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Progress Report: Florida Actions Should Improve Student Performance in High-Poverty Schools, Report No. 00-07, August 2000
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Text of a letter clarifying certain points raised in OPPAGA Report No. 96-86

  • The Legislature and the Department of Education have generally addressed our 1997 recommendations for improving student performance in high-poverty schools.  Recent legislation and department actions established a stronger foundation for assuring that all students perform to the best of their abilities.
  • The state’s school grading system has a component that addresses the achievement of low-performing students, and student performance must now be considered in 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 parental 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.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 96-86 A Report on Improving Student Performance in High Poverty Schools, published in June 1997.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Public Schools (K-12 Education)
School Improvement, Assessment, and Accountability

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 08-42 The Department of Education Has Taken Initial Steps to Improve Student Progression Data, published in June 2008.
  • Report No. 07-27 High School Completion Rate Increased Slightly After FCAT Graduation Policy Implemented, published in April 2007.
  • Report No. 06-66 Third Grade Retention Policy Leading to Better Student Performance Statewide, published in October 2006.
  • Report No. 04-41 Progress Report: K-12 Accountability System and Student Achievement Improved, But Challenges Remain, published in June 2004.
  • Report No. 01-22 Justification Review: Kindergarten Through Twelfth Grade Public Education Program, published in April 2001.
  • Report No. 99-48 Program Review: Charter Schools Need Improved Academic Accountability and Financial Management, published in April 2000.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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