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Pathways and outcomes: tracking ESL student performance, a longitudinal study of adult ESL service at City College of San Francisco

Corporate Name: Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy

Publisher: Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL)

Published At: New York, NY

Date Published: January 7, 2008

Distributor: 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: 212-512-2363

Material Type: Research/Technical Report

Intended Audience: Policy Maker

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 212 p.

Subjects: English (Second Language); Community Colleges; Adult Education; Noncredit Courses; Program Effectiveness; Policy Analysis; Administrative Organization; Learning Strategies; Curriculum; Persistence; Transitional Programs

This report provides an "in-depth look" at adult ESL services at the City College of San Francisco, considered an exemplary program by many ESL professionals. The research is based on "records tracking all students over a seven-year period enrolled in CCSF's credit [38,000+ students] and non-credit [6,600 students] ESL programs. "The primary focus is on persistence, learning gains, and transition to credit studies, and on the success in credit courses of non-credit ESL students." The report is intended to assist "those who plan and design community college ESL programs" to assess and develop services. [See also The Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy website at to directly access this document and other reports/publications.]

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