The Employability Skills Framework is a tool that was developed to help educators—career and technical, K–12, workplace, and adult education—incorporate employability skills into instruction. The Employability Skills Framework identifies nine general skills necessary for success in the labor market...
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Under WIOA, adult educators are charged with forging partnerships with the public workforce development system. This brief provides a general overview (not specific to Massachusetts) of the types of agencies and services that make up the workforce system and the populations they aim to serve.
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...
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...