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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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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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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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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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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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Eight Smooth Steps: Solid Footwork Makes Evaluation of Staff Development Programs a Song

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2003
This article explores a step-by-step strategy for conducting an evaluation that can provide the evidence needed to make critical decisions about improving staff development programs for the benefit...
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Program Improvement: Using the Equipped for the Future Approach to Quality

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2004
Equipped for the Future (EFF) is a standards-based approach to reform in the adult literacy education system. This handbook is designed to help community-based organizations that provide adult...
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Persistence: Helping Adult Education Students Reach Their Goals

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2007
This resource focuses on persistence and the author provides a synopsis of research, studies, findings, and implications for national, state, and local adult education practitioners.  
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Learners' Engagement in Adult Literacy Education (NCSALL Research Brief)

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2006
This research brief describes a qualitative study conducted by NCSALL researchers to identify and examine contextual factors that contribute to engagement in adult education.
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Changing the Odds: Informing Policy with Research on How Adult Learners Succeed

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2010
This report summarizes a 2009 symposium hosted by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) whose purpose was to explore and identify promising program practices and models in adult education in...
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