The Clinton County (Pennsylvania) Development Center for Adults studied to what extent the planning and evaluation process for adult learners in the adult basic education/General Educational Development program was improved by the use of an individualized education plan (IEP) form. The project involved collaboration with other instructors in the program to gather their ideas and those of 22 Literacy Corps tutors from Lock Haven University (LHU). The work on the form began in mid-November 1998 and continued through mid-January 1999. By the first of February, the students' files contained an IEP form completed as much as possible. An intern from LHU, a VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) volunteer, and the instructor compiled the proposed form. During the first two weeks of February, the Literacy Corps tutors were matched with the adult learners. Eleven of the student files given to the Literacy Corps tutors contained a completed IEP form; the other 11 did not. Having an IEP form helped tutors become familiar with new students. The tutors with the IEP forms began the actual instructional process much more quickly, while those without took about 3 weeks deciding where their learners needed help. Appended are the original and revised IEP forms.) (YLB)
In: Action Research Monographs. Complete Set. Pennsylvania Action Research Network, 1998-99. A Section 353 Project of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education. A Learning from Practice Project; see CE 079 962.
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Adult Basic Education; High School Equivalency Programs