Adult Learning - All Reports and Products
Friday, April 12, 2013
As part of a larger inter-agency effort to develop new federal data on adults’ education, training, and credentials for work, the National Center for Education Statistics and AIR developed and pilot-tested of a set of survey items on industry-recognized certification, state licensure, and educational certificates.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
The First 5 LA Family Literacy Initiative is a comprehensive program to promote language and literacy development, parenting knowledge and skills, and economic self-sufficiency among low-income families in Los Angeles County. Findings from the eight-year evaluation of this Family Literacy Initiative have shown significant growth in language and literacy skills among children participating in these programs.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
A policy report from AIR examines the challenges and potential solutions to overcoming the barriers facing low-skilled adult learners who are striving to improve their English proficiency, develop their basic skills, and advance in the workplace.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
For more than 15 years, AIR has led the National Reporting System for Adult Education for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE). AIR developed the adult education accountability system—the NRS—and from its inception developed a parallel line of technical assistance activities to ensure its effective implementation and use.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
The TELL project is a review of literature and critical annotated bibliography to provide an overview and critique of the research related to the transition of English language learners.
Monday, March 27, 2006
The Adult Numeracy Initiative, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), provides a thorough understanding of adult numeracy and the state of the discipline.
Sunday, March 6, 2005
How can classroom teachers maximize the learning potential of their adult basic education (ABE) students while, at the same time, attending to differences among them? Instead of expecting learners to adjust to the lessons they plan, teachers need to plan their lessons to adjust to the learners at hand. - Focus on Basics Newsletter, NCSALL
Saturday, March 1, 1997
This report summarizes prior efforts to provide guidance in resolving the key issues confronting the development of a national outcome-based reporting system for adult education programs.
Sunday, October 6, 1996
Quality indicators have helped states define the components of program quality and enabled them to develop measures for evaluating programs to ensure effective practice. This paper presents a summary of state implementation of the quality indicators, focusing on the development of measures and standards for the indicators and the impact they have had on state accountability systems and program quality, and discusses how states are using the quality indicators and presents a summary of the indicator measurement systems in six states.
Wednesday, March 6, 1996
The initiatives to enhance adult learning program accountability and assessment systems of the following states are described in this paper: Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Oregon, Texas, Washington, West Virginia.