ERIC Number: ED030829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Adult Basic Education Pilot Project.
Texas Univ., Austin. Extension Teaching and Field Service Bureau.; Texas Education Agency, Austin.
The adult basic education program of the Texas Extension Division of Texas University was organized to provide educational opportunities for at least 200 undereducated adults, evaluate materials and teaching techniques in actual classroom use, develop a student record and progress chart for reporting and evaluation in local projects, explore student placement, and identify means of recruiting students. Adult basic education and New Careers classes were set up in Austin, with two full time teachers working with part time teachers and teacher aides. Face-to-face recruiting, especially by adult students themselves, has been effective. The Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT), the Standard Oral Reading Paragraph test (SORP), and the Adult Basic Learning Examination (ABLE) are used in placement. Instruction, including team teaching is given at Levels A (for those with minimal reading skill or little or no command of English); B, at the Grade 4-6 level; and C, for those averaging at least 7.0 on the WRAT and SORP. Numerous short films and filmstrips and such publications as the Mott Basic Language Skills series are among the equipment and instructional materials used. (ly)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Extension Teaching and Field Service Bureau.; Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers: Adult Basic Learning Examination; New Careers Programs; Standard Oral Reading Paragraph Test; Texas; Wide Range Achievement Test