ERIC Number: ED361592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Primary and Secondary Indicators of Program Quality for Adult Education Programs.
This paper describes a list of quality indicators for adult education programs. The list was developed after consideration of background materials and input from four focus groups. The list is divided into two main areas: student outcomes and program process and content. Within each area, the primary indicators (those identified by at least three of the four focus groups) are presented by topic area, along with examples of measures for each indicator. The area of student outcomes includes two topic areas: educational gains and student personal-social development. The area of program process and content includes six topic areas: program planning; curriculum and instruction; staff development and characteristics; support services; recruitment; and retention. A list of secondary indicators, which are indicators identified by one or two focus groups, follows. For student outcomes, topic areas are as follows: educational gains, student personal-social development, employment-related gains, family literacy, and "other." Topics in the area of program process and content are: program planning, curriculum and instruction, staff development and characteristics, and organizational support. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Curriculum, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Evaluation Criteria, Literacy Education, Outcomes of Education, Program Content, Program Design, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, School Holding Power, Staff Development, Student Development, Student Recruitment
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pelavin Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see ED 349 439-441, ED 352 499, and CE 064 612-614.