ERIC Number: ED472795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Program Standards for Adult Education ESOL Programs.
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc., Alexandria, VA.
This document examines the components of a quality adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program. The first section introduces indicators for teaching ESOL adult education programs, focusing on the background of a project intended to develop indicators of program quality, goals of the Task Force created to develop the indicators, core definitions, adult ESOL learners and education programs, considerations affecting the development of indicators, and purpose of the document and use of the indicators. The second section presents the eight quality indicators for adult ESOL programs: program structure, administration, and planning; curriculum; instruction; recruitment, intake, and orientation; retention and transition; assessment and learner gains; staffing, professional development, and staff evaluation; and support services. Three appendixes include sample measures and sample performance standards for selected quality indicators, student performance levels for ESL, and Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System skill level descriptors for ESL. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education.) (Contains 29 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Faculty Development, Literacy Education, Quality Control, Student Evaluation, Student Recruitment
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc., 700 South Washington Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314-4287. Tel: 703-518-2513; Fax: 703-836-7864; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.tesol.org/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc., Alexandria, VA.