ERIC Number: ED334431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr-20
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluating National Workplace Literacy Programs.
Sticht, Thomas G.
This report discusses evaluation as required under the Department of Education rules and regulations for the National Workplace Literacy Program (NWLP). It is intended to help workplace literacy programs meet the requirements of the rules and regulations governing the NWLP so that the Department of Education can determine the value of programs. The discussion of evaluation focuses upon the relationship of the evaluation of workplace programs to the original criteria that the Secretary of Education used to evaluate applications for establishing programs in the first place. A table presents the criteria used to evaluate proposals, reworded and rearranged to emphasize their use in preparing an evaluation report of a program once it has been funded and implemented. These criteria specify, in outline, what a well-designed and operated workplace literacy program would look like. The paper discusses the following topics: purpose of the NWLP, the relationship of literacy ability to productivity, the relationship of program design and development to evaluation, using the criteria in program evaluation, the need for data on program effectiveness, measuring the outcomes of learning, measuring improvements in productivity, and developing an attitude for inquiry. The paper lists 4 references and 10 resources. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Applied Behavioral & Cognitive Sciences, Inc., San Diego, CA.
Identifiers: National Workplace Literacy Program