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Indicators of program quality for adult education programs

Publisher: USDE, Division of Adult Education and Literacy

Published At: Washington, DC

Date Published: 1992

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: Program Manager

Physical Media: Print

Subjects: Adult Education; Educational Quality; Program Evaluation

The paper details a list of indicators which are the most essential elements of program quality that should be used to assess all adult education programs. The list was developed with input from four focus groups. The list meets National Literacy Act mandates that quality indicators include educational gains, recruitment, and retention. There are two sections: student outcomes and program process and content. A list of secondary quality indicators upon which there was no consensus is appended.

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