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Progress Report: Fewer Teacher Certification Staff Needed Because of Streamlining and Technology, Report No. 99-49, April 2000
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  • The Department of Education has streamlined its teacher certification process and increased its use of technology.  This has enabled it to process certification applications faster with fewer staff. 
  • To improve accountability, the department should track the time it takes to process types of teacher certification applications and set timeliness goals for handling those that require special analysis.
  • The department has provided training and guidance to district certification personnel to help ensure that districts process renewal applications in a uniform and consistent manner.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 96-52 Review of the Decentralization of the Teacher Certification Renewal Process, published in February 1997.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Certification and Professional Development
Public Schools (K-12 Education)

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 99-26 Program Review: Management Training Act Should Be Revised, published in January 2000.
  • Report No. 97-46 Follow-up Report on Florida’s Teacher Certification System Administered by the Department of Education, published in February 1998.
  • Report No. 95-10 Review of Florida's Teacher Certification System, published in October 1995.

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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