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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
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, 2006
GED (General Educational Development) learners are a diverse group--just like ABE (Adult Basic Education) and ESL (English as a second language) learners. For some, passing the GED tests closes the door on a history of defeat and failure and allows them to move ahead personally. Achieving the goal of passing all five GED tests is not easy for some…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Teacher Researchers, Reading Difficulties, Educational Development
LDA of Minnesota, 2006
LDA (Learning Disabilities Association) of Minnesota receives many calls and emails regarding testing accommodations for large-scale testing programs. Callers include the test-takers themselves, parents, teachers, counselors, advocates, and an occasional attorney. The standardized tests they ask about include the GED, SAT and ACT (for college…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Testing Programs, Standardized Tests, Measures (Individuals)
LDA of Minnesota, 2005
In this issue of "NetNews," the focus is on dysgraphia, a form of writing disability. Both dyslexia and dysgraphia fall under the category of specific learning disability. They may be related because significant language processing problems can impact both reading and spelling--although there is less incidence of dysgraphia. Dysgraphia…
Descriptors: Language Processing, Assistive Technology, Writing Processes, Spelling
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