The Self-study Guide for Evidence-Based Practices in Adult Literacy Education helps adult literacy education providers collect, organize, and analyze evidence they can use to plan for and improve program implementation and performance. The National Adult Literacy Study (NALS) was ultimately established by the Bush administration, and in published a report that confirmed the fact that there was a problem with the literacy rate in a country that had always considered itself nearly % literate.
Nov 13, · The U.S. Department of Education defines adult literacy and numeracy in terms of skills that help people accomplish tasks and realize their purposes. Researchers can measure literacy and numeracy skills, but skills are not static. The Mobile Learning Fund provides adult literacy and basic education programs with grants for digital educational materials to help teach adults to improve their lives. A free resource for instructors that offers tips and strategies for implementing a blended learning model in the classroom.
May 07, · The California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project (CALPRO) fosters program improvement through a comprehensive statewide approach to high-quality professional development for the full range of adult education and literacy providers. CALPRO offers free resources to teachers nationwide. For example, the Test of Adult Literacy Skills (TALS), de - veloped by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), was selected as the functional literacy instrument because (1) it is not used in adult education programs (thus the planned comparisons of program participants and nonparticipants would not be contaminated by differential familiarity with the test), and (2) it is parallel with other large national and international assessments used for research and policy .