ERIC Number: ED357245
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Alpena Community College Commercial Driver's License Program. Evaluation Summary.
Alpena Community Coll., MI.
The Alpena Community College (ACC) Drivers Education Program was developed to deliver a basic skills program providing specific job-related basic skills instruction to approximately 300 workers throughout Michigan who desired to pass the Commercial Drivers License (CDL) examination. Other program goals were to establish greater partnerships between ACC and regional businesses employing commercial drivers, develop a replicable program of instructional delivery for sites throughout the state, and develop a pre- and posttesting program with a goal of 80 percent mastery. A program evaluation performed by a team from the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy of Penn State University determined that the program met or exceeded each of its goals. The ACC project team delivered individualized, functional contextualized instruction to 346 adult learners at 43 sites across Michigan; 115 students eventually passed the CDL examination. The attitude surveys and basic skills checks administered to program participants confirmed that the basic skills instruction resulted in significant literacy gains and attitude changes. The ACC project team also created a replicable model of instructional delivery and established greater ties with local and regional businesses. (The CDL program questionnaires and critique sheets are appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Driver Education, Educational Cooperation, Functional Literacy, Individualized Instruction, Literacy Education, Pretests Posttests, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, School Business Relationship, Two Year Colleges, Workplace Literacy, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Alpena Community Coll., MI.