ERIC Number: ED318910
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Using Curriculum Based Measures To Identify and Monitor Progress in an Adult Basic Education Program. Final Report.
Bean, Rita M.; And Others
The purpose of a project was to develop and test curriculum-based procedures and measures to monitor and assess the reading and writing progress of adults in a basic education program. The most efficient, reliable, and feasible measure of reading performance from beginning reading level through eighth-grade level was the repeated oral reading procedure of 1-minute readings. The most feasible and efficient measure of writing was a fluency procedure of a 3-minute writing sample. Both measures enabled teachers to chart and monitor progress of adults throughout the program. Teachers reported that the measures were useful and easy to use. Students were receptive to the measures as a means of obtaining feedback about their progress. Results suggested that curriculum-based measures may be useful in adult basic education programs because of their feasibility and reliability in monitoring the performance of adults and as a supplement to the standardized measures often used to assess performance of adults. (An instructor's guide to using curriculum-based measures of reading and writing in an adult literacy program is included, along with 11 references and 10 appendices that contain survey forms, coding sheets, data summary sheets, student reading and writing graphs, and writing prompts.) (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Basic Education.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA.