ERIC Number: ED343009
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Workplace Literacy Analysis for Adults with Special Learning Needs.
Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System, San Diego, CA.
These analysis tools assist educators and employers in identifying the basic skill competencies required for adults with special learning needs who enter vocational training programs and/or employment. The tools also provide a system for assessment that is related to those competencies, and they assist in making appropriate accommodations in instruction and/or the job for individuals with disabilities. Information provided by the tools includes the following: (1) specific basic skills required of a job or job cluster; (2) specific skills needed by a person to succeed on the job or in vocational training; (3) the individual's ability to perform each basic skill in relation to the basic skill requirements of the job or vocational program; and (4) whether training or intervention is required for the individual to meet the job/program requirements. Checklists include the following components: reading skills; writing skills; measurement and numerical skills; communication skills; cognitive, organizational, and critical thinking skills; and knowledge of classroom and workplace expectations. The checklists are coded to the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System Competency List to allow for curriculum development based on student needs. The Jobs Profile identifies whether each skill is a prerequisite, will be learned on the job, or is not needed for a job. The Individual Profile adds the following information for each skill: performs without cues, devices or supervision; performs with assistive/compensatory devices; cuing/set-up/supervision needed initially; set-up and periodic cuing needed; and unable/unwilling to perform task. (KC)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System, San Diego, CA.