ERIC Number: ED101061
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Factors Associated with Achievement in Adult Basic Education (Evaluation of Adult Basic Education in the Quitman County Center for Learning and Educational Development).
Shegog, Bedeliah; And Others
The document describes the methods, procedures, and results of the evaluation of the Quitman County Project, an adult basic education demonstration program with 147 participants in four learning centers in Mississippi. Data were collected by means of site visits, observation, interviews and standardized achievement tests. In terms of student achievement, the overall gain in grade level was good, and more than 88 percent of all participants completed the program. Over 40 percent of the higher achieving participants passed the General Education Development Test. The most successful students were in the 20-40 age range. The four centers varied achievement level was attributed to teacher differences and the use of teacher-student generated materials. Sound fiscal policies were maintained, and instructional materials were judged good. Data on student and teacher characteristics are tabulated and discussed. Tables show the relationship between achievement and: center, sex, highest grade completed in school, welfare assistance status, number of dependents, employment record, current work status, primary occupation, nature of contact leading to enrollment, and reason for participation. The rate of dropout and related factors are analyzed. The appendix includes the student data code, organizational chart, student interview schedule, organizational perspectives, instructors findings, and counselor services. (MW)
Descriptors: Achievement Rating, Adult Basic Education, Adult Dropouts, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Continuing Education, Continuing Education Centers, Demonstration Programs, Educational Assessment, Participant Characteristics, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Regional Programs, Tables (Data), Teacher Characteristics
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Basic Education.
Authoring Institution: Quitman Centers for Learning, Marks, MS.; Mary Holmes Coll., West Point, MS.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi