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ERIC Number: ED555555
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov-6
Pages: 71
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Assessment of the Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative: Year 1 Report
Mokher, Christine; Jacobson, Louis; Rosenbaum, James; LaLonde, Robert
CNA Corporation
The intent of the Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI) is to help students become college-ready by high school graduation, and subsequently to succeed in obtaining college credentials. This is done by testing college readiness in grade 11 and requiring that students testing below college-ready take college readiness and success (CRS) courses in grade 12. This report describes findings from the first year of a five-year evaluation of the FCCRI conducted by CNA, funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. One goal of the report is to help Florida educators at all levels to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the FCCRI's design and implementation, as well as describe recommendations from teachers to make the initiative more effective. A second goal is to inform educators in other states and the research community about our work. The report presents (1) statistics describing the extent to which college readiness testing and CRS course offerings are implemented, (2) results from a statewide survey of teachers' perceptions of the effectiveness of the FCCRI, and (3) feedback from small group discussions with teachers about impediments to CRS courses and ways to ameliorate them. We conclude by summarizing our findings and describing our efforts to follow up on teachers' recommendations for the most effective ways to improve the FCCRI. The following are appended: (1) Characteristics of school samples; (2) Glossary of assessments; and (3) Teacher recommendations for removing impediments to FCCRI's effectiveness. The report also includes a glossary, a list of figures, and a list of tables. [This report was written with John Hughes, Jen Atkin, Maria DiFuccia, Jane Alexander, Chris Sun, and Jiffy Lansing.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 11; Grade 12
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: CNA Corporation
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305E120010