ERIC Number: ED371128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec-30
Sanford Maine Public Schools National Workplace Literacy Program. Performance Report. External Evaluator Report.
Sanford Public Schools, ME.
A joint enterprise by Sanford Public Schools of Sanford, Maine, and five partners established and operated a program of literacy, math, and reasoning/problem-solving skills instruction and support services at five work sites. The business partners were Sprague Electric Company; The Baker Company; Jagger Brothers, Inc.; Greenwood Center; and Millrock, Inc. Program external evaluators attended partner council meetings, read performance reports, conducted personnel discussions, examined the record keeping system, and interviewed representatives of each business partner and all instructors. Evaluation results showed that the five partners were very involved in the Partnership Council and were pleased with the results. The program enrolled 171 employees for reading and writing, 263 for math, and 35 for English as a second language. The program developed evaluation plans to be used by all business partners and individual students. Over 70 percent of employees enrolled in math and reading and writing instruction raised their instructional levels one level. (A separate performance report compares actual accomplishments with stated goals and objectives. Charts illustrate the following: enrollments by grant requirements and actual enrolled; breakdown of students according to male/female by age, ethnic origin, marital status, and school credentials; and pretest/posttest results.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, English (Second Language), Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Workplace Literacy, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Sanford Public Schools, ME.
Note: For an earlier Performance Report, see ED 352 522.