ERIC Number: ED331323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Analysis of New York City's 1988-1989 Adult Literacy Data Base. The New York City Adult Literacy Initiative.
Metis Associates, Inc., New York, NY.; Literacy Assistance Center, New York, NY.
Results of a statistical analysis of New York City's adult literacy database for its fourth year are reported. Data is derived from a citywide unit-record database that includes extensive information about enrollees in city- and state-funded classroom and tutorial programs and information on hours of instruction received by each student, achievement test results, and other selected data. The database is the most complex in the adult literacy field. The report begins with an introductory section outlining the purpose and background of the study and a brief description of the methodology used. The findings are presented in tabular form with some narrative. The findings include within-year (1988-89) demographic findings, within-year achievement test outcomes and contact hours, findings of cross-year analyses, and the results of four longitudinal analyses: (1) a two-year longitudinal vs. baseline year (1987-88) study; (2) a three-year longitudinal vs. baseline year (1986-87) study; (3) a four-year longitudinal vs. baseline year (1985-86) study; and (4) longitudinal analyses of achievement test outcomes. Implications for program and policy planning are summarized. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York City Office of the Mayor, NY.; New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: Metis Associates, Inc., New York, NY.; Literacy Assistance Center, New York, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)