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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
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
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
Garner, Barbara, Ed. – National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL), 2006
"Focus on Basics" is the quarterly publication of the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy. It presents best practices, current research on adult learning and literacy, and how research is used by adult basic education teachers, counselors, program administrators, and policymakers. Articles appearing in this issue…
Descriptors: Administrators, Distance Education, Adult Learning, Adult Basic Education
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Bowen, Betsy – Community Literacy Journal, 2006
For nineteen years, Mercy Learning Center, a community-based literacy organization, has provided basic literacy instruction to low-income women in Bridgeport, Connecticut. During that time it has grown from three students and two tutors to 450 students, 155 tutors, and five full-time teachers. This growth has been affected by changes in welfare…
Descriptors: Females, Holistic Approach, Learning Centers (Classroom), Tutors
Anderson, Beckie – Colorado Department of Education, 2006
The purpose of Even Start, as outlined in federal legislation, is to help break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and low literacy by providing a unified family literacy program for low-income families. Even Start has three related goals: (1) to help parents improve their literacy or basic education skills; (2) to help parents become full…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Early Childhood Education, Literacy Education, Federal Legislation
Comings, John, Ed.; Garner, Barbara, Ed.; Smith, Cristine, Ed. – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2005
"The Review of Adult Learning and Literacy: Connecting Research, Policy, and Practice, Volume 5" is a volume in a series of annual publications of the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) that address major issues, the latest research, and the best practices in the field of adult literacy and learning.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Credentials, Metacognition
Hayes, Elisabeth – Office of Educational Research and Improvement, 1999
The growing number of youth enrolling in adult literacy education is a little-documented trend across the nation that is having a major impact on programs in some areas but appears to be unnoticed by educational policymakers and researchers. A central question is whether youth enrollments provide an opportunity for adult literacy education to…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Dropouts, Adult Education, Adult Literacy