ERIC Number: ED330784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep-8
Reference Count: N/A
California Adult Learner Progress Evaluation Process (CALPEP). California Literacy Campaign (CLC).
The California Literacy Campaign (CLC) is a statewide, community-oriented, library-based adult literacy program initiated by the California State Library in 1984. A key feature is the latitude given individual sites for developing literacy services to meet the needs of the local population. Two evaluations suggested that current learner progress assessment mechanisms were inadequate and the lack of common procedures limited the information's usefulness at the state level. The Educational Testing Service developed a process to evaluate adult learner progress for CLC literacy programs, called the California Adult Learner Progress Evaluation Process (CALPEP). It evaluates learner progress by examining changes in the learner's reading and writing habits/abilities. CALPEP measures these areas: changes in reading and writing habits; changes in reading and writing levels; progress toward attaining reading and writing goals; changes in learners' perceptions of reading and writing progress; change in work status; and reasons for leaving program. These outcome dimensions are examined initially upon program entrance and every 6 months thereafter. CLC has been successful because of student motivation incorporated into program design. Another important aspect of the program is setting learner goals. CALPEP is in its first field-test year. Data will be gathered to determine its impact on CLC and the need for changes. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Literacy Education, Measures (Individuals), Program Development, Program Implementation, Reading Habits, Reading Skills, Skill Development, Student Evaluation, Student Improvement, Test Construction, Tutoring, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California Literacy Campaign
Note: Paper presented at the National Adult Literacy Symposium (Washington, DC, September 8, 1988). For related documents, see CE 055 329-330.