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ERIC Number: EJ1002271
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2169-0480
Minnesota STAR Project: Meeting the Needs of Struggling Adult Readers
Johnson, Kimberly A.; Frank, Margaret M.
Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, v1 n3 p130-147 Win 2012
This paper reports on findings and implications from a two-year evaluation of the Minnesota STudent Achievement in Reading (STAR) Project. This long-term, job-embedded, professional development activity is provided for Minnesota Adult Basic Education (ABE) practitioners serving intermediate-level adult students reading between 4.0 to 8.9 grade level equivalency. A combined qualitative and quantitative approach to data collection and analysis confirms that participation in STAR positively influences: 1) teacher knowledge and confidence about teaching reading, 2) student confidence in reading skills, 3) student level completion as measured by the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Reading, and 4) student persistence with classes and instruction. This convincing evidence inspires our ABE system to continue support and expansion of STAR and evidence-based reading instruction across Minnesota. (Contains 5 tables.)
Commission on Adult Basic Education. PO Box 620, Syracuse, NY 13206. Tel: 888-442-6223; e-mail: journal@coabe.org; Web site: http://www.coabe.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Basic Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Test of Adult Basic Education