ERIC Number: ED315595
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Literacy Information and Evaluation System (ALIES): Background, Status and Future Directions.
Cook, Jacqueline; And Others
This document describes the Adult Literacy Information and Evaluation System (ALIES), which is the management information system for New York City's citywide adult education program expansion effort begun in 1984. Chapter 1 describes the organization's creation in order to provide timely and reliable information to funders about the effects of the literacy programs. Chapter 2 explains the conceptual framework on which ALIES was developed, including its provision of information to funders, its provision of information to local program managers, and its research function. Chapter 3 describes the processes used during the system's development and includes sections on development, testing, and implementation during the years 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, and 1987-88. Chapter 4 describes the data elements, forms, collection procedures, entry procedures, files, and reports that compose the system. (Sets of data reported by each literacy program include projected services, schedule of services, individual student registration, student posttests, student impact data, and program hours. Among the reports that are available are individual student verification, lists of classes, class rosters, final aggregate agency report, longitudinal test histories, address lists, mailing labels, and aggregated impact reports.) Chapter 5 reports future plans for ALIES in the areas of training and technical support, system development, and ongoing research. More than half the document consists of samples of forms to be completed to put information into ALIES, instructions for completing them, and sample documents generated by ALIES. (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York City Office of the Mayor, NY.; New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: Literacy Assistance Center, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)