[Assessment 1444] Free On-Line Courses for Program Improvement

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Marie Cora marie.cora at hotspurpartners.com
Wed Oct 22 15:01:33 EDT 2008

Colleagues: the following opportunity may interest some of you.

Marie Cora


Is being able to demonstrate your program's effectiveness important to your
program's success?

Free online self-paced courses are available to help now at <>

With support from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, ProLiteracy brings
administrators and staff of literacy and adult basic education programs
field-tested strategies to adapt to your programs' accountability needs

Data Collection and Management

The first of a three-part online series on performance accountability. The
course deals with the foundation data collection and management practices
needed to ensure the availability of credible, high-quality student data.
Length: approximately 3-4 hours

This course will help you:

* Build common language and approach to accountability
* Organize collection and management efforts around key decision
points and staff roles
* Increase confidence in your program's data collection and management

Data Analysis for Program Decision-Making

The second in the series. This course helps administrators and staff learn
why and how to institutionalize data-driven decision-making practices.
Length: approximately 3-4 hours

This course will help you:

The underlying premise of the course is that all aspects of data-driven
decision-making become institutionalized practices, thereby establishing a
culture of continuous improvement.

In this course you will:

* Review and practice data analysis skills
* Improve quality of decision-making through a team approach to data
analysis and review
* Streamline program improvement using practical planning tools and

Coming in the fall of 2009: Communicating Success to Stakeholders, the
third course in the series.

Marie Cora, Moderator

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