ERIC Number: ED289010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Investing in Change: Competency-Based Adult Education in California. CBAE Evaluation Study Report.
A study determined the effects of California's competency-based adult education (CBAE) mandate on the functioning of adult basic education programs. It investigated how Section 306 agency personnel interpreted the CBAE manadate and effects of the mandate on agency management, classroom functioning, and student outcomes. Quantitative and qualitative strategies were used to collect data from adult basic education/English-as-a-second-language students from Section 306 adult education agencies. Findings indicated approximately one-half of the agencies had identified competencies, an increased number of agencies had developed student profiles, use of the California Adult Student Assessment System Survey Achievement Test had increased, documentation of student competency attainment remains low, most agencies have structured student placement systems in place, instructors perceived themselves as using a variety of instructional strategies whereas the students did not, and staff development opportunities have increased. Recommendations were made in these areas: state-level and local agency-level supports for change; CBAE curriculum; assessment, recordkeeping, and guidance; instructional strategies and materials; and staff development. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: N/A
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