ERIC Number: ED381633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The Literacy Enhancement Project Report: "Roadmap to Accountability."
Illinois Literacy Resource Development Center, Champaign.
The Literacy Enhancement Project (LEP) was initiated in 1993 to upgrade the quality of service at adult literacy program sites throughout Illinois. The project provided in-depth, sequential training in using a model assessment/evaluation system that is intended to serve as a developmental tool aiding in program design and modification and documentation of individual students' progress. The LEP is a collaborative effort involving the Illinois Literacy Resource Development Center, a University of Illinois evaluation specialist, local providers of literacy services, and adult literacy students in Illinois. The assessment/evaluation framework consists of the following evaluation levels: needs assessment (preimplementation), accountability (program documentation), formative evaluation (program clarification), program progress toward objectives, and program impact. To date, the LEP has yielded a wealth of information about the many facets of adult literacy in Illinois and identified policies that must be established to institute and deliver a consistent model for evaluation on a statewide basis. Special attention was paid to learning about portfolios and their potential as a means of authentic assessment. (Twenty appendixes constituting approximately 60% of this report contain the following: list of selected LEP sites; portfolio and satisfaction assessment forms; and newsletters, summaries and completed forms and or newsletters from 12 LEP sites.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Literacy Education, Models, Portfolio Assessment, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Questionnaires, Records (Forms), Statewide Planning, Student Evaluation, Two Year Colleges
Illinois Literacy Resource Development Center, 209 West Clark Street, Champaign, IL 61820 ($35).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Literacy Resource Development Center, Champaign.