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Kerr, Jon – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
In 2013, as new high school equivalency exams were being developed and implemented across the nation and states were deciding which test was best for their population, Washington state identified the need to adopt the most rigorous test so that preparation to take it would equip students with the skills to be able to move directly from adult…
Descriptors: Equivalency Tests, Educational Attainment, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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Goto, Stanford; Spitzer, Rosalind; Sadouk, Jennifer – Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 2009
Adult educators are well aware of the need to understand the communities they serve. This is important, not only to improve teaching, but also to make programs more accessible. The Adult Learning Research Project (Goto, Martin, Goulet, Robinson, and Furtado, in press) was designed to gather preliminary information about communities that are…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Identification, Barriers, Adult Learning
Strawn, Julie; Duke, Amy-Ellen – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2007
Two facts have become clear since passage of the Workforce Investment Act in 1998. First, when low-skilled individuals increase their basic skills, these higher skills pay off in the labor market in the form of higher employment and earnings. Second, these earnings increases are typically modest and fall short of what people need to become…
Descriptors: Credentials, Student Financial Aid, Adult Education, Job Training