ERIC Number: ED430098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing the Adult Student. Quality Professional Development Project. Professional Development Manual I.
Florida Community Coll., Jacksonville.
This workbook is one of six professional development manuals prepared by experienced adult assessment staff to help new adult education (AE) instructors understand how to administer and interpret standardized tests and how such standardized tests can provide one basis for instructional placement and curriculum choices. It also provides information on legislative mandates for accountability and performance-based funding that drives the reform system in AE. The pretest and posttest appear first. Each of the five units consist of some or all of the following components: objectives; informational material; exercise(s); self test(s); worksheet(s); and answer keys. Unit topics are as follows: (1) the role of assessment in AE; (2) understanding test reliability and validity; (3) administering standardized tests; (4) interpreting test results to adult students; and (5) accountability and student tracking. Appendixes contain the following: correlations of student success to tracking (SSTS) reports to indicators of program quality; list of SSTS reports; adult basic education (ABE) 1997 basic skills track; ABE 1997 functional skills track; and pretest and posttest answer keys. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Workforce Development.
Authoring Institution: Florida Community Coll., Jacksonville.
Note: For the trainer's guide to the Quality Professional Development Project, see CE 078 582; for the six manuals, see CE 078 576-581.