Assessment

Challenges in Assessing for Post-Secondary Readiness

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 their use and issues of alignment.

Administrators
Teacher Trainers
Policymakers and Implementers
Instructional Staff

Module 2: Data Analysis for Program Decision-Making

2008

This three-hour, self-paced course was designed for use by volunteers, teachers and program administrators in the field of ABE who are interested in learning how to effectively review and use data once it has been collected. 

Administrators
Teacher Trainers
Policymakers and Implementers
Instructional Staff

Module 1: Data Collection and Management

2007

This three-hour, self-paced course was designed for use by volunteers, teachers and program administrators in the field of ABE who are interested in learning to use data to improve program services. 

Administrators
Teacher Trainers
Policymakers and Implementers
Instructional Staff

Setting Up Success in Developmental Education: How State Policy Can Help Community Colleges Improve Student Outcomes

2009

Achieving the Dream, a national initiative to improve student success in community colleges, has taken a multipronged approach to improving outcomes in developmental education. This issue brief describes how the fifteen participating states have concentrated their policy efforts on four key areas: preventative strategies, assessment and placement, implementation and evaluation of program innovation, and performance measurement and incentives.

Administrators
Teacher Trainers
Policymakers and Implementers
Instructional Staff