State: Florida


Your Guide to Data and Services for Florida

SREB works with Florida policymakers, colleges and schools to help them improve education. From this page, find independent, accurate data, reliable best practices and ways to share scarce resources. Plus: details on how Florida makes use of SREB’s many targeted programs and services.

Florida Members of the Board

Rick Scott, Governor of Florida, Tallahassee, ex officio (2019)
Nancy C. Detert, State Senator, Venice (2018)
Erik Fresen, State Representative, Miami (2016)
John Legg, State Senator, New Port Richey (2017)
Joe H. Pickens, President, St. Johns River State College, Palatka (2015)

(Appointments to the Board are made by the Governor. Terms expire June 30 of the specified year.)

Florida Members of the Legislative Advisory Council

Nancy Detert, State Senator, Venice
Erik Fresen, State Representative, Miami
John Legg, State Senator, Port Richey

Publication September 20165 pages

College Affordability Profile

To help policymakers assess and improve college affordability in their states, SREB provides tailored reports on the policies, programs and prices that drive affordability. Each member-state profile details net price at different types of institutions, state financial aid based on need or other factors, student borrowing, and percentage of family income needed to pay for college at different income levels.

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Publication June 201640 pages(16E07-FL)

Florida: Gauging Progress, Accelerating Pace

Gauging Progress, Accelerating Pace is the seventh biennial report to SREB states on their progress in meeting SREB’s Challenge to Lead goals for education. Each customized state report documents progress on both measurable outcomes and state policies. Through effective policy implementation, the goals can help states drive improvements in student achievement, high school graduation, college completion and workforce readiness.


Blog post By Jon Schmidt-Davis

Highly Qualified Turnaround Leaders Emerge in Florida

The Florida Turnaround Leaders Program (FTLP) is a big hit in Florida that will ultimately result in better principals, better schools, and higher-performing students. “This program has provided the best professional development I have ever experienced in my 25 years as an educator,” said one participant.

The FTLP, funded by Florida’s Race to the Top award, is designed and implemented by SREB’s Learning-Centered Leadership Program. It has been one of the most rigorous and successful school leader preparation efforts in the nation.

Publication September 20144 pages

High School to College and Careers, Florida

Are standards, assessments and readiness policies aligned to promote smooth transitions? Details on Florida policies and requirements for high school graduation, accelerated learning, academic and career planning, college and career readiness, college admission, state financial aid and more.


Blog post By Jon Schmidt-Davis

Florida Middle School Creates Success Academy

Pinellas Park Middle School is about as challenging a school as you can find in Florida. The state has assigned it a grade of D for the past several years. All of its students receive free lunch. Twenty-three percent of its students have already been in some form of drop-out prevention program prior to enrolling at Pinellas Park.

Publication May 20133 pages

Florida Accountability Profile

Florida’s plans under federal waivers to No Child Left Behind: policies for raising student achievement, evaluating school performance, and identifying low-performing schools for state assistance.


Publication June 201236 pages(12E04)

Florida: A Decade of Progress

This report outlines a decade of the state’s progress toward meeting SREB’s Challenge to Lead education goals. Data on key education measures for each of the 12 goals are presented, with commentary that puts the information in a regional and national context. The lead figures on each page also are available as PowerPoint slides at