ERIC Number: ED395207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation in Adult Literacy Research. Project ALERT. Phase II.
Ntiri, Daphne Williams, Ed.
This document contains an evaluation handbook for adult literacy programs and feedback from/regarding the evaluation instruments developed during the project titled Adult Literacy and Evaluation Research Team (also known as Project ALERT), a two-phase project initiated by the Detroit Literacy Coalition (DLC) for the purpose of developing and testing a user-friendly program evaluation model for evaluating literacy operations of community-based organizations throughout Michigan under the provisions of Section 353 of the Adult Education Act. The handbook, which is intended for literacy program administrators, explains a six-step process for constructing literacy evaluation tools tailored to particular programs. Presented next is a 23-item reference list. The remainder of the document consists of feedback obtained during the pilot tests of the project-developed self-evaluation instruments to be completed by students and tutors participating in volunteer literacy programs. Appendixes constituting approximately 50% of this document contain the following: letter to Michigan literacy providers; glossary; sample questionnaire cover letter; ALERT feedback form; final revised self-evaluation program tutor and student survey questionnaires; self-evaluation program questionnaire; DLC policy statement, overview, board of directors, mission profile, and services and primary goals; and list of responding literacy sites. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Black Education, Blacks, Community Education, Community Organizations, Cultural Differences, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Evaluation Criteria, Literacy Education, Literature Reviews, Material Development, Models, Pilot Projects, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Self Evaluation (Groups), Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Attitudes, Tables (Data), Teacher Attitudes, Tutors, Voluntary Agencies
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Office of Adult Extended Learning.
Authoring Institution: Detroit Literacy Coalition, MI.