Challenges in assessing for postsecondary readiness
Series or Serial: National Commission on Adult Literacy Policy Brief
Publisher: Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL)
Published At: New York, NY
Date Published: De 14, 2007
Distributor: National Commission on Adult Literacy (NCAL) / Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL)
Source Address: 1221 Avenue of the Americas - 46th Floor
Source City/State/Zip: New York NY 10020
Material Type: Information Analysis
Intended Audience: Policy Maker
Physical Media: Print
Physical Description: v, 20 p.
Subjects: Adult Education; Adult Basic Education; Assessment; Adult Literacy; Educational Attainment; Educational Policy; Equivalency Tests; Education Work Relationship; Postsecondary Education
This policy brief examines the major assessments in use today to measure adult learning gains and determine student placements - e.g., BEST, CASAS, TABE, COMPASS, ASSET, and ACCUPLACER in terms of their use and issues of alignment. Special attention if given to to the GED as it relates to postsecondary readiness, and to issues of alignment between the curriculum. Recommendations to resolve identified problems are offered.