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This fact sheet is a basic primer on formative assessment including the elements of the formative assessment process, recommended strategies and an excellent list of resources.
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This article by Rick Stiggins and Jan Chappuis was published in Theory into Practice in 2005. The authors argue that the failure of 60 years of total reliance on assessment via standardized tests to help reduce achievement score gaps must compel us to rethink the role of assessment in this endeavor...
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This paper summarizes the key messages from the National Research and Development Centre and other research and development activity on formative assessment in adult learning. This has been an under-researched area: much of the work on formative assessment in the United Kingdom and internationally...
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The Counseling to Careers Toolkit outlines a process for program teams to undertake labor market research to identify “best bet” occupations and training programs that would be a good fit for their specific student populations. With up-to-date labor market information and interviews with local...
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This guide describes six strategies that instructors and advisors can implement from the start of the program cycle and throughout the year to help students set goals, monitor their progress, and ultimately reach their goals. When goal-setting becomes an intentional and core component of...
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This paper from the Community College Research Center uses data from interviews with nearly 100 community college students to understand how confidence impacts student persistence and, in turn, how experiences in college impact student confidence. The paper concludes with recommendations for...
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In the Summer 2017 issue of the Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education , published jointly by the Coalition on Adult Basic Education and Rutgers University, David Rosen reviews online tools for building and sharing lesson plans in his Webscan column (pg...
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Resources for math instruction gathered by the SABES PD Center for Mathematics and Adult Numeracy: Using the PIAAC Numeracy Framework to Guide Instruction: An Introduction for Adult Educators (2017) . This guide encourages teachers to shift their teaching to focus more on the use of numeracy skills...
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Curriculum resources gathered by the SABES PD Center for Mathematics and Adult Numeracy: Building a Curriculum (video) . What exactly is a curriculum , and how do we create one for our program? This brief video defines what a curriculum is and how having one in place helps us as teachers...
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Resources on the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE) for Math: CCRSAE for Math Exploration . This narrated exploration provides an overview to the CCRSAE for Math. It includes quick glimpses of the Mathematical Practices and the key instructional shifts. Overview...

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