ERIC Number: ED400436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Iowa CASAS Pilot Project Reports. The Third Year...An Evaluation of CASAS Effectiveness in Iowa's Adult Basic Education Programs: A 353 Project Report.
Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Div. of Community Colleges.
This publication contains the reports for six Iowa Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) pilot projects conducted at the following community colleges: Northeast Iowa Community College, Eastern Iowa Community College, Kirkwood Community College, Western Iowa Tech Community College, Indian Hills Community College, and Southeastern Community College. Each pilot project report consists of these types of information: type of location; level of students; numbers of teachers, staff, and learners; types of CASAS materials; CASAS assessment instruments; results of pre/postassessment; adaptability of CASAS to adult basic education learners; interagency cooperation; and anecdotal comments. The collective perceptions of these pilot project reports indicate the following: CASAS has a great degree of flexibility and adaptability in a variety of adult basic education classroom environments; a positive gain of 4-8 standard score points is found between pre- and posttesting on the CASAS scale; the students appear to perform well with the CASAS system because of its competency-based approach to instruction, curriculum, and assessment; and the CASAS system has direct applicability to critical life and employability skills. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Div. of Community Colleges.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa