ERIC Number: ED085418
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
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A Longitudinal Evaluation of the Adult Basic Education Program.
Kent, William P.
This study represents the first nationwide evaluation of programs funded under the Adult Education Act. Data were gathered across a variety of adult basic education programs (ABE), and a representative sample of 2300 program participants was studied longitudinally through a series of basic skills tests and interviews covering pre- and post-program income, work experience, educational aspirations, and opinions related to participants in ABE experiences. Information was also collected on program and classroom characteristics to form a basis for assessing the relationship between post-program performance and the kind of experience that enrollees received. This involved interviews with local ABE administrators and instructors regarding program costs, enrollee attendance, staff qualifications, instructional and quidance methods, and administrative procedures. Student evaluations of their ABE experiences and program and class cost data are analyzed. Methodological recommendations for future evaluations of adult basic education programs are discussed. The questionnaires in the study are included in the appendices. For related documents see TM003354-57 and TM003398. (EH)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, Adults, Compensatory Education, Educational Benefits, Educational Improvement, Educationally Disadvantaged, Employment Patterns, Individual Characteristics, Longitudinal Studies, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, State Programs, Student Evaluation
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Falls Church, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Adult Education Act 1966