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LDA of Minnesota, 2008
Minnesota Adult Basic Education (ABE) providers are mandated to use CASAS (Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System) Reading or Math or TABE (Tests for Adult Basic Education) Reading or Math. This issue of "NetNews" introduces the Test Bank: a variety of informal reading, spelling, and writing assessments available for Minnesota ABE…
Descriptors: Informal Assessment, Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, Student Evaluation
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Klein, Steven; Tolbert, Michelle – Journal of Correctional Education, 2007
A significant issue in correctional education is the lack of policy-relevant data comparable across states. This article describes an effort to address this issue: the Correctional Education Data Guidebook and website and the two research projects that led to their development. Analyzing results from two national surveys conducted by the U.S.…
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, National Surveys, Public Agencies, Web Sites
LDA of Minnesota, 2006
The population of most Minnesota communities has dramatically changed over the past ten years. The Minnesota State Demographic Center reports the Twin Cities area has the largest Hmong, Somali, and Liberian communities in the United States. In some communities where both jobs and affordable housing are available, the percentage of English as a…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Literacy, Literacy Education, English (Second Language)
LDA of Minnesota, 2005
The purpose of this first issue of the 2005-2006 school year is to describe the Learning Disabilities Association's (LDA) activities available to any Adult Basic Education (ABE) program manager, instructor, tutor, or learner in the state of Minnesota at no cost through supplemental service grant funds. Activities of most interest to ABE providers…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Grants, Tutors, Learning Disabilities
LDA of Minnesota, 2004
Currently, it is required that 2% of total Adult Basic Education (ABE) funding in Minnesota be set aside to provide statewide supplemental services such as staff development, technological development, support for disabled learners, support for communities of color, distance learning, and other innovative projects. Non-profit organizations or…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Adult Basic Education, Grants, Learning Disabilities