ERIC Number: ED377359
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
An Assessment Guide for Adult Basic Education Programs in Victoria. Incorporating the Certificates of General Education for Adults.
This guide, which is intended for adult basic education (ABE) practitioners in Victoria, Australia, details policies and procedures regarding the conduct of placement assessments of students entering or enrolled in ABE programs. The guide's aims are summarized in the introduction. Discussed in part 1 are the following topics: the content/purposes of the Certificates of General Education for Adults; the principles of competency-based assessment and its relationship to the Certificates of General Education for Adults; moderation; and considerations in creating an assessment policy for an ABE center. Part 2, which focuses on the actual placement interview, includes the following: steps in conducting placement interviews; ethical and practical guidelines; suggested questions; guidelines for selecting and producing assessment materials/tools; recommendations and forms for conducting writing, math, and oracy assessments and recording placement interview results; and sample assessment materials. Parts 3 and 4 outline procedures and policies for conducting on-course (in-course) and exit assessments, respectively. Appended are the following: Victoria's 1992 Interim Literacy Course Matrix; the Australian Second Language Proficiency Rating Scale; and a list of Victoria's regional councils of adult, community, and further education. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Criterion Referenced Tests, Curriculum Based Assessment, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency, Literacy Education, Records (Forms), Second Language Learning, Student Certification, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
Adult Basic Education Resource and Information Service, National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia, GPO Box 372F, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia ($36 Australian plus postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Adult, Community, and Further Education Board, Melbourne (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia