Assessment and Evaluation

Quality of education, comparability, and assessment choice in developing countries

Wagner, D.
Date of publication: 
Wed, 2010-12-01


Over the past decade, international development agencies have begun to emphasize

the improvement of the quality (rather than simply quantity) of education in

developing countries. This new focus has been paralleled by a significant increase

in the use of educational assessments as a way to measure gains and losses in

Teacher Perspectives on the Adult Education Profession: National Survey Findings about an Emerging Profession

Sabatini, J.; Daniels, M.; Ginsburg, L.; Limeul, K.; Russell, M.; Stites, R.
Date of publication: 
Tue, 2002-01-01

In recent years, many factors have converged to

steadily increase the momentum toward the

professionalization of adult literacy educators. Improving

the quality of instructional practice in the field of adult

education through the professionalization of practitioners

is seen to be at the core of improving the quality of

When Less is More: A Comparative Analysis for Placing Students in Adult Literacy Classes

Venezky, R. L.; Bristow, P. S.; Sabatini, J. P.
Date of publication: 
Sun, 1995-01-01

Ideally, adult literacy students should be placed at the

instructional level corresponding to their abilities.

But because abilities are seldom known from prior

instructional experience, a battery of tests is usually

administered. The most widely used such test is the

TABE (Tests of Adult Basic Education), a normreferenced,

Smaller, quicker, cheaper: alternative literacy assessment strategies in the UN Literacy Decade

Wagner, Daniel A.
Date of publication: 
Wed, 2003-01-01


In the context of the UN Literacy Decade (declared in February 2003), the present paper

suggests three parameters that should be considered when new tools for assessment are

considered in less developed countries (LDCs), each of which poses a special challenge to

international comparative literacy assessment, such as in the International Adult Literacy

Monitoring and Measuring Literacy

Wagner, Daniel A.
Date of publication: 
Mon, 2004-07-05


Adult Literacy: Monitoring and Evaluation for Practice and Policy

Wagner, Daniel A.
Date of publication: 
Tue, 2008-01-01


With the advent of the UN Literacy Decade launched in 2003, there is

increased emphasis on monitoring and evaluation of adult literacy around the globe.

The present paper presents an overview of the main approaches that have been taken to

measure adult literacy within and across countries. A particular focus of the present

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