ERIC Number: ED027463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Adult Basic Education, New York State; A Two Year Study, 1965-67.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Basic Continuing Education.
The New York State adult basic education program (funded under Title III, P.L.89-750) was studied during 1965-67 to ascertain whether the target population was being reached, compare effectiveness of different programs; estimate time expectancies needed by individuals to attain functional literacy, learn if sociological and physical variables of students affect academic growth, and determine operating costs through cost analysis. Data were obtained from local and state registration and test forms, including two forms of the Stanford Achievement Test. Results included the following: (1) students receiving programed instruction only had the best attendance; (2) the three special learning laboratories held were successful as demonstration centers and can serve as a guide for future centers; (3) increased enrollments at the 0-4 reading levels showed that the target population is being reached; (4) age, class level, attendance, and a schedule of 6-9 class hours weekly correlated significantly with reading achievement, but sex did not; (5) 80.2% of operating costs were directly related to instruction. (The document includes 33 tables.) (ly)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Basic Continuing Education.
Identifiers - Location: New York