ERIC Number: ED363143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Feb-14
Reference Count: N/A
Goal-Based Assessment. An Exploration Team Approach.
Grijalva, Osvaldo, Comp.
The use of goal-based assessment in adult literacy programs is described as an alternative to traditional assessment procedures that do not adequately address needs of adult learners. An Exploration Team involves the adult learner in all four dimensions of literacy learning: practices, strategies and interests, perceptions, and goals. The Exploration Team compiles a learner portfolio of reading and writing samples and other information that can function as the primary source for selecting, analyzing, and synthesizing data for developing an educational plan for appropriate placement or referral. Once assigned to an Exploration Team, the adult learner spends a maximum of 24 hours over a 4-week period working in small groups. During this time, the student is encouraged to participate in and complete as many assignments as possible. An assessment form is included that serves as a guide to the range of participant literacy behaviors and skills. Most of this document contains guides and forms related to specific activities. (Contains 5 references.) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: El Paso Community Coll., TX. Literacy Center.