ERIC Number: ED445172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Florida Actions Should Improve Student Performance in High-Poverty Schools. OPPAGA Progress Report.
Florida State Legislature, Tallahassee. Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability.
The Florida State Legislature and the Department of Education have generally addressed the 1997 recommendations of the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) for improving student performance in high-poverty schools. Recent legislation and department actions have established a stronger foundation for ensuring that all students perform to the best of their abilities. The state's school grading system now has a component that addresses the achievement of low-performing students, and student performance must now be considered in the annual performance evaluations of teachers and principals. Further, the need for parental involvement in their children's education is now addressed in teacher certification. However, the state has not yet established measurable performance standards for parent involvement. The department's Office of Family Involvement should work with the school districts to develop district indicators that measure parental involvement in the schools. An appendix contains the Florida public school grading criteria for 1998-1999. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Low Income Groups, Parent Participation, Poverty, State Programs, Urban Schools, Urban Youth
OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475. Tel: 850-488-0021; Tel: 800-531-2477 (Toll Free); Fax: 850-487-3804.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Legislature, Tallahassee. Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability.
Identifiers - Location: Florida