ERIC Number: ED349441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Synthesis of State Quality Indicators for Adult Education Programs. Draft Report.
Condelli, Larry; And Others
As a preliminary to developing criteria to meet quality control requirements of the National Literacy Act of 1991, this report analyzes four areas where state education agencies examine program quality: local program monitoring to assess compliance or promote program improvement; criteria used to evaluate local program funding applications; program evaluations of state or local adult education programs and evaluations of projects designed to improve program quality; and explicit indicators of local program quality already in use by states. Data were gathered through a review of 46 monitoring instruments and 20 proposal review protocols, requests for proposals, or funding criteria. Following an introductory section describing the research methodology and aims of the study, the report is organized in five sections. Section 2 presents monitoring indicators, section 3 evaluation indicators, and section 4 funding indicators. Each section includes descriptions of documents reviewed and summaries of research methodology, of how the information is used, and of the general topics and quality indicators used in a majority of documents under review. The information is presented in tabular form by component area, topic area, indicator, and specific measure. Section 5 of the report describes explicit quality indicators used in seven states, and the final section lists quality indicators synthesized from all four sources. Appendixes, which make up half the document, present individual summaries of the program evaluation and state summaries of funding criteria. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pelavin Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: National Literacy Act 1991