ERIC Number: ED217203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Adult Literacy Education Program. New York State. Participant Data, 1980-1981.
According to this annual report, the New York State Adult Literacy Program was successful in achieving many of its goals during the 1980-81 year. Total enrollment for the year was 965 students higher than the previous year; there was an increase of 15,965 in the number of immigrants served; and the number of unemployed adults served was more than double compared to the year before. In addition, the number of adult students completing an educational grade level was increased by 5,816 over the previous year, while an increase of 1,651 unemployed students obtained jobs. The report states that the program was cost effective, saving a net gain of more than $10 million for the taxpayers. Some of the reasons for this tax savings was that 2,279 welfare recipients were removed from the rolls after participating in the literacy program, and 3,998 adults who had been unemployed prior to participation in the program obtained jobs. In keeping with the program's philosophy, the annual goal of enrolling adults who functioned at less than fifth grade level or who needed English as a Second Language was well met, representing 31,371 of the total enrollment of 95,539. Of the total, 69 percent were members of minority groups. (KC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Continuing Education.
Identifiers: New York