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ERIC Number: ED579158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 40
Abstractor: ERIC
2015-2016 Florida Adult Education Assessment Technical Assistance Paper
Florida Department of Education
This technical assistance paper provides guidance to individuals with test administration responsibilities in adult education programs. These policies apply to the approved assessments that programs may use to report educational gains in compliance with the National Reporting System (NRS) requirements. The NRS is the accountability system for the federally funded adult education program, mandated by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). NRS identifies twelve Educational Functioning Levels (EFLs) in its accountability measures. Four EFLs are in Adult Basic Education (ABE), two in Adult Secondary Education (ASE), and six in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The descriptors of each EFL are entry-level descriptors and illustrate student performance expectations at the particular level. The Florida assessment policy guidelines include the selection and use of appropriate student assessment and procedures for the following: (1) accurate student placement into appropriate program and instructional level; (2) diagnostic information to guide instruction; (3) pre- and post-testing to monitor progress toward goals; and (4) verification of level and program completion. These policy guidelines also include staff training and test security requirements for all staff who administer the standardized assessments and use the results from these assessments.
Florida Department of Education. Turlington Building Suite 1514, 325 West Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399. Tel: 850-245-0505; Fax: 850-245-9667; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Test of Adult Basic Education