ERIC Number: ED364125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
National Evaluation of Adult Education Programs. Profiles of Client Characteristics. Second Interim Report.
Development Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA.
This is the second of three interim reports from the National Evaluation of Adult Education Programs. The first interim report, completed in March 1992, describes the adult education service delivery system. This report describes the clients who entered adult education programs during the evaluation's 12-month intake period beginning April 1991. This report contains 5 chapters. Following the introductory chapter, chapter 2 estimates the number of new adult education clients who registered for instruction during the 12-month intake period, and presents preliminary findings on the total number of clients (new and continuing) served by local programs over the course of a year. Chapter 3 discusses the characteristics of new clients in terms of seven variables of interest. Chapter 4 analyzes client characteristics in relation to several policy-relevant issues. Chapter 5 previews the analyses to be presented in the study's third interim report, which is to be available in the fall of 1993. Because data collection has not yet ended, the findings reported in chapter 5 are preliminary, but are believed to be indicative of the type of information future reports are likely to contain. The statistics presented in this report are based on probability samples of adult education students. The sampling of errors for a stratified, multi-stage design such as the one used in this study generally differ to some extent from those associated with estimates from a simple random sample. Estimation of actual sampling errors must take account of these "design effects." To minimize costs, estimation of actual sampling errors will be deferred until the data are complete. (Author/AB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Development Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA.
Note: For First Interim Report, see ED 354 371.