Research and Evaluation
The Relationship of CASAS Scores to GED Results
What is the relationship between learner abilities evidenced on standardized assessments of the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) and learner performance on the General Educational Development (GED) high school equivalency exam? This study utilizes data from Connecticut to analyze this relationship of CASAS scores to GED results and expand upon the findings from a prior research effort.
The Relationship between Learning Gains and Attendance
This paper analyzes the relationship between the number of hours that learners attend in adult English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) programs and the learning gains they attain on standardized assessments in the areas of basic listening and reading.
Building Skills to Compete in a Changing Economy: Connecticutís Workforce Education Initiative
This report provides an historical recap of Adult Educationís workforce education efforts, culminating in the full model reflected in the Workforce Education Initiative. It also documents system and capacity building efforts at the state and program level.
A Profile of Customers Entering the Bridgeport One-Stop System
This report provides an extensive analysis of the abilities in reading and math for participants entering the one-stop center in Bridgeport, CT between 2003 and 2006.
Technology Implementation in Connecticut
This article was published in the Maine Fertilizer newsletter in 2003. It describes Connecticut's process for implementing technology in adult education programs statewide and outlines some preliminary lessons learned.
Targeting Education: The Connecticut Basic Skills Survey
This study provides a solid basis for identifying priority competencies for all learners in Connecticutís adult basic education programs. It is significant and unique because it reflects the perspectives of business and industry providers, learners, instructional service providers, and state agency and public service providers. It also addresses the need to collaborate with other agencies and institutions serving adults and to address societal needs, including parenting, civic responsibilities, and employment participation. The competencies identified in this study provide the necessary baseline data to develop relevant curriculum and instruction to meet these new and emerging needs.
Connecticut Adult Learners: A Portrait of Entry-Level Skills, 1996-1998
This report documents the skill levels in reading, math, and listening of individuals at the time of their entry into an adult education program. It also presents information about selected learner demographics, test score distributions, and functional skill descriptors.
Understanding our Past to Prepare for the Future: A Two-Year Comparison of Connecticut's Adult Education Programs, 1996-1998
This report examines a variety of learner demographics, performance, and achievement information about Connecticut's adult learners.