ERIC Number: ED431450
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
The Annual Narrative Performance Report, 1997-98.
Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System, San Diego, CA.
In California, ABE 321/326 provides funding for supplemental local assistance grants for Adult Basic Education (ABE), English as a Second Language (ESL), and ESL/Citizenship. This report presents findings and recommendations from the 1997-98 Adult Basic Education (ABE) 321/326 survey questionnaire developed by the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS). The report provides documentation of ABE 321/326 program impact, trends, and emerging needs, and highlights California Department of Corrections (CDC) and local program efforts to meet the needs of California' s workers, family members, and citizen/community members. Information presented in the report is organized into the following sections: (1) Introduction, an overview of the objectives of the project and activities; (2) Methodology, an explanation of the development and implementation of the survey and data collection; (3) Profiles of Agency Respondents, information related to the numbers and types of agencies that submitted responses to the survey; (4) California's State Plan Goals, which include improving access to users, improving accountability, improving program quality and effectiveness, and improving planning and coordination; (5) Major Trends; (6) Emerging Needs, as identified by survey respondents; and (7) Recommendations, focused on the areas of accountability, technology, workforce preparation, and professional development. Appended are a list of exemplary programs, annual federal financial and performance reports, and the survey instrument. (JJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System, San Diego, CA.