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Professional Developers

Effective Practices for Developing Reading Comprehension

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2002
This research article summarizes much of the research about reading comprehension and what good readers do when they read. 
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Evidence-based Reading Instruction: Comprehension: Research and Teaching Strategies

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2007
It is important to note that this series of four resources for each of the four components of reading -- alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension – contains digests, not comprehensive...
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Fluency development: Practice means progress

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2004

This resource introduces adult education practitioners to fluency's definition, importance, and effective techniques, and recommends guided reading through modeling, simultaneous reading,...

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Learning Progressions for Adult Literacy

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2008
This resource from New Zealand provides a framework that indicates what adult learners can know and can do as they develop their expertise in literacy - Listen with Understanding, Speak to...
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Learning Progressions for Adult Literacy and Numeracy (background)

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2008

This report provides the theoretical and research base behind the Learning Progressions for Literacy and Numeracy and the allied resources. It first considers the nature of adult learners and...

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Literacy and Numeracy for Adults: Write to Communicate

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2009

This excellent website from the National Centre for Literacy and  Numeracy for Adults in New Zealand has developed research to practice materials for educators and adult learners on Learning...

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I've Opened Up: Exploring Learners' Perspectives on Progress

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2006
Instructional material that covers assessing learner progression based on the student's point of view. 
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Adult Learners
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It’s Not About the Cut Score: Redesigning Placement Assessment Policy to Improve Student Success

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2008
This publication highlights the effect that assessment policies have on student placement rates in community colleges. 
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Metacognition, Cognitive Strategy Instruction, and Reading in Adult Literacy

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2005

This chapter describes the role of metacognition and cognitive strategies in reading comprehension and promising techniques to improve metacognitve monitoring. Drawing largely from K-12 research (...

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Challenges in Assessing for Post-Secondary Readiness

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2007
This Policy Brief examines the major assessments in use today to measure adult learning gains and determine student placements – e.g., BEST, CASAS, TABE, COMPASS, ASSET, and ACCUPLACER in terms of...
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Local Program Administrators
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