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Steps Taken to Improve FACTS; Better Information on Postsecondary Student Use Is Still Needed, Report No. 10-48, July 2010
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The Department of Education has improved the consistency and accuracy of information provided by the Florida Academic Counseling and Tracking for Students (FACTS)’ online tools, which support academic planning and articulation for middle school, high school, and postsecondary students. The department is planning, but has not yet implemented a system enhancement that will enable it to track the number of individual postsecondary students who use FACTS.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 08-25 Postsecondary Student Use of the Florida Academic Counseling and Tracking for Students (FACTS) Is Low,published in April 2008.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Associate in Arts
Postsecondary Career Training Programs
Student Financial Assistance

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 10-56 Many Florida Programs Enhance Students’ Career and College Readiness, published in November 2010.
  • Report No. 10-43 University Implementation and State Oversight of Common Program Prerequisites Has Improved,published in May 2010.
  • Report No. 08-11 Inconsistent Implementation of Common Prerequisites Creates Barriers to Effective 2+2 Articulation,published in March 2008.
  • Report No. 07-37 Progress Report: State Policies for Excess Hours Remain Unchanged; Steps Taken to Strengthen Academic Advising,published in September 2007.
  • Report No. 06-48 Student Tracking Systems Can Be Used to Enhance Graduation and Retention Rates,published in May 2006.

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