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Evaluation systems in the adult education program: the role of quality indicators

Corporate Name: Pelavin Research Institute

Publisher: Pelavin Research Institute

Published At: Washington, DC

Date Published: 1996

Distributor: Clearinghouse on Adult Education and Literacy, Division of Adult Education and Literacy, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education

Source Address: 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Mary E. Switzer Bldg, Room 4428

Source City/State/Zip: Washington DC 20202-7240

Phone: 202-205-9996

Material Type: Information Analysis

Intended Audience: Policy Maker

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 33 p..

Subjects: Adult Education; Educational Quality; Program Evaluation

In 1992, the Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL) of the U. S. Department of Education published Model Indicators of Program Quality for Adult Education Programs , which presented eight quality indicators. This paper presents a summary of state implementation of the quality indicators, focusing on the development of measures and standards and on the impact they have had on state accountability systems and program quality. The paper also discusses how states are using the quality indicators and presents a summary of the indicator measurement systems in six states.

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