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Breaking Through: Contextualization Toolkit

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2010
This toolkit, a companion piece to the Breaking Through Practice Guide, provides educators with resources and strategies to help low-skilled adults through the use of contextualized learning. 
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
State Staff
Teachers
Instructors
Curriculum Developers

How Non-Academic Supports Work: Four Mechanisms for Improving Student Outcomes

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2011
This research brief provides a review of literature and research focused on non-academic supports and success factors for postsecondary students. 
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
State Staff
Teachers
Counselors
Curriculum Developers

Integrating Curriculum: Lessons for Adult Education from Career and Technical Education

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2010
This report describes and examines the integrated curriculum as a strategy that has been implemented in career and technical education (CTE) programs in high schools that holds promise for preparing...
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
State Staff
Teachers
Curriculum Developers

Promising Practices for Transitioning Students from Adult Education to Postsecondary Education

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2009
This report is a follow-up to California’s Basic Skills as a Foundation for Student Success initiative and provides an overview of practices and strategies for transitioning adult education students...
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
State Staff
Teachers
Community College Faculty And Administrators
Curriculum Developers

Transitioning Adults to College: Adult Basic Education Program Models

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2006
This paper is based on a review of 25 college transition programs and more than 40 postsecondary institutions studied by the New England Literacy Resource Center.
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
State Staff
Teachers
Curriculum Developers

How the I-BEST Works: Findings from a Field Study of Washington State’s Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training Program

2010
This report summarizes the findings from a field study that was conducted to examine how the Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) model operates in 34 community and technical...
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
State Staff
Teachers
Curriculum Developers

From Ghost Systems to Host Systems via Transformation Zones

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2012
This policy brief focuses on the convergence of advances in implementation, organization change, and system reinvention science and practice towards effective and efficient changes in large education...
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
State Staff

Coalition Building: A Tool for Improved Community Literacy

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2012
This policy brief focuses on the lesson learned and common challenges encountered by five cities during the Coalition Building initiative.
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
State Staff
Curriculum Developers

Technical Assistance to States on Performance-Based Funding: Final Project Report

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2010
This report profiles the twelve states that received targeted TA under the Technical Assistance to States on Performance-Based Funding initiative. 
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Local Program Administrators
Researchers
State Staff
State Policymakers

Supporting the Use of Data through Professional Development

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2010
This resource guide, developed by the American Institutes for Research, highlights four states’ efforts in integrating NRS-related professional development on data use into their accountability and...
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
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Teachers

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