ERIC Number: ED405463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Developing a National Outcome Reporting System for the Adult Education Program.
Condelli, Larry; Kutner, Mark
This document was developed to help adult education stakeholders involved in efforts to develop/test/implement a national reporting system of outcome measures documenting students' performance in the federally funded adult education program. The report reviews existing/planned accountability systems, examines major issues involved in developing an outcome-based reporting system, and proposes four model reporting systems. Chapter 1 presents background information on the goals of the National Outcome Reporting System Project. Examined in chapter 2 are the following: existing/planned reporting systems; demonstration projects in Illinois, Iowa, North Carolina, Texas, and Washington; implementation of the National Institute for Literacy's Performance Measurement, Reporting and Improvement System initiative in Hawaii, Kentucky, and Tennessee; and state initiatives in California, Florida, Oregon, and Texas. Seven key issues in developing a national reporting system are considered in chapter 3. Discussed in chapter 4 are the following reporting measures/methods: learning gains; credentials; further education and training; economic, family, and community impact; and customer satisfaction. The following reporting system models are detailed in chapter 5: comprehensive reporting model; follow-up survey approach; data sharing/work force model; and menu approach. Appended are a list of Division of Adult Education and Literacy definitions of educational functional levels. The bibliography lists 22 references. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.
Authoring Institution: Pelavin Research Inst., Washington, DC.
Note: A publication of the Technical Assistance Project for State Accountability and Assessment.