ERIC Number: ED357658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Perspectives on Assessment from the New York City Adult Literacy Initiative. A Critical Issues Paper.
This paper reviews the assessment process as it exists today in the New York City Adult Literacy Initiative (NYCALI), and explores a few changes in direction and in practice currently underway. It highlights the national context of concern surrounding literacy assessment, and summarizes the debate over standardized testing and other forms of assessment. The assumptions and conclusions of those holding different positions on appropriate ways to measure the progress and achievements of adult learners is briefly reviewed. Data on assessment as practiced in NYCALI programs is presented. The discussion includes information on standardized test scores as well as descriptions of other forms of assessment being developed and currently in use by New York City programs. Conclusions center on recommendations for improving the quality of assessment in NYCALI programs in ways that will inform funders, policymakers, practitioners, and students. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (VWL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York City Mayor's Office of Educational Services, NY.; New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: Literacy Assistance Center, New York, NY.