limited access designations impact student progress and mobility; (3) the College-Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) is a critical College-Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) is a necessary component of a student's progress to the bachelor's degree and need not pose a hindrance to access; and (4) enrollment funding negatively affects student access in that policies have not sufficiently allowed for growth. The report also studied, and made observations concerning, social access, geographical access, and economic access to higher education in the state. Twenty-six recommendations are made. Appendices include 18 tables of data and copies of the Florida Statutes and Administrative Code Rules related to access and articulation. Contains 29 references. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, Tallahassee.
Identifiers: Florida; Florida State Postsecondary Ed Planning Commission
Note: Prepared in response to Specific Appropriation 634B of the 1990 General Appropriations Act, Chapter 90-209, Laws of Florida. Appendix A contains marginally legible print.