ERIC Number: ED247410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
The Soul of a New System. New Jersey Adult Reading Project. F.Y. '80--F.Y. '84. Final Report.
The New Jersey Adult Reading Project was a state project involving more than 500 New Jersey adult educators from 98 adult education programs around the state. The primary objective of the project was to develop a competency-based adult reading management system that would allow program completers to achieve the following goals: continue their education, get a job, understand their legal rights and responsibilities, improve their parenting skills, obtain a drivers license, and prepare their income taxes. Based on data from a survey of adult educators in the state and a field-test process that involved the administration of the Adult Interest Assessment Processes to 613 students from throughout the state, project staff developed a program entitled the Competency-Based Adult Reading Management System. Components of the system included a series of adult interest assessment processes, adult competency assessment tests, an adult reading skills array, a computerized prescription-generation program, and a student recordkeeping system. Data from pre- and posttests administered to program participants in the Reading Management Program showed evidence of the achievement of four of the six objectives. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Competency Based Education, Educational Needs, Field Tests, Functional Literacy, Functional Reading, Instructional Development, Literacy Education, Material Development, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, State Programs, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Glassboro State Coll., NJ. Office of Adult Continuing Education.