ERIC Number: ED448264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Adventures in Assessment: Learner-Centered Approaches to Assessment and Evaluation in Adult Literacy, 1991-1998.
McGrail, Loren, Ed.; Purdom, Laura, Ed.; Schwartz, Rick, Ed.; Simmons, Alison, Ed.
Adventures in Assessment, v1-11 Nov 1999-Win 1998
"Adventures in Assessment" is an annual journal of the system for Adult Basic Education Support (SABES), a comprehensive training and technical assistance initiative for adult literacy educators and programs. SABES accomplishes this goal through staff and program development workshops, consultation, mini-courses, mentoring, peer coaching, and other training activities provided by five Regional Support Centers located at community colleges throughout Massachusetts. The first three volumes present a comprehensive view of the state of practice in Massachusetts through articles written by adult literacy practitioners. Volume 1, "Getting Started," includes start-up and intake activities; volume 2, "Ongoing," shares tools for ongoing assessment as part of the learning process; volume 3, "Looking Back, Starting Again," focuses on tools and procedures used at the end of a cycle or term, including self, class, and group evaluation by both teachers and learners. Volume 4 covers a range of interests, and volume 5, "The Tale of the Tools," is dedicated to reflecting on Component 3 tools of alternative assessment. Volume 6, "Responding to the Dream Conference," is dedicated to responses to volumes 1-5. Volume 7, "The Partnership Project," highlights writings from a memtoring project for practitioners intersted in learning about participatory assessment. Volumes 8-11 cover a range of topics, including educational reform, workplace education, learner involvement in asseessment, etc. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Alternative Assessment, Annotated Bibliographies, Check Lists, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Evaluation Methods, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, Miscue Analysis, Nursing Homes, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Records (Forms), Screening Tests, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Theory Practice Relationship, Workplace Literacy, Writing Skills
SABES/World Education, 44 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210-1211. Tel: 617-482-9485. Web site: http://sabes.org/resource.htm.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Bureau of Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: System for Adult Basic Education Support, Boston, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts