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Hi Nancy and everyone,

I hope that you were able to locate the Special Collection in Assessment
(thanks, David, for proving the links - folks see below for them).  The
entire discussion from the National Academy of Sciences report,
including the summary, is indeed at the WIKI.  The Discussion has not
yet been posted to the Collection Discussion page.  I'll let you know
when it's there, but know you can get it at the wiki.

So how 'bout it teachers?  Do you use performance levels in your
classroom?  Or do they just confound you?  Help you?  Perhaps you shove
them under the rug?  Or perhaps they are your "guide of all guides"?

And Nancy poses this interesting question - one that I didn't make any
connection with because she's talking about the K12 system (and shame
on me for not keeping that someplace in my mind):

I am interested in whether
> anything
> > has changed in the high schools around the country
> > related to determining skill levels.  Does it mean
> > adapting study and lessonwork according to their
> > learning styles in order to meet the needs of the
> > lowest level learners?

We would love to hear some thoughts from you all.

Thanks,
marie cora
Moderator, NIFL Assessment Discussion List, and Coordinator/Developer 
LINCS Assessment Special Collection at  
http://literacy.kent.edu/Midwest/assessment/
 
marie.cora@hotspurpartners.com


-----Original Message-----
From: nifl-assessment@nifl.gov [mailto:nifl-assessment@nifl.gov] On
Behalf Of Nancy Hansen
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2005 5:46 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:1170] Re: Q&A for Teachers

Well Hi DAVid!

Thanks for spotting my need and replying.  Since
there's the possibility it isn't updated yet, I'm
going to wait a couple days and go back to try again
using your information here.

Thanks a MILlion!

Nancy Hansen
sfallsliteracy@yahoo.com

--- David Rosen <djrosen@comcast.net> wrote:

> Hi Nancy,
> 
> I think you'll find what Marie was referring to at:
> 
>      http://wiki.literacytent.org/index.php/ 
>
Measuring_Literacy:_Performance_Levels_for_Adults%2C_Interim_Report
> 
> The Special Collection she referred to, I think, is
> the NIFL  
> Assessment Special Collection at
> 
>      http://literacy.kent.edu/Midwest/assessment/
> 
> i am not sure that this material is up there yet.
> 
> David
> 
> David J. Rosen
> 
> On Jul 21, 2005, at 5:09 PM, Nancy Hansen wrote:
> 
> >
> > Hi everybody,
> >
> > I think Marie is on vacation this week, but I
> wanted
> > to see if anyone used the website she listed below
> in
> > her email to read about performance levels.  I
> didn't
> > locate a "special collection" tab so perhaps
> that's
> > why there didn't appear to be the data I was
> > expecting.
> >
> > Marie also wrote:
> > << I was hoping to hear even more - perhaps from
> > classroom teachers who may have followed the
> > discussion.  I'm wondering how all of that broad
> and
> > intense subject matter affects you and your
> students?
> > We see how it affects things like policy and
> funding,
> > but what about for the practitioner in the
> classroom?
> > How do you work with performance levels within
> your
> > classroom? >>
> >
> > I would ALSO really like to hear from the teachers
> in
> > the junior and senior high school levels.  I'm
> > interested in hearing what they are finding as far
> as
> > "work(ing) with performance levels within your
> > classrooms" says Marie.  Anyone out there?  Or are
> you
> > all "on vacation" also?
> >
> > I am an adult literacy provider who serves the
> very
> > lowest of the literacy level 1 and 2 learners.  We
> > also have the higher end of the English Speakers
> of
> > Other Languages. I am interested in whether
> anything
> > has changed in the high schools around the country
> > related to determining skill levels.  Does it mean
> > adapting study and lessonwork according to their
> > learning styles in order to meet the needs of the
> > lowest level learners?
> >
> > Your replies will be appreciated.
> >
> > Nancy Hansen
> > sfallsliteracy@yahoo.com



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