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Alternative Placement Criteria for Career Technical Education Clock Hours Students as of June 22, 2020

 

Alternative Placement Criteria for Career Technical Education Clock Hours Students

The Florida Department of Education released an Emergency Order (EO), DOE Order No. 2020-EO-01, in response to COVID-19. In section 9(B), the emergency order states:

The Adult Education performance reconciliation requirement and other career, technical, and adult education testing and reporting requirements that may act as a
barrier to online instruction are waived. The Division of Career and Adult Education will work with the appropriate federal agencies regarding waivers and extensions related to federal spending.

The EO is currently effective through Summer 2020 and provides an option for colleges to use alternative methods for exit requirements.  Question 19 in an April 1, 2020: Florida Department of Education (FDOE) Q&A Guidance for DCAE & FCS document states:

  For the 2019-20 school year, programs are authorized to assess basic skills by any reasonable means and are not limited to the assessments listed in Rule 6A-10.040, F.A.C. or bound by the time limits set forth in order to exit a student who meets all other criteria for completion of a clock hour certificate program that is 450 hours or greater.

Related policy provisions are included in s. 1008.30, F.S., Common placement testing for public postsecondary education

In response to the EO and in the interest in ensuring equitable access to Postsecondary Career Certificate Education program coursework during the pandemic, Miami Dade College will offer the following alternative measures for exit requirements in Language, Reading and Mathematics (See table on page 2).  For students who do not have eligible exit requirement test scores or the ability to access the TABE, a high school transcript documenting a grade of C or better in the courses identified below may be used as an alternative to test scores.

Language and Reading Skill Area

Alternative Method for CTE Clock Hours Program Students Grade 8 Equivalent Minimum Scale Score: Language = 572 Reading = 563 Grade 9 Equivalent Minimum Scale Score: Language = 584 Reading = 576 Grade 10 Equivalent Minimum Scale Score: Language = 608 Reading = 597 Grade 11 Equivalent Minimum Scale Score: Language = 631 Reading = 617
ACCUPLACER NG Reading/Writing Score = 237-238 Yes No No No
ACCUPLACER NG Reading/Writing Score = 239-240 Yes Yes No No
ACCUPLACER NG Reading/Writing Score = 241-242 Yes Yes Yes No
ACCUPLACER NG Reading/Writing Score ≥ 243 Yes Yes Yes Yes
PERT Reading Score = 84-88 Yes No No No
PERT Reading Score = 89-94 Yes Yes No No
PERT Reading Score = 95-100 Yes Yes Yes No
PERT Reading Score ≥ 101 Yes Yes Yes Yes
PERT Writing Score = 90-93 Yes No No No
PERT Writing Score = 94-96 Yes Yes No No
PERT Writing Score = 97-99 Yes Yes Yes No
PERT Writing Score ≥ 100 Yes Yes Yes Yes
GED 2014 (English version only) Reasoning through Language Arts ≥ 145 Yes Yes Yes Yes
English Language Arts Reading FSA Level = 2 Yes Yes No No
English Language Arts Reading FSA Level ≥ 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
'C' or better grade in the following High School courses: English 1 Yes Yes No No
'C' or better grade in the following High School courses: English 2 Yes Yes Yes No
'C' or better grade in the following High School courses: English 3 or 4, English 3 or 4 Honors, or any English courses offered through the AP, IB, or Cambridge/AICE programs. Yes Yes Yes Yes

Math Skill Area

Alternative Method for CTE Clock Hours Program Students Grade 8 Equivalent Minimum Scale Score: Math = 577 Grade 9 Equivalent Minimum Scale Score: Math = 596 Grade 10 Equivalent Minimum Scale Score: Math = 627 Grade 11 Equivalent Minimum Scale Score: Math = 657
ACCUPLACER NG QAS Score = 237 Yes No No No
ACCUPLACER NG QAS Score Score = 238 Yes Yes No No
ACCUPLACER NG QAS Score Score = 239 Yes Yes Yes No
ACCUPLACER NG QAS Score ≥ 240 Yes Yes Yes Yes
PERT Math Score = 96 -100 Yes No No No
PERT Math Score = 101-105 Yes Yes No No
PERT Math Score = 106-110 Yes Yes Yes No
PERTMath Score ≥ 111 Yes Yes Yes Yes
GED 2014 Mathematical Reasoning ≥ 145 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics FSA or EOC Level = 2 Yes Yes No No
Mathematics FSA or EOC Level ≥ 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
'C' or better grade in the following High School courses: Pre Algebra Yes No No No
'C' or better grade in the following High School courses: Algebra 1 Yes Yes No No
'C' or better grade in the following High School courses: Algebra 2, Algebra 2 Honors, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, or any Mathematics course offered through the AP, IB, or Cambridge/AICE programs. Yes Yes Yes Yes
  • Students may meet CTE Clock Hours programs basic skills exit requirements as established in 6A-10.040 Basic Skills Requirements for Postsecondary Career Certificate Education with existing PERT, SAT, ACT or ACCUPLACER scores.
  • Test scores must be within a two-year period for eligibility purposes.
  • Any combination of existing exit criteria and alternative methods may be used to meet certificate readiness.
  • MDConnect codes: Grade 8 equivalent=900,  Grade 9 equivalent=901,  Grade 10 equivalent=902,  Grade 11 equivalent=903 

 




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