ERIC Number: ED375312
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Alternative Designs for Evaluating Workplace Literacy Programs. Conference Proceedings and Commissioned Papers at the "Design Guidance for Evaluating Workplace Literacy Programs" Work Group Conference (Washington, D.C. April 13, 1993).
Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.
This document contains the five papers presented at a meeting at which key issues in evaluating workplace literacy programs were discussed. In "Key Components of Workplace Liteacy Projects and Definitions of Project 'Modules,'" Judith A. Alamprese describes the context for evaluating the National Extension Program, components of workplace literacy programs, and validation of program components. Design alternatives for a national program evaluation and design options for an effective practices study are explored by Jorie W. Philippi in "Measuring Workplace Literacy Program Effectiveness: Evaluation Purposes and Methodologies." In "Advantages and Disadvantages of Longitudinal Designs for Evaluating Workplace Literacy Programs," Elisabeth Hayes examines the following: the short-term nature of literacy gains, random assignment versus other methods, availability of comparison/control groups, and practical feasibility of alternative designs and procedures. The last two papers, "Articulation and Measurement of Participant Outcomes in Workplace Literacy Programs" (Larry Mikulecky) and "Articulation and Measurement of Program Outcomes" (Anthony R. Sarmiento), focus on the relationships between curriculum/instructional design and various participant/program outcomes and assess the availability and appropriateness of data and various data collection methods. Most papers include substantial bibliographies. Appended are the work group conference agenda, biographies of the presenters, and a list of work group participants. (MN)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Under Secretary.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.