ERIC Number: ED330782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb-15
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of Learner Progress from the First Reporting Cycle of the CALPEP Field Test. A Report to the California State Librarian.
A project determined the impact of the California Literacy Campaign (CLC) on its learners. Researchers used information from two California Adult Learner Progress Evaluation Process (CALPEP) forms: Where We Started (WWS) and a Semiannual Report (SR). The study focused on new adult learners served by the CLC for the first time between July and December 1988. Reading and writing habits of adults enrolled in the program were assessed using WWS. In December, all adults who had been receiving tutoring for three or more months completed a SR, which provided follow-up data on their reading and writing activities. Initial data were received on 733 adult learners. By December, 354 had been in the program for 3 or more months and provided follow-up data on the SR; 379 did not complete SRs. The two groups were analyzed separately. Changes in reading and writing outcomes were computed for all adults with matched data. Separate analyses were conducted for those who had participated in the program for 3, 4, and 5 months. Initial data described adult learners with limited reading and writing skills. They wrote less than they read and found writing more difficult. The vast majority either maintained or improved reading and writing habits and skills. As the amount of tutoring time increased, so did the impact of the program. Gains in writing were less dramatic than gains in reading. (Instruments are appended. The document includes 16 figures, 15 tables, and 3 references.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Library, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Pasadena, CA.