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Reporting Industry Certifications and Career & Professional Academies. Tara Goodman Tara McLarnon Division of Career and Adult Education. Purposes for Reporting Industry Certifications. Florida Career and Professional Education Act (aka CAPE Act) School Grades

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reporting industry certifications and career professional academies

Reporting Industry Certifications and Career & Professional Academies

Tara Goodman

Tara McLarnon

Division of Career and Adult Education

purposes for reporting industry certifications
Purposes for Reporting Industry Certifications
  • Florida Career and Professional Education Act (aka CAPE Act)
  • School Grades
    • Industry Certifications from the Industry Certification Funding List counts in the High School Grade, beginning in 2009-10
  • Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act
    • Technical Skill Attainment Requirements
2011 legislative changes
2011 Legislative Changes
  • Statutory changes to the CAPE Act were included in the following bills:
  • SB2120 – Chapter 2011-55, Laws of Florida
  • http://laws.flrules.org/files/Ch_2011-055.pdf
  • HB1255
  • http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2011/1255/BillText/er/PDF
2011 legislative changes4
2011 Legislative Changes
  • Require SBE to adopt weights for each industry certification
    • Three weights: 0.1, 0.2, or 0.3
    • Criteria must be based 50 percent on rigor and 50 percent on employment value
    • Rigor = number of instructional hours, plus work experience hours, with bonus for certifications with a statewide articulation agreement
    • Employment Value = average annual openings, growth rate, and entry wage for the primary occupation linked to the certification
    • Calculation will be specified in the SBE rule for the industry certification process
2011 legislative changes5
2011 Legislative Changes
  • Middle schools
    • Creation of middle school career and professional academies
    • Inclusion of industry certifications earned in middle school in the school grades calculation
    • Inclusion of industry certifications earned in middle school in the FEFP calculation when the student graduates
2011 legislative changes6
2011 Legislative Changes
  • Academies
    • Performance criteria was changed
    • An element was removed from the original 13 required components
    • One element was changed – requirement for the Ready to Work credential was removed, replaced with requirement to include a plan to sustain career and professional academies
key florida statutes for career and professional academies
Key Florida Statutes for Career and Professional Academies
  • s. 1003.492, F.S. – Industry Certified Career Education Programs
    • Authority for the State Board of Education Rule (Rule 6A-6.0573, F.A.C.)
    • Requires the Department to collect student achievement and performance data in industry-certified career education programs
      • Annual report required by December 31
        • 2009-10 Report: http://www.fldoe.org/workforce/pdf/capepr0910.pdf
key florida statutes for career and professional academies8
Key Florida Statutes for Career and Professional Academies
  • s. 1003.493, F.S. – Industry Certified Career Education Programs
    • A "career and professional academy" is a research-based program that integrates a rigorous academic curriculum with an industry-specific curriculum aligned directly to priority workforce needs established by the regional workforce board.
    • 11 required elements in the law that define a career and professional academy.
key florida statutes for career and professional academies9
Key Florida Statutes for Career and Professional Academies
  • s. 1011.62(1)(o) – Calculation of additional full-time equivalence membership based on certification of successful completion of industry-certified career and professional academy pursuant to s. 1003.492
    • Student eligibility for additional FTE is based on the following:
      • Enrollment in a registered career and professional academy
      • Completion of a certification on the approved list
      • Receipt of standard high school diploma
    • Students earning certification through dual enrollment are not eligible for the additional FTE calculation.
    • NEW – Each certification was weighted in 0.3 in the original legislation; now each certification will be weighted 0.1, 0.2, or 0.3.
state board rule 6a 6 0573
State Board Rule - 6A-6.0573
  • Will be revised in Summer 2011 to conform with new statutory requirements
  • Including the formula for the calculation of weights for each industry certification
the lists
“The Lists”
  • Comprehensive Industry Certification List
  • Industry Certification Funding List
  • Perkins IV Technical Skill Attainment Inventory (Secondary Programs)
comprehensive industry certification list
Comprehensive Industry Certification List
  • Agency for Workforce Innovation (AWI) creates and maintains comprehensive list of highest and best industry-recognized certifications.
  • Must be approved by Workforce Florida, Inc.
  • Includes certifications that may not be earned by students at the secondary level, although the student may take introductory coursework leading to the certification
  • Serves as the basis for the annual “Industry Certification Funding List”
comprehensive industry certification list13
Comprehensive Industry Certification List
  • Additional industry certifications may be recommended to the Agency for Workforce Innovation or Workforce Florida, Inc. by regional workforce boards and career and professional academies.
  • These submissions will be reviewed and, if approved, will be included on the comprehensive list for that year.
industry certification funding list
Industry Certification Funding List
  • Created by the Division of Career and Adult Education
  • Approved by the State Board of Education each year
  • For inclusion:
    • The certification shall be on the “Comprehensive Industry Certification List.”
    • The certification shall be achievable by secondary students.
    • The certification shall require a minimum of 150 hours of instruction.
    • The certification shall have been offered for at least one year in a school district. (This requirement may be waived by the Commissioner of Education.)
registration of career and professional academies
Registration of Career and Professional Academies
  • DOE will maintain a website for school districts to register career and professional academies that meet the requirements of s. 1003.493, F.S.
  • For 2011-12, this registration will include middle school career academies in a separate reporting window.
registration of career and professional academies18
Registration of Career and Professional Academies
  • Superintendents must certify that each academy meets all of the requirements of s. 1003.493, F.S.
  • Eligibility for funding is limited to academies registered with the DOE under s. 1011.62(1)(o), F.S.
  • Registration process creates a 3-digit identifier for the academy
    • This identifier is used to identify students enrolled in the academy and reported in Surveys 2, 3, and 5
eligibility for add on fte under s 1011 62 1 o
Eligibility for add-on FTE under S. 1011.62(1)(o)
  • Student must have:
    • Been enrolled in a registered CAPE academy and earned certification on the Funding List linked to a secondary CTE course and program.
    • Graduated with a standard diploma.
performance criteria
Performance Criteria
  • The performance criteria was changed in 2011 legislation (HB1255)
  • If the passage rate on an industry certification examination that is associated with the career and professional academy falls below 50 percent, the academy must discontinue enrollment of new students the following school year and each year thereafter until such time as the passage rate is above 50 percent or the academy is discontinued.
issue 1 reporting students enrolled in career and professional academies in surveys 2 3 and 5
Issue 1 – Reporting Students Enrolled in Career and Professional Academies in Surveys 2, 3, and 5
  • Data on students in registered career and professional academy is reported on the Federal/State Indicator Status format for Surveys 2, 3, and 5, using the Career and Professional Academy Identifier element.
    • For industry certifications, districts will have until the final close date for Survey 5 to update these records. For example, in the 2009-10 reporting cycle, Survey 5 was closed on February 28, 2011. The survey period dates are approved and published by the Department on an annual basis.
issue 2 reporting cape students attempting to earn industry certifications in survey 5
Issue 2 – Reporting CAPE Students Attempting to Earn Industry Certifications in Survey 5
  • Data on industry certifications is reported on the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Student Course Schedule format, Survey 5
  • Districts must report on all industry certifications taken, including those which a student did not successfully complete.
  • Two elements that must be reported:
    • Industry Certification Identifier
    • Industry Certification Outcome
issue 2 reporting students attempting to earn industry certifications
Issue 2 – Reporting Students Attempting to Earn Industry Certifications
  • Up to two certifications can be reported linked to a single course.
  • For dually enrolled students, certification can be reported by linking to a postsecondary course number.
  • Beginning in 2011-12, Career and Professional Academy Identifier must be reported on the CTE Student Course Format for academy students earning industry certifications.
issue 3 reporting certifications for students who are not participating in career education
Issue 3 – Reporting certifications for students who are not participating in career education.
  • These certifications should be reported using all zeros for the Program Code and Course Number fields.
  • No matching CTE Teacher Course record required.
  • These certifications will not be included in the funding calculation in 1011.62(1)(o), F.S., but may count for school grades
  • All certification reported may count for the high school grades calculation.
    • See technical assistance on the school grades calculation here: http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org/
issue 4 reporting industry certifications during the year in which the student took the coursework
Issue 4 -- Reporting industry certifications during the year in which the student took the coursework
  • In most cases, the industry certification must be reported in the year in which the student took the coursework that lead to the industry certification.
  • For calculation of funding under s. 1011.62(1)(o), the Department will check all standard diploma graduates against a multi-year file of student earning industry certifications while in an academy.
issue 5 prior year reporting in limited circumstances
Issue 5 – Prior year reporting in limited circumstances
  • Districts may report certifications earned during the prior reporting year, in cases where the certification could not have been earned by the end of the update period.
    • Example: Student had to be 18 to earn the certification and the18th birthday fell after the standard update period.
    • This method cannot be used to correct data reporting errors.
  • District may report prior year by using the following elements:
    • School Year – Record Submission element equals current reporting year.
    • School Year – Course Taken element equals the prior year.
data reports available to districts
Data Reports Available to Districts
  • F71102 - Provides a list of students who were included in the calculation for the industry certification add-on FTE (s. 1011.62(1)(o), F.S.
  • This report is run for the 3rd and 4th FEFP calculation
data validation
Data Validation
  • The Division of Career and Adult Education sends academy enrollment and industry certifications reports to districts at the end of each Survey period to ensure that program staff are aware of the information that has been reported
web resources
Web Resources
  • DOE Website – CAPE Act

http://www.fldoe.org/workforce/fcpea/default.asp

    • Industry Certification Funding Lists and Career and Professional Academy registration site are available here.
  • Agency for Workforce Innovation - Comprehensive Industry Certification List

http://www.floridajobs.org/CAPE/cape.html

    • Comprehensive Industry Certification List is available here.
  • Carl D. Perkins Technical Skill Attainment Inventories

http://www.fldoe.org/workforce/perkins/perkins_resources.asp

    • See Header for Secondary and Postsecondary Technical Skill Attainment Inventory
    • This information is also posted in Appendix Z
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Technical Assistance Paper: Florida Career and Professional Education Act

http://www.fldoe.org/workforce/pdf/CAPE-Act-TechAssist.pdf

  • Statewide Memorandum on Industry Certification Data Reporting

http://www.fldoe.org/workforce/pdf/icdr.pdf

  • 6A-6.0573, F.A.C.-- Industry Certification Process

https://www.flrules.org/gateway/readFile.asp?sid=0&tid=7490357&type=1&file=6A-6.0573.doc

key contacts
Key Contacts
  • Tara Goodman, Division of Career and Adult Education
      • Email: Tara.Goodman@fldoe.org
      • Phone: 850-245-9001
  • Tara McLarnon, Division of Career and Adult Education
      • Email: Tara.McLarnon@fldoe.org
      • Phone: 850-245-9005
  • Larry McIntyre, Agency for Workforce Innovation
      • Email: Larry.McIntyre@flaawi.com
  • Jayne Burgess, Workforce Florida Inc
      • Email: jburgess@workforceflorida.com