ERIC Number: ED472751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Pennsylvania's Family Literacy Indicators of Program Quality.
Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Inst. for the Study of Adult Literacy.
This document discusses and presents Pennsylvania's family literacy indicators of program quality (IPQs). The booklet begins with an overview of the IPQs development and integration with Pennsylvania's system for educational accountability. Next, 18 key terms are defined. The remainder of the booklet lists the five categories of standards, key concepts underpinning them, and the standards in each category. The categories and key principles are as follows: (1) family outcomes and program accountability (integration of the four components of family literacy to provide educational opportunities for adults and children with quality ultimately judged by family outcomes and satisfaction); (2) instructional system (integration of ongoing assessment, individualized instructional planning, use of appropriate curriculum frameworks, research-based instructional practices, and multiple delivery systems for adults and children); (3) program leadership and continuous improvement (strategies, systems, and methods for achieving excellence and demonstration of accountability to all families and stakeholders in a multicomponent program); (4) professional development (professional development activities contributing to well-trained administrators and paid and volunteer practitioners to ensure quality educational services maximizing family outcomes); and (5) community collaboration and support (helping families to reach their educational and personal goals by providing seamless and integrated services through meaningful and substantive community collaboration and support). Sixteen resources are listed. (MN)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Basic Education, Articulation (Education), Cooperative Planning, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Early Childhood Education, Educational Cooperation, Educational History, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Evaluation Criteria, Family Literacy, Family Programs, Glossaries, Instructional Design, Integrated Curriculum, Intergenerational Programs, Leadership, Literacy Education, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development, Program Content, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Community Relationship, State Programs, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Systems Approach, Validated Programs
Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education, 333 Market St., 12th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333. Tel: 717-787-5532; Web site: http://www.pafamilyliteracy.org/pafamilyliteracy/site/default.asp . For full text: http://www.pafamilyliteracy.org/pafamilyliteracy/lib/pafamilylite racy/ipq.pdf.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Compensatory Education (ED), Washington, DC. Even Start Program.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Inst. for the Study of Adult Literacy.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania