ERIC Number: ED313508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Louisiana Department of Education End-of-the-Year Narrative Annual Report for Adult Education Programs, 1987. Bulletin 1818.
Meno, Marie A., Comp.
The Louisiana Adult Education Program provides academic education for persons 16 years old and above with less than a high school education, with emphasis on decreasing the illiteracy rate in Louisiana. The program enrolled 44,515 students in literacy efforts in fiscal year 1986-1987. Approximately 33,000 students were tested. The average of the initial test scores was 8.7, and the average of the final test scores was 10.3. The average grades elevated were 1.6 per 79.5 hours of attendance at a cost of $1.66 per hour of instruction. The average cost per student was $132. Records indicated that 10,221 students graduated with high school equivalency diplomas; 4,637 completed 8th grade, and 5,641 were issued upgrading certificates. About 1,000 persons were employed in the program, the majority of them part-time teachers. The majority of the classes were conducted in the evenings in secondary and elementary school buildings. Additionally, 43 learning centers offered alternative adult education classes on a full-time basis. Supervisors offered numerous recommendations that called, among other things, for increased funding for personnel, supplies, instructional materials, and computer equipment, as well as increased cooperation and communication between and among programs. (The bulk of this document consists of 17 appendixes providing detailed statistics, evaluation components, financial reports, promotional materials, forms, memoranda, and other information about the Louisiana Adult Education Program.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Bureau of Adult and Community Education.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana