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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 1008
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F.S. 1008.02
1008.02 Definitions.As used in this chapter, the term:
(1) “Developmental education” means instruction through which a high school graduate who applies for any college credit program may attain the communication and computation skills necessary to successfully complete college credit instruction. Developmental education may be delivered through a variety of accelerated and corequisite strategies and includes any of the following:
(a) Modularized instruction that is customized and targeted to address specific skills gaps.
(b) Compressed course structures that accelerate student progression from developmental instruction to college-level coursework.
(c) Contextualized developmental instruction that is related to meta-majors.
(d) Corequisite developmental instruction or tutoring that supplements credit instruction while a student is concurrently enrolled in a credit-bearing course.
(2) “Gateway course” means the first course that provides transferable, college-level credit allowing a student to progress in his or her program of study.
(3) “Meta-major” means a collection of programs of study or academic discipline groupings that share common foundational skills.
History.s. 18, ch. 2013-51.