ERIC Number: ED337655
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
CASAS Statewide Accountability System for Federally Funded 321 Adult Basic Education Programs. An Adult Education 2000 Project. July 1, 1990-June 30, 1991.
Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System, San Diego, CA.
An 11-point plan was developed by the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) in cooperation with the California Department of Education for the 1990-91 year. Major program objectives were designed to enhance agency involvement, identify underlying causes of student attrition, examine test administration and security practices, expand adult basic education (ABE) pre-post progress testing, facilitate data collection at the local level, and expand training and technical assistance services. Some of the goal-related accomplishments of the project were the following: (1) new appraisal and placement instruments were developed; (2) scannable answer sheets were developed to facilitate data collection; (3) the program manual for ABE 321 grant programs was updated; (4) fall training and ongoing training and technical assistance were provided to more than 248 participants statewide; (5) 28 percent more data were collected; and (6) a statewide accountability report was prepared. (Twenty-three figures and 6 tables report the data gathered by the project, such as gender, age, ethnic background, number of school years, reason for enrollment, and program type for ABE students; and student achievement and progress according to mean reading and listening scores and goal attainment.) (KC)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, Data Collection, Evaluation Methods, Federal Aid, High School Equivalency Programs, Outcomes of Education, Pretests Posttests, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Research Methodology, State Programs, Statistics, Student Evaluation, Test Selection
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Youth, Adult and Alternative Educational Services Div.
Authoring Institution: Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System, San Diego, CA.