ERIC Number: ED204634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May-15
Reference Count: 0
Study of Educational Benefits for a Pilot Adult Performance Level (APL) Educational Program with Recommendations for Instituting Cost Analysis Procedures in the Future.
DuVall, Charles R.; Pck, John E.
A project assessed educational effectiveness of the Adult Proficiency Level (APL) Pilot Project in Area B of the Indiana Office of Occupational Development. Activities involved design of data collection instrument, sampling and data collection at all six educational classroom sites in Area B, and data analysis. Program strengths identified were good reception of the curriculum guide, Learning for Everyday Living, and accompanying workshops; dedicated teachers and aides; successful educational efforts of facilitators; high acceptability of Eeucation Specialist, who coordinated the APL Program; cooperation between operating agencies; and individualized or small group instruction. These concerns were indicated: no system-wide methods of evaluating and reporting student progress, failure of activity cards, need for better means of communication, need for coordination of testing programs, no funds available to teachers for classroom supplies, no planning time for teachers, and no indoctrinating program for new teachers and aides. Data were not available for cost analysis of the project, but recommendations were made for instituting a system of data gathering and cost analysis. (Appendixes, amounting to almost four-fifths of the report, contain all interview summaries, readability analyses of the activity cards prepared by the APL Facilitators, and other materials to support study findings.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of Adult and Community Education.; Indiana State Office of Occupational Development, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: DuVall (Charles R.) & Associates, South Bend, IN.
Identifiers: Adult Performance Level; Indiana