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Lotas, Alexandra V. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
While adult literacy programs have historically been marginalized within the US educational system, there is growing interest in making these programs more academically effective. Because of this, the General Education Development (GED) exam was recently revised to be more rigorous, especially in its assessment of writing. Although these changes…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Adult Literacy, Academic Discourse, Writing Instruction
CASAS - Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems, 2016
This report is a compilation of California's responses to the four questions that the United States Department of Education (ED), Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL) poses annually to all states and territories receiving federal supplementary funding from the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), Title II of the Workforce…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Labor Force Development, Labor Legislation, Adult Education
CASAS - Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems, 2016
The California Department of Education (CDE) provides adult literacy services to one-fifth of adults enrolled in the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) program in the United States. The adult education program addresses literacy needs of individuals by providing adults with the skills and knowledge necessary to (a) gain employment or…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Labor Legislation
CASAS - Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems, 2015
This report is a compilation of California's responses to the four questions that the United States Department of Education (ED), Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL) poses annually to all states and territories receiving federal supplementary funding from the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), Title II of the Workforce…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Labor Force Development, Labor Legislation, Adult Education
Rutschow, Elizabeth Zachry; Grossman, Amanda; Cullinan, Dan – MDRC, 2014
For the nearly 39 million U.S. adults who do not have a high school diploma, the General Educational Development (GED) programs and exam have served as the main avenue for improving individuals' skills and helping them earn a high school credential. However, few students who start these programs ever get this credential, and even fewer advance to…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Tests, Thinking Skills, Writing Skills
CASAS - Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems, 2014
This report is a compilation of California's responses to the four questions that the United States Department of Education (ED), Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL) poses annually to all states and territories receiving federal supplementary funding from the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), Title II of the Workforce…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Labor Force Development, Labor Legislation, Adult Education
CASAS - Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems, 2013
This report is a compilation of California's responses to the four questions that the United States Department of Education (ED), Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL) poses annually to all states and territories receiving federal supplementary funding from the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), Title II of the Workforce…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Labor Force Development, Labor Legislation, Adult Education
CASAS - Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (NJ1), 2012
This report is California's response to the four questions that the United States Department of Education (ED), Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), requires of all states and territories receiving federal funding through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Title II and Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA). The questions…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Adult Education, Literacy Education, Family Literacy
CASAS - Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (NJ1), 2011
This report is California's response to the four questions that the United States Department of Education (ED), Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), requires of all states and territories receiving federal funding through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Title II and Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA). The questions…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Adult Education, Literacy Education, Family Literacy
CASAS - Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (NJ1), 2010
This report is California's response to the four questions that the United States Department of Education (ED), Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), requires of all states and territories receiving federal funding through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title II and Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA). The questions…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Adult Education, Family Literacy, Vocational Education
CASAS - Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (NJ1), 2009
This report is California's response to the four questions that the United States Department of Education (USDE), Division of Adult Education and Literacy, requires of all states and territories receiving federal funding through the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), Title II of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). The questions…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Adult Education, Literacy Education, Family Literacy
Hsu, Yung-chen – GED Testing Service, 2008
Health literacy is important for all adults. Because lower health literacy is associated with lower educational attainment, many adult basic and literacy education programs increasingly provide health education to low-literate adults to improve their health literacy. Using data from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), this study…
Descriptors: Educational Development, High Schools, Literacy Education, Health Education
Hsu, Yung-chen – GED Testing Service, 2008
Health literacy is important for all adults. Because lower health literacy is associated with lower educational attainment, many adult basic and literacy education programs increasingly provide health education to low-literate adults to improve their health literacy. Using data from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), this study…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Dropouts, Literacy Education, Health Education
Illinois Community College Board, 2007
Economic and demographic changes are dramatically increasing the need for adult education, basic literacy, and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. Millions of Illinois residents lack the level of literacy skills needed to obtain good jobs, perform well on the job, and function well in an increasingly complex society. Addressing the scope…
Descriptors: Program Validation, Family Literacy, Community Colleges, Adult Students
Illinois Community College Board, 2007
The Illinois Community College Board has developed this Provider Manual as an easy reference to: (1) existing laws and regulations, both State and Federal; (2) best practices in the field of Adult Education; and to (3) act as a desk reference for both new and existing program administrators. The Manual describes: (1) the purpose of the Federal…
Descriptors: Administrators, Adult Education, Audits (Verification), Literacy Education
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