ERIC Number: ED238499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Platform for Excellence: A Review and Projection of Basic Skills, Developmental and Learning Support Education. Task Force Reports from the Learning Assistance Support System Project.
Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Olympia.
Prepared by four state-appointed task forces, this report recommends policies and procedures for basic skills education in the State of Washington to assist local and statewide planning. Following introductory material on the mandate and members of the task forces, Section I considers the organization and management of developmental programs, focusing on philosophy, management models, funding, services, and staff considerations. Section II identifies current testing instruments used in the areas of college entry, writing, reading, math, English as a Second Language, and vocational screening. In addition, this section summarizes comments on the effectiveness of the various tests that were gathered during a statewide survey. Section III discusses the status of immigrant and refugee education, reviewing the extent of the impact of immigrant and refugee students; the process of surveying faculty regarding these students; faculty perceptions of problems, solutions, and unmet needs; and a program model and recommendations for immigrant and refugee education. Section IV presents eight public policy recommendations designed to provide directions and objectives for the 1980's. A list of academic competencies, as defined by the College Board, is appended. (LAL)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Policy, Educational Testing, Foreign Students, Immigrants, Minimum Competencies, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Refugees, Remedial Instruction, Statewide Planning, Student Placement, Student Problems, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Olympia.