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Program Improvement

Integrated Education and Training: A Career Pathways Policy & Practice

2017
Results of a national survey of adult education providers to learn more about Integrated Education and Training (IET) models, funding mechanisms, and partnerships across the country.
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Local Program Administrators
Researchers
State Staff
Policymakers

One Step Forward Initiative - Guide to Adult Education for Work: Transforming Adult Education to Build a Skilled Workforce

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2009
This guide (based on background and research from the One Step Forward Initiative) informs practitioners, policymakers, and employers about strategies and practices that transform their adult...
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Local Program Administrators
Researchers
Teachers

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
State Staff
Teachers

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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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
State Staff
Teachers

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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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
State Staff
Curriculum Developers

A Process Guide for Establishing State Adult Education Content Standards

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2005
A Process Guide for Establishing State Adult Education Content Standards was produced under Contract #ED-01-CO-0026/0023 with the American Institutes for Research.
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
State Staff
Teachers

Connecting Literacy, Learning & Work

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2008
This book is an accessible and comprehensive resource that offers theoretical background, rationale, insight into, and considerations for developing an educational program that links literacy and...
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Local Program Administrators
Teachers

Toward a New Pluralism in ABE/ESOL Programs: Teaching to Multiple "Cultures of Mind"

2002

This brief describes the results from a one-year study examining the learning and changes that took place in 41 adult ABE/ESOL learners enrolled in "long term" programs. Researchers were...

Findings in ESL: A Quick Reference to Findings of CAAL Research on ESL Programs at Community Colleges

2008

This 22-page document concisely summarizes the findings from a study examining the nature and effectiveness of adult education English as a second language (ESL) programs offered at community...

Using the ESL Program Standards to Evaluate and Improve ESL Programs

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2005
This resource defines, reviews the history of, and gives the rationale for utilizing program standards (both adult education and ESL).
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Local Program Administrators
Teachers

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