As annual student data became prevalent following the No Child Left Behind Act, some scholars have run statistical analyses of large sets of these to determine whether teachers with specific professional-development experiences get larger gains for their students than other teachers. Looking across annual data from Florida between 1999-2000 and 2004-05, one such study found inconsistent, but generally positive if small, correlations between content-focused in-service credits in math and middle school students’ achievement in that subject (Harris and Sass).
The Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs section is responsible for developing and maintaining educational programs that prepare individuals for occupations important to Florida’s economic development. Each program is aligned to a career cluster and is detailed in curriculum frameworks. With partners from education, business and industry, and trade associations, the curriculum frameworks include program standards that are both academically integrated and responsive to business and industry. To determine in which cluster a particular program is assigned, you may view an alphabetical list of all Secondary/PSAV CTE programs (RTF) or AS/AAS/CCC programs (RTF).