Client Services in Adult Learning
AIR improves services and instruction to adult learners who want to improve their literacy skills so they can go to college, learn English, get a high school degree or equivalency credential, or become more employable. Our research, technical assistance, and professional development
- help states and localities improve teacher quality;
- strengthen accountability and data use to improve programs;
- take better advantage of instructional technology; and
- promote innovative instructional models and research-based instruction.
AIR helps state staff implement the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education’s accountability system by providing training on data use for program improvement. AIR also supports OVAE on data and accountability issues, data analysis and assessment.
Improving Teacher Effectiveness Project
AIR’s researched-based Resource Toolkit and Induction Framework helps meet 21st century expectations for adult education through more effective instruction. The team that developed them analyzes data from several states and the National Reporting System to determine the relationship between teacher and learner characteristics and adult student achievement.
California’s adult education professional development system offers instructional and administrative staff from more than 350 adult education agencies research-based professional development and other AIR technical assistance products, including more than 30 professional development modules delivered online and face-to-face.
The Open Educational Resources to Support Adult Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Teaching and Learning Project
To help adult educators and learners incorporate technology into instruction and learning, AIR is working with teachers to develop strategies—including online professional development courses—to find, use, evaluate and share open educational resources on math and science.