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Jobs for Florida's Graduates Program Becomes Independent and Its Performance Improves, Report No. 02-12, February 2002
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  • The program generally met its performance goals in 2000-01 except for the statutory goal to operate in 300 schools.  The program currently operates in 13 schools.  School principals were generally satisfied with the program at their schools.
  • The 2001 Legislature made significant changes to the Jobs for Florida’s Graduates program.  It aligned the program's performance measures with the national program and severed program ties with state government.
  • The Jobs for Florida’s Graduates program reports performance measures specified in law following the prescribed methodology.  However, this methodology calculates employment rates for the program using only program graduates who have positive outcomes.  The calculation does not include students who did not graduate or who graduated, but were not employed full-time or enrolled in school, and thus overstates program success.  Employment rates for all participants are calculated, but are not included in the Legislative measures.
  • The future of the Jobs for Florida’s Graduate’s Program is unclear.  It was not appropriated funding for the 2001-02 fiscal year and is currently operating with rollover funds that will be largely used by the end of the fiscal year.

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What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 01-19 Status Report: Jobs for Florida’s Graduates Program Appears to Be Improving Its Performance, published in March 2001.
  • Report No. 99-25 Status Report: Jobs for Florida's Graduates Needs to Correct Start-Up Problems to Meet Statutory Goals, published in January 2000.

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