ERIC Number: ED374684
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb-17
Indicators of Program Quality: An ESL Programming Perspective.
Indicators of program quality for adult basic education programs, developed by consultants, are assessed as they might be applicable to English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) program evaluation. Sample quality indicators were developed in the areas of program context (i.e., organizational structure of service delivery, participant characteristics), program process and content (including planning, curriculum and materials, staff qualifications), and program outcomes. This paper examines Pelavin Associates' sample outline of proposed areas in which indicators as well as sample data elements for the indicators will be offered. For each program area in which quality indicators are recommended, the following questions are addressed: (1) Are there unique aspects of ESL programs that should be taken into account in development of indicators, and what adjustments and adaptations to generic indicators may be necessary?; (2) Are the indicators appropriate for ESL programs, unnecessary, incomplete?; and (3) What problems or other issues would confront ESL programs when using these or similar indicators? Responses to the questions are appended to the main text. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pelavin Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arlington County Public Schools, VA. REEP, Arlington Education and Employment Program.