ERIC Number: ED373155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Cognitive Skills-Based Instruction and Assessment Project. Final Report.
Solorzano, Ronald W.
This document contains the final report of a study conducted to test the feasibility of developing and implementing instructional modules--for adults in Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language--based on information about text processing demands and task difficulty gleaned from past national adult literacy surveys. Another objective was to test the relationship between the modules and subsequent score gains on the Test of Applied Literacy Skills. Thirty-four lessons were developed in the two modules; the students who were taught with the lessons improved more than the control group. The study concluded that literacy programs can use information about cognitive tasks discovered in adult literacy surveys to improve their instructional programs. Following the 13-page report are the lesson plans that were developed. The lesson sequence by group is outlined. Each module has the following parts: lesson segment (focusing, presenting, following up, applying, evaluating), activities for each segment, material needed, and time length when applicable. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Phoenix, AZ. Southwest Field Office.