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Using the ESL program standards to evaluate and improve adult ESL programs

Series or Serial: Briefs

Publisher: Center for Adult English Language Acquisition

Published At: Washington, DC

Date Published: May 2005

Distributor: Center for Applied Linguistics

Source Address: 4646 40th Street, N.W.

Source City/State/Zip: Washington DC 20016-1859

Phone: (202)-362-0700

Material Type: Information Analysis

Intended Audience: Program Manager

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 9 p.

Subjects: Adult Education; English (Second Language); Program Effectiveness; Educational Objectives; Program Evaluation

Abstract:
"Program quality standards can help program staff and other stakeholders develop, improve, and maintain programs that are consistent with their goals, objectives, and expected outcomes; state and federal requirements; and learners' goals and needs." This brief identifies the benefits of of developing and using program standards, as well as the advantages of evaluating progress in meeting program goals. References are included.

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