NIFL-ASSESSMENT 2005: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:1116] RE: Literacy needs

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Hi Michael,
I agree with you that the reason our program will probably decide to continue giving the TABE at intake is not only to locate the students into curriculum as soon as possible, but also because we are likely to get lower TABE scores from them when they are first entering the process rather than later when they are back into school mode.

Tina Luffman
Instructional Specialist, ABE-GED
Verde Valley Campus
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Date: 06/22/2005 02:41PM
Subject: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:1113] RE: Literacy needs

Hi Tina,

If you need to demonstrate gains among a percentage of students being pre-
and posttested, it's good to test them on intake, as you will likely get
lower scores than you would once they're comfortable. Under the Adult
Education & Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), students can receive up to 10 hours
of instruction before they are tested.


Michael A. Gyori, Educational Linguist
Language Development & Technology Director
Language and Literacy Resource Center
Hui Malama Learning Center, Inc.
375 Mahalani Street
Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, 96793, U.S.A.

Tel: (808) 249-0111
Fax: (808) 249-0119


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Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2005 11:07 AM
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Subject: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:1112] RE: Literacy needs

Hi Michael,

I agree with you that giving the TABE test on the first day of orientation
is a discouragement for students. Because our funding requires that we test
initially and then after a period of study, and then show educational gains,
we feel it is necessary to maximize our potential for showing student
progress and maintaining our grant program by giving the exam first. I can
see good rationale behind waiting a few weeks and having students begin with
group lessons to create a community atmosphere, especially for those with a
negative educational background. I will consider your ideas and find out if
my program is willing to try this out.


Tina Luffman
Instructional Specialist, ABE-GED
Verde Valley Campus
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