Department Info & Services
Department Info & Services
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Who We Are And What We Do
- Assessment and School Performance (ASP)
The Assessment and Evaluation office provides a number of services to Florida schools, school districts, community colleges, universities, and students including school accountability and testing of students, teachers, and principals.
The Articulation office provides the leadership, information, and support needed for students to successfully progress through Florida's education system.
- Accountability, Research and Measurement
The Accountability, Research and Measurement Division provides education data and leadership to support high standards, continually improve achievement, and facilitate student opportunities throughout Florida's education system.
- Budget Management
Budget Management is responsible for planning and directing the development of the Department's Legislative Budget Request, directing and assisting in the preparation and implementation of amendments to educational programs and policies, and reviewing and analyzing organizational structure and Staffing patterns and making recommendations. Develops, monitors, and manages the Department's Operating budget. In addition to budgeting, financial functions of the Department of Education are part of Budget Management operations.
- Chief Technology Office
The Chief Technology Office is responsible for Technology Planning and Management; Education Technology; Enterprise Project Management; Data Center Operations; Florida Information Resource Network (FIRN); and Customer/End User Support.
- Commissions, Committees & Task Forces
This page lists the various Commissions, Committees & Task Forces within the Department of Education.
- Communications & External Affairs
The Communications & External Affairs office handles all media inquiries, communications for the Commissioner’s office and serves as the designated spokesperson for the Department.
- Florida Colleges
Florida’s Colleges are the key access point to higher education. From veterans and displaced learners, to students with disabilities and PhD’s who want to hone their skills set, Florida’s Colleges are the passport to the American Dream.
- Community College and Technical Center Management Information Services (CCTCMIS)
Community College & Technical Center MIS collects and reports all data pertaining to the operation of community colleges, and adult continuing, workforce and vocational education reported by the public school district technical centers.
This information is used to generate state and federal level reports, supply data to the Department of Education Data Warehouse, provide for system accountability, generate performance based budgeting, and provide support to the Florida Legislature and the Florida State Board of Education.
The Comptroller’s Office provides service in the areas of grants management, accounting, financial management information, payroll, and travel reimbursement to the Department's program administrators, employees, and project recipients.
- Curriculum Support
The Curriculum support area includes information for educators relating to standards, course code directory, and other instructional resources.
- Education Data Warehouse (EDW)
The Education Data Warehouse (EDW) provides stakeholders in public education-including, but not limited to, administrators, educators, parents, students, state leadership, and professional organizations-with the capability of receiving timely, efficient, consistent responses to inquiries into Florida's Kindergarten through University education.
- Education Information and Accountability Services
The Bureau of Education Information and Accountability seeks to improve education by increasing the quality of decisions through the use of data. Bureau functions and services include the following: assisting school districts in the reporting of accurate information, providing information to customers in order to meet their needs, fulfilling DOE Information Database reporting requirements, and reviewing and developing data collection procedures.
- Educational Facilities
The Office of Educational Facilities provides technical support and information for all issues related to educational facilities planning, funding, construction, and operations throughout Florida's Education System.
- Educational Technology
The Office of Educational Technology (OET) provides leadership and support to schools and libraries throughout Florida in the effective use of telecommunications. OET manages two of the three statewide networks, the Florida Information Resource Network (FIRN) and the Florida Knowledge Network (FKN), as well as Public Broadcasting, and the E-Rate Outreach program. OET reaches every elementary and secondary school throughout the state through these state networks, making for an efficient and equitable way to distribute resources.
- Educator Recruitment, Development and Retention
The Bureau of Educator Recruitment, Development and Retention provides assistance to school districts and colleges and universities through the preparation, maintenance, and coordination of a variety of programs and services for establishing a high performing professional education workforce to directly impact increased student performance.
- Equal Educational Opportunity
The Office of Equal Educational Opportunity (OEEO) provides services and information to Florida schools, school districts, parents, students, and community groups on a wide range of topics impacting educational equity on the basis of race, gender, national origin, disability, age, and marital status. OEEO assists in ensuring equity in education to enable all students to attain the highest levels of educational achievement and to provide an educational environment free of bias, stereotyping and discrimination prohibited by federal and state laws and/or regulations.
- Evaluation & Reporting
The Office of Evaluation and Reporting is responsible for calculating school grades, federal Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), readiness rates for early learning, as well as other data-driven measures.
- Exceptional Education and Student Services
The Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services administers programs for students with disabilities and for gifted students. Additionally, the bureau coordinates student services throughout the state and participates in multiple inter-agency efforts designed to strengthen the quality and variety of services available to students with special needs.
- Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program
The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) is a data collection and consumer reporting system that provides follow-up data on former students and others. The information provided describe civilian and federal employment and earnings, continuing education experiences, military service and other measures that help answer accountability issues. The data also facilitates demographic and performance comparisons and demonstrates trends over time.
- Food & Nutrition Management
Food and Nutrition Management (FNM) facilitates quality nutrition programs that support the growth and development of Florida's children. FNM provides effective child nutrition programs to Florida students through such efforts as outreach, policy compliance, financial resources, quality meals services, nutritional integrity and technical assistance.
- General Counsel
The Office of General Counsel is responsible for providing sound, effective, and timely legal advice and representation to the State Board of Education, the Florida Board of Governors, the Commissioner of Education, and the Department of Education.
- Governmental Relations
The Governmental Relations Office is responsible for championing and advocating education policies set by the Governor, the State Board of Education, and the Commissioner of Education, before the Florida Legislature.
- Contracts, Grants and Procurement Management Services
Contracts, Grants, and Procurement Management Services is responsible for implementing, through the Office of Procurement, all purchases for the Department in accordance with state and federal laws and rules, thus assuring that goods and services are procured at the best value for the state. The Bureau also manages the processes for executing, amending, and monitoring implementation of contracts and leases on behalf of the Department through its Office of Contracts and Leasing. Another Bureau area of responsibility is overseeing all aspects of grants management including both state and federal grants and subgrants.
- Information Resource Management Division of Colleges and Universities (IRMDCU)
Information Resource Management - State University System of Florida (IRM-SUS) is the primary collector and provider of data concerning state universities that is used to make sound education policy decisions. The office provides technical assistance to those using the information, state and federal reporting support, those supplying information, and enhancement support for the databases.
- Inspector General
The Office of Inspector General provides auditing, investigative, and management review services to the Florida Department of Education. These services are primarily focused on internal department programs and activities.
- Instructional Materials
This area oversees the instructional material adoption process. Each year, Florida adopts instructional materials for specific classes that cover the Sunshine State Standards, stated intended outcomes, and course objectives for the specific classes.
- Library Media
This office provides library media services and resources.
- Professional Practices Services
The Bureau of Professional Practice Services (PPS) administers a state-level grievance process and plays an integral part in ensuring that appropriate disciplinary actions are taken against the certificate of an educator certified to teach in Florida. PPS investigates alleged wrongdoings by teachers in Florida who hold a teaching certificate and pursues disciplinary actions against the certificates of teachers found to have committed acts of misconduct. PPS investigates whether or not the teacher has broken the law or violated State Board of Education Rule, which includes the Code of Ethics and Principles of Professional Conduct. These ethical standards are the minimum requirements for teachers to obey in Florida.
- School Improvement
The Bureau of School Improvement implements the components of Florida's System of School Improvement and Differentiated Accountability, a team-based cross-agency delivery system for State assistance and interventions.
Our mission is to support schools, districts, and families in their efforts to maximize student learning gains and reach highest student achievement through rigorous and relevant learning opportunities. We serve all schools and students through collaboration with districts, engagement of practitioners, community and education partners, and building local capacity to provide quality education for all students.
Our focus is on student success and continuous improvement. Staff
- State University System
The State University System oversees the system of 11 public universities through the guidance of the Board of Governors. The BOG sets the strategic direction of the entire state university system.
The Office implements both special projects and initiatives of the State Board of Education and the Commissioner, and activities and policies related to the infrastructure of K-20 policies and procedures.
- Student Achievement Through Language Acquisition
The Office of Student Achievement through Language Acquisition (SALA) assists schools and districts in ensuring that students receive understandable instruction. Services are provided in the form of technical assistance by telephone, on-site visits, workshops and presentations. In addition, SALA monitors school districts for compliance with the Consent Decree.
- Student Assistance
The Bureau of Student Assistance (BSA) operates in the context of the Department's vision, mission, and guiding principles to provide leadership and support for educationally disadvantaged and low-income students, migratory children, neglected, delinquent or homeless children and youth to ensure a safe and drug-free learning environment.
- Supplemental Educational Services
Supplemental educational services are free tutoring and other supplemental academic enrichment services that are in addition to instruction provided during the school day. These services are of high quality, research-based, and specifically designed to increase a student‘s academic achievement on the state’s academic assessments toward proficiency in meeting the state’s achievement standards.
- Title I
Title I/Migrant Programs administer in excess of $500 million in federal funds to school districts and agencies in Florida for high quality supplemental instruction and support services for educationally disadvantaged children. The office’s mission is to provide leadership and technical assistance to local education agencies (LEAs) and local operating agencies (LOAs) to implement programs and services that ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments. We provide service to local school districts, agencies, private schools and local neglected and delinquent institutions for Title I, Migrant, and Homeless Programs.
The School Transportation Management Section provides leadership, assistance, and training for school districts and other clients to ensure safe and efficient transportation of Florida's public school students. This section is also responsible for monitoring school district transportation programs for compliance with laws, rules, and industry campaigns pertaining to safety.
- Career and Adult Education
Career and Adult Education is designed to meet the needs of students, business and industry, school districts, community colleges, community-based organizations, and correctional institutions.