ERIC Number: ED370633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Recommendations for High School Preparation for Postsecondary Education and Employment. A Report Submitted to the Florida State Board of Education by the Task Force on High School Preparation for Postsecondary Education and Employment.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Office of Postsecondary Education Coordination.
Blueprint 2000 is the Florida state policy moving Florida education toward higher standards in the long term, requiring extensive collaboration among the public schools, community colleges, state universities, and the Florida Department of Education. The Task Force on High School Preparation for Postsecondary Education and Employment was formed in June 1993 and charged to review high school graduation requirements and make recommendations to the State Board of Education and the 1994 Legislature to ensure that students are prepared for postsecondary education and that graduation requirements conform to the competency-based goals of the Blueprint 2000 plant. This report presents the 11 Task Force recommendations for: (1) raising expectations by making changes in course requirements, focusing on competencies rather than credits, changing grade point average requirements, aligning curriculum and assessment, and making changes in assessment; (2) ensuring a caring learning environment by supporting staff development to prepare staff for greater involvement with students and for interdisciplinary and/or integrated instruction; (3) providing flexibility for transition to Blueprint 2000 via a modified funding system to support interdisciplinary and/or integrated instruction between vocational and academic courses; and (4) enhancing school, college, and university collaboration. The report concludes with a timeline for implementation of the high school preparation recommendations. Appendixes include a listing of task force members, resource persons, meeting dates, high school graduation requirements, and 1993-94 math and science courses by levels. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Office of Postsecondary Education Coordination.