ERIC Number: ED099428
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Basic Education Programs, Students, and Results. TM Report No. 33.
Kent, William P.
The study summarizes a survey of a nationwide sample of students, teachers, and administrators involved in Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs funded under the Adult Education Act of 1966. Information was collected during 1971-1973 to assist in evaluating the effects of the ABE program on a priority group of students--adults from 16 to 44 years of age with less than 8 years of schooling. Students over 44 years old were excluded from the study, as were certain other specialized types of students (migrants, institutionalized students, and students in classes emphasizing English as a second language). There were approximately 500,000 students enrolled in the ABE program in FY 1970; 280,000 of these fell within the study's scope. The sample investigated by the study included 2,300 students in 200 classes, 90 programs, and 15 states. Data were collected on program and classroom characteristics; students were tested twice and interviewed three times. The interval between tests was usually four months; followup interviews were obtained at intervals of 12 and 18 months after initial interviews. Interview forms were specially developed; the test battery consisted of portions of the Tests of Adult Basic Education. (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Adult Education Act 1966