ERIC Number: ED440556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Assessing Success in Family Literacy and Adult ESL. Revised Edition. Language in Education: Theory and Practice 95.
Holt, Daniel D., Ed.; Van Duzer, Carol H., Ed.
This book provides guidance on developing an effective evaluation plan for adult English language programs, whether in the context of family literacy, workplace and workforce literacy, or general language development. With an emphasis on surveys, interviews, observation measures, and performance samples, the authors show how staff members and learners can gain accurate information about how well they are meeting their goals. Many sample assessment tools and examples of strategies for summarizing and analyzing assessment data designed to be easily adapted to specific classroom conditions are included. Chapter titles include the following: "Approaches to Assessment and Evaluation"; "Integrating Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation"; "Initial Assessment: First Step to Success"; "Assessing Progress: Are We Progressing?"; and "Collecting, Analyzing, and Reporting Alternative Assessment Results." Each chapter includes a concise summary, references, and practical examples. (Contains 34 additional resources as well as a glossary and a detailed index.) (KFT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, English (Second Language), Evaluation Methods, Family English Literacy, Instructional Materials, Literacy, Literacy Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Worksheets
Delta Systems Co., Inc., 1400 Miller Pkwy., McHenry, IL 60050-7030. Tel: 800-323-8270 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.; Delta Systems Inc., McHenry, IL.; National Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education, Washington, DC.