This tool can be used in career exploration and planning. Students can use it to see what it costs to live in different parts of the country or state and then consider occupations that pay a wage that meets that standard. Programs can also use it to design career pathways aligned with living wages...
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Research: The Relationship of the Component Skills of Reading to IALS Performance: Tipping Points and Five Classes of Adult Literacy Learners (2007)
The purpose of this study, as described in the Executive Summary (p. ix), was to "understand the relationship of the component skills of reading, such as word recognition, vocabulary, and spelling, to large-scale measures of literacy" using "real-world items such as advertisements, bus schedules,...
Bridging Research and Practice: The Role of Diagnostic Assessment in Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (2007)
STudent Achievement in Reading (STAR) began as a six-state pilot project that was designed "to improve classroom instruction through the use of a toolkit that translates reading research into practice, as well as systematic training and technical assistance." This document "highlights key findings...
"This report is the product of ... a panel of experts ... convened ... to identify and evaluate existing research in adult reading instruction and to provide a summary of scientifically based findings." (excerpt from the Preface, p. 6) The Executive Summary (pp. 7–9) may prove especially useful, as...
What toll do workplace issues take on the bottom line of an organization? This article seeks to shed some light on the realities of these "costs."
This article looks at factors that result in resistance to educational change and how to work with these issues. At the end of the first article are two shorter articles. The first is "10 Things to Do About Resistance," and the second is "Recognizing the Face of Resistance."
This short article looks at what is needed to become and effective educational leader.
This webinar entitled ABE State Performance Accountability Framework is intended to help ABE directors, teachers, advisors and other stakeholders understand the Measurable Skills Gains (MSG) standard in the new MA accountability framework for adult education. Participants will be able to describe...
My colleague, Kenny Tamarkin, developed this short student computer self-assessment rubric that was published in Adventures in Assessment . When using this six-question rubric, he found students would spend just a few minutes reading the descriptions of the six types of computer users/learners and...
The Microsoft Office Skills Checklist has basic, intermediate, and advanced skills for all of the Microsoft Office suite applications except for Access, which is the database application available in some versions of Microsoft Office suite. You may ask why Microsoft Office suite? It is the office...