ERIC Number: ED465890
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Adult General Education Performance Improves; However, Placement Rates Need Improvement and the State's Residency Policy Needs Definition. Program Review. Report.
Florida State Legislature, Tallahassee. Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability.
The adult general education programs administered by the Division of Workforce Development in Florida's Department of Education were subjected to a justification review. To assess the programs' performance, the number of literacy completion points (LCPs) earned by each program and system and the number of LCPs earned per enrollee were analyzed. The analysis established that both community college and school district adult education programs have demonstrated measurable improvement in literacy completion. Both the community college and school district systems attained higher numbers of LCPs and generated more LCPs per student in the academic year 1999-2000 than in that of 1998-1999. Both systems also improved in LCPs per student in adult high school and adult basic programs, and both systems produced comparable numbers of LCPs per General Education Development student in the 1999-2000 school year. However, school district job and education placement rates remained low for adult basic education and English for speakers of other languages programs, department guidelines for assessing and documenting student progress were not being consistently applied among institutions, and school district adult education programs lacked a clearly defined and enforced statewide residency requirement. Nine exhibits are included. A list of community colleges and school districts in each of Florida's workforce development regions is appended. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Accountability, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Audits (Verification), Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Attainment, Educational Policy, English (Second Language), General Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Literacy Education, Outcomes of Education, Policy Formation, Prevocational Education, Program Effectiveness, Public Policy, School Districts, Secondary Education, Statewide Planning, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Legislature, Tallahassee. Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability.
Identifiers - Location: Florida