ERIC Number: ED398402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Evaluation--A Reality Check for Literacy Programs.
This report provides a framework for local adult literacy program evaluation. Section 1 lists questions to achieve a consensus regarding the scope and nature of the desired evaluation; lists the five basic steps to design an evaluation of the program; and provides an evaluation report outline. Section 2 describes the following questionnaires that have been developed for those thinking of starting a literacy program and wanting to involve the community: human services and organizations questionnaire and questionnaire for businesses and offices of employment. Section 3 discusses program records that literacy programs should keep to monitor and document the program. Section 4 focuses on comparing program intent to what the program has become. Section 5 discusses brainstorming with volunteers, other staff, the board, and others to determine how to improve the program, what to do differently and more effectively, what should be modified or refined, dissemination. It also touches upon communication of results. An appendix contains the human services and organizations questionnaire; business and employment questionnaire; community contact public relations forms; suggestions to increase the number of adult learners referred to literacy for reading and/or speaking English; suggested list of program records literacy programs should keep; sample review forms; and nine-item reference and resource list. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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