ERIC Number: ED315596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Design for Data Collection and Analysis for the New York City Adult Literacy Initiative. The Adult Literacy Information and Evaluation System (ALIES).
Literacy Assistance Center, New York, NY.
This document describes the data collection and analysis design used by 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 system's background. Chapter 2 explains five issues that affected its development, including the fact that literacy providers already had systems in place; the length of time necessary for preparing to collect data; the range of questions about New York City's literacy program needing answers; progress made in integrating the city and state reporting requirements; and the need for keeping student identities confidential. Chapter 3 addresses the system's conceptual framework, including its functions for tracking, monitoring, conducting research, evaluating, and conducting in-depth investigations. Chapter 4 describes the system's methodology by describing its component parts, including its data sets; forms, documents, and supplements; data collection and entry procedures; and reports that may be generated through the system. Chapter 5 describes the development of the system by displaying by year the input, processing, output, and summaries the system produced from 1984-85 through 1987-88. Appendix A contains sample forms used to enter data into the system and reports generated by the system. Appendix B contains a list of supplemental materials available about the ALIES design. (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)