ERIC Number: ED405481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation Systems in the Adult Education Program: The Role of Quality Indicators.
Implementation of quality indicators in the evaluation of adult education programs of 49 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico was examined. The study focused on development of measures and standards for the indicators and the impact of quality indicators on state accountability systems and program quality. Most states had completed the indicator measures and standards development process, nearly two-thirds had implemented measures of the quality indicators, and approximately half had accompanying performance standards to the measures. An additional 10 states had developed but not yet implemented the measures, and 8 states had developed but not yet implemented performance standards. All states had at least begun developing measures, and all but five states had at least begun developing performance standards. Thirteen states were using the measures/standards in program funding decisions, and 15 additional states planned to do so. State directors of adult education programs in 10 of the 23 states reporting full implementation of the measures and standards uniformly noted the strong positive impact of the measures and standards development process in their states. (An appendix constituting approximately 75% of this document contains information on the use of quality indicators in Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, and South Dakota.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pelavin Research Inst., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; Colorado; Connecticut; Iowa; Kentucky; South Dakota