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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

Phone: 212-512-2362

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

Abstract:
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.

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