ERIC Number: ED417304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
National Reporting System: A Mechanism for Reporting Outcomes of Adult English Language, Literacy and Numeracy Programs.
Coates, Sharon, Comp.; Fitzpatrick, Lynne, Comp.; McKenna, Angela, Comp.; Makin, Alison, Comp.
Australia's National Reporting System (NRS) was developed as a mechanism for reporting the outcomes of adult English language, literacy, and numeracy provision in the country's vocational educational and training system, labor market programs, and the adult and community education sector. This document is intended to explain the NRS to potential users: adult students; curriculum developers; program providers; commonwealth employment service staff; funding authorities; and industry and enterprise training personnel. Discussed first are the NRS's purposes and development. Next, the following components of the NRS are explained: five levels of competency; six aspects of communication; indicators of competence; conditions of performance; workplace and social contexts; and assessment principles. Guidelines for using the NRS are provided. The next five sections each contain materials for use with students at one of the levels of competence measured in the NRS. Each section includes the following: indicators of competence; language and literacy features and performance strategies; numeracy features and performance strategies; and sample activities. Concluding the document are proformas and record sheets. Appended are the following: list of curricula mapped in mapping; list of curricula for which translation agreements are being pursued; and field testing respondents. Contains a glossary and 210 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Competence, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Data Collection, English (Second Language), Evaluation Methods, Field Tests, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Models, National Programs, National Standards, Numeracy, Outcomes of Education, Professional Development, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Recordkeeping, Records (Forms), Student Evaluation
Adult Basic Education Resource and Information Service, National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia, GPO Box 372F, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.; Australian Dept. of Employment, Education and Training, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: National Languages and Literacy Inst. of Australia, Melbourne. Adult Education Resource and Information Service.
Identifiers - Location: Australia