Florida’s History of Improvement. Over the last two decades, Florida’s commitment to high standards and accountability has resulted in a dramatic move from the bottom to the top in national rankings. Why are standards important to businesses?.
Over the last two decades, Florida’s commitment to high standards and accountability has resulted in a dramatic move from the bottom to the top in national rankings.
Many high school graduates are unprepared for college and the workforce.
Students aren’t gaining the critical thinking, communications and problem-solving skills they need to succeed in the real world.
Our students are not keeping up with competition from developed and developing countries.
Higher education standards work toward helping students graduate from high school career and college ready.
Standards ensure all students have access to quality content at each grade level and
in each content area.
The Florida Standards establish a sharper focus on key topics in each grade allowing educators and students to go deeper into the content, and students to better understand concepts and tackle more complex content as they progress.
Florida Standards skills for English language arts:
Build strong content knowledge
Respond to the varying demands of the audience, task, purpose and discipline
Comprehend as well as critique
Use technology and digital media strategically and capably
Understand other perspectives and cultures
Florida Standards skills for Mathematics:
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
Reason abstractly and quantitatively
Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
Model with mathematics
Use appropriate tools strategically
Attend to precision
Look for and make use of structure
Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
Business groups can collectively provide support and become involved in local and community activities to ensure changes are made — and implemented — in the education system.
Businesses can keep the momentum going as states face competing priorities, limited budgets and leadership turnover.
Business leaders are critical supporters of career and college-ready education because they understand what is required for employees to succeed and advance within their companies.
Become a Champion for Career and College Readiness and add your name to the growing number of businesses supporting The Florida Standards and greater success for the next generation.
To become a Champion, visit www.FlChamber.com/Standards and help Florida’s educators prepare our students to achieve success in career, in college, in life.