ERIC Number: ED337656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Employability Competency System. California Statewide Results. Final Report.
Eguez, Jane; And Others
A demographic and educational profile was constructed of learners enrolled in California employment training programs. Summary data were derived from 47,318 Employability Competency System (ECS) Appraisal answer sheets received by the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) office from 1987 through 1990. ECS provides reading, math, and communication assessment linked to competencies and competency-based curriculum materials appropriate for adult basic education, pre-employment/work maturity, and English-as-a-Second-Language programs. ECS Appraisal forms the foundation of the system. ECS reading and math appraisal provides an initial assessment of a learner's basic functional literacy skill levels in a training and employment context. (Demographic and test performance information is summarized. The demographic profile includes self-reported information on the participants' gender, age, ethnic background, and native language. The educational profile presents attainment information relating to the highest grade level completed and the highest degree earned by the respondents. Demographic and educational profile data are cross-tabulated with test score performance in reading and math. Two appendices are included: (1) components of ECS; and (2) participating counties and service delivery areas.) (NLA)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Programs, Communication Skills, Competency Based Education, Cultural Background, Employment Potential, Employment Programs, English (Second Language), Functional Literacy, Job Skills, Job Training, Language Usage, Mathematics Skills, Performance Tests, Reading Skills, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Youth, Adult and Alternative Educational Services Div.
Authoring Institution: Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System, San Diego, CA.
Identifiers: California; Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System; Employability Competency System