ERIC Number: ED473313
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
EFF Voice, Winter 2001.
EFF Voice, v2 n1 Win 2003
This newsletter reports on the activities of Equipped for the Future (EFF), which is a National Institute for Literacy (NIFL) initiative that develops content standards to ensure that every adult can gain the knowledge and skills needed to fulfill real-world responsibilities as workers, parents, and citizens. A message from the NIFL director(Andrew Hartman) explains that this issue focuses on research and development efforts to develop an assessment framework for the content standards. The article "Integrating EFF Content Standards With the U.S. DOE's National Reporting System" describes a joint project to collect data on EFF performance tasks and to develop a body of performance descriptors. The article "How Instructors Can Support Adult Learners Through Performance-Based Assessment" reviews a EFF handbook aimed at practitioners who measure student performance relative to challenging content and performance standards. The article "The Four Dimensions of Performance" outlines these four dimensions of learning that are used in planning, instruction and assessment at current EFF field development sites: (1) knowledge base; (2) fluency; (3) independence; and (4) range. Other articles in the newsletter examine the following topics: a EFF partnership with the Department of Education's Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL); EFF activities in Maine, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, and Washington; and services and online resources available from EFF. (AJ)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Adult Basic Education, Adult Development, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Agency Cooperation, Basic Skills, Cognitive Processes, Competency Based Education, Critical Thinking, Culturally Relevant Education, Curriculum Design, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Theories, English (Second Language), Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Federal Aid, Job Skills, Knowledge Level, Learning Processes, Learning Strategies, Mastery Learning, Measurement Techniques, Minimum Competency Testing, National Standards, Outcome Based Education, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Performance Based Assessment, Performance Factors, Public Policy, Relevance (Education), State Programs, Student Evaluation, Student Projects, Teacher Collaboration, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills
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Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
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