ERIC Number: ED373158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb-28
LEAD 2000. Learning Enhancement for Adults with Disabilities. Final Performance and Financial Report.
Spillane, Stephen A.; Newlin, E. W.
The Learning Enhancement for Adults with Disabilities (LEAD 2000) project was undertaken at Jones Learning Center of the University of the Ozarks to build a knowledge base regarding the literacy and learning needs of adults with learning disabilities (LDs) and to develop a pragmatic action plan to meet those needs. Information for the knowledge base was obtained by holding a congress of representatives of a cross-section of public and private programs and organizations providing adult literacy and basic skills instruction and by reviewing relevant literature and assessment tools. The evaluator determined that the project had indeed enhanced the base of knowledge regarding the literacy and learning needs of adults with LDs and that the plan formulated to develop, promote, and administer standardized, uniform assessment of adults with LDs was effective. Field-based research to identify the scope and sequence of relevant tasks, conditions, and context criteria of reading proficiency and to identify remedial practices responsive to them was recommended. (Appendixes constituting the majority of this report contain the following: statement of project revenues and expenditures; LEAD 2000 conference proceedings; assessment instrument evaluation form; lists of evaluation, standardized screening, diagnostic, and prescriptive assessment instruments suggested for adult populations; and LD characteristics checklists.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, AR.
Note: For a related document, see ED 368 857.