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Document Number: 8448

Review the Effect of State High School Graduation Requirements on Student Preparation for Postsecondary Education and the Workforce - During the 2009 Legislative Session, a bill was filed to increase the rigor of math and science courses required for high school graduation in Florida. The bill did not pass. Concerns were raised as to whether the state had educators certified in mathematics and science in numbers sufficient to cover increased enrollment in more rigorous courses. Concerns were also raised as to whether the state could adequately fund the professional development for teachers necessary to enhance mathematics and science instruction in the classroom. It is anticipated that efforts to raise the high school graduation requirements will be proposed for the 2010 Legislative Session. (Florida Senate, October 2009)...

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