Assessment

Equipped for the Future Assessment Report (2000)

How Instructors Can Support Adult Learners Through Performance-Based Assessment

This guide presents information on how instructors can support adult learners through performance-based assessments. Prepared by the National Institute for Literacy (NIFL), this report introduces the Equipped for the Future Standards, a vehicle for aligning teaching and assessment with preparing adults to carry out everyday activities that are important to adult roles as parents, citizens, and workers.

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2001-04-03

Adult Basic Education & College Preparatory Student Outcomes Project (1997)

1995 - 96 Report

Provides data about ABE students in British Columbia and the educational, social, and economic effects of ABE programs as reported by them. Includes statistical data about who the students are, why they enroll, what outcomes they expect, whether their goals are met, and the barriers they experienced. Third in a series of three reports.

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2000-09-11

Supplementary Tutor Handbook (2000)

Supporting Literacy for People with Intellectual / Developmental Challenges

This Handbook is the product of extensive research of the existing literature, discussion and exhange with literacy experts, practitioners, and some learners, and input from pilot agencies delivering literacy programming.

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2000-01-01

The Texas Test Score Flap (2000)

This article discusses the Rand study which compared Texan students' performance on the Texas state tests to their performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) tests. The author says that differences in the design of the tests can help explain some of the variance.

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2000-01-01

Let's Get Started. An Initial Assessment Pack for Adult Literacy Programs (1999)

This booklet of information is intended to help a tutor get started with a new learner.

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1999-01-01

Testing and Accountability in Adult Literacy Education (1999)

Focus on Workplace Literacy Resources for Program Design, Assessment, Testing, & Evaluation

Recent national and international surveys of adult literacy skills have raised questions about workforce readiness for international competitiveness. This report provides information on the design and evaluation of workplace literacy programs to improve workforce readiness, and an overview of concepts about the nature, uses and abuses of standardized tests in program evaluation and accountability. This is not a "how to do it" guidebook.

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1999-01-01

SARAW Resource Manual (1997)

The S.A.R.A.W. Resource Manual—Learning Strategies for Inclusion of People with Disabilities was developed in response to an expressed need for teaching resources for literacy programs using the S.A.R.A.W. equipment.

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1997-01-01

Upgrading Needs Assessment for Yarmouth County (1997)

The South West Shore Development Authority of Nova Scotia recently completed this survey. It, along with a similar study done for Shelburne County, has been useful in enabling them to determine their priorities relating to human resources development. Training organizations and groups promoting literacy will also find it helpful.

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1997-01-01

Portfolios in Practice (1996)

A resource detailing a pilot project`s testing of program evaluation tools, with findings and recommendations.

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1996-01-01

Assessment and Evaluation Strategies in Family Literacy Program Development (1996)

This guide is the result of the shared experiences over a two year period of four community based literacy programs which implemented and reviewed a variety of assessment procedures for family literacy evaluation.

This practical and informative resource guide for literacy practitioners was prepared for the National Literacy Secretariat and the Ontario Training and Adjustment Board.

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1996-01-01

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