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Parker, James; Spangenberg, Gail – Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy, 2014
In September 2013, based on a national survey of state Adult Basic Education (ABE) directors or designates, Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL) published "Stepping Up to ROI on Adult Education: A Survey of State Activity." This paper reported on the states' activity, from the perspective of the respondents, in collecting and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Outcomes of Education, Data Collection, English (Second Language)
McCain, Mary L. – Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2009
There is a highly compelling case for using technology on a large scale to increase access to and improve America's adult education and workforce skills enterprise. By the reckoning of the National Commission on Adult Literacy and others, the nation must reach many more millions of adults with effective college- and job-readiness skills programs…
Descriptors: Reading Readiness, Distance Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning
Spurling, Steven; Seymour, Sharon; Chisman, Forrest P. – Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2008
This report presents the findings of a longitudinal study of English as a Second Language (ESL) students at the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) conducted during the summer of 2007. The study used College records to track all students who first enrolled in CCSF's credit and non-credit ESL programs in 1998, 1999, and 2000 for seven years …
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Adult Education, English (Second Language), Community Colleges
Chisman, Forrest P.; Crandall, JoAnn – Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2007
This document is the result of two years of intensive, dedicated work by a remarkable team of nearly two dozen researchers. It takes the first steps on a long overdue journey to fully understanding the realities and promise of ESL program service in community colleges across the nation. The report offers an in-depth look into several community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, English (Second Language), College Second Language Programs, Educational Innovation
Zachry, Elizabeth M.; Dibble, Emily; Seymour, Sharon; Leibman, Suzanne; Ares, Sandy; Larson, Beth; Ferguson, Pamela – Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2007
"Torchlights in ESL: Five Community College Profiles" grows out of the Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy's (CAAL's) recent two-year study of adult ESL service in community colleges. The five college programs at the heart of the study offer high quality ESL instruction and are considered exemplary. This publication is a supplement…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Community Colleges, College Programs