ERIC Number: ED352522
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun-26
Reference Count: N/A
Sanford, Maine Public Schools National Workplace Literacy Program. Performance Report. March 1, 1991 to June 26, 1992.
Sanford Public Schools, ME.
An evaluation was conducted of the workplace literacy program developed through a partnership among the Sanford (Maine) Public Schools and three employers. During the project, 859 employees were recruited, tested, evaluated, and counseled, with 340 receiving extensive evaluation and counseling and an Individual Education Plan (IEP). Through language and mathematics classes, 88 percent of the participants increased at least one level in the language classes and 75 percent increased at least one level in the mathematics classes (lower than the project's target of 90 percent increasing at least one level). Almost all project participants retained their employment, and most were made eligible for advanced training after completion of the program. However, only about one-fourth of the participants qualified for career advancement and a very small number improved their job performance. The project was rated successful by the project coordinator and an outside evaluator for the following reasons: it developed a teaching plan to meet the companies' needs, it enrolled students who would normally not have attended classes outside the workplace, it resulted in many students working toward the completion of a high school diploma, and relationships between business and education and between the companies and their employees improved. (The outside evaluator's report is included in the document.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Sanford Public Schools, ME.