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Adult education: measuring program results has been challenging

Corporate Name: General Accounting Office

Publisher: Government Accounting Office

Published At: Washington, DC

Date Published: 1995

Distributor: GAO Document Distribution Facility

Source Address: P.O. Box 6015

Source City/State/Zip: Gaithersburg MD 20884-6015

Phone: 202-512-6000

Material Type: Government Document

Intended Audience: Policy Maker

Physical Media: Print

Subjects: Adult Education; Accountability; National Programs; State Programs; Educational Assessment

Abstract:
This report provides information on the State Grant Program of the federal Adult Education Act, its coordination with federal employment training programs, and the extent to which it ensures accountability for results. The study concludes that although the program addresses the educational needs of millions of adults, it has had difficulty ensuring accountability for results because of a lack of clearly defined program objectives, questionable validity of adult student assessments, and poor student data.

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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN180031 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.