ERIC Number: ED255244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
California Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) Project Final Report: 1983-1984.
San Diego Community Coll. District, CA. Continuing Education Centers.; California Adult Student Assessment System Consortium, San Diego.
A final report is provided of the CASAS Project, a comprehensive educational assessment system designed to measure the identified competencies of local educational programs for all levels of Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL). The report begins with lists of personnel involved in the project, and an overview of CASAS which sought to: (1) provide effective placement materials and procedures for correct student placement into ABE, ESL, and vocational programs for beginning through advanced levels; (2) measure student achievement in a competency-based program; (3) target day-to-day relevant instruction; (4) certify attainment of competencies for movement of students to higher program levels and for local certification programs; and (5) provide materials and procedures adaptable to various settings and linked to competency-based curriculum goals and instructional programs. Section A provides a needs statement, general and project background, and a summary of 1980-81 activities. Section B summarizes CASAS 1983-84 activities, focusing on the undertakings of project committees, test item development and field testing, assessment results, vocational assessment activities, microcomputer use projects, and the development of a career guidance system. After section C describes efforts to disseminate project materials, sections D, E, and F look at CASAS workshops, presentations, and training workshops. Extensive appendices provide additional background material, test results, final reports on various project activities, and survey materials. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: San Diego Community Coll. District, CA. Continuing Education Centers.; California Adult Student Assessment System Consortium, San Diego.
Identifiers: California; California Adult Student Assessment System
Note: An Assessment Consortium Project.