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Adult literacy in California: results of the state adult literacy survey, executive summary 1994 This executive summary introduces a report of the California part of a national study of adult literacy in the U.S. cond...
Adult literacy learner assessment 1990 This ERIC Digest provides an overview of four approaches to assessment of learners in adult literacy programs. This inc...
APL and the NALS: the second coming of the government/educational contractor juggernaut in adult literacy education 1994 The article is an analysis of the significance of the National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS) and its relationship to the ...
Assessing learners online 2000 This publication looks at issues and techniques related to the assessment of online learning for adult, career, and voca...
Assessing the literacy needs of adult learners of ESL 1991 Assessment of literacy needs is an important part of the instructional program. This digest focuses on ways to determin...
Assessment of student progress in adult literacy programs 1991 The bibliography contains abstracts and bibliographic information on one article and nine documents from the ERIC databa...
Assessment with adult English language learners 2002 This trends and issues report describes how the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Title II, requires each state to repor...
California Adult ESL Assessment Project: placement procedures questionnaire, summary of results 1995 This is the executive summary of a report on the results of a questionnaire regarding current ESL placement procedures a...
California adult school program impact; state-funded adult education 2007-08 June 2009 This brief summarizes 2007-08 data about how the California Adult Education Program serves state and national interests ...
Certifying adult education students: a survey of state directors of adult education on certificate programs in use April 19, 2011 This brief looks at certification systems in use across the country, as reported by state ABE directors, to validate stu...
Challenging technical news for performance assessment 1993 This article discusses some technical challenges in using performance assessments in high accountability situations.
Combining published with locally-developed measures to assess workplace literacy skills 1994 The article is an analysis of the evaluation function of assessment where the choice is usually between published and lo...
Competency based assessment system for the developmentally disabled adult 1985 This paper summarizing a research project was presented at the Annual Meeting of the America Educational Research Associ...
Contested ground: performance accountability in adult basic education 1998 Policy paper discusses issues in performance accountability in adult basic education (ABE). Based on research and interv...
Culturally sensitive career assessment:: a quandary 1999 This digest reviews the challenges that multicultural populations provide to traditional perspectives on assessment and ...
Extending the ladder: from CASAS to Work Keys assessments; final report 1997 This report of a research project shows how assessment systems from CASAS and ACT can be linked to guide individuals' ed...
Issues in accountability and assessment for adult ESL instruction 2002 This Q & A describes the legislative background of current accountability requirements for ESL programs, the issues invo...
It belongs to me: a guide to portfolio assessment in adult education programs 1993 This guide is designed to introduce adult literacy educators to the concept of portfolio assessment, and to provide some...
Learner assessment in adult ESL literacy 1992 This article addresses how ESL literacy is currently assessed, the role of standardized testing, and alternative approac...
Linking adult literacy assessments 1995 The need to gather and analyze data on the effectiveness of State-administered adult education programs leads to an inte...
Literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments: framework for the OECD survey of adult skills October 2013 This document details the assessment frameworks utilized for the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Com...
Literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments among U.S. adults: results from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies 2012: first look October 2013 The NCES First Look report presents selected findings from the PIAAC Main Study, including specific results for the U.S....
Making skills everyone's business; a call to transform adult learning in the United States February 2015 This report takes a look at the data from several prior studies, including the OECD’s new international Survey of Adult ...
National adult literacy survey (NALS) [1990] In September 1989, Educational Testing Service (ETS) was awarded a four-year contract by the National Center for Educati...
Participation and performance of youth in adult education programs 2004 This brief reports data on the participation of youth (ages 16 to 24 years of age) in California's WIA Title II adult ed...
Portfolio assessment in adult , career, and vocational education 1993 This alert discusses portfolio assessment, in which portfolios of learner work form the basis. Strengths and problems o...
Portfolios as worthwhile burdens? 1993 This article discusses the good and bad news about using portfolio assessment with results from a new Vermont research s...
Relationship between California EL Civics objectives and CASAS competencies 2003 California EL Civics funded adult education programs identified key civic objectives through needs assessments from 2001...
Relationship of Adult ESL reading performance to instructional time 2004 This paper illustrates the relationship between ESL and ESL-Citizenship learner performance on CASAS reading tests and t...
Skilled for life? Key findings from the survey of adult skills October 2013 This inaugural edition of the OECD Skills Outlook is devoted to reporting the results of the first round of the Survey o...
Standardized tests: their use & misuse 1990 This article addresses the use and misuse of standardized tests in adult education and literacy. When federal requireme...
Technical merits of performance assessments 1993 This article raises some concerns about the technical merit of performance assessments.
Techniques for authentic assessment 1995 The brief describes types of authentic assessment, explains some of the advantages and challenges they present, and high...
Testing and accountability in adult literacy education; focus on workplace literacy resources for program design, assessment, testing, & evaluation 1999 This report provides information on the design and evaluation of workplace literacy programs to improve workforce readin...
Testing and assessment in adult basic education and English as a second language programs 1990 Report on the nature and uses of standardized tests in English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education. Eight st...
Time for the U.S. to reskill? What the survey of adult skills says November 2013 The OECD’s new international Survey of Adult Skills aims to help countries secure better skills policies by measuring th...
Using portfolio assessment in EL Civics classes in California 2003 Portfolio assessment is an ongoing process involving learners and their instructors in selecting samples of student work...
Valid, reliable, and appropriate assessments for adult English languge learners 2003 This Q & A examines the concepts of validity, reliability, and appropriateness from a language testing perspective as th...
Voices from the field: WIA Title II program implementation May 2005 This brief addresses the measures of 2003-2004 WIA Title II program success in California and describes provider types. ...
WIA Title II program implementation Feb 2007 This brief addresses and summarizes how California evaluates the effectiveness of adult education and literacy activitie...
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