ERIC Number: ED330783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct-11
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of Learner Progress from the Second Reporting Cycle of the CALPEP Field Test. A Report to the California State Librarian.
A study determined the impact the California Literacy Campaign (CLC) was having on adult learners based on changes in the California Adult Learner Progress Evaluation Process (CALPEP) learner progress forms. The two California Adult Learner Progress Evaluation Process (CALPEP) forms analyzed were: Where We Started, completed by learner and tutor and returned to the CLC program office by the third tutoring session; and Semiannual/Exit Tutor Report, completed after 6 months. Results indicated that at least 75 percent of the learners read as much or more than initially reported and over 85 percent reported their writing frequency either remained the same or increased. Larger percentages reached reading as opposed to writing goals. Data showed that over time, a greater percentage of learners reported increases in reading and writing levels. Larger percentages perceived their reading and writing abilities to be increasing over longer intervals. A majority of learners reported that the CLC program had a positive effect on their employment status by helping them obtain a job or improving their present positions at work. The two major reasons for leaving were "moved" or "referred to other programs"; no learners reported unhappiness with the program out of 700 respondents. Recommendations fell into two categories: reporting program information to the California State Library and management of CALPEP forms. (Instruments are appended. The document includes 15 figures and 4 references.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Library, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Pasadena, CA.