ERIC Number: ED057094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the Occupationally Oriented Basic Education Program In Waterbury, Connecticut.
Bush, Steven J.; Karas, Shawky F.
The Waterbury Board of Education is currently operating a Manpower Development and Training Act (MDTA) project. It includes the Adult Basic Education Program and Occupational Skill Training. The program provides basic elementary education to individuals functioning at or below the third grade level in arithmetic and English, as well as those who are unable to speak, read, or write the English language. The objective of the project is to train unemployed and underemployed youth and adults who have inadequate skills, to obtain and hold jobs, so they may become productive, functional members of society. The subjects were selected from terminees of the program who had been given the Basic Education Test (BET) upon entry and the Adult Basic Learning Exam (ABLE) during the training period. Analysis of variance and trend analysis were conducted and the results indicate that the program was effective in giving its trainees an increase in educational attainment with a linear trend. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Vocational Education, Analysis of Covariance, Arithmetic, Career Development, Elementary Education, Labor Force Development, Language Skills, Program Evaluation, Remedial Mathematics, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, Trend Analysis, Unemployment, Youth Employment
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Connecticut State Coll., New Haven.
Identifiers: ABLE Model Program; Adult Basic Learning Examination; Basic Education Test; Manpower Development and Training Act
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Boston, Massachusetts, June 1971