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National Assessment Program, Information and Communication Technology Literacy 2008, Years 6 and 10: An Assessment Domain for ICT Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The second national sample assessment of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) literacy at Year 6 and Year 10 will occur in 2008. The assessment happens every three years and the first occurred in 2005. This document provides information about the ICT literacy assessment including: (1) Education Ministers' decisions regarding ICT; (2)…

Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (NJ1), 2008

2008-01-01

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National Assessment Program--Science Literacy Year 6 Report, 2006  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2003 the first nationally-comparable science assessment was designed, developed and carried out under the auspices of the national council of education ministers, the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA). In 2006 a second science assessment was conducted and, for the first time nationally, the…

Donovan, Jenny; Lennon, Melissa; O'Connor, Gayl; Morrissey, Noni

2008-01-01

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Literacy Program. National Issues Forums Special Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the spring of 1988, 33 representatives from 20 institutions or organizations sponsoring National Issues Forum (NIF) literacy programs attended a national conference in Washington, D.C. Throughout the conference, representatives from the organizations sponsoring NIF literacy programs made statements on the importance of NIF as a tool for…

National Issues Forums, Dayton, OH.

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Health Literacy of America's Adults: Results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) assessed the English literacy of adults in the United States. Included in the assessment were items designed to measure the health literacy of America's adults. The assessment was administered to more ...

M. Kutner E. Greenberg Y. Jin C. Paulsen S. White

2006-01-01

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Health Literacy of America's Adults: Results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy  

MedlinePLUS

... NCES Commissioner Contact NCES Staff Help Title: The Health Literacy of America’s Adults: Results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy Description: The Health Literacy of America’s Adults is the first release of ...

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College of Lake County National Workplace Literacy Program. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The College of Lake County's 3-year National Workplace Literacy Program (1994-1997) contributed to economic development by meeting companies' changing educational and production needs as they fluctuated and met new challenges for global marketing and improvement. It assessed 883 employees at 8 business sites with customized assessment tools and…

Gee, Mary Kay

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Literacy in Everyday Life: Results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy. NCES 2007-490  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) assessed the English literacy skills of a nationally representative sample of more than 19,000 U.S. adults (age 16 and older) residing in households and prisons. NAAL is the first national assessment of adult literacy since the 1992 National Adult Literacy Survey. Three types of literacy were…

Kutner, Mark; Greenberg, Elizabeth; Jin, Ying; Boyle, Bridget; Hsu, Yung-chen; Dunleavy, Eric

2007-01-01

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The 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL): Performance of African Americans in a National Context  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL): Performance of African Americans in a National Context Sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) the 2003 NAAL was America's most comprehensive assessment of adult literacy since the 1992 National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS). NAAL was a nationally representative…

Ngwudike, Benjamin C.

2008-01-01

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National Assessment Program--ICT Literacy Years 6 & 10 Report, 2008  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Australia's national educational goals place considerable importance on the place of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in education. The Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians of December 2008 asserted that "in this digital age young people need to be highly skilled in the use of ICT" (MCEETYA, 2008). This…

Ainley, John; Fraillon, Julian; Freeman, Chris

2010-01-01

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National Assessment Program--Science Literacy Year 6 School Release Materials, 2006  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In July 2001, the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA) agreed to the development of assessment instruments and key performance measures for reporting on student skills, knowledge and understandings in primary science. It directed the newly established Performance Measurement and Reporting Taskforce…

Donovan, Jenny; Hutton, Penny; Lennon, Melissa; O'Connor, Gayl; Morrissey, Noni

2008-01-01

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Champaign County National Workplace Literacy Program. Workplace Literacy Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This workplace literacy curriculum is based on neuropsychological brain behavior research and the principles of continuous improvement in a learning environment. Section 1 explains the choice of this model. Section 2 defines the need for this type of workplace curriculum. Sections 3 and 4 discuss the method of building the thematic units and…

Champaign County Board of Education, Urbana, OH.

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National Evaluation of: The Even Start Family Literacy Program, 1998.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report summarizes what has been learned about the Even Start Family Literacy Program after 10 years of demonstration and evaluation activities, and points out some of the directions, possibilities, and problems facing the program in the future. Evide...

R. St. Pierre B. Gamse J. Alamprese T. Rimdzius

1998-01-01

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Closing the Gender Gap: Improved Performance of U.S.-Born Females on the National Assessment of Adult Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study analyzed the current state of the gender literacy gap and the change in the gender literacy gap between 1992 and 2003, using the 1992 National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS) and the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL). The results revealed that although there were significant gender literacy gaps in 1992, virtually all…

Cohen, Dale J.; White, Sheida; Cohen, Steffaney B.

2012-01-01

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EPA'S NATIONAL COASTAL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM  

EPA Science Inventory

The National Coastal Assessment (NCA) is an environmental monitoring program initiated by the US Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development in 2000. The goal is to monitor selected ecological indicators in the nation's estuarine waters and to produce an...

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National Assessment of Adult Literacy, 2003: Public-Use Data File User's Guide. NCES 2007-464  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics has updated the household and prison public-use data files for the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy and the 1992 National Adult Literacy Survey. The accompanying 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy Public-Use Data File User's Guide explains how the data…

Greenberg, Elizabeth; Jin, Ying; White, Sheida

2007-01-01

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Learning Outcomes, Portfolios, and Rubrics, Oh My! Authentic Assessment of an Information Literacy Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Librarians at Washington State University Vancouver helped the campus develop a method of assessing its General Education Program, a program based on university learning goals, one of which is information literacy. The assessment method, which relies on an electronic portfolio (ePortfolio) along with rubrics to evaluate work in the ePortfolio, enables the librarians to evaluate their information literacy program based

Karen R. Diller; Sue F. Phelps

2008-01-01

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College of Lake County's National Workplace Literacy Program Grant. Evaluation Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An independent evaluation of the College of Lake County's National Workplace Literacy Program included both formative and summative evaluations over the 3 years of the project. The evaluation design was planned primarily as a naturalistic inquiry that used the structured interview approach to data collection. An external evaluator interviewed all…

Askov, Eunice N.; Catalfamo, Andree Rose

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The Challenges Facing Adult Literacy Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The field of adult literacy is complex. This complexity poses many challenges for literacy programs. This paper addresses the challenges of collaboration, diversity, attendance, assessment and professional development as they apply to adult literacy programs. Recommendations for increasing the success of literacy programs are provided.

Greenberg, Daphne

2008-01-01

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Learning Outcomes, Portfolios, and Rubrics, Oh My! Authentic Assessment of an Information Literacy Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Librarians at Washington State University Vancouver helped the campus develop a method of assessing its General Education Program, a program based on university learning goals, one of which is information literacy. The assessment method, which relies on an electronic portfolio (ePortfolio) along with rubrics to evaluate work in the ePortfolio,…

Diller, Karen R.; Phelps, Sue F.

2008-01-01

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Champaign County National Workplace Literacy Program. Performance Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Champaign County (Ohio) Board of Education asked four companies to participate in a workplace literacy project: Hall Company, Grimes Aerospace, LewiSystems, and Comdyne. Companies supplied training facilities and paid release time for employee participants. Seventeen classes were completed; 13 were attended by recruited participants, 4 by…

Champaign County Board of Education, Urbana, OH.

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Using ILIAC to Systematically Plan and Implement a Library Information Literacy Assessment Program for Freshman Classes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In order to prepare for the 2013 SACS reaffirmation, the Joyner Library instruction librarians developed a systematic assessment program using Oakleaf's Information Literacy Instruction Assessment Cycle (ILIAC) to plan for instruction, assess student learning and improve future student learning by reviewing data and enacting changes. The paper…

Gustavson, Amy

2012-01-01

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Effect of an Internet-Based Professional Development Program on Teachers' Assessment Literacy for All Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This quasi-experimental study examined the effectiveness of Assessing One and All (AOA), a Web-based teacher professional development program. AOA was designed to enhance teachers' assessment literacy and skills in general and inclusive educational assessment practices. Fifty-five teachers from Arizona, South Carolina, and Wisconsin participated…

Huai, Nan; Braden, Jeffery P.; White, Jennifer L.; Elliott, Stephen N.

2006-01-01

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A National Road Map to a Climate Literate Society: Advancing Climate Literacy by Coordinating Federal Climate Change Educational Programs (Invited)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Over the 21st century, climate scientists expect Earth's temperature to continue increasing, very likely more than it did during the 20th century. Two anticipated results are rising global sea level and increasing frequency and intensity of heat waves, droughts, and floods. [IPCC 2007, USGCRP 2009] These changes will affect almost every aspect of human society, including economic prosperity, human and environmental health, and national security. Climate change will bring economic and environmental challenges as well as opportunities, and citizens who have an understanding of climate science will be better prepared to respond to both. Society needs citizens who understand the climate system and know how to apply that knowledge in their careers and in their engagement as active members of their communities. Climate change will continue to be a significant element of public discourse. Understanding the essential principles of climate science will enable all people to assess news stories and contribute to their everyday conversations as informed citizens. Key to our nations response to climate change will be a Climate Literate society that understands their influence on climate and climate’s influence on them and society. In order to ensure the nation increases its literacy, the Climate Literacy: Essential Principles of Climate Science document has been endorsed by the 13 Federal agencies that make up the US Global Change Research Program (http://globalchange.gov/resources/educators/climate-literacy) and twenty-four other science and educational institutions. This session will explore the coordinated efforts by the federal agencies and partner organizations to ensure a climate literate society. "Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Sciences: A Guide for Individuals and Communities" produced by the U.S. Global Change Research Program in March 2009

Niepold, F.; Karsten, J. L.

2009-12-01

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National Workplace Literacy Program 1994-1997. Final Grant Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides information on a workplace education program in which Emily Griffith Opportunity School, Denver, partnered with Columbia HealthONE, Dobbs International Services, Imperial Headwear, Inc., Marriott Hotels, Provenant Health Partners, University of Colorado Health Science Center, and Westin Hotel. Section A of Part I, a program

Faulkner, Cynthia

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Assessing the National Streamflow Information Program (2004)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This report assesses knowledge of the flow of water in the nation's streams and rivers, which plays a vital role in flood protection, water supply, pollution control, and environmental management. The nation requires streamflow information for a variety of purposes to address local, regional, and national water-management issues. The U.S. Geological Survey has developed a conceptual plan, the National Streamflow Information Program (NSIP), as a new approach to the acquisition and delivery of streamflow information. NSIP as proposed by the USGS includes a set of minimum national streamflow information needs that should be met by the network and design characteristics of the program. The report includes the committee's evaluation of NSIP.

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Adult Education & Literacy Needs Assessment. New Jersey 1995. A Report on Local Demand for Professional Development and Training.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In response to the National Goals 2000 Literacy initiative, literacy programs in New Jersey increased their efforts to meet literacy goals. In the summer of 1993, a needs assessment survey was conducted to determine the training and program development needs of adult education classroom teachers, teacher aides, substitute teachers, program

Merkel-Keller, Claudia; Streeter, Sandra

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Information Literacy Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents an annotated list of seven recent articles on the topic of information literacy assessment. They include: (1) "The Three Arenas of Information Literacy Assessment" (Bonnie Gratch Lindauer); (2) "Testing the Effectiveness of Interactive Multimedia for Library-User Education" (Karen Markey et al.); (3) "Assessing Auburn…

Warmkessel, Marjorie M.

2007-01-01

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Adult ESL Literacy Programs and Practices. A Report on a National Research Study. Technical Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The background and major activities of a 2-year study on adult English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) programs and practices are reported. Descriptions are provided of the nomination process for programs that teach literacy to adults not fully proficient in English, and the study site selection and case studies of nine programs are described. The…

Guth, Gloria J. A.; Wrigley, Heide Spruck

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National Workplace Literacy Project. Final Performance Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With funding from a National Workplace Literacy grant, Little Hoop Community College in Fort Totten, North Dakota, conducted a combined literacy and career counseling program for members of the Devils Lake Sioux Tribe. During the project period, 86 participants completed individual education plans appropriate to their personal work objectives and…

Little Hoop Community Coll., Fort Totten, ND.

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Intergenerational Literacy Programs Discussed.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The following intergenerational literacy programs are described in this document: (1) a Boston University program that provides about 112 hours of training for work-study students who then work as tutors for adults; (2) a program that uses the paired reading technique to involve parents in the development of their children's reading in the United…

Partridge, Susan

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National Workplace Literacy Program (NWLP) at Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc. Final Performance Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Chinatown Manpower Project continued as the education partner in a Workplace Literacy Program (WLP) for the Chinese garment workers in New York City. Local 23-25, Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees, was the union partner; the Greater Blouse, Skirt & Undergarment Association, Inc., and the Continental Garment Manufacturers…

Tse, Ivy Au

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Development of a Criterion-Referenced, Performance-Based Assessment of Reading Comprehension in a Whole Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the development of a criterion-referenced, performance-based measure of third grade reading comprehension. The primary purpose of the assessment is to contribute unique and valid information for use in the formative evaluation of a whole literacy program. A secondary purpose is to supplement other program efforts to…

Tibbetts, Katherine A.; And Others

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Analysis and Assessment of the Newark Literacy Campaign's Adult Tutorial Reading Program: A Report to the Ford Foundation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An assessment of the Newark Literacy Campaign's (NLC's) Adult Tutorial Reading Program studied 20 long-term (in the program for at least 1 year) and 20 new adult learners; all but 2 were African-Americans. The following data sources were used: in-depth interviews with learners, logs completed by tutors, follow-up interviews 6-8 months later,…

Darkenwald, Gordon G.; Silvestri, Kenneth

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Implementing a Schoolwide Information Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses how library media specialists can get teachers' support and cooperation to implement a schoolwide information literacy program. Highlights include national or state curriculum standards in language arts, social studies, science, and math; and an example of a poetry unit for language arts that includes information literacy and language…

Thompson, Helen; Henley, Susan

2001-01-01

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Information Literacy Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the rapid advances in information technology, the proliferation of information resources and formats, and the increasing complexities of access and evaluation, libraries recognize the necessity for a dynamic information literacy program that will address the needs of all categories of users. University faculty constitute one group of users to which the systemic college library increasingly endeavors to extend and

Marjorie V. White

2003-01-01

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Assessing and Acknowledging Learning through Non-Accredited Community Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Programs: Support Document  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Support Document was produced by the authors based on their research for the report, "Assessing and Acknowledging Learning through Non-Accredited Community Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Programs," and is an added resource for further information. There were five phases of this project: Phase 1 comprised further interrogation of…

Dymock, Darryl; Billett, Stephen

2008-01-01

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Descriptive Study of AmeriCorps Literacy Programs: State and National. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

AmeriCorps is composed of three programs, State and National; National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC); and Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA). The focus of this report is on the AmeriCorps State/National program. Education-related activities have been a priority for AmeriCorps' parent organization, the National Corporation for Public…

Moss, Marc; Hiller, Jordan; Moore, Douglas

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The Health Literacy of America's Adults: Results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy. NCES 2006-483  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Understanding the health literacy of America's adults is important because so many aspects of finding health care and health information, and maintaining health, depend on understanding written information. Many reports have suggested that low health literacy is associated with poor communication between patients and health care providers and with…

Kutner, Mark; Greenburg, Elizabeth; Jin, Ying; Paulsen, Christine

2006-01-01

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Implementing Innovative Elementary Literacy Programs. Program Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This four-document collection describes the implementation processes of dramatically improved literacy programs in elementary schools which are leading the move to restructure literacy education in the Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington). The first document in the collection, "Strategies for Improving School-Wide Literacy

Schwab, R. G. Jerry; And Others

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Pre-SPC Math for Foundry Workers. A Lesson Developed for Robinson Foundry and Bodine-Robinson as Part of a National Workplace Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Developed as part of a National Workplace Literacy Program, this lesson focuses on terms and mathematical operations associated with Statistical Process Control (SPC) in the foundry industry. With appropriate assistance and preparatory work, workers testing between grades 4 and 9 on the Test of Adult Basic Education Locator should be able to use…

Rasmussen, Bonnie

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Pre-SPC Math for Foundry Workers. A Lesson Developed for Robinson Foundry and Bodine-Robinson as Part of a National Workplace Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developed as part of a National Workplace Literacy Program, this lesson focuses on terms and mathematical operations associated with Statistical Process Control (SPC) in the foundry industry. With appropriate assistance and preparatory work, workers testing between grades 4 and 9 on the Test of Adult Basic Education Locator should be able to use…

Rasmussen, Bonnie

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National Workplace Literacy Program. Garment-Related Bilingual (English & Chinese) T.V. Broadcast Lessons. Book I: Episodes 1-15.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This publication contains a series of 15 garment-related bilingual (English and Chinese) television broadcast lessons produced by the National Workplace Literacy Program of Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc. (Other partners were the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees and the Greater Blouse, Skirt and Undergarment Association in…

Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc., New York, NY.

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National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy seeks to engage organizations, professionals, policymakers, communities, individuals, and families in a linked, multisector effort to improve health literacy. The plan is based on the principles that (1...

2010-01-01

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The Health Literacy of U.S. Adults across GED® Credential Recipients, High School Graduates, and Non-High School Graduates  

Microsoft Academic Search

Health literacy is important for all adults. Because lower health literacy is associated with lower educational attainment, many adult basic and literacy education programs increasingly provide health education to low-literate adults to improve their health literacy. Using data from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), this study examined the health literacy of adults across General Educational Development (GED)

Yung-chen Hsu

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NAPAP (National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program) results on acid rain  

SciTech Connect

The National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) was mandated by Congress in 1980 to study the effects of acid rain. The results of 10 years of research on the effect of acid deposition and ozone on forests, particularly high elevation spruce and fir, southern pines, eastern hardwoods and western conifers, will be published this year.

Not Available

1990-06-01

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National Institute for Literacy. Literacy Information and Communication System ("LINCS")  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Each month, the Literacy Information and Communication System ("LINCS") will feature one of the three LINCS Resource Collections--Basic Skills, Program Management, and Workforce Competitiveness--and introduce research-based resources that practitioners can use in their adult and family literacy programs and classrooms. This edition features the…

National Institute for Literacy, 2010

2010-01-01

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Literacy Assessment for Out-of-School Youth and Adults: Concepts, Methods and New Directions. ILI Technical Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A critical need remains for a practical and low-cost methodology to bridge the gap between methodologies for assessment of literacy at the national survey level. At the program level, it must be able to be used effectively by those in developing countries with limited funds but major literacy problems. Etic (external, quantifiable,…

Wagner, Daniel A.

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The Staff Development Process. Part One: The Needs Assessment Process. Illinois State Capacity Building for Adult Literacy Staff Development Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Illinois received one of six 2-year National Institute for Literacy grants to create statewide interagency staff development systems for literacy. After a staff development plan has been developed/implemented, a needs assessment process is developed that entails the following five steps: determine indicators of program quality and develop…

Barauski, Sue, Comp.

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THE ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAM: NATIONAL COASTAL ASSESSMENT - LESSONS LEARNED  

EPA Science Inventory

The purpose of the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program's National Coastal Assessment is to estimate the current status, extent, changes, and trends in ecological indicators of the condition of the nation's coastal resources on a state, regional and national basis. Bas...

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National Workplace Literacy Program. Garment-Related Bilingual (English and Chinese) Broadcast Lessons. Book 1 and 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A compilation of transcripts of 100 bilingual English/Chinese broadcast lessons for workers in the garment industry is presented. The lessons are part of the New York Chinatown Manpower Project's Workplace Literacy Program. With the support of the Sino Radio Broadcast Corporation, the lessons are broadcast daily in the morning and again after the…

Chan, Ha Yin

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Identifying Problems Affecting Adult Literacy Training Programs in the Cento Region; Report of the CENTO Seminar on Illiteracy Held in the National Museum, Tehran, Nov. 16-21, 1963.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume is the report of the proceedings of a seminar on adult education held in Tehran, Iran. The twelve papers included discuss such topics as adult literacy programs in Iran, literacy in Turkey, adult literacy problems and programs of Pakistan, the purpose of literacy training, defining literacy, planning literacy training programs,…

Luebke, Paul T., Ed.

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Information Literacy Assessment: Moving beyond Computer Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Information literacy is a concept that has evolved as a result of recent efforts to move technology-based instruction and research to a level above the long-held concepts previously associated with "computer literacy"; the focus of information literacy education being the development of students' abilities to construct/collect and analyze…

Hignite, Michael; Margavio, Thomas M.; Margavio, Geanie W.

2009-01-01

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Information Literacy Assessment: Moving beyond Computer Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information literacy is a concept that has evolved as a result of recent efforts to move technology-based instruction and research to a level above the long-held concepts previously associated with "computer literacy"; the focus of information literacy education being the development of students' abilities to construct/collect and analyze…

Hignite, Michael; Margavio, Thomas M.; Margavio, Geanie W.

2009-01-01

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Assessment Literacy for the Language Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Language testing has seen unprecedented expansion during the first part of the 21st century. As a result there is an increasing need for the language testing profession to consider more precisely what it means by "assessment literacy" and to articulate its role in the creation of new pedagogic materials and programs in language testing and…

Fulcher, Glenn

2012-01-01

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Assessing Content Knowledge and Changes in Confidence and Anxiety Related to Economic Literacy in a Professional Development Program for History Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of a Teaching American History professional development program on content knowledge, and confidence and anxiety associated with teaching economic literacy. Two content assessments and a confidence and anxiety instrument were administered to teachers prior to and immediately following a two-week Summer Institute. Statistically significant findings included an increase in economics

Julia M Rollison; Larry H Ludlow; Todd Wallingford

2012-01-01

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12 CFR 7.1021 - National bank participation in financial literacy programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...program is educational. For example, a program is educational if it is designed to teach students the principles of personal economics or the benefits of saving for the future, and is not designed for the purpose of profit-making. [66 FR 34791,...

2013-01-01

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Educating chaplains for research literacy: results of a national survey of clinical pastoral education residency programs.  

PubMed

There is growing evidence that leaders in professional health care chaplaincy recognize the important role of research. The Standards of Practice recently approved by the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), and especially the standard about research (Standard 12), provide strong evidence that the profession sees research, and research-literate chaplains, as important for its future. The aim of this study was to identify the extent to which Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc (ACPE) accredited clinical pastoral education (CPE) residency programs are preparing their graduates to be the kind of research-literate chaplains described in these Standards. We interviewed CPE supervisors from 26 randomly-selected CPE residency programs. We found 12% of the programs had intentional and substantive research-related curricula, 27% of the programs offered some limited exposure to research, and 62% of the programs provided no education about research. We found also that supervisors often defined "research education" in terms of actually conducting research projects. CPE residency programs potentially play a central role in educating research-literate chaplains. Future research should examine the incentives and barriers that influence the inclusion of research education in CPE residency programs. PMID:23045755

Fitchett, George; Tartaglia, Alexander; Dodd-McCue, Diane; Murphy, Patricia

2012-03-01

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Health Literacy and Adult Basic Education Assessments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Adult basic education (ABE) is an ideal venue for developing health literacy skills. Literacy and numeracy assessments used in ABE were identified and the most common were examined for health components. Only the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) included health. The two most common health literacy assessments used in general…

Golbeck, Amanda L.; Ahlers-Schmidt, Carolyn R.; Paschal, Angelia M.

2005-01-01

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Health Literacy and Adult Basic Education Assessments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Adult basic education (ABE) is an ideal venue for developing health literacy skills. Literacy and numeracy assessments used in ABE were identified and the most common were examined for health components. Only the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) included health. The two most common health literacy assessments used in general…

Golbeck, Amanda L.; Ahlers-Schmidt, Carolyn R.; Paschal, Angelia M.

2005-01-01

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Federal Literacy Facts: An Update on Literacy Related Developments at the National Level, December 2005  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This December 2005 issue of "Federal Literacy Facts" contains the following sections: (1) Election 2006: An Important Opportunity to Advance Literacy; (2) Literacy Advisory Committee Presents Pan-Canadian Literacy Action Plan; (3) Key Points from the Action Plan; (4) Developments at the National Literacy Secretariat; (5) Federal "Mini-Budget"…

Movement for Canadian Literacy, 2005

2005-01-01

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Why Is Health Literacy Related to Health? An Exploration Among U.S. National Assessment of Adult Literacy Participants 40 Years of Age and Older  

Microsoft Academic Search

Health literacy has emerged as an important factor related to health in older persons. The reason for the link between health literacy and health outcomes is not clear. Possible explanations include common relations among income, education, access to health care, health-promotion behaviors, frequency of reading, and perceptual impairments. In this study we investigate the relation of health literacy to self-reported

Raymond L. Ownby; Drenna Waldrop-Valverde; Jessica Taha

2012-01-01

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Risk Assessment for National Natural Resource Conservation Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reviews the risk assessments prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in support of regulations implementing the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). These two natural resource conservation programs were authorized as part of the 1996 Farm Bill. The risk assessments were required under the Federal Crop Insurance Reform and Department of Agriculture

Mark Powell; James Wilson

1997-01-01

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3 CFR 8429 - Proclamation 8429 of October 1, 2009. National Information Literacy Awareness Month, 2009  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...October 1, 2009. National Information Literacy Awareness Month, 2009 ...Proc. 8429 National Information Literacy Awareness Month, 2009By...decisionmaking. National Information Literacy Awareness Month...

2010-01-01

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National Assessment Program--Civics and Citizenship Years 6 & 10 Report, 2007  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report presents the findings from the second National Assessment Program--Civics and Citizenship, conducted under the auspices of the national council of education ministers, the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA). The National Assessment Program--Civics and Citizenship measures Year 6 and Year…

Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (NJ1), 2009

2009-01-01

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The Health Literacy of U.S. Adults across GED[R] Credential Recipients, High School Graduates, and Non-High School Graduates. GED Testing Service[R] Research Study, 2008-1. Executive Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Health literacy is important for all adults. Because lower health literacy is associated with lower educational attainment, many adult basic and literacy education programs increasingly provide health education to low-literate adults to improve their health literacy. Using data from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), this study…

Hsu, Yung-chen

2008-01-01

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The Health Literacy of U.S. Adults across GED Credential Recipients, High School Graduates, and Non-High School Graduates. GED Testing Service[TM] Research Studies, 2008-1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Health literacy is important for all adults. Because lower health literacy is associated with lower educational attainment, many adult basic and literacy education programs increasingly provide health education to low-literate adults to improve their health literacy. Using data from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), this study…

Hsu, Yung-chen

2008-01-01

67

The Role of Adult Literacy & Numeracy in Lifelong Learning and Socio-Economic Well-Being: ALNARC National Research Program, June 2001-June 2002. Feature.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An Adult Literacy and Numeracy Australian Research Consortium (ALNARC) program comprised four projects designed to integrate new research with analysis of past practices and provision. Preliminary themes were the perception of a "policy void" in regard to literacy and numeracy skills; professional development's tie to workplace practice and…

Shore, Sue

2002-01-01

68

Why Is Health Literacy Related to Health? An Exploration among U.S. National Assessment of Adult Literacy Participants 40 Years of Age and Older  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Health literacy has emerged as an important factor related to health in older persons. The reason for the link between health literacy and health outcomes is not clear. Possible explanations include common relations among income, education, access to health care, health-promotion behaviors, frequency of reading, and perceptual impairments. In…

Ownby, Raymond L.; Waldrop-Valverde, Drenna; Taha, Jessica

2012-01-01

69

Troubling literacy: monolingual assumptions, multilingual contexts, and language teacher expertise  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current educational context in many English speaking countries is one where literacy is understood to be essentially monolingual in orientation; that is, an understanding of literacy around a single common language, with the emphasis on identifying universal, normative ‘standards’ and ‘benchmarks’, such as the National Assessment Program-Literacy and Numeracy in Australia, the Primary National Strategy in the United Kingdom,

Russell Cross

2011-01-01

70

“If you Build it, they will Come”Developing a Graduate Program in Media Literacy in a College of Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Who studies media literacy and why? What has the nation’s first graduate program in media literacy learned about what motivates students to come from across the country and around the world to pursue the study of media literacy? How do students in this learning community support each other? How did the graduate program emerge from a college of education’s commitment

David M. Considine

2004-01-01

71

Management Capacity Assessment for National Health Programs: A study of RCH Program in Gujarat State  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India administers a large number of national health programs such as Malaria control program, Blindness control program, National AIDS control program, Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) Program and so on. However, effective management of these programs has always come under scrutiny, as these programs consume a large amount of resources. As

K. V. Ramani; Dileep V. Mavalankar

72

Literacy Assessment Practices: Moving from Standardised to Ecologically Valid Assessments in Secondary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

SSLI test protocol data revealed the dominance of ‘central’ literacy measures and ‘local’ subject-specific measures aligned to institutional requirements, curriculum and national examination content. These measures initiate secondary students into a pervasive culture of assessment that generally fails to support further learning; a culture antagonistic towards the use of assessment that reflect how expert teachers address subject-specific literacies. In a

David Whitehead

2007-01-01

73

Exemplary Literacy Learning Programs. What Research Says.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses research on academically effective literacy programs at the middle level. Notes characteristics of these programs, including teaching teams, student collaboration, learning across the curriculum, scheduling, and teachers trained in reading. (JPB)

Strauss, Susan E.; Irvin, Judith L.

2000-01-01

74

Installation Restoration Program. Preliminary Assessment: Maryland Air National Guard Base, Martin State Airport, Baltimore, Maryland.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Preliminary Assessment of suspected hazardous waste sites at the Maryland Air National Guard Base, Martin State Airport, Baltimore, Maryland. The study was conducted under the Air National Guard's Installation Restoration Program.

1988-01-01

75

Chapter 5: Social, Methodological, Theoretical Issues regarding Assessment--Lessons from a Secondary Analysis of PISA 2000 Literacy Tests  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The growing interest in assessing the quality of education outcomes can be seen in the ever-increasing frequency of use of international and national surveys (e.g., Program for International Student Assessment [PISA], the Progress in Reading and Literacy Study [PIRLS], or the Third International Mathematics and Science Study [TIMSS]). These…

Rochex, Jean-Yves

2006-01-01

76

Profiles of Major Federal Literacy Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The bulk of Federal funding for adult literacy, as well as the most significant Federal policy guidance, comes from a group of programs that: have adult literacy or basic skills education as their sole purpose or as one of a limited number of primary purp...

N. Kober

1992-01-01

77

FRAMEWORK FOR UNCERTAINTY ANALYSIS OF THE NAPAP (NATIONAL ACID PRECIPITATION ASSESSMENT PROGRAM) EMISSIONS INVENTORY  

EPA Science Inventory

The report gives results of a project to develop a methodologies framework to assess the uncertainties associated with the emissions values as presented in the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) emissions inventory and to implement a prototype computer system ...

78

A National Estimate of Performance: Statewide Highway Safety Program Assessment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A nationwide systematic approach to assess the developments and achievements of highway safety activities was conducted to measure program outputs from 1969 through 1974 using key indicators of performance such as ratios and percentages. A sample of 10 states was selected with overall sample of 105 local jurisdictions which would provide…

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.

79

ASSESSMENT SYSTEM FOR FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS OF NATIONAL R&D PROGRAMS: THE CASE OF KOREA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most assessments for R&D programs are conducted for on-going or finished programs. In order to streamline national R&D programs, Korean government is making a challenging attempt. It enacted a law for ex ante evaluation for national R&D programs and KISTEP, which specializes in evaluation and planning for R&D programs, took charge of the important role.KISTEP created and developed guidelines for

YOON BEEN LEE; JIYOUNG PARK

2011-01-01

80

Intergenerational Literacy: A Community College Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the Parent Readers Program at New York City Technical College of City University of New York, which improves the literacy of parents by preparing them to read aloud to their own children. (RAE)|

Handel, Ruth D.; Goldsmith, Ellen

1988-01-01

81

THE ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAM: THE NATIONAL COASTAL ASSESSMENT ERF 2001, ST. PETE BEACH, NOV 4-8, 2001  

EPA Science Inventory

The purpose of the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program's National Coastal Assessment (NCA) is to estimate the current status, extent, changes, and trends in ecological indicators of the condition of the nation's coastal resources on a state, regional and national basi...

82

Nonparticipation of Mayan Adults in Rural Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Interviews with five Mayans in Guatemalan villages identified deterrents to participation in literacy programs at four levels: (1) individual (personal history, self-perception); (2) family (values, machismo); (3) community (ethnic identity, economic system); and (4) national (funding, policies, culturally inappropriate formats). (SK)|

Cutz, German; Chandler, Paul

1999-01-01

83

Literacy in the Southern Sudan: A Case Study of Variables Affecting Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Local Languages Literacy Project in the Southern Sudan; delineates the most important educational, socioeconomic, and linguistic variables affecting the success of large-scale literacy programs in Africa; and questions the widely held assumption that indigenous language literacy is essential to subsequent literacy in the prestige…

Cowan, J. Ronayne

1983-01-01

84

Portraits of Excellence. The Secretary's Awards for Outstanding Adult Education and Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This booklet describes 10 outstanding adult education and literacy programs, one for each of the country's 10 geographic regions, that won awards from the U.S. Secretary of Education in 1992. The winners embody the best elements of how the adult learning system will move the nation to meet the National Education Goal for Adult Literacy and…

Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.

85

Literacy Instruction: From Assignment to Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This action research demonstrates the answer to this question: How can literacy professors provide effective training in evaluating writing to preservice graduate education students? The study examines writing assessment instruction in the context of a literacy course required of preservice teachers seeking secondary (7-12) certification in…

DelleBovi, Betsy M.

2012-01-01

86

The National Early Literacy Panel and Preschool Literacy Instruction: Green Lights, Caution Lights, and Red Lights  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The high level of acceptance in US society of the preschool years as a critically important time for building early literacy skills has led to a flurry of activity in early childhood research and policy. The National Early Literacy Panel (NELP) report "Developing Early Literacy" (2008) is one example of this activity. The NELP report is part of a…

Paciga, Kathleen A.; Hoffman, Jessica L.; Teale, William H.

2011-01-01

87

DEVELOPMENT OF THE 1985 NAPAP (NATIONAL ACID PRECIPITATION ASSESSMENT PROGRAM) EMISSIONS INVENTORY  

EPA Science Inventory

The paper describes the development of the 1985 National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) emissions inventory. NAPAP includes the facility for research and preparation of comprehensive emission inventories. Task Group B, Man-made Sources within NAPAP, has directed th...

88

SPATIAL ALLOCATION FACTOR PROCEDURES FOR THE 1980 NAPAP (NATIONAL ACID PRECIPITATION ASSESSMENT PROGRAM) EMISSIONS INVENTORY DOCUMENTATION  

EPA Science Inventory

The report documents the development of spatial allocation factors to apportion National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) area source emissions from counties to individual grid cells for input to the Regional Acid Deposition Models (RADM) and Regional Oxidant Models ...

89

APPLICATION OF THE NAPAP (NATIONAL ACID PRECIPITATION ASSESSMENT PROGRAM) EMISSIONS INVENTORIES TO EULERIAN MODELING  

EPA Science Inventory

The paper presents the schedule for development and evaluation of Eulerian Acid Deposition Models as part of the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program and discusses the critical need to reduce uncertainties in emissions inventories to provide more reliable modeling resul...

90

ESTIMATION OF UNCERTAINTY FOR THE 1980 NAPAP (NATIONAL ACID PRECIPITATION ASSESSMENT PROGRAM) EMISSIONS INVENTORY  

EPA Science Inventory

The report presents the methods, assumptions, and results of an effort to develop quantitative estimates of emissions uncertainties for the 1980 National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) Emissions Inventory. Conventional statistical concepts were applied to sample un...

91

Workplace Literacy Program. Administrative Manual. Teacher Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|These two manuals are designed to aid prospective providers of workplace literacy programs in program organization and implementation. The administrator's manual addresses the following topics: program philosophy, history, potential clients, advertising, guidelines for client meetings, instructor recruitment and training, client goals, learning…

Western Suffolk BOCES, Northport, NY.

92

National Assessment of School Resource Officer Programs. Final Project Report. Document Number 209273  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There has been a growing interest in placing sworn police officers in schools as SROs to improve school safety. The purpose of the National Assessment was to identify what program "models" have been implemented, how programs have been implemented, and what the programs' possible effects may be. To obtain this information, Abt Associates conducted…

Finn, Peter; McDevitt, Jack

2005-01-01

93

Newborn literacy program effective in increasing maternal engagement in literacy activities: an observational cohort study  

PubMed Central

Background Literacy is important for success in school and in adulthood. Book-gift programs at birth exist to help develop these foundations early on. The effectiveness of the Read to Me! Nova Scotia Family Literacy Program (a program where books and literacy materials are given to families in hospital when their baby is born) on the duration and frequency with which mothers engage in reading and other literacy based activities with their newborns was assessed. Methods An observational cohort study design was used. Mothers of babies who received the Read to Me! package in Nova Scotia born between January-August 2006 made up the intervention group (N?=?1051). Mothers of babies born in Prince Edward Island between December 2006 and March 2008 made up the control group (N?=?279) and did not receive any literacy package when their baby was born. A phone questionnaire was conducted consisting of questions regarding frequency and duration of maternal engagement in language and literacy-based activities with their infants. These activities included reading, singing, talking, listening to CDs and the radio and watching TV. Babies were aged 0–10?months at the time of the interview. Results Mothers who received the Read to Me! literacy package spent significantly more time reading to their babies, 17.9?±?17.6?min/day compared to controls 12.6?±?10.7?min/day, (p?

2012-01-01

94

34 CFR 1100.1 - What is the Literacy Leader Fellowship Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... false What is the Literacy Leader Fellowship Program? 1100.1 Section 1100...INSTITUTE FOR LITERACY: LITERACY LEADER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM § 1100.1 What is the Literacy Leader Fellowship Program? (a) Under the...

2013-07-01

95

National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program Report to Congress: An Integrated Assessment  

SciTech Connect

Under Title IX of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, Congress reauthorized the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) to continue coordinating acid rain research and monitoring, as it had done during the previous decade, and to provide Congress with periodic reports. In particular, Congress asked NAPAP to assess all available data and information to answer two questions: (1) What are the costs, benefits, and effectiveness of Title IV? This question addresses the costs and economic impacts of complying with the Acid Rain Program as well as benefit analyses associated with the various human health and welfare effects, including reduced visibility, damages to materials and cultural resources, and effects on ecosystems. (2) What reductions in deposition rates are needed to prevent adverse ecological effects? This complex questions addresses ecological systems and the deposition levels at which they experience harmful effects. The results of the assessment of the effects of Title IV and of the relationship between acid deposition rates and ecological effects were to be reported to Congress quadrennially, beginning with the 1996 report to Congress. The objective of this Report is to address the two main questions posed by Congress and fully communicate the results of the assessment to decision-makers. Given the primary audience, most of this report is not written as a technical document, although information supporting the conclusions is provided along with references.

Uhart, M.; et al.

2005-08-01

96

Economic Valuation of Acidic Deposition Damages: Preliminary Results from the 1985 NAPAP (National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program) Damage Assessment.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper identifies methods used to evaluate the economic damages of acid deposition in the 1985 Damage Assessment being coordinated by the National Acid Precipitation Program. It also presents the preliminary estimates of economic damages for the Asses...

J. M. Callaway R. F. Darwin R. J. Nesse

1985-01-01

97

Promoting Assessment Literacy among Principals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Recent studies show that principals generally lack knowledge and expertise in assessment. This article proposes a framework of assessment competencies for principals (based on a decade-long program of task analysis research on student assessment) and explores their relationship to evaluation responsibilities embedded in the principal's…

Arter, Judith A.; And Others

1993-01-01

98

Computer Literacy Needs in a Traditional Library Literacy Program: Results of a Needs Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study reports the results of a needs analysis of literacy programs for a library system serving three rural and suburban counties. It examines the computing skills and needs of literacy tutors as well as native-speaking and English language learner (ELL) literacy tutees enrolled in the programs. Paper surveys were mailed to tutors, who were…

Cullen, Theresa A.; Cobb, Inger C.

2011-01-01

99

Organizing a Literacy Program for Older Adults. Literacy Education for the Elderly Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This guide describes a model for a community-based literacy program for older adults that uses older adults as tutors. Guidelines are provided to program sponsors for implementing literacy education for older adults. Chapter I provides an overview of the problem of illiterate older adults and literacy education for them. Chapter II addresses the…

Jacobs, Bella; Ventura-Merkel, Catherine

100

A multidimensional evaluation of a nursing information-literacy program.  

PubMed Central

The goal of an information-literacy program is to develop student skills in locating, evaluating, and applying information for use in critical thinking and problem solving. This paper describes a multidimensional evaluation process for determining nursing students' growth in cognitive and affective domains. Results indicate improvement in student skills as a result of a nursing information-literacy program. Multidimensional evaluation produces a well-rounded picture of student progress based on formal measurement as well as informal feedback. Developing new educational programs can be a time-consuming challenge. It is important, when expending so much effort, to ensure that the goals of the new program are achieved and benefits to students demonstrated. A multidimensional approach to evaluation can help to accomplish those ends. In 1988, The University of Northern Colorado School of Nursing began working with a librarian to integrate an information-literacy component, entitled Pathways to Information Literacy, into the curriculum. This article describes the program and discusses how a multidimensional evaluation process was used to assess program effectiveness. The evaluation process not only helped to measure the effectiveness of the program but also allowed the instructors to use several different approaches to evaluation.

Fox, L M; Richter, J M; White, N E

1996-01-01

101

A multidimensional evaluation of a nursing information-literacy program.  

PubMed

The goal of an information-literacy program is to develop student skills in locating, evaluating, and applying information for use in critical thinking and problem solving. This paper describes a multidimensional evaluation process for determining nursing students' growth in cognitive and affective domains. Results indicate improvement in student skills as a result of a nursing information-literacy program. Multidimensional evaluation produces a well-rounded picture of student progress based on formal measurement as well as informal feedback. Developing new educational programs can be a time-consuming challenge. It is important, when expending so much effort, to ensure that the goals of the new program are achieved and benefits to students demonstrated. A multidimensional approach to evaluation can help to accomplish those ends. In 1988, The University of Northern Colorado School of Nursing began working with a librarian to integrate an information-literacy component, entitled Pathways to Information Literacy, into the curriculum. This article describes the program and discusses how a multidimensional evaluation process was used to assess program effectiveness. The evaluation process not only helped to measure the effectiveness of the program but also allowed the instructors to use several different approaches to evaluation. PMID:8826621

Fox, L M; Richter, J M; White, N E

1996-04-01

102

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL/ENERGY WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT. ENERGY PROGRAMS  

EPA Science Inventory

The programs included in this volume are evidence that people are doing more than just talking about our energy future. In addition to well-established programs in nuclear engineering, mining, petroleum and natural gas technology and engineering, there are programs in energy conv...

103

The Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) Program, Climate Services, and Meeting the National Climate Change Adaptation Challenge  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The NOAA-led RISA Program has grown steadily to nine regions and a focus that includes both natural climate variability and human-driven climate change. The RISAs are, at their core, university-based and heavily invested in partnerships, particularly with stakeholders, NOAA, and other federal agencies. RISA research, assessment and partnerships have led to new operational climate services within NOAA and other agencies, and have become important foundations in the development of local, state and regional climate change adaptation initiatives. The RISA experience indicates that a national climate service is needed, and must include: (1) services prioritized based on stakeholder needs; (2) sustained, ongoing regional interactions with users, (3) a commitment to improve climate literacy; (4) support for assessment as an ongoing, iterative process; (5) full recognition that stakeholder decisions are seldom made using climate information alone; (6) strong interagency partnership; (7) national implementation and regional in focus; (8) capability spanning local, state, tribal, regional, national and international space scales, and weeks to millennia time scales; and (9) institutional design and scientific support flexible enough to assure the effort is nimble enough to respond to rapidly-changing stakeholder needs. The RISA experience also highlights the central role that universities must play in national climate change adaptation programs. Universities have a tradition of trusted regional stakeholder partnerships, as well as the interdisciplinary expertise - including social science, ecosystem science, law, and economics - required to meet stakeholder climate-related needs; project workforce can also shift rapidly in universities. Universities have a proven ability to build and sustain interagency partnerships. Universities excel in most forms of education and training. And universities often have proven entrepreneurship, technology transfer and private sector partnership capability.

Overpeck, J. T.; Udall, B.; Miles, E.; Dow, K.; Anderson, C.; Cayan, D.; Dettinger, M.; Hartmann, H.; Jones, J.; Mote, P.; Ray, A.; Shafer, M.; White, D.

2008-12-01

104

A Guide to the Methodology of the National Research Council Assessment of the Doctorate Programs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A Guide to the Methodology of the National Research Council Assessment of the Doctorate Programs describes the purpose, data and methods used to calculate ranges or rankings for research-doctorate programs that participated in the NRC Assessment of Research-Doctorate programs. It is intended for those at universities who will have to explain the NRC Assessment to others at their university, to potential students, and to the press. Although the main text is fairly non-technical, it includes a technical description of the statistical methods used to derive rankings of over 5000 doctoral programs in 61 fields.

National Research Council (National Research Council Committee on Scientific and Humane Issues in the Use of Random Source Dogs and Cats for Research; Na)

2009-07-22

105

The Bridge: An Authentic Literacy Assessment Strategy for Individualizing and Informing Practice with Young Children with Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Early literacy development, assessment, and teaching have been significant foci of research and practice in the 21st, century. Multiple new early literacy curricula and assessments for preschoolers have been created since 2001. Tracking the emergent literacy growth of developmentally young children is essential to planning appropriate programs

Pierce, Patsy L.; Summer, Gail; O'deKirk, Mark

2009-01-01

106

Biological assessment for the effluent reduction program, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the biological assessment for the effluent recution program proposed to occur within the boundaries of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Potential effects on wetland plants and on threatened and endangered species are discussed, along with a detailed description of the individual outfalls resulting from the effluent reduction program.

Cross, S.P.

1996-08-01

107

Iowa's Community College Adult Literacy Annual Report. Program Year 2007, July 1, 2006-June 30, 2007  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This comprehensive document replaces the previously published Benchmark Report, Benchmark Report Executive Summary, Iowa's Community College Basic Literacy Skills Credential Report, Iowa GED Statistical Report, GED Annual Performance Report and Iowa's Adult Literacy Program National Reporting System Annual Performance Report (Graphic…

Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation, Iowa Department of Education, 2007

2007-01-01

108

Methods for characterizing stream habitat as part of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Stream habitat is characterized in the U.S. Geological Survey?s National Water-Quality Assessment Program as part of an integrated physical, chemical, and biological assessment of the Nation?s water quality. The goal of stream habitat characterization is to relate habitat to other physical, chemical, and biological factors to describe water-quality conditions. To accomplish this goal, environmental settings are described at sites selected for water-quality assessment. In addition, spatial and temporal patterns in habitat are examined at local, regional, and national levels. Although habitat characterization is an important component of a number of Federal, State, and local water-quality assessment programs, no current set of habitat evaluation procedures meets the objectives of the habitat assessment component of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program. Evaluation of stream habitat is based on a spatially hierarchical framework that incorporates habitat data at basin, segment, reach, and microhabitat scales. This framework provides a basis for national consistency in collection techniques while allowing flexibility in habitat assessment within individual study units. Procedures are described for collecting habitat data at basin and stream segment scales that include use of geographic information system data bases, maps, and aerial photographs. Data collected at the stream reach scale include more than 34 riparian and instream habitat characteristics evaluated during onetime site visits, and surveys of the channel and riparian area during repeated sampling.

Meador, Michael R.; Hupp, Cliff R.; Cuffney, Thomas F.; Gurtz, Martin E.

1993-01-01

109

Ethical Literacy in Gerontology Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ethics has been described as a “bridge” in gerontological education. This article emphasizes the importance of ethical literacy in the professional training of gerontology practitioners and scholars. It gives content to the pedagogical goals of ethics education. The goals include recognizing an ethical issue, stimulating the ethical imagination, fostering critical thinking and analytical skills, cultivating ethical responsibility, and resolving and

Courtney S. Campbell; Jan M. Hare

1997-01-01

110

Literacy Gaps by Educational Attainment: A Cross-National Analysis  

PubMed Central

Existing cross-national research on educational attainment does not fully address whether the same level of educational attainment generates the same level of literacy skills in different countries. We analyze literacy skills data for young adults from 19 countries in the 1994–1998 International Adult Literacy Survey and find that in all countries, individuals with a higher level of educational attainment tend to have greater literacy skills. However, there is substantial variation across countries in the size of literacy gaps by levels of educational attainment. In particular, young adults in the United States show the largest literacy gaps. Using two-level hierarchical linear models, we find that cross-national differences in the literacy gap between more- and less-educated individuals are systematically linked to the degree of between-school inequality in school resources (instructional materials, class size, teachers’ experience and certification).

Park, Hyunjoon; Kyei, Pearl

2011-01-01

111

Information Literacy: assessing the readiness of Ghanaian universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study assesses the readiness of the University of Ghana and the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, to formally integrate information literacy (IL) into their curricula. A multiple case study approach was adopted and in-depth interviews with some heads of departments and librarians were carried out. The study revealed that library literacy, computer literacy and communication skills literacy are being

Perpetua S. Dadzie

2007-01-01

112

Management capacity assessment for national health programs : A study of RCH program in India  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to focus on the management capacity assessment of the Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) program at the state level. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Based on an extensive literature survey, and discussions with senior officers in charge of RCH program at the central and state level, the authors have developed a conceptual framework for management capacity assessment. Central

K. V. Ramani; Dileep Mavalankar

2009-01-01

113

Improving teachers’ assessment literacy through professional development  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the effects of professional development on teachers’ assessment literacy between two groups of teachers: (1) teachers who were involved in ongoing and sustained professional development in designing authentic classroom assessment and rubrics; and (2) teachers who were given only short-term, one-shot professional development workshops in authentic assessment. The participating teachers taught Year 4 and 5 English, science,

Kim H. Koh

2011-01-01

114

Choctaw Workplace Literacy Program. Final Performance Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document contains the final performance report, evaluation, and curriculum from a program that provided basic literacy instruction for employees of Chahta Enterprises in Mississippi. The final report describes development of curriculum materials that matched the reading and math tasks of production and quality control jobs; reading and math…

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Philadelphia.

115

Pennsylvania's Family Literacy Indicators of Program Quality.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document discusses and presents Pennsylvania's family literacy indicators of program quality (IPQs). The booklet begins with an overview of the IPQs development and integration with Pennsylvania's system for educational accountability. Next, 18 key terms are defined. The remainder of the booklet lists the five categories of standards, key…

Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Inst. for the Study of Adult Literacy.

116

Literacy behind Bars: Results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy Prison Survey: Chapter 4--Education and Job Training in Prison  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Prisons are intended to rehabilitate criminal offenders, as well as to punish and incapacitate them. The education and training systems operating within most prisons are a key component of the rehabilitation mission of prisons. Previous studies have shown a relationship between participation in educational programs and recidivism rates, with…

Greenberg, Elizabeth; Dunleavy, Eric; Kutner, Mark

2008-01-01

117

Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A collection of articles on adult literacy education includes essays, letters, poetry, interviews, research reports, and discussions of issues in literacy and adult basic education in both developing and developed countries. The first section contains brief articles about programs and initiatives in developing countries, including Madagascar,…

Hinzen, Heribert, Ed.

1988-01-01

118

Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A collection of articles on adult literacy education includes essays, letters, poetry, interviews, research reports, and discussions of issues in literacy and adult basic education in both developing and developed countries. The first section contains brief articles about programs and initiatives in developing countries, including Madagascar,…

Hinzen, Heribert, Ed.

1988-01-01

119

Improving Teachers' Assessment Literacy through Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined the effects of professional development on teachers' assessment literacy between two groups of teachers: (1) teachers who were involved in ongoing and sustained professional development in designing authentic classroom assessment and rubrics; and (2) teachers who were given only short-term, one-shot professional development…

Koh, Kim H.

2011-01-01

120

National Water-Quality Assessment Program - The Upper Mississippi River Basin  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In 1991, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), U.S. Department of the Interior, began a National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) program. The long-term goals of the NAWQA program are to describe the status and trends of the quality of a large, representative part of the Nation?s surfaceand ground-water resources, and to identify the natural and human factors that affect the quality of these resources. Factors such as geomorphology, climate, hydrology, land use, and land cover that affect water-quality, are being studied relative to specific water-quality issues that affect large hydrologic regions of the United States. In addressing these goals, the NAWQA program will produce water-quality information that will be useful to policy makers and managers at the National, State, and local levels. Because it would be impractical to assess the water quality in the entire Nation, major activities of the NAWQA program take place within a set of hydrologic systems called study units. Study units at 60 locations comprise diverse hydrologic systems of river basins, aquifer systems, or both, ranging in size from 1,000 mi2 (square miles) to more than 60,000 mi2. These study units collectively encompass about 45 percent of the land area in the conterminous United States and represent 60 to 70 percent of the Nation?s water use and population served by public water supply.

Stark, J. R.

1994-01-01

121

Assessing Information Literacy Instruction in the Basic Communication Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Information literacy is becoming a key component of general education programs nationwide. As a critical part of most general education programs, the basic communication course is on the frontlines of the charge to teach information literacy skills to first-year students. Thus, the information literacy skills of basic course students should be…

Meyer, Kevin R.; Hunt, Stephen K.; Hopper, K. Megan; Thakkar, Kashmira V.; Tsoubakopoulos, Vicky; Van Hoose, Kaylee J.

2008-01-01

122

Assessing Information Literacy Instruction in the Basic Communication Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information literacy is becoming a key component of general education programs nationwide. As a critical part of most general education programs, the basic communication course is on the frontlines of the charge to teach information literacy skills to first-year students. Thus, the information literacy skills of basic course students should be…

Meyer, Kevin R.; Hunt, Stephen K.; Hopper, K. Megan; Thakkar, Kashmira V.; Tsoubakopoulos, Vicky; Van Hoose, Kaylee J.

2008-01-01

123

A summary of the U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Assessment program  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Beginning in 1986, the Congress appropriated funds for the U.S. Geological Survey to test and refine concepts for a National Water Quality Assessment Program. At present, the program is in a pilot phase with field studies occurring in seven areas around the Nation. In 1990, a committee of the National Academy of Sciences will complete an evaluation of the design and potential utility of the program. A decision about moving to full-scale implementation will be made upon completion of this evaluation. The program is intended to address a wide range of national water quality issues that include chemical contamination, acidification, eutrophication, salinity, sedimentation, and sanitary quality. The goals of the program are to: (1) provide nationally consistent descriptions of current water quality conditions for a large part of the Nation 's water resources; (2) define long-term trends (or lack of trends) in water quality; and (3) identify and describe the relations of both current conditions and trends in water quality to natural and human factors. This information will be provided to water managers, policy makers, and the public to provide an improved scientific basis for evaluating the effectiveness of water quality management programs and for predicting the likely effects of contemplated changes in land- and water-management practices. (USGS)

Hirsch, R. M.; Alley, W. M.; Wilber, W. G.

1988-01-01

124

National Water-Quality Assessment Program--Southern High Plains, Texas and New Mexico  

USGS Publications Warehouse

BACKGROUND In 1991, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began a National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) program. The long-term goals of the NAWQA program are to describe the status of, and trends in, the quality of a large, representative part of the Nation's surface- and ground-water resources and to identify the major natural and human factors that affect the quality of these resources. In addressing these goals, the program will produce a wealth of water-quality information that will be useful to policy makers and managers at the National, State, and local levels. The NAWQA program emphasis is on regional water-quality problems. The program will not diminish the need for smaller studies and monitoring designed and currently being conducted by Federal, State, and local agencies to meet their individual needs. The NAWQA program, however, will provide a large-scale framework for conducting many of these activities and an understanding about National and regional water-quality conditions that cannot be acquired from individual, small-scale programs and studies. Studies of 60 hydrologic systems that include parts of most major river basins and aquifer systems (study-unit investigations) are the building blocks of the National assessment. The 60 study units range in size from 1,000 mi 2 (square miles) to more than 60,000 mi 2 and represent 60 to 70 percent of the Nation's water use and population served by public water supplies. Twenty study-unit investigations were started in 1991, 20 additional are starting in 1994, and 20 more are planned to start in 1997. The Southern High Plains study unit was selected as one of 20 study units to begin assessment activities in 1994. This study will be run from the New Mexico District office of the USGS in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Woodward, Dennis G.; Diniz, Cecilia G.

1994-01-01

125

Literacy for Living Conference Papers. Australian Council for Adult Literacy National Conference (12th, Brisbane, Australia, 1988).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document contains 43 papers on many aspects of adult literacy: "Literacy, Human Rights and Equality of Opportunity" (Einfeld); "Overcoming Illiteracy" (Marquet); "The Literacy Issue" (Crocker); "Literacy and Civil Liberties" (O'Gorman); "Designing a Tutor Training Program for Tutors of ESL" (Bowyer); "Catch the Spirit" (Stephens); "Reading,…

Norton, Marian, Ed.

126

Teachers' views and knowledge of balanced literacy programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This survey research study proposed to explore teachers' views and knowledge of balanced literacy programs. This was a challenging area for investigation considering the shift away from a polarized phonics, skill-based, or whole language method toward a balanced approach to literacy instruction. Furthermore, this study sought to ascertain the theoretical orientation of literacy teachers determining whether the theoretical orientation of

Janet Ann Ruffin Atwood

2002-01-01

127

Applying Diffusion Theory: Adoption of Media Literacy Programs in Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent research indicates that 48 of the 50 states have school curricula frameworks that contain one or more elements that call for some form of media literacy education. Such findings indicate that media literacy is slowly becoming an integral part of school curricula. However, full adoption of media literacy programs has yet to occur.…

Yates, Bradford L.

128

ASSISTANCE TO STATES IN PREPARING 1985 NAPAP (NATIONAL ACID PRECIPITATION ASSESSMENT PROGRAM) EMISSIONS INVENTORY SUBMITTALS  

EPA Science Inventory

The paper describes the coordinated effort undertaken by the U.S. EPA to provide resources to the states for the delivery of a high quality emissions inventory within the schedule set by the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP), and will be of interest to indivi...

129

Assessment of packaging needs for the National Nuclear Security Administration's Office of Defense Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report documents a study by Sandia's Systems Analysis Group to assess the status of, and need for, shipping containers to support the mission of National Nuclear Security Administration's Office of Defense Program. The focus of the study evolved into determining the status of existing packages relative to Federal Regulations for the Department of Transportation and Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Proposed

David Henry Zeuch; Robert A. Watson

2003-01-01

130

ANTHROPOGENIC EMISSIONS DATA FOR THE 1985 NAPAP (NATIONAL ACID PRECIPITATION ASSESSMENT PROGRAM) INVENTORY  

EPA Science Inventory

The report documents the development of the anthropogenic emissions estimates to be used in the 1985 National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) Emissions Inventory. Point and area source data, spanning the contiguous U.S., focus on the NAPAP high priority pollutants S...

131

Assessing and Addressing Students' Scientific Literacy Needs in Physical Geology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Exacting excellence equally from university students around the globe can be accomplished by providing all students with necessary background tools to achieve mastery of their courses, even if those tools are not part of normal content. As instructors we hope to see our students grasp the substance of our courses, make mental connections between course material and practical applications, and use this knowledge to make informed decisions as citizens. Yet many educators have found that students enter university-level introductory courses in mathematics, science and engineering without adequate academic preparation. As part of a FIPSE-funded project at the University of Wyoming, the instructors of the Physical Geology course have taken a new approach to tackling the problem of lack of scientific/mathematic skills in incoming students. Instead of assuming that students should already know or will learn these skills on their own, they assess students' needs and provide them the opportunity to master scientific literacies as they learn geologic content. In the introductory geology course, instructors identified two categories of literacies, or basic skills that are necessary for academic success and citizen participation. Fundamental literacies include performing simple quantitative calculations, making qualitative assessments, and reading and analyzing tables and graphs. Technical literacies are those specific to understanding geology, and comprise the ability to read maps, visualize changes through time, and conceptualize in three dimensions. Because these skills are most easily taught in lab, the in-house lab manual was rewritten to be both literacy- and content-based. Early labs include simple exercises addressing literacies in the context of geological science, and each subsequent lab repeats exposure to literacies, but at increasing levels of difficulty. Resources available to assist students with literacy mastery include individual instruction, a detailed appendix to the lab manual explaining simple tasks such as converting units, and web-based resources. To document the progress of this program, students take pre- and post-course surveys assessing their grasp of the literacies. The surveys gather data on demographics, background, level of interest, level of confidence, understanding, and willingness to complete additional problem sets. This information has been integral in identifying areas of greatest weakness, least interest, and in gauging how backgrounds, expectations, and students' confidence affect their performance.

Campbell-Stone, E. A.; Myers, J. D.

2005-12-01

132

Building Sustainable Adult Literacy Provision: A Review of International Trends in Adult Literacy Policy and Programs. Support Document  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The aim of this report was to analyze, through a desktop audit, international trends in adult literacy policy and programs. The audit includes an examination of the significant research undertaken, and policy statements made by international institutions such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the…

McKenna, Rosa; Fitzpatrick, Lynne

2004-01-01

133

Direct Assessment of Information Literacy Using Writing Portfolios  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An investigation into the effectiveness of information literacy instruction for undergraduates at a technological university suggested some deficiencies in students' information literacy skills. Also shown is that a careful and rigorous approach to assessment can provide the basis for improvement.|

Scharf, Davida; Elliot, Norbert; Huey, Heather A.; Briller, Vladimir; Joshi, Kamal

2007-01-01

134

Direct Assessment of Information Literacy Using Writing Portfolios  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An investigation into the effectiveness of information literacy instruction for undergraduates at a technological university suggested some deficiencies in students' information literacy skills. Also shown is that a careful and rigorous approach to assessment can provide the basis for improvement.

Scharf, Davida; Elliot, Norbert; Huey, Heather A.; Briller, Vladimir; Joshi, Kamal

2007-01-01

135

Strand Tracker: Non-Fiction Objectives. The National Literacy Strategy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These materials aim to help teachers make explicit links between teaching in the Literacy Hour and in the rest of the curriculum. The materials map teaching objectives from England's National Literacy Strategy's (NLS) Framework for Teaching to various text types and lists NLS resources which can be used to support teaching and learning. Text types…

Department for Education and Skills, London (England).

136

National Work Group on Cancer and Literacy. Interview Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Twenty health and literacy professionals (predominantly National Work Group on Cancer and Literacy members) were interviewed by telephone regarding communicating with low-literate audiences. Most respondents reported using census data, state statistics, and the Wide Range Achievement Test to help them target and identify low-literate individuals.…

National Cancer Inst. (NIH), Bethesda, MD.

137

Year 5 Booster Units. The National Literacy Strategy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The eight units of work in this document are designed to complement existing literacy booster units. Each unit is based on teaching objectives from the National Literacy Strategy Framework. They have been produced with the help of Year 5 teachers and have been trialled with pupils in a range of schools. The units support teachers' work with Year…

Department for Education and Employment, London (England).

138

National Forum on Adult Education and Literacy: Views from Adult Learners (Washington, D.C., September 1997).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A national forum was conducted in September 1997 to obtain the views of former and current students in adult literacy education programs about challenges they faced and ways to facilitate success for future students. The thoughts of 57 literacy delegates from 44 states were elicited on 4 topics: participants' hopes and expectations; accessibility…

Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.

139

The College of Education Family Literacy Program: Exploring the Literacy Experiences of Latino Families  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study presents the results of a fifteen-month research project conducted with a group of Latina (Mexicana) immigrant mothers who took part in an after-school family literacy program that was grounded in a participatory approach to education. This family literacy program emphasized a "strengths" perspective by acknowledging the rich resources…

Fessinger, Rosemary Kubiak

2009-01-01

140

Preliminary assessment report for National Guard Facility, Installation 25255, Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Installation Restoration Program  

SciTech Connect

This report presents the results of the preliminary assessment (PA) conducted by Argonne National Laboratory at the Massachusetts Army National Guard (MAARNG) property known as the Rehoboth National Guard Facility (RNGF) in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Preliminary assessments of federal facilities are being conducted to compile the information necessary for completing preremedial activities and to provide a basis for establishing corrective actions in response to releases of hazardous substances. The principal objective of the PA is to characterize the site accurately and determine the need for ftirther action by examining site activities, quantities of hazardous substances present, and potential pathways by which contamination could affect public health and the environment. This PA satisfies, for the RNGF property, phase I of the Department of Defense Installation Restoration Program (IRP). The scope of this assessment is limited to the facilities under the control of the MAARNG and the past activities contained within that area.

Haffenden, R.; Flaim, S.; Krokosz, M.

1993-08-01

141

Adult Literacy Programs in Uganda. Africa Region Human Development Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report evaluates the outcomes and cost effectiveness of adult literacy programs in Ugandan villages and compares government programs with those provided by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Part 1 describes evaluation objectives, government and NGO literacy programs and the rural socioeconomic context, and evaluation design. About 100…

Okech, Anthony; Carr-Hill, Roy A.; Katahoire, Anne R.; Kakooza, Teresa; Ndidde, Alice N.; Oxenham, John

142

Marketing Your Adult Literacy Program: A "How To" Manual. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents a training module designed to help adult literacy program providers in New York and elsewhere to use the principles of social marketing to improve recruitment and retention in adult education programming. Literacy program providers are taught to view the social marketing process as a process of exchange between themselves as…

Smith, Barbara E.

143

Marketing Your Adult Literacy Program: A "How To" Manual. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document presents a training module designed to help adult literacy program providers in New York and elsewhere to use the principles of social marketing to improve recruitment and retention in adult education programming. Literacy program providers are taught to view the social marketing process as a process of exchange between themselves…

Smith, Barbara E.

144

Effective Literacy Coaching: Building Expertise and a Culture of Literacy: An ASCD Action Tool  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In "Effective Literacy Coaching: Building Expertise and a Culture of Literacy," literacy experts Shari Frost, Roberta Buhle, and Camille Blachowicz provide more than 50 practical activities designed to help K-12 literacy professionals: (1) Assess the current literacy program; (2) Plan changes that will foster a culture of literacy; (3)…

Blachowicz, Camille L.Z.; Buhle, Roberta; Frost, Shari

2009-01-01

145

Critical Media Literacy: TV Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Television programming has a huge impact on the lives of children. This lesson focuses on the stereotypical and racial messages that are portrayed through television programming with a focus on situational comedies. During the four 45-minute lessons, grade 6-8 students will: analyze portrayals of different groups of people in the media;…

Henry, Laurie

146

HELP: Healthy Early Literacy Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A daily intensive supplemental reading and writing program was developed to assist students who were: 1. identified with a language disability and 2. identified as at-risk for reading failure in an urban elementary school. The purpose of the program was to help these students understand and develop the connection between oral and written language…

Rader, Laura A.

2008-01-01

147

Promising Effects of an Intervention: Young Children's Literacy Gains and Changes in Their Home Literacy Activities from a Bilingual Family Literacy Program in Canada  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The goal of this paper was to examine promising effects of a bilingual family literacy program: to track the changes of families' literacy activities through a bilingual family literacy intervention, and to examine the children literacy gains in both Chinese and English across socioeconomic sub-groups. The intervention was an eight-week, two…

Zhang, Jing; Pelletier, Janette; Doyle, Antoinette

2010-01-01

148

Sustaining Myths, Necessary Illusions, and National Literacy Policies: Some U.S. and U.K. Comparisons  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article discusses similarities and differences in government policies on literacy in the United Kingdom and the United States and the culture of mistrust that has contributed to governments taking increasing control of education. Transatlantic trends in the areas of national literacy standards, curriculum, and assessment are discussed in…

Harrison, Colin

2006-01-01

149

Do Workplace Literacy Programs Promote High Skills or Low Wages? Suggestions for Future Evaluations of Workplace Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Workplace literacy programs can support the path toward either low wages or high skills. Instead of the "high skill" path, most U.S. companies follow the "low wage" path. Depending on who is involved, which program goals are selected, and what planning process is followed, a workplace literacy program can maintain outdated workplaces or foster…

Sarmiento, Tony

150

Methods for collecting benthic invertebrate samples as part of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Benthic invertebrate communities are evaluated as part of the ecological survey component of the U.S. Geological Survey's National Water-Quality Assessment Program. These biological data are collected along with physical and chemical data to assess water-quality conditions and to develop an understanding of the factors that affect water-quality conditions locally, regionally, and nationally. The objectives of benthic invertebrate community characterizations are to (1) develop for each site a list of tax a within the associated stream reach and (2) determine the structure of benthic invertebrate communities within selected habitats of that reach. A nationally consistent approach is used to achieve these objectives. This approach provides guidance on site, reach, and habitat selection and methods and equipment for qualitative multihabitat sampling and semi-quantitative single habitat sampling. Appropriate quality-assurance and quality-control guidelines are used to maximize the ability to analyze data within and among study units.

Cuffney, Thomas F.; Gurtz, Martin E.; Meador, Michael R.

1993-01-01

151

Learning for Life: The Role of Adult Literacy and Numeracy in Lifelong Learning and Socio-Economic Well-Being. Executive Summary of the ALNARC National Research Program, 2001-2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2001-2002, the Adult Literacy and Numeracy Australian Research Consortium conducted 26 national investigations with findings in the following areas: (1) population competence; (2) linking literacy and numeracy into training; (3) professional support for educators and trainers; and (4) policy and systemic issues. All the projects were intended…

Shore, Sue; Searle, Jean; Falk, Ian; Johnston, Betty; Ovens, Carolyn; Riddell, Christine

152

Methods for collecting algal samples as part of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Benthic algae (periphyton) and phytoplankton communities are characterized in the U.S. Geological Survey's National Water-Quality Assessment Program as part of an integrated physical, chemical, and biological assessment of the Nation's water quality. This multidisciplinary approach provides multiple lines of evidence for evaluating water-quality status and trends, and for refining an understanding of the factors that affect water-quality conditions locally, regionally, and nationally. Water quality can be characterized by evaluating the results of qualitative and quantitative measurements of the algal community. Qualitative periphyton samples are collected to develop of list of taxa present in the sampling reach. Quantitative periphyton samples are collected to measure algal community structure within selected habitats. These samples of benthic algal communities are collected from natural substrates, using the sampling methods that are most appropriate for the habitat conditions. Phytoplankton samples may be collected in large nonwadeable streams and rivers to meet specific program objectives. Estimates of algal biomass (chlorophyll content and ash-free dry mass) also are optional measures that may be useful for interpreting water-quality conditions. A nationally consistent approach provides guidance on site, reach, and habitat selection, as well as information on methods and equipment for qualitative and quantitative sampling. Appropriate quality-assurance and quality-control guidelines are used to maximize the ability to analyze data locally, regionally, and nationally.

Porter, Stephen D.; Cuffney, Thomas F.; Gurtz, Martin E.; Meador, Michael R.

1993-01-01

153

Pollution prevention opportunity assessment for Sandia National Laboratories/California recycling programs.  

SciTech Connect

This Pollution Prevention Opportunity Assessment (PPOA) was conducted for the Sandia National Laboratories/California (SNL/CA) Environmental Management Department between May 2006 and March 2007, to evaluate the current site-wide recycling program for potential opportunities to improve the efficiency of the program. This report contains a summary of the information collected and analyses performed with recommended options for implementation. The SNL/NM Pollution Prevention (P2) staff worked with the SNL/CA P2 Staff to arrive at these options.

Wrons, Ralph Jordan; Vetter, Douglas Walter

2007-07-01

154

The aurora, Mars, and more! Increasing science content in elementary grades through art and literacy programs in earth and space science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Although reading, writing, and math examinations are often conducted early in elementary school, science is not typically tested until 4th or 5th grade. The result is a refocus on the tested topics at the expense of the untested ones, despite that standards exist for each topic at all grades. On a national level, science instruction is relegated to a matter of a few hours per week. A 2007 Education Policy study states that elementary school students spend an average of 178 minutes a week on science while spending 500 minutes on literacy. A recent NSTA report in July of elementary and middle school teachers confirms that teachers feel pressured to teach math and literacy at the expense of other programs. One unintended result is that teachers in grades where science is tested must play catch-up with students for them to be successful on the assessment. A unique way to combat the lack of science instruction at elementary grades is to combine literacy, social studies, and math into an integrated science program, thereby increasing the number of science contact hours. The Dancing Lights program, developed at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, is a science, art, and literacy program about the aurora designed to easily fit into a typical 3rd-5th grade instructional day. It mirrors other successful literacy programs and will provide a basis for the literacy program being developed for the upcoming MAVEN mission to Mars. We will present early findings, as well as "lessons learned" during our development and implementation of the Dancing Lights program and will highlight our goals for the MAVEN mission literacy program.

Renfrow, S.; Wood, E. L.

2011-12-01

155

76 FR 72623 - Literacy Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...regulatory actions'' under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866 and, accordingly, it was reviewed by OMB. The Bureau of Prisons has assessed the costs and benefits of this regulation as required by Executive...

2011-11-25

156

The early intervention solution: Enabling or constraining literacy learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Current policy, media and curriculum initiatives across western nations are drawing literacy and literacy pedagogy toward enticingly simplistic understandings of literacy as commodity. Increasingly they focus on `fixing' perceived literacy problems by assuming the primacy of early years literacy and `top-up' intervention programs. In the wash-up of these narrow policies failing in their primary mission, it is important that literacy

Annette Woods; Robyn Henderson

2008-01-01

157

Portrayals of Print Literacy in Children's Television Programming  

Microsoft Academic Search

Television continues to be an important part of young children's daily lives. Therefore, an important question lies in how popular television programs depict aspects of children's development and learning, including literacy. Through a content analysis, this study analyzed the top 10 programs for viewers between the ages of 2 and 5 for portrayals of literacy, specifically looking at the amount

Annie M. Moses; Nell K. Duke

2008-01-01

158

DEVELOPING AN INTEGRATED STRATEGY FOR INFORMATION LITERACY ASSESSMENT IN GENERAL EDUCATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

Institutions of higher education are increasingly responding to the need to assess student learning. Information literacy courses and programs are not exempt from this trend. Assessment strategies have been developed for a range of settings from small colleges to large university systems. While assessment programs may include institutional or instructor-designed techniques, the integration of these influences has not yet been

Thomas P. Mackey; Trudi E. Jacobson

2007-01-01

159

Methods for sampling fish communities as part of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Fish community structure is characterized in the U.S. Geological Survey's National Water-Quality Assessment Program as part of an integrated physical, chemical, and biological assessment of the Nation's water quality. The objective of the National Water-Quality Assessment characterization of fish community structure is to relate fish community characteristics to physical, chemical, and other biological factors to assess water-quality conditions. To accomplish this, fish community structure is described at sites representing selected environmental settings. In addition, spatial and temporal patterns in fish community structure are examined at local, regional, and national levels. A representative sample of the fish community is collected by sampling a stream reach using two complementary methods. The primary collection method is electrofishing using backpack, towed, or boat-operated electrofishing gear; seining is a secondary technique. Other secondary techniques may be substituted after careful consideration of sampling efficiency and consultation with local fish ecologists. Before fish sampling is conducted, careful consideration must be given to collecting permits; protecting endangered, threatened, and special-concern species; and coordinating sampling efforts with other fish ecologists. After the sample is collected, individual fish are identified to species by ichthyologists. Length and weight measurements are taken, and the presence of external anomalies are recorded.

Meador, M. R.; Cuffney, T. F.; Gurtz, M. E.

1993-01-01

160

Literacy Assessment: A Collection of Articles from the Australian Literacy Educators' Association.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book offers 19 articles, published between 1992 and 2002 by the Australian Literacy Educators' Association, that present diverse viewpoints related to literacy assessment and reporting practices. Following an Introduction, articles in the book are: "Understanding the Influences on Teachers' Judgments in the Process of Assessing and Reporting…

Fehring, Heather, Ed.

161

Smaller, Quicker, Cheaper: Alternative Strategies for Literacy Assessment in the UN Literacy Decade  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Wagner, Daniel A.

2003-01-01

162

Summary results of an assessment of research projects in the national photovoltaics program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Photovoltaics Technology Division of the Department of Energy (DOE) is responsible for the management of the National Photovoltaics (PV) Program. This program sponsors research and development in photovoltaics energy technology. The program is designed to facilitate accumulation of a base of scientific and technical data and experience from which private enterprise can choose options for further development and competitive application in electrical markets in the United States. At request of the Director, Photovoltaics Technology Division, the Office Program Analysis (OPA) undertook an assessment of 129 projects managed by his Division. The primary objective of the assessment was to obtain a measure of the quality of the research or development in each project. Each panel consisted of five to eight scientific or technical reviewers collectively knowledgeable in all of the photovoltaics energy technology areas touched on by the projects being assessed. The purpose of this assessment was to obtain sufficient information for DOE managers to determine the following: what quality research sponsored by the Photovoltaics Technology Division, is represented by its individual projects; what the impact of individual projects is within the Photovoltaic Technology Division on the mission of Solar Renewables; and what the priority research targets and opportunities for future sponsorship are.

1990-03-01

163

2001 Literacy Program Evaluation: A Report of the Evaluation of Literacy Programs in Elementary and Middle Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report documents the evaluation of selected Portland, Oregon, Public Schools elementary and middle school literacy instructional programs and professional development models in 2000-2001. The literacy evolution examined the use of four reading intervention programs and professional development models as well as district adoptions of publisher…

Mitchell, Stephanie; Wile, Nancy

164

75 FR 4833 - National Protection and Programs Directorate; Assessment Questionnaire-Voluntary Chemical...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...and Programs Directorate; Assessment Questionnaire--Voluntary Chemical Assessment Tool...new collection request, Assessment Questionnaire--Voluntary Chemical Assessment Tool...be prompted with the VCAT Assessment questionnaire and will answer various questions...

2010-01-29

165

Summary results of an assessment of research projects in the National Photovoltaics Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Photovoltaics Technology Division of the Department of Energy (DOE) is responsible for the management of the National Photovoltaics (PV) Program. This program sponsors research and development in photovoltaics energy technology. The program is designe...

1990-01-01

166

Pennsylvania's Family Literacy Programs: Results of a Statewide Evaluation, 1999-2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Pennsylvania's family literacy programs were subjected to a statewide evaluation in 1999-2000. Data were collected through focus groups with parents, a survey of staff in community agencies and organizations, and analyses of program data and the findings of selected assessments administered to adults and children involved in the program.…

Van Horn, Barbara; Kassab, Cathy; Grinder, Elisabeth

167

Creating State and National Networks for Adolescent Literacy and Coaching: An Interview with Nancy L. Shanklin  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nancy L. Shanklin, an associate professor at the University of Colorado Denver, is the former director of the Literacy Coaching Clearinghouse, a joint project of the International Reading Association and National Council of Teachers of English. She advocates secondary-school coaching programs that apply what can be learned from experienced coaches…

Shanklin, Nancy L.; Moore, David W.

2010-01-01

168

National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program: Acidic deposition: An inventory of non-Federal research, monitoring, and assessment information  

SciTech Connect

The Acid Precipitation Act of 1990 (Title VII of the Energy Security Act of 1980, P.L. 96-294) established the Interagency Task Force on Acid Precipitation to develop and implement the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP). The information included in the document was provided to NAPAP's Task Group Leaders and State-of-Science and State-of-Technology authors in July 1989. The early release was intended to assure that the authors would be aware of the information at an early phase in the assessment production process.

Herrick, C.N.

1990-01-01

169

Library Services and Construction Act, Title VI Library Literacy Program. Final Performance Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During Fiscal Year (FY) 1987, the Allen, Texas, literacy project assisted seven new northeast Texas literacy programs in start-up and trained tutors for the existing program and new programs. For FY 1988, the goal was to fill the perceived need for development of management skills in area literacy programs. A 2-day Regional Adult Literacy

Buehler, Barbara

170

34 CFR 464.1 - What is the State Literacy Resource Centers Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...local organizations to provide literacy services; and (c) Serve...the National Institute for Literacy and service providers for the purpose of sharing information, data, research, and expertise and literacy resources....

2009-07-01

171

34 CFR 464.1 - What is the State Literacy Resource Centers Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...local organizations to provide literacy services; and (c) Serve...the National Institute for Literacy and service providers for the purpose of sharing information, data, research, and expertise and literacy resources....

2010-07-01

172

Transitions: A Mental Health Literacy Program for Postsecondary Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Enhancement of mental health literacy is a mental health promotion strategy that may be effective at destigmatizing mental illness and increasing self-seeking behavior. Transitions is a mental health literacy program intended to heighten students' awareness and discussion of mental health problems and promote help-seeking behaviors. Transitions…

Potvin-Boucher, Jacqueline; Szumilas, Magdalena; Sheikh, Tabinda; Kutcher, Stan

2010-01-01

173

Marketing Your Adult Literacy Program. A "How to" Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This guide, which was originally developed for use in a training workshop, is intended to assist adult educators in learning to market their adult literacy programs. The first chapter outlines the main principles of social marketing and public relations. An overview of the operation of a social marketing campaign on adult literacy is provided…

Smith, Barbara; And Others

174

Marketing Your Adult Literacy Program. A "How to" Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide, which was originally developed for use in a training workshop, is intended to assist adult educators in learning to market their adult literacy programs. The first chapter outlines the main principles of social marketing and public relations. An overview of the operation of a social marketing campaign on adult literacy is provided…

Smith, Barbara; And Others

175

The Use of Technology in Adult Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document describes the use of educational technology (including radio, television, computers, telephones, satellites, and optical laser discs) in adult literacy programs in Australia. Chapter 1 describes the scope of the study that resulted in the document and defines both literacy and educational technology. Chapter 2 contains a generalized…

Anderson, Jonathan; And Others

176

The Converging Literacies Center: An Integrated Model for Writing Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Converging Literacies Center (CLiC) is a deeply integrated model for writing programs, bringing together the writing center, first-year writing, basic writing, professional development activities, graduate coursework, and research activities to re-imagine and support twenty-first-century literacies. What is unique about CLiC is not merely the…

Carter, Shannon; Dunbar-Odom, Donna

2009-01-01

177

Transitions: A Mental Health Literacy Program for Postsecondary Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Enhancement of mental health literacy is a mental health promotion strategy that may be effective at destigmatizing mental illness and increasing self-seeking behavior. Transitions is a mental health literacy program intended to heighten students' awareness and discussion of mental health problems and promote help-seeking behaviors. Transitions…

Potvin-Boucher, Jacqueline; Szumilas, Magdalena; Sheikh, Tabinda; Kutcher, Stan

2010-01-01

178

We have evidence, they are learning: using multiple assessments to measure student information literacy learning outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Best practice for assessment suggests that evidence gathered from multiple sources and viewed holistically should reinforce each other and allow for meaningful conclusions. That is how the California State University in San Marcos has embarked on assessing their Information Literacy Program. This pro-active Program targets instruction for all academic degrees and information competencies are also embedded in each lower-division General

Gabriela Sonntag

2008-01-01

179

Assessment of factors influencing retention in the Philippine National Rural Physician Deployment Program  

PubMed Central

Background The ‘Doctors to the Barrios’ (DTTB) Program was launched in 1993 in response to the shortage of doctors in remote communities in the Philippines. While the Program has attracted physicians to work in such areas for the prescribed 2-year period, ongoing monitoring shows that very few chose to remain there for longer and be absorbed by their Local Government Unit (LGU). This assessment was carried out to explore the reasons for the low retention rates and to propose possible strategies to reverse the trend. Methods A mixed methods approach was used comprising a self-administered questionnaire for members of the current cohort of DTTBs, and oral interviews with former DTTBs. Results Among former DTTBs, the wish to serve rural populations was the most widely cited motivation. By comparison, among the current cohort of DTTBs, more than half joined the Program due to return of service obligations; a quarter to help rural populations, and some out of an interest in public health. Those who joined the Program to return service experienced significantly less satisfaction, whilst those who joined out of an interest in public health were significantly more satisfied with their rural work. Those who graduated from medical schools in the National Capital Region were significantly more critical about their compensation and perceived there to be fewer options for leisure in rural areas. With regard to the factors impeding retention, lack of support from the LGU was most frequently mentioned, followed by concerns about changes in compensation upon absorption by the LGU, family issues and career advancement. Conclusions Through improved collaboration with the Department of Health, LGUs need to strengthen the support provided to DTTBs. Priority could be given to those acting out of a desire to help rural populations or having an interest in public health, and those who have trained outside of the National Capital Region. Whether physicians should be able to use the Program to fulfil return service obligations should be critically assessed.

2012-01-01

180

Assessment of the SBIR Program at the National Insitutes of Health.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program was created in 1982 through the Small Business Innovation Development Act. As the SBIR program approached its twentieth year of operation, the U.S. Congress requested the National Research Council (NRC...

2007-01-01

181

An Assessment of Literacy Trends, Past and Present.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines four types of evidence of literacy trends and performance among schools and students: national literacy data; then-and-now studies; Scholastic Aptitude Test trends; and test renorming studies, particularly those pertaining to the 1970s. Argues that both sides of the debate concerning the quality of education have misrepresented evidence…

Stedman, Lawrence C.

1996-01-01

182

Design of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program; occurrence and distribution of water-quality conditions  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The National Water-Quality Assessment Program assesses the status of and trends in the quality of the Nation's ground- and surface-water resources. The occurrence and distribution assessment component characterizes broad-scale water-quality conditions in relation to major contaminant sources and background conditions in each study area. The surface-water design focuses on streams. The ground-water design focuses on major aquifers, with emphasis on recently recharged ground water associated with human activities.

Gilliom, Robert J.; Alley, William M.; Gurtz, Martin E.

1995-01-01

183

Literacy: International, National, State, and Local. Yearbook of the American Reading Forum, Volume XI.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book contains papers which consider literacy issues at all levels from preschool to reading and the aging. The book includes discussions of cultural literacy, computer literacy, the reading/writing connection, adult basic literacy, measurement of reading and writing, special reading programs, and reading research. The following papers are…

Hayes, Bernard L., Ed.; Camperell, Kay, Ed.

184

Literacies Crossing Borders: Transfronterizo Literacy Practices of Students in a Dual Language Program on the USA-Mexico Border  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Research on transnational literacies has generally focused on youth who live in one country and communicate using digital literacies across national boundaries. Our work contributes to this literature by providing a view of transnational literacies that are unique to the USA-Mexico border region. The students in this ethnographic study navigate…

de la Piedra, Maria Teresa; Araujo, Blanca E.

2012-01-01

185

Biology as an integrated component of the U.S. Geological Survey's National Water-Quality Assessment Program  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey?s (USGS) National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program is designed to integrate chemical, physical, and biological data to assess the status of and trends in the Nation?s water quality at local, regional, and national levels. The Program consists of 60 study units (major river basins and large parts of aquifers) located throughout the Nation (fig. 1). Data are collected at stream, river, and ground-water sites that represent the Nation?s mix of major natural and human factors that influence water quality. Biological data are collected from streams and rivers, and include (1) fish and other aquatic organisms whose tissues are analyzed for a wide array of chemical contaminants; (2) characterizations of algal, benthic invertebrate, and fish communities; and (3) characterizations of vegetation growing in streams and along streambanks. These biological data are collected in conjunction with physical (streamflow, characterizations of instream, bank, and flood-plain habitats) and chemical data.

Meador, Michael R.; Gurtz, Martin E.

1994-01-01

186

Third National Even Start Evaluation: Program Impacts and Implications for Improvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Even Start Literacy Program, established in 1989, aims to simultaneously improve the literacy of children and their parents through (1) early childhood education; (2) parenting education; (3) adult education; and (4) parent-child joint literacy activities. The report details findings from the third national Even Start evaluation. The…

St. Pierre, Robert; Ricciuti, Anne; Tao, Fumiyo; Creps, Cindy; Swartz, Janet; Lee, Wang; Parsad, Amanda; Rimdzius, Tracy

187

Engaging Adults in Literacy Programs at Neighborhood Networks Centers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Table of Contents: Engaging Adults in Literacy Programs at Neighborhood Networks Centers: (Chapter 1) About Adult Learners; (Chapter 2) Getting Started and Finding the Right Methods and Tools; (Chapter 3) Resources; (Appendix A) Skills Checklist; (Appendi...

1999-01-01

188

Quality-Control Design for Surface-Water Sampling in the National Water-Quality Assessment Program  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The data-quality objectives of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program include estimating the extent to which contamination, matrix effects, and measurement variability affect interpretation of chemical analyses of surface-water samples. The quality-control samples used to make these estimates include field blanks, field matrix spikes, and replicates. This report describes the design for collection of these quality-control samples in National Water-Quality Assessment Program studies and the data management needed to properly identify these samples in the U.S. Geological Survey's national data base.

Mueller, David K.; Martin, Jeffrey D.; Lopes, Thomas J.

1997-01-01

189

Program-Integrated Information Literacy Instruction for Online Graduate Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic librarians often provide information literacy support for specific courses or topics in the form of research guides, one-shot training sessions, library orientations, or by embedding library content into online courses. Less frequently, they provide continuous program-level support on-campus or online. This paper highlights the value of sustained involvement of librarians at the program level to provide information literacy in

Swapna Kumar; Marilyn Ochoa

2012-01-01

190

A rotten deal for schools? An assessment of states’ success with the National School Lunch Program’s in-kind food benefit  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is one of the United States’ largest domestic food aid programs. The NSLP provides states with both cash and commodity foods for school meals. This research assessed the success of the school commodity program by comparing states’ available annual funding to the value of foods that states actually received from 2001 to 2009. Results

Cora Peterson

2011-01-01

191

The National Assessment of Educational Progress Information Retrieval System (NAEPIRS), Version 1.15 (Computer Program). [Review].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The National Assessment of Educational Progress Information Retrieval System is a single purpose database program. It is well constructed, runs without problems, and serves as a model for dissemination of research and evaluation study results. The program seems more useful as an index to documents than as an independent database. (Author/DWH)|

Brzezinski, Evelyn J.

1985-01-01

192

Reading profiles for adults with low-literacy: Cluster analysis with power and speeded measures  

PubMed Central

The United States’ National Institute for Literacy’s (NIFL) review of adult literacy instruction research recommended adult education (AE) programs assess underlying reading abilities in order to plan appropriate instruction for low-literacy learners. This study developed adult reading ability groups using measures from power tests and speeded tests of phonemic decoding, word recognition, fluency, and comprehension. A multiple cluster analysis of these reading ability scores from 295 low-literacy AE participants yielded seven reading ability groups. These groups are described in terms of instructional needs relevant to an instructor’s planning and activities.

Mellard, Daryl F.; Fall, Emily; Mark, Caroline

2009-01-01

193

Reference questions as an authentic assessment of information literacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present a study which was designed to use questions asked at an Information Commons Desk as an authentic assessment to determine if an information literacy course actually changes research behavior outside of information literacy course assignments. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – For four years, the initial reference question asked at the Information Commons Desk

Rosanne M. Cordell; Linda F. Fisher

2010-01-01

194

Globalisation, Literacy and Society: Redesigning pedagogy and assessment  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper draws together various strands of argument in the emerging field of 'New Literacy Studies' to put forward the view that we need to re-evaluate how literacy is conceptualised, taught and assessed. Three central themes form the basis of the argument. First, the paper points to the emergence of the so-called new economy and globalisation, and argues that the

David Johnson; Gunther Kress

2003-01-01

195

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory FY96 evaluation of Integrated Assessment Program  

SciTech Connect

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory`s Integrated Assessment Program (IAP) is the primary system to assess and monitor overall performance and to drive continuous improvement in the Laboratory. The approach used is a significant departure from the Laboratory`s traditional reliance on auditing methods. It is a move toward the contemporary concepts of measuring organizational performance by encouraging scientific, operational, and business excellence, through self-assessment and strengthening line management accountability for results in product and service quality, safety, and cost. This report describes the approach used (methods and processes), the deployment of that approach in the six Laboratory organizations selected to pilot the approach, and a summary of how the pilot organizations used the results they obtained. Section 3.0 of this report summarizes the top strengths and weaknesses in performance as identified by Division/Directorate self-assessments, Independent Oversight, Internal Audit and peer reviews, and includes the actions that have been, or will be taken, to improve performance in areas that are weak.

NONE

1996-10-01

196

Installation Restoration Program. Preliminary assessment: 177th Fighter Interceptor Group, New Jersey Air National Guard, Atlantic City International Airport, Atlantic City, New Jersey. Final preliminary assessment  

SciTech Connect

A preliminary assessment of suspected hazardous waste sites at the Atlantic City International Airport, Atlantic City, New Jersey is presented. The study was conducted under the Air National Guard's Installation Restoration Program.

Not Available

1989-11-01

197

Preliminary assessment report for Redmond Army National Guard Facility, Installation 53120, Redmond, Washington. Installation Restoration Program  

SciTech Connect

This report presents the results of the preliminary assessment (PA) conducted by Argonne National Laboratory at the Washington Army National Guard (WAARNG) property in Redmond, Washington. Preliminary assessments of federal facilities are being conducted to compile the information necessary for completing preremedial activities and to provide a basis for establishing corrective actions in response to releases of hazardous substances. The principal objective of the PA is to characterize the site accurately and determine the need for further action by examining site activities, quantities of hazardous substances present, and potential pathways by which contamination could affect public health and the environment. This PA satisfies, for the Redmond ARNG property, Phase I of the Department of Defense Installation Restoration Program. The environmentally significant operations (ESOs) associated with the property are (1) supply/storage of hazardous materials, (2) weapons cleaning, (3) the underground storage tanks (USTs), and (4) the use of herbicides. These ESOs are no longer active because of the closure of OMS 10 activities in 1988.

Ketels, P.; Aggarwal, P.

1993-08-01

198

Year 6 Planning Exemplification. National Literacy Strategy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

First in a series, this booklet contains suggestions for planning literacy in Year 6. This Year 6 plan for 2001-2002 and the short-term unit plan for narrative writing are a distillation of the work of a representative group of Year 6 teachers. It contains the Year 6 Term 1 Units 2 and 5 on Narrative Writing. It begins with an outline of the basic…

Department for Education and Skills, London (England).

199

Year 6 Planning Exemplification. National Literacy Strategy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|First in a series, this booklet contains suggestions for planning literacy in Year 6. This Year 6 plan for 2001-2002 and the short-term unit plan for narrative writing are a distillation of the work of a representative group of Year 6 teachers. It contains the Year 6 Term 1 Units 2 and 5 on Narrative Writing. It begins with an outline of the…

Department for Education and Skills, London (England).

200

Marking Guidelines for Writing. The National Literacy Strategy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching modeling, sharing, tutoring, and working with children on their writing has been explored in England's recent National Literacy Strategy publications. These guidelines, produced in collaboration with Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), suggest ways of analyzing children's writing to obtain more diagnostic information about…

Department for Education and Skills, London (England).

201

Information Literacy and Communication Research: A Case Study on Interdisciplinary Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report offers an interdisciplinary approach for conducting assessment on learning outcomes in undergraduate communication research skills where information literacy is embedded in the expected outcome. A Communication Studies department and the University Library piloted a two-year program to develop strategies for coordinated assessment

Natalle, Elizabeth J.; Crowe, Kathryn M.

2013-01-01

202

Reading Comprehension Strategies for Adult Literacy Outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Because an adult's literacy is measured on different dimensions from a child's or youth's, several competency-based, standardized tests of literacy are commonly accepted as reasonable proxies for the global construct of adult literacy. Tests such as The Adult Basic Learning Examination (ABLE), Comprehension Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS), Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAALS),

Mike Hock; Daryl Mellard

2005-01-01

203

Literacy and Workplace Change: Evaluation Findings from Eighteen Workplace Literacy Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Many Western governments are looking to workplace literacy, language, and numeracy programs to address general skill improvement with a longterm aim of improving labor productivity. Rigorous research on these programs' effectiveness for both of these agendas, however, remains sparse and limited in scope. This article reports the findings of an…

Benseman, John

2012-01-01

204

Pathways to Information Literacy: An Information Literacy Skills Program for B.S. Nursing Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A joint program of instruction was created between the University of Northern Colorado's Michener Library and School of Nursing. This expanded bibliographic instruction program was based on a proposal that outlined the need for information literacy instruction in nursing education, enumerated the possible benefits of such instruction to students…

Fox, Lynne M.; And Others

205

Myth #11: The "Feds" Are Readying a Campaign on Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the light of recent initiatives, new questions have arisen regarding the federal role in literacy. Although federal adult literacy efforts have been ineffective, the link between literacy and the productivity of the work force may justify a stronger national investment in literacy. Among the major federally supported literacy programs are the…

Literacy Beat, 1989

1989-01-01

206

Adventures in Assessment: Learner-Centered Approaches to Assessment and Evaluation in Adult Literacy, 1991-1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Adventures in Assessment" is an annual journal of the system for Adult Basic Education Support (SABES), a comprehensive training and technical assistance initiative for adult literacy educators and programs. SABES accomplishes this goal through staff and program development workshops, consultation, mini-courses, mentoring, peer coaching, and…

McGrail, Loren, Ed.; Purdom, Laura, Ed.; Schwartz, Rick, Ed.; Simmons, Alison, Ed.

1998-01-01

207

Beyond Decoding: Literacy and Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This issue contains 21 articles discussing library-sponsored literacy programs, tutoring and programming techniques, and state and national efforts. The articles include: (1) "Beyond Decoding: Literacy and Libraries--Introduction" (Amy Spaulding); (2) "Libraries: Natural Centers for Literacy" (Jacqueline Cook); (3) "Kids Who Read Can Succeed"…

Bookmark, 1992

1992-01-01

208

Beyond Decoding: Literacy and Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue contains 21 articles discussing library-sponsored literacy programs, tutoring and programming techniques, and state and national efforts. The articles include: (1) "Beyond Decoding: Literacy and Libraries--Introduction" (Amy Spaulding); (2) "Libraries: Natural Centers for Literacy" (Jacqueline Cook); (3) "Kids Who Read Can Succeed"…

Bookmark, 1992

1992-01-01

209

Transitions: A Mental Health Literacy Program for Postsecondary Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

:Enhancement of mental health literacy is a mental health promotion strategy that may be effective at destigmatizing mental illness and increasing self-seeking behavior. Transitions is a mental health literacy program intended to heighten students' awareness and discussion of mental health problems and promote help-seeking behaviors. Transitions was launched in Nova Scotia in 2007 and distributed to 8,000 students. Transitions has

Tabinda Sheikh; Jacqueline Potvin-Boucher; Magdalena Szumilas; Stan Kutcher

2010-01-01

210

Transitions: A Mental Health Literacy Program for Postsecondary Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Enhancement of mental health literacy is a mental health promotion strategy that may be effective at destigmatizing mental illness and increasing self-seeking behavior. Transitions is a mental health literacy program intended to heighten students' awareness and discussion of mental health problems and promote help-seeking behaviors. Transitions was launched in Nova Scotia in 2007 and distributed to 8,000 students. Transitions has

Tabinda Sheikh; Jacqueline Potvin-Boucher; Magdalena Szumilas; Stan Kutcher

2010-01-01

211

Shaping Literacy in the Secondary School: Policy, Practice and Agency in the Age of the National Literacy Strategy  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the definitions of literacy in operation in secondary schools, and the relationship between official literacy policy and the practices of the agents responsible for implementing this policy. We trace the history of national ‘policy’ back to the Language Across the Curriculum movement of the 1970s as it provides an illustrative point of comparison with the first five

Andy Goodwyn; Kate Findlay

2003-01-01

212

The Accelerating Literacy Program: 1994-95 Final Report. Publication Number 94.13.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Austin Independent School District (Texas) developed the Accelerating Literacy Program (ALP) in 1993 to provide additional support for students who were having trouble passing the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) in the elementary grades. The ALP operates on the principle of integrating reading, writing, listening, and speaking…

Robertson, Trina R.; Wilkinson, L. David

213

Arguing the case for a simple view of literacy assessment  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a concise model of literacy assessment based on the “simple view of reading” and the “simple view of writing”. The approach targets directly the key skills and knowledge involved in reading, writing and spelling. It stands in contrast to the less precise and potentially more subjective ‘always-in-context’ and ‘always-authentic’ approach to assessment favoured by the New Literacy

Peter Westwood

2009-01-01

214

National Transuranic Program Charter  

SciTech Connect

The National Transuranic Program Plan and Charter describes the functional elements of the National TRU Program, organizational relationships, programmatic responsibilities, division of work scope among the various DOE organizations that comprise the program, and program baselines against which overall progress will be measured. The charter defines the authorities and responsibilities of various organizations involved in the management of TRU waste throughout the DOE complex.

Not Available

1994-10-01

215

Health Literacy Skills in Rural and Urban Populations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Objective: To determine whether health literacy is lower in rural populations. Method: We analyzed health, prose, document, and quantitative literacy from the National Assessment of Adult Literacy study. Metropolitan Statistical Area designated participants as rural or urban. Results: Rural populations had lower literacy levels for all literacy

Zahnd, Whitney E.; Scaife, Steven L.; Francis, Mark L.

2009-01-01

216

Validation of an Instrument for Assessing Teacher Knowledge of Basic Language Constructs of Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent national reports have stressed the importance of teacher knowledge in teaching reading. However, in the past, teachers' knowledge of language and literacy constructs has typically been assessed with instruments that are not fully tested for validity. In the present study, an instrument was developed; and its reliability, item difficulty,…

Binks-Cantrell, Emily; Joshi, R. Malatesha; Washburn, Erin K.

2012-01-01

217

Toward an objective assessment of technical skills: a national survey of surgical program directors in Saudi Arabia  

PubMed Central

Background After almost a decade of implementing competency-based programs in postgraduate training programs, the assessment of technical skills remains more subjective than objective. National data on the assessment of technical skills during surgical training are lacking. We conducted this study to document the assessment tools for technical skills currently used in different surgical specialties, their relationship with remediation, the recommended tools from the program directors’ perspective, and program directors’ attitudes toward the available objective tools to assess technical skills. Methods This study was a cross-sectional survey of surgical program directors (PDs). The survey was initially developed using a focus group and was then sent to 116 PDs. The survey contains demographic information about the program, the objective assessment tools used, and the reason for not using assessment tools. The last section discusses the recommended tools to be used from the PDs’ perspective and the PDs’ attitude and motivation to apply these tools in each program. The associations between the responses to the assessment questions and remediation were statistically evaluated. Results Seventy-one (61%) participants responded. Of the respondents, 59% mentioned using only nonstandardized, subjective, direct observation for technical skills assessment. Sixty percent use only summative evaluation, whereas 15% perform only formative evaluations of their residents, and the remaining 22% conduct both summative and formative evaluations of their residents’ technical skills. Operative portfolios are kept by 53% of programs. The percentage of programs with mechanisms for remediation is 29% (19 of 65). Conclusion The survey showed that surgical training programs use different tools to assess surgical skills competency. Having a clear remediation mechanism was highly associated with reporting remediation, which reflects the capability to detect struggling residents. Surgical training leadership should invest more in standardizing the assessment of surgical skills.

Alkhayal, Abdullah; Aldhukair, Shahla; Alselaim, Nahar; Aldekhayel, Salah; Alhabdan, Sultan; Altaweel, Waleed; Magzoub, Mohi Elden; Zamakhshary, Mohammed

2012-01-01

218

Literacy Assessment and Its Implications for Statistical Measurement. Current Surveys and Research in Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Three conceptual issues form the basis for coping with technical problems of gathering data on literacy: (1) the definition of literacy; (2) choice of criteria that can be used in properly assessing and measuring literacy; and (3) conflict between the importance and necessity of literacy assessment and the difficulty of fulfilling the…

Soares, Magda Becker

219

The Benefits and Costs of National Service: Methods for Benefit Assessment with Application to Three AmeriCorps Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study applied the principles of benefit-cost analysis to three prototype grants programs of AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps for Math and Literacy, Project First, and the East Bay Conservation Corps. It studied the methods these projects used and estimated the benefits using data from projects similar in approach and implementation. Benefits received by…

Neumann, George R.; And Others

220

Preliminary assessment report for National Guard Training Center, Georgia Army National Guard, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Installation restoration program  

SciTech Connect

This report presents the results of the preliminary assessment (PA) conducted by Argonne National Laboratory at the Georgia Army National Guard (GAARNG) facility near Hinesville, Georgia, known as the National Guard Training Center (NGTC). Preliminary assessments of federal facilities are being conducted to compile the information necessary for completing preremedial activities and to provide a priority basis for completing corrective actions (where necessary) in response to releases of hazardous substances. The principal objective of the PA is to characterize the site accurately and determine the need for further action by examining previous site activities, types and quantities of hazardous substances utilized, and potential pathways by which contamination could affect public health and the environment. The scope of this assessment is limited to the facilities and past activities contained within the NGTC. Preliminary assessment site score sheet information is also provided for the NGTC. However, this assessment report is intended to be read in conjunction with a previous IRP assessment of Fort Stewart completed in 1992 (USATHAMA 1992) and to provide comprehensive information on the NGTC area for incorporation with information contained in that previous assessment for the entirety of Fort Stewart.

Not Available

1993-07-01

221

Accelerating Literacy Program: The First Year 1993-94.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 1993-94 school year was the first year of the Accelerating Literacy Program (ALP) of the Austin (Texas) Independent School District. The ALP used a grant from the Texas Education Agency to train elementary educators in the methods of a short-term reading intervention program based on the Reading Recovery/Whole Language theory. A group of 367…

Smith, Ralph J.

222

Supplemental investigations in support of environmental assessments by the Idaho INEL Oversight Program at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

This document reports on the status of supplemental investigations in support of environmental assessments by the Idaho INEL Oversight Program at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. Included is information on hydrology studies in wells open through large intervals, unsaturated zone contamination and transport processes, surface water-groundwater interactions, regional groundwater flow, and independent testing of air quality data.

Not Available

1992-01-01

223

Quarterly Report for LANL Activities: FY12-Q2 National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP): Industrial Carbon Capture Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report summarizes progress of LANL activities related to the tasks performed under the LANL FWP FE102-002-FY10, National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP): Industrial Carbon Capture Program. This FWP is funded through the American Recovery and Reinv...

R. J. Pawar

2012-01-01

224

Transforming Early Literacy Instruction: An Effectiveness Study of the Local Literacy Provider Training Program in Macedonia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examines the effectiveness of the Local Literacy Provider Training (LLPT) program in the Republic of Macedonia through customized application of Desimone's (2009) Core Conceptual Framework for Effectiveness Studies of Professional Development. Findings confirm the alignment of the LLPT design to research-based elements of effective…

Westrick, Jan

2012-01-01

225

Health Literacy Assessment of the STOFHLA: Paper Versus Electronic Administration Continuation Study.  

PubMed

Low health literacy is associated with poor health outcomes. Research is needed to understand the mechanisms and pathways of its effects. Computer-based assessment tools may improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness of health literacy research. The objective of this preliminary study was to assess if administration of the Short Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (STOFHLA) through a computer-based medium was comparable to the paper-based test in terms of accuracy and time to completion. A randomized, crossover design was used to compare computer versus paper format of the STOFHLA at a Midwestern family medicine residency program. Eighty participants were initially randomized to either computer (n = 42) or paper (n = 38) format of the STOFHLA. After a 30-day washout period, participants returned to complete the other version of the STOFHLA. Data analysis revealed no significant difference between paper- and computer-based surveys (p = .9401; N = 57). The majority of participants showed "adequate" health literacy via paper- and computer-based surveys (100% and 97% of participants, respectively). Electronic administration of STOFHLA results were equivalent to the paper administration results for evaluation of adult health literacy. Future investigations should focus on expanded populations in multiple health care settings and validation of other health literacy screening tools in a clinical setting. PMID:23444322

Chesser, Amy K; Keene Woods, Nikki; Wipperman, Jennifer; Wilson, Rachel; Dong, Frank

2013-02-26

226

Family Literacy Funding Reductions and Work-First Welfare Policies: Adaptations and Consequences in Family Literacy Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article examines the consequences of two concurrent policy changes for family literacy programs in Pennsylvania: (1) the transition from federal (Even Start) to state funding and (2) the elimination of adult education as a work activity for welfare recipients over 22 years of age. Using qualitative data from 10 family literacy programs, the…

Prins, Esther; Gungor, Ramazan

2011-01-01

227

Study plan for urban stream indicator sites of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Urban Indicator Sites are one component of the U.S. Geological Survey?s National Water- Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program. The objectives of monitoring at the Urban Indicator Sites are to: (1) characterize stream quality from drainage basins with predominantly residential and commercial land use, and (2) determine which selected natural and human factors most strongly affect stream quality. Urban Indicator Sites will be distributed across the United States in settings with statistically different climate and in metropolitan areas that have a population of 250,000 or more. Multiple sites in the same climatic setting will have a range in population density. Ideally, Urban Indicator Sites will monitor drainage basins that have only residential and commercial land use, are 50 square kilometers or larger, are in the same physiographic setting as other Indicator Sites, have sustained flow, and overlap other NAWQA study components. Ideal drainage basins will not have industrial or agricultural land use and will not have point-source-contamination discharges. Stream quality will be characterized by collecting and analyzing samples of streamflow, bed sediment, and tissue of aquatic organisms for selected constituents. Factors affecting stream quality will be determined by statistical analysis of ancillary data associated with Urban Indicator Sites and stream-quality samples.

Lopes, T. J.; Price, C. V.

1997-01-01

228

Performance-Based Assessment in an Online Course: Comparing Different Types of Information Literacy Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigates whether the type of instruction (a single face-to-face librarian-led instruction, instructor-led instruction, or an online IL course--the Online Research Lab) has an impact on student information literacy gains in a Freshman English Composition program. A performance-based assessment was carried out by analyzing…

Mery, Yvonne; Newby, Jill; Peng, Ke

2012-01-01

229

On Defining and Developing Literacy across Communities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The paper attempts to raise a few issues relating to the task of defining and operationalizing literacy and literacy development across communities with diverse socio-economic profiles. In particular, the following concerns are raised: (1) Can literacy development be assessed using one set of domains, given that the domains of literacy practices vary across cultures? (2) Does the acquisition of literacy skills mean the same thing to people across different communities? (3) Does illiteracy have the same consequences for people in different communities? (4) Is the process of literacy acquisition and development the same across diverse communities? The paper underscores the importance of considering the diverse socio-economic patterns in different communities in trying to determine present levels of literacy development and in proposing programs to increase levels of literacy skill. It also proposes using the level of community (in addition to the macro-level of nation-state and the micro-level of individual) in analyzing matters relating to literacy development.

Bernardo, Allan B. I.

2000-09-01

230

National Assessment of Title I: Interim Report. Volume II: Closing the Reading Gap: First Year Findings from a Randomized Trial of Four Reading Interventions for Striving Readers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, nearly 4 in 10 fourth graders read below the basic level. These literacy problems get worse as students advance through school and are exposed to progressively more complex concepts and courses. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of four remedial reading programs

Torgesen, Joseph; Myers, David; Schirm, Allen; Stuart, Elizabeth; Vartivarian, Sonya; Mansfield, Wendy; Stancavage, Fran; Durno, Donna; Javorsky, Rosanne; Haan, Cinthia

2006-01-01

231

Literacy for What? Literacy for Whom? The Politics of Literacy Education and Neocolonialism in UNESCO- and World Bank-Sponsored Literacy Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores literacy education, especially the kinds practiced and promoted by organizations such as the World Bank and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), as a form of neocolonialism. Although researchers in other educational contexts have examined how schooling and education operate as a form…

Wickens, Corrine M.; Sandlin, Jennifer A.

2007-01-01

232

Accounting Administrators' Cost\\/Benefit Assessment of Their 150 Hour Program: A National Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 150-hour education requirements established by the American Institute of Certified Public Acccountants (AICPA) as the minimum qualification to take the CPA examination has been blamed as a reason for the steady decline in student enrollment in Accounting Programs nation-wide. The 150-hour requirement, in a very general way, is believed to impose additional costs on students, accounting educational institutions, and

Tracy L Magann

2002-01-01

233

Human resource management in the Georgian National Immunization Program: a baseline assessment  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Georgia's health care system underwent dramatic reform after gaining independence in 1991. The decentralization of the health care system was one of the core elements of health care reform but reports suggest that human resource management issues were overlooked. The Georgian national immunization program was affected by these reforms and is not functioning at optimum levels. This paper describes

Laura C Esmail; Jillian Clare Cohen-Kohler; Mamuka Djibuti

2007-01-01

234

Multimethod Strategy for Assessing Program Fidelity: The National Evaluation of the Revised G.R.E.A.T. Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study reports the results of the process evaluation component of the Process and Outcome Evaluation of the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program. The process evaluation consisted of multiple methods to assess program fidelity: (a) observations of G.R.E.A.T. Officer Trainings (G.O.T); (b) surveys and interviews of…

Esbensen, Finn-Aage; Matsuda, Kristy N.; Taylor, Terrance J.; Peterson, Dana

2011-01-01

235

A Critical Examination of PISA's Assessment on Scientific Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The OECD "Programme for International Student Assessment" or (PISA) is one of the largest-scale international efforts that have been launched to assess students' scientific literacy. Such an international assessment would likely exert a profound impact on the science education policies of the participating countries/regions, including Hong Kong.…

Lau, Kwok-Chi

2009-01-01

236

Technology and Current Reading/Literacy Assessment Strategies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Computer-based technologies offer promise as a means to assess students and provide teachers with better understandings of their students' achievement. This article describes recent developments in computer-based and web-based reading and literacy assessment, focusing on assessment administration, information management, and report creation. In…

Balajthy, Ernest

2007-01-01

237

A Critical Examination of PISA's Assessment on Scientific Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The OECD "Programme for International Student Assessment" or (PISA) is one of the largest-scale international efforts that have been launched to assess students' scientific literacy. Such an international assessment would likely exert a profound impact on the science education policies of the participating countries/regions, including Hong Kong.…

Lau, Kwok-Chi

2009-01-01

238

Digital Teachers Reshaping Literacy Experiences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|When the National Reading Panel ([NRP] 2000) released its report challenging school districts to re-inspect then realign literacy programs according to "best practices," a digital literacy explosion was occurring--forever reshaping the literacy experiences students were having outside of school. Teachers began infusing curricular standards with…

Ryan, Tammy

2012-01-01

239

A National Plan for Research and Development in Adult Education and Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents the national plan for research and development (R&D) in adult education and literacy that was developed by the National Institute for Literacy (NIFL). The document begins by explaining the process used to develop the plan, which included conducting a literature review, obtaining input from a national steering group, and…

Reddy, Lynn, Ed.

240

Assessing the impact participation in science journalism activities has on scientific literacy among high school students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As part of the National Science Foundation Science Literacy through Science Journalism (SciJourn) research and development initiative (http://www.scijourn.org ; Polman, Saul, Newman, and Farrar, 2008) a quasi-experimental design was used to investigate what impact incorporating science journalism activities had on students' scientific literacy. Over the course of a school year students participated in a variety of activities culminating in the production of science news articles for Scijourner, a regional print and online high school science news magazine. Participating teachers and SciJourn team members collaboratively developed activities focused on five aspects of scientific literacy: placing information into context, recognizing relevance, evaluating factual accuracy, use of multiple credible sources and information seeking processes. This study details the development process for the Scientific Literacy Assessment (SLA) including validity and reliability studies, evaluates student scientific literacy using the SLA, examines student SLA responses to provide a description of high school students' scientific literacy, and outlines implications of the findings in relation to the National Research Council's A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (2012) and classroom science teaching practices. Scientifically literate adults acting as experts in the assessment development phase informed the creation of a scoring guide that was used to analyze student responses. Experts tended to draw on both their understanding of science concepts and life experiences to formulate answers; paying close attention to scientific factual inaccuracies, sources of information, how new information fit into their view of science and society as well as targeted strategies for information seeking. Novices (i.e., students), in contrast, tended to ignore factual inaccuracies, showed little understanding about source credibility and suggested unproductive information seeking strategies. However, similar to the experts, novices made references to both scientific and societal contexts. The expert/novice comparison provides a rough description of a developmental continuum of scientific literacy. The findings of this study including student results and Generalized Linear Mixed Modeling suggest that the incorporation of science journalism activities focused on STEM issues can improve student scientific literacy. Incorporation of a wide variety of strategies raised scores on the SLA. Teachers who included a writing and revision process that prioritized content had significantly larger gains in student scores. Future studies could broaden the description of high school student scientific literacy and measured by the SLA and provide alternative pathways for developing scientific literacy as envisioned by SciJourn and the NRC Frameworks.

Farrar, Cathy

241

Caregivers' Story Reading to Young Children in Family Literacy Programs: Pleasure or Punishment?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focuses on some of the ways in which literacy program participants from immigrant cultures take up the literacy information and procedures offered to them by their host culture. Demonstrates ways in which institutional responses to nontraditional forms of literacy can be accurately identified and program implementation effectively modified to…

Janes, Helena; Kermani, Hengameh

2001-01-01

242

Adult Basic Education and Health Literacy: Program Efforts and Perceived Student Needs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: This project examined health literacy efforts among adult basic education providers in Central Texas. Methods: A survey was conducted with all adult literacy providers in Central Texas (N = 58). Results: Most programs provide health-related information. Literacy programs see needs for helping students communicate with doctors, filling…

Mackert, Michael; Poag, Meg

2011-01-01

243

Adult Basic Education and Health Literacy: Program Efforts and Perceived Student Needs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Objective: This project examined health literacy efforts among adult basic education providers in Central Texas. Methods: A survey was conducted with all adult literacy providers in Central Texas (N = 58). Results: Most programs provide health-related information. Literacy programs see needs for helping students communicate with doctors, filling…

Mackert, Michael; Poag, Meg

2011-01-01

244

Family Literacy Programs: Where Have They Come from and Where Are They Going?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Family literacy programs in North America and the United Kingdom have enjoyed widespread public and political support. Thousands of initiatives following a variety of models currently operate under the spectrum of family literacy programs. In this paper, the influence of learning theories, the research on children's early literacy development,…

Doyle, Antoinette

2012-01-01

245

Program-Integrated Information Literacy Instruction for Online Graduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Academic librarians often provide information literacy support for specific courses or topics in the form of research guides, one-shot training sessions, library orientations, or by embedding library content into online courses. Less frequently, they provide continuous program-level support on-campus or online. This paper highlights the value of…

Kumar, Swapna; Ochoa, Marilyn

2012-01-01

246

Program partnerships for global literacy in professional communication  

Microsoft Academic Search

Program partnerships for global literacy in professional communication Current global trade negotiations, such as the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA) are expected to spur global trade to unprecedented levels and, with this growth spurt, the need for global professional communication will likely expand

D. Starke-Meyerring; A. H. Duin

2004-01-01

247

The Use of Cloze Procedure in Adult Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The study was designed to determine whether cloze procedure could be used in adult literacy programs for students reading at or above the fourth grade level by investigating the procedure's: acceptability for the students, utility in matching students to reading material, and substitutability for standardized tests. Eighty-five Rhode Island…

Rosenkranz, Catherine

248

PreRead: An Integrated Emergent Literacy Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This exciting guide provides professionals with a balanced emergent literacy program that develops language, print awareness, and phonological awareness skills. Activities in these three domains are integrated into 10 lessons. Each "PreRead" session begins with a written and oral presentation of the sequence of activities for that day using a…

Lederer, Susan Hendler; Sanfilippo, Mary Ann; Soman, Bonnie

2006-01-01

249

Administering Adult Literacy Programs: The Role of Strategic Planning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In an era of rising public criticism of education and decreasing resources, strategic planning can be a major tool for educational administrators who wish to respond to the increasing challenges their adult literacy programs face. Strategic planning can be defined as a disciplined effort to produce fundamental decisions and actions that shape and…

Michael, Steve Olu

250

Literacy Behaviors of Preschool Children Participating in an Early Intervention Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report examines the teacher-reported early literacy behaviors of 2,759 preschool children who participated in a state-supported, early-intervention preschool program. Preschool teachers ( n = 240) completed the Literacy Competence Checklist for all c...

J. W. Lloyd K. A. Burgess K. L. Sayeski R. C. Planta

2001-01-01

251

National School Lunch Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in over 101,000 public and non-profit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to more than 30.5 million children each school day in 2008. In 1998, Congress expanded the National School…

US Department of Agriculture, 2009

2009-01-01

252

National Health Education Standards: Achieving Health Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document describes the National Education Health Standards, which are based on numerous documents and the experience of various other education standards development groups. The goal of the standards was to develop for schools what would be a framework for "world class" health education. The standards are a framework for schools to use in…

American School Health Association, Kent, OH.

253

Why Women Chose to Participate in a Family Literacy Program and Factors That Contributed to the Program's Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Finds that the supportive environment of "women helping women" was the hallmark characteristic of a local Even Start family literacy program and that participants were not consciously thinking about family literacy but joined the program for themselves and gave no indication of seeing the connection between the adult literacy component and the…

Yaffe, Diane; Williams, Cheri Lynn

1998-01-01

254

Literacy?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Examining the reason for differences in adult literacy rates across countries, this study finds that colonialism exerts a long term negative economic impact on literacy rates of the colonised. Investigating in particular, the effects of the French and British colonisation policies, the results of this study indicate that the colonial legacy remained long after independence, slowing down improvements in literacy

Arusha Cooray

255

Acceptability of the talking touchscreen for health literacy assessment.  

PubMed

Self-administration of a multimedia health literacy measure in clinic settings is a novel concept. Demonstrated ease of use and acceptability will help predicate the future value of this strategy. We previously demonstrated the acceptability of a "Talking Touchscreen" for health status assessment. For this study, we adapted the touchscreen for self-administration of a new health literacy measure. Primary care patients (n = 610) in clinics for underserved populations completed health status and health literacy questions on the Talking Touchscreen and participated in an interview. Participants were 51% women, 10% age 60+, 67% African American, 18% without a high school education, and 14% without any prior computer experience. The majority (93%) had no difficulty using the touchscreen, including those who were computer-naive (87%). Most rated the screen design as very good or excellent (72%), including computer-naive patients (71%) and older patients (75%). Acceptability of the touchscreen did not differ by health literacy level. The Talking Touchscreen was easy to use and acceptable for self-administration of a new health literacy measure. Self-administration should reduce staff burden and costs, interview bias, and feelings of embarrassment by those with lower literacy. Tools like the Talking Touchscreen may increase exposure of underserved populations to new technologies. PMID:20845195

Yost, Kathleen J; Webster, Kimberly; Baker, David W; Jacobs, Elizabeth A; Anderson, Andy; Hahn, Elizabeth A

2010-01-01

256

Assessing the Counseling Needs of High School Students: The Role of Needs Assessments in Comprehensive School Counseling Programs (CSCPs) and the ASCA National Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is to identify student counseling needs at the high school level. Furthermore, the role of these needs and the role of needs assessments were explored in the context of the current movement towards Comprehensive School Counseling Programs (CSCPs) and the ASCA National Model. In other words, this study aimed to examine how counselors should use

Nicholas Sculli

2011-01-01

257

Extending the Assessment of Literacy as Social Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores how the FETAC standards and processes at Levels 1 and 2 can be used to recognise literacy as a social practice. A summary review of the development of the National Framework of Qualifications is provided. Levels 1 to 4 in Ireland are compared with three key international frameworks, including OECD levels and those in Northern…

Stewart, John

2011-01-01

258

The Experimental World Literacy Programme: A Critical Assessment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1964, Unesco, the United Nations Development Programme, and the governments of 11 countries agreed to evolve an effective approach to the problem of world illiteracy, which included the implementation and testing of functional literacy activities. This report of the pilot projects and microexperiments attempts to present the lessons learned by…

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).

259

Is Ignorance Bliss? Assessing Singaporean Media Literacy Awareness in the Era of Globalization  

Microsoft Academic Search

Singaporean college students (N = 262) were surveyed about their awareness of visual media literacy. One hypothesis and two research questions are posed comparing awareness of media literacy components for two educational conditions—students enrolled in mass media production programs vs. those enrolled in other programs. Potential effects of cultivation and censorship on media literacy awareness also are explored. Findings include

Anna Phang; David J. Schaefer

2009-01-01

260

Family Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research indicates that family literacy programs can provide opportunities for educational success for parents and children. The benefits reaped by the children in family literacy workshops are presented.

Holloway, John H.

2004-01-01

261

United Nations Literacy Decade in Asia and the Pacific: Progress to Date  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In December 2001, The United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution to establish the United Nations Literacy Decade (UNLD), 2003-2012. The UNLD stresses "Literacy for All: A voice for all, learning for all." The publication records UNLD activities in the Asia and Pacific region during 2003 to 2004 and introduces organizations…

Online Submission, 2005

2005-01-01

262

Changing Classroom Practice through the English National Literacy Strategy: A Micro-Interactional Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|How and why is national policy translated into interactions between teachers and pupils? This article examines the enactment of the English National Literacy Strategy (NLS) in a case study of two literacy lessons, which are drawn from a yearlong ethnographic study of the NLS in one school. Although the teacher taught directly from and adhered…

Lefstein, Adam

2008-01-01

263

Multimethod strategy for assessing program fidelity: the national evaluation of the revised G.R.E.A.T. program.  

PubMed

This study reports the results of the process evaluation component of the Process and Outcome Evaluation of the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program. The process evaluation consisted of multiple methods to assess program fidelity: (a) observations of G.R.E.A.T. Officer Trainings (G.O.T); (b) surveys and interviews of G.R.E.A.T.-trained officers and supervisors; (c) surveys of school personnel; and (d) ''on-site,'' direct observations of officers delivering the G.R.E.A.T. program in the study sites. Results illustrate a high level of program fidelity, providing greater confidence in any subsequent outcome results. PMID:21345807

Esbensen, Finn-Aage; Matsuda, Kristy N; Taylor, Terrance J; Peterson, Dana

2011-02-22

264

A Report on Literacy Training Programs in the Armed Forces: Manpower Development Research Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the study was to describe the status of literacy training programs in the military services during the summer of 1971 and to develop suggestions for more effective training. Data were obtained through questionnaires, interviews, record sear...

R. M. McGoff F. D. Harding

1974-01-01

265

ASSESSING THE READING?WRITING RELATION IN ADULT LITERACY STUDENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although reading ability does not guarantee proficiency in writing, previous research conducted from an information processing perspective suggests links between children's reading comprehension and various writing skills. However, little is known about reading?writing relationships in adult students. The current study investigated such relationships in health care workers who were attending an adult literacy program. Participants who read at levels 2,

Dolores Perin

1998-01-01

266

Federal Literacy Facts: An Update on Literacy-Related Developments at the National Level  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this May 2004 issue of "Federal Literacy Facts", the following sections are included: (1) "Election offers opportunities to advance literacy agenda"; (2) "MCL launches on-line resources for Election 2004"; and (3) "Federal Quick Facts".

Movement for Canadian Literacy, 2004

2004-01-01

267

Federal Literacy Facts: An Update on Literacy Related Developments at the National Level, January 2002  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This January 2002 issue of "Federal Literacy Facts" contains the following sections: (1) The Skills and Learning Agenda; (2) Budget 2001; (3) Coming Soon: Green Paper on Skills and Learning; and (4) Ensuring a Strong Response from the Literacy Community.|

Movement for Canadian Literacy, 2002

2002-01-01

268

Literacy Behind Prison Walls: Profiles of the Prison Population from the National Adult Literacy Survey.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report describes the types and levels of literacy skills demonstrated by prison inmates in this country and compares them with the skills of the household population of adults. It also explores the relationship between literacy skills and the backgro...

K. O. Haigler C. Harlow P. O'Connor A. Campbell

1994-01-01

269

Preservice Teachers' Knowledge of Information Literacy and Their Perceptions of the School Library Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Graduating preservice teachers were surveyed regarding their knowledge of information literacy concepts, the pedagogy of information literacy, and the role of the teacher librarian and school library programs. The preservice teachers felt poorly prepared to teach information literacy to pupils, had a limited array of information skills, and held…

Lee, Elizabeth A.; Reed, Brenda; Laverty, Corinne

2012-01-01

270

Developing Workplace Literacy Programs: Course Handbook II--Education L530.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This handbook presents reading materials for a distance education course designed to enhance an understanding of the nature of workplace literacy needs and to show how to develop and teach in workplace literacy and basic skills programs. The three reading materials presented in the handbook are: (1) "Developing and Evaluating Workplace Literacy

Lloyd, Paul, Comp.

271

A Culturally Responsive Literacy Program for Hispanic Fathers and Their Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined a language and cultural literacy program for Hispanic fathers to promote their children's literacy development. This study had two phases: (a) training the teachers and (b) educating the fathers. The results indicated that the fathers learned how to promote their Hispanic children's literacy development using their family's…

Saracho, Olivia N.

2010-01-01

272

7 CFR 1463.4 - National assessment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...PURCHASES, AND OTHER OPERATIONS 2005-2014 TOBACCO TRANSITION PROGRAM Tobacco Transition Assessments § 1463.4 National...the national assessment for one or more classes of tobacco established for a particular year with respect...

2012-01-01

273

National Sample Assessment Protocols  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|These protocols represent a working guide for planning and implementing national sample assessments in connection with the national Key Performance Measures (KPMs). The protocols are intended for agencies involved in planning or conducting national sample assessments and personnel responsible for administering associated tenders or contracts,…

Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (NJ1), 2012

2012-01-01

274

National Marine Sanctuary Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Marine Sanctuary Program identifies, designates and manages areas of the marine environment of special national significance due to their conservation, recreational, ecological, historical, research, educational, or aesthetic qualities. Access information and pictures of marine sanctuaries all over the U.S. and its territories. Discover ways to get involved with the sanctuary program, no matter where you live. Scientific publications are available for download.

275

National Assessment's Consumer Skills Assessments.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) encountered problems when developing a comprehensive assessment of consumer skills of 17-year-olds in 1978. When NAEP conducted a nationwide assessment of basic life skills of 17-year-olds in 1977, there was considerable interest in the consumer skills portion. Therefore, it was decided to…

Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.

276

National Resource Centers Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Resource Centers Program provides grants to institutions of higher education to establish, strengthen, and operate comprehensive and undergraduate centers that are national resources for: (1) Teaching modern foreign languages, especially the less and least commonly taught languages; (2) Disciplinary instruction to provide a thorough…

Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education, 2012

2012-01-01

277

NATIONAL COASTAL ASSESSMENT  

EPA Science Inventory

The purpose of the National Coastal Assessment (NCA) is to estimate the status and trends of the condition of the nation's coastal resources on a state, regional and national basis. Based on NCA monitoring from 1999-2001, 100% of the nation's estuarine waters (at over 2500 locati...

278

A History of New York State Literacy Test Assessment: Historicizing Calls to Localism in Writing Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Drawing upon archival materials, I describe the history, design, and assessment of literacy tests from early 20th century New York state. Practitioners working with these early standardized writing tests grappled with tensions created by public Nativist sentiment, the legislation of "literacy," and calls to score the tests in standardized yet…

Serviss, Tricia

2012-01-01

279

Project SAILS: Launching Information Literacy Assessment Across University Waters  

Microsoft Academic Search

Beginning in 2000, a team headquartered at Kent State University launched Project SAILS, with the objective of developing a standardized test for assessing information literacy skills. Auburn University Libraries was one of the charter institutions that participated in pilot testing the Project SAILS instrument. This article provides background information about Auburn's participation in Project SAILS, reports on how Auburn University

Juliet Rumble; Nancy Noe

2009-01-01

280

Assessing computer literacy and achievement using self-concepts  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Computer Development Self-Appraisal Survey (CDS) was developed to measure computer literacy, knowledge and competency. The CDS scales have high reliability and differential validity. This report summarizes the results of assessing the computer backgrounds and achievements of over a thousand 1996 Purdue first year engineering students who completed the CDS at the beginning and end of their first college computer

William K. LeBold; Robert Montgomery; Dan Budny; Goranka Bjedov; Sherman Ward

1998-01-01

281

Next STEPS in Literacy Instruction: Connecting Assessments to Effective Interventions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This reader-friendly teaching guide makes the next steps of literacy instruction clear and easy for K-6 educators. Developed by highly respected experts Smartt and Glaser, this book gives readers a specific breakdown of the indicators on today's most popular reading assessments and matches those items with interventions that make a real…

Smartt, Susan M.; Glaser, Deborah R.

2010-01-01

282

The Handbook of Literacy Assessment and Evaluation. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook gives teachers, reading specialists, administrators, or students concise, up-to-date information on the most popular assessment and evaluation tools in literacy. This second edition retains many of the tools reviewed in the first edition and adds 12 new tools. The first section reviews 24 tools that are teacher-made. The second…

Harp, Bill

283

Lessons Learned about Workplace Literacy from Military Job-Specific Reading Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|For almost half a century the United States military services have incorporated formal literacy programs into job training for those enlistees who are less than fully qualified. Over the years, several successful job-specific reading programs have evolved. In 1975, the Army began the Functional Literacy (FLIT) Program, a program based on a…

Philippi, Jorie W.

284

National Workplace Literacy Program. Garment-Related Bilingual (English & Chinese) T.V. Broadcast Lessons. Book II: Episodes 16-27.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This publication contains a series of 12 garment-related bilingual (English and Chinese) television broadcast lessons that were produced to augment an earlier series of 15 lessons. The objective of these television lessons is to teach garment-related English terminology to the garment workers who cannot attend classes in the National Workplace…

Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc., New York, NY.

285

A media literacy program for high school females  

Microsoft Academic Search

Teaching girls and women to become more active, critical consumers of appearance-related media may help to prevent the internalization of societal beauty standards, the development of body dissatisfaction and, ultimately, the development of disturbed eating practices (Berel&Irving, in press). In the present study, 24 female high school sophomores participated in a peer-administered media literacy program and completed a posttest to

Lori M. Irving; Julie Dupen; Susan Berel

1998-01-01

286

National Digital Orthophoto Program  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A critical component of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) is Framework. Framework provides a base on which to collect, register, and integrate geospatial information accurately and consistently. The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) proposed that Framework include geodetic control, orthoimagery, elevation, transportation, hydrography, governmental units, and cadastral data. The Mapping Science Committee of the National Research Council recommends that geodetic control, orthoimagery, and elevation data become the critical foundation of the NSDI. The National Digital Orthophoto Program (NDOP) is a working model on how Federal, State, and local government, as well as private industry, can participate to develop the orthoimagery Framework for the Nation.

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; Farm Service Agency; National States Geographic Information Council; U.S. Forest Service; U.S. Geological Survey

1996-01-01

287

Mercury Bioaccumulation Studies in the National Water-Quality Assessment Program-Biological Data from New York and South Carolina, 2005-2009.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Assessment Program conducted a multidisciplinary study from 200509 to investigate the bioaccumulation of mercury in streams from two contrasting environmental settings. Study areas were located in the cent...

B. C. S. Eikenberry D. A. Burns D. T. Button K. Riva-Murray K. M. Beaulieu L. C. Chasar P. M. Bradley

2012-01-01

288

Developing an Assessment Program for a University Health Sciences Major.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reviews the procedures used by James Madison University (Virginia) to develop an assessment plan for the Health Sciences major. The assessment program included cognitive areas, basic competencies of entry-level health educators, student teaching, alumni surveys, and information literacy. The assessment program was reviewed by outside peer…

Travis, H. Richard

1996-01-01

289

Worldwide Literacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The foundation of learning is the development of literacy skills. The National Reading Panel in the United States in reviewing the research on developing reading skills and has provided a list of essential elements in teaching people to read. This list includes phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, and comprehension. The RAND Reading Study Group developed a program for research and development

Frank B. Withrow

2002-01-01

290

National Summit on Economic & Financial Literacy (Washington, DC, March 3, 2005). Executive Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|On March 3, 2005, a gathering of policy-shapers, thought-leaders and decision-makers met for The National Summit on Economic and Financial Literacy to promote the benefits of economic and financial literacy to individuals, families, businesses and communities. The ultimate goal of the Summit was to ensure that everyone has the real-life skills…

National Council on Economic Education (NJ3), 2005

2005-01-01

291

Exploring Nutrition Literacy and Knowledge among a National Sample of School Nutrition Managers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this national study was to describe nutrition literacy levels and nutrition knowledge among school nutrition (SN) managers, and explore if barriers to seeking SN information, perceived role in school wellness, and confidence in SN decision making varied by nutrition literacy and knowledge scores. Methods: An…

Zoellner, Jamie; Carr, Deborah

2010-01-01

292

Not the Whole Story of the National Literacy Strategy: A Response to Dominic Wyse  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is evidence that the National Literacy Strategy (NLS) has led to a sustained increase in literacy attainment, especially in reading, although recent international comparisons also suggest some additional issues regarding pupil performance in England. The relative success of the NLS may at least partly lie in the policy application of several…

Beard, Roger

2003-01-01

293

Teacher–pupil dialogue with pupils with special educational needs in the National Literacy Strategy  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports on an investigation into the interactive and discourse styles of a nationally representative sample of primary teachers ( n??=??70) as they work with pupils who experience difficulties in literacy development during whole class and group?based sections of the literacy hour. Using a computerized observation schedule and discourse analysis system, the paper explores the impact of the official

Frank Hardman; Fay Smith; Kate Wall

2005-01-01

294

National Drug Abuse Prevention Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Includes teacher training programs, National Information Clearinghouse, Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, advertising programs, prevention and treatment, and NIMH Marijuana Contract Program. (KJ)|

Compact, 1970

1970-01-01

295

Culturally Responsive Assessment Literacy: Assessment as a Democratic Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To help preservice teachers develop and maintain a professional commitment to educational quality and educational equity, teacher education programs must promote culturally relevant assessment and evaluation practices. It is not enough to understand the ways that current assessment and evaluation practices are biased against specific student…

Sloan, Kris

2009-01-01

296

National Family Caregiver Support Program  

MedlinePLUS

... issue shortly. Unable to Share This Page National Family Caregiver Support Program (OAA Title IIIE) Authorizing Legislation: ... the Program and How it Works The National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP), established in 2000, provides ...

297

Field guide for collecting and processing stream-water samples for the National Water-Quality Assessment Program  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey's National Water-Quality Assessment program includes extensive data- collection efforts to assess the quality of the Nations's streams. These studies require analyses of stream samples for major ions, nutrients, sediments, and organic contaminants. For the information to be comparable among studies in different parts of the Nation, consistent procedures specifically designed to produce uncontaminated samples for trace analysis in the laboratory are critical. This field guide describes the standard procedures for collecting and processing samples for major ions, nutrients, organic contaminants, sediment, and field analyses of conductivity, pH, alkalinity, and dissolved oxygen. Samples are collected and processed using modified and newly designed equipment made of Teflon to avoid contamination, including nonmetallic samplers (D-77 and DH-81) and a Teflon sample splitter. Field solid-phase extraction procedures developed to process samples for organic constituent analyses produce an extracted sample with stabilized compounds for more accurate results. Improvements to standard operational procedures include the use of processing chambers and capsule filtering systems. A modified collecting and processing procedure for organic carbon is designed to avoid contamination from equipment cleaned with methanol. Quality assurance is maintained by strict collecting and processing procedures, replicate sampling, equipment blank samples, and a rigid cleaning procedure using detergent, hydrochloric acid, and methanol.

Shelton, Larry R.

1994-01-01

298

NATIONAL ASSESSMENT DATABASE (NAD)  

EPA Science Inventory

Resource Purpose: The National Assessment Database stores State water quality assessments that are reported under Section 305(b) of the Clean Water Act. The data are stored by individual water quality assessments. Threatened, partially and not supporting waters also have da...

299

Assessment of the National Science Foundation's 1985-87 College Science Instrumentation Program. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The College Science Instrumentation Program (CSIP) was developed to provide seed money matching funds for the acquisition of laboratory instrumentation in order to improve the quality of undergraduate science/engineering education. This report describes the impact of the program and the program characteristics during the years 1985-87. An…

Burgdorf, Kenneth; Celebuski, Carin A.

300

Assessment of air quality improvement effect under the National Total Emission Control Program during the Twelfth National Five-Year Plan in China  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The National Total Emission Control (NTEC) Program will continue to be implemented during the 12th Five-Year Plan period (FYP, 2011-2015) in China. Two pollutants (SO2 and NOx) are covered by NTEC, of which NOx is a newly added pollutant under control. NTEC requires that the national total SO2 and NOx emissions be reduced by 8% and 10% respectively in 2015 from the levels of 2010. Annual mean SO2, NO2, and PM2.5 (sulfates and nitrates) concentrations in 2010 and 2015 were simulated with the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model based on the national source census data and reduction targets in the NTEC Program. Reliability of the simulation results was verified by ground-based observation data and satellite remote sensing data in 113 national key monitoring cities. The air quality improvement from NTEC was also assessed quantitatively. The assessment results indicated that the average SO2 and NO2 concentrations in all cities in 2015 would be reduced by 9.28% and 10.61% respectively from the 2010 levels. The number of cities whose annual average SO2 and NO2 concentrations fail to comply with the national ambient air quality standard will be reduced by 9 and 27 respectively. The PM2.5 simulation results demonstrated that the average sulfate and nitrate concentrations in all cities in 2010 accounted for 20.28% and 17.45% of the PM2.5 respectively. Having considered the emissions reduction effect of SO2 and NOx only, the average sulfate, nitrate, and PM2.5 concentrations in all cities in 2015 will be reduced by 6.25%, 6.04%, and 2.23% respectively from the levels of 2010. However, the annual mean PM2.5 concentration will still exceed the national standard in 77.18% of the cities in China in 2015. These percentages would be as high as 99.70% based on U.S. national standards and 100% based on the World Health Organization's guideline value.

Xue, Wenbo; Wang, Jinnan; Niu, Hao; Yang, Jintian; Han, Baoping; Lei, Yu; Chen, Hanli; Jiang, Chunlai

2013-04-01

301

The Model U.N. Program: Teaching Unreality. A United Nations Assessment Project Study. The Heritage Foundation Backgrounder No. 282.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An evaluation of the instructional materials used by high school and college students who participated in the Model United Nations Program showed that the program is uncritical of the United Nations (U.N.) and biased against the United States and the West in general. These materials are strongly promoted by many prominent educational professional…

Gulick, Thomas G.; Merkle, Melanie L.

302

The Role of Classroom Experience in Preservice and Inservice Teachers' Assessment Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Assessing student performance is one of the most critical aspects of the job of a classroom teacher; however, many teachers do not feel adequately prepared to assess their students performance. In order to measure and compare preservice and inservice teachers' assessment literacy', two groups wee surveyed using the "Classroom Assessment Literacy

Mertler, Craig A.

2005-01-01

303

Computer Literacy of Turkish Preservice Teachers in Different Teacher Training Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper reports on an investigation into the sophomore and senior preservice teachers' computer literacy in different teacher training programs and to determine relationship between grades and the teacher training programs in terms of their computer literacy. The study used case study research methodology, and the sample consisted of 276…

Ozsevgec, Tuncay

2011-01-01

304

Not a One-Way Street. The Power of Reciprocity in Family Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The FLITE (Family Literacy Involvement Through Education) program is a partnership between a public school in the Bronx, New York, and the City University of New York that brings together two federal funding streams (FAMILY FIRST: Family-School Partnership Program and Even Start) to provide adult literacy, parenting education, and early childhood…

Griswold, Karen; Ullman, Claudia M.

305

School to Work Program as a Contributor to Adult Literacy Skill Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the learning of basic reading literacy skills in a contextualized, educational career technical training program, specifically the School to Work Program. The study explores whether adult literacy rates can change through students' participation in a contextualized, educational…

Nuno-Toledo, Elsa

2010-01-01

306

A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Response-to-Intervention (RTI) Tier 2 Literacy Program: Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to determine the efficacy of the Leveled Literacy Intervention program (LLI) in increasing reading achievement for K-2 students and (2) to examine LLI program implementation fidelity. This study evaluated LLI in two U.S. school districts and used a mixed-method design to address the following key…

Ransford-Kaldon, Carolyn; Flynt, E. Sutton; Ross, Cristin

2011-01-01

307

Balance, literacy acceleration, and responsive teaching in a summer school literacy program for elementary school struggling readers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this research was to examine the effects of a balanced, accelerated, and responsive literacy program on the reading growth of elementary school struggling readers. The participants in this study were 10 second?grade children identified as underachieving in reading who were enrolled in an elementary school summer program. This study was conducted as a formative experiment, an emerging

Ann M. Duffy

2000-01-01

308

A multi-national, multi-institutional study of assessment of programming skills of first-year CS students  

Microsoft Academic Search

In computer science, an expected outcome of a student's education is programming skill. This working group investigated the programming competency students have as they complete their first one or two courses in computer science. In order to explore options for assessing students, the working group developed a trial assessment of whether students can program. The underlying goal of this work

Michael McCracken; Vicki L. Almstrum; Danny Diaz; Mark Guzdial; Dianne Hagan; Yifat Ben-David Kolikant; Cary Laxer; Lynda Thomas; Ian Utting; Tadeusz Wilusz

2001-01-01

309

Workplace Literacy National Forum Sponsored by Frontier College Report (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, December 6-7, 1990).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Frontier College hosted a 2-day national forum to discuss workplace literacy issues. The following issues were identified for inclusion: (1) delivery models for workplace literacy; (2) "show and tell" sessions; (3) networking opportunities; (4) discussion of literacy and English-as-a-Second-Language training; (5) services and supports to those in…

Waugh, Sue

310

The National Marrow Donor Program's Symposium on Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in 2020: a health care resource and infrastructure assessment.  

PubMed

Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is the only known curative therapy for many patients with life-threatening hematologic and oncologic diseases. It is estimated that the National Marrow Donor Program(®) (NMDP) will facilitate 10,000 transplants by 2015, double the current number. To better understand the existing personnel and center infrastructure for HCT in the country and to address system capacity challenges to the future growth of HCT, the NMDP convened a diverse group of stakeholders and thought leaders representing HCT physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, other healthcare providers, HCT program directors, hospital administrators, payors, and professional organizations. Working groups were formed to identify: capacity issues because of shortages in human resources, structural constraints, and patient access barriers including diversity and healthcare disparity challenges; recommendations to address challenges; and stakeholders to engage. This report details the deliberations and recommendations of a national symposium, "Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in 2020: A Health Care Resource and Infrastructure Assessment," held in September 2010. PMID:22178961

Majhail, Navneet S; Murphy, Elizabeth A; Denzen, Ellen M; Ferguson, Stacy Stickney; Ferguson, Stacy S; Anasetti, Claudio; Bracey, Arthur; Burns, Linda; Champlin, Richard; Hubbard, Norman; Markowitz, Miriam; Maziarz, Richard T; Medoff, Erin; Neumann, Joyce; Schmit-Pokorny, Kim; Weisdorf, Daniel J; Yolin Raley, Deborah S; Chell, Jeffrey; Snyder, Edward L

2011-12-14

311

Use of Video Podcasts to Communicate Scientific Findings to Non-Scientists--- Examples from the U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Assessment Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The U.S Geological Survey (USGS) National Water-Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA) provides information about (1) water-quality conditions and how those conditions vary locally, regionally, and nationally, (2) water-quality trends, and (3) factors that affect those conditions. As part of the NAWQA Program, the Effects of Urbanization on Stream Ecosystems (EUSE) study examined the vulnerability and resilience of streams to urbanization. Completion

D. A. Harned; G. McMahon; K. Capelli

2010-01-01

312

Family Literacy and ESL.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses family literacy and English as a Second Language, focusing on types of family literacy programs, issues in family literacy, and future directions in family literacy. Highlights one program and lists the components of three approaches to family literacy: intervention prevention, multiple literacies, and social change. (Author/VWL)|

Red, David L.

2003-01-01

313

A National Curricular Needs Assessment for a Unique Community College Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1981, a nationwide survey of gunsmithing professionals was conducted to provide information for the revision of Yavapai College's gunsmithing program. The survey was motivated by serious problems with the existing program, including high costs, low enrollment and completion rates, little instructional continuity, and disagreement within the…

Jay, Thomas S.; Gose, Frank J.

314

Acid deposition in Maryland: Implications of the results of the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program  

SciTech Connect

Acid deposition, commonly referred to as 'acid rain,' is a major global environmental concern. Acid deposition has reportedly resulted in damage to aquatic, terrestrial, and physical resources and has potentially adverse effects on human health. A component of the Maryland acid deposition program is the preparation of an annual report that summarizes yearly activities and costs of ongoing acid deposition research and monitoring programs.

DeMuro, J.; Bowmann, M.; Ross, J.; Blundell, C.; Price, R.

1991-07-01

315

Global Literacy Initiatives: The United States and Developing Nations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper begins with an investigation of the development of information literacy in the United States, including a definition of the concept and discussion of specific competencies entailed in the creation of the information literacy as promulgated by libraries and librarians. Recommendations of the American Library Association are summarized.…

Rudasill, Lynne

316

A National Schizophrenia: Orality and Literacy in Blair's Rhetoric.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Although questions concerning the effects of literacy on society, culture, and the mind remain problematic for anthropology and psychology, considerations of the role played by orality, literacy, or other media in creating different communicative potentials between writer and reader, should not seem out of place in the discipline of rhetoric.…

Harshbarger, Scott

317

The Relationship Between Minimum Competency Testing Programs and Students' Reading Proficiency: Implications from the 1983-84 National Assessment of Educational Progress in Reading and Writing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The two exploratory studies presented in this research report used multilevel data obtained in the 1983-84 National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) to investigate the relationship between minimum competency testing (MCT) programs and student reading proficiency. A "school effects" paradigm was used in Study 1 to assess the effect of a…

Winfield, Linda F.

318

Other 91 Percent: A Supplemental Volume to the National Assessment of the Chapter 1 Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report examines a number of potentially educational non-school activities and programs and describes some of the advantages that elementary and secondary students may realize through participation. It also identifies some of the social and economic fa...

1995-01-01

319

Ammonia emission factors for the NAPAP (National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program) emission inventory. Final report, January 1985-December 1986  

SciTech Connect

The report provides information on certain sources of ammonia emissions to the atmosphere for use in the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) emission inventories. Major anthropogenic sources of ammonia emissions to the atmosphere are identified, and emission factors for these sources are presented based on a review of the most recent data available. The emission factors developed are used to estimate nationwide emissions for base year 1980 and are compared to ammonia emission factors used in other emission inventories. Major anthropogenic source categories covered are cropland spreading of livestock wastes, beef cattle feedlots, fertilizer manufacture and use, fuel combustion, ammonia synthesis, petroleum refineries, and coke manufacture. Approximately 840,000 tons of ammonia is estimated to have been emitted in the U.S. in 1980; over 64% of which is estimated to have been from livestock wastes.

Misenheimer, D.C.; Warn, T.E.; Zelmanowitz, S.

1987-01-01

320

Adventures in Assessment: Learner-Centered Approaches to Assessment and Evaluation in Adult Literacy, 2000. Volume 12: Experiences with Standards-Based Reform.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this volume of "Adventures in Assessment," an annual literacy education journal, teachers and practitioners write about their experiences with standards-based reform initiatives at the state and national levels. The following seven articles are included: "What Makes a Good Teacher?" (Marie F. Hassett); "Successful Supervision: Three…

Simmons, Alison, Ed.

2000-01-01

321

Piloting an information literacy program for staff nurses: lessons learned.  

PubMed

Intrinsic to all models of evidence-based practice is the need for information literacy and the critical assessment of information. As part of a house-wide evidence-based practice initiative, the objective of this pilot project was to develop the information literacy skills of staff nurses to increase their ability to find and assess available electronic resources for clinical decision making. An intensive care unit was chosen to pilot a unit-based approach to educate staff nurses to perform patient care-related electronic literature searches. An additional goal was to determine the effectiveness of unit-based training sessions on the frequency and quality of electronic literature searches by participating nurses. In addition to the unit-based instruction, nursing and library staff collaborated to develop a Web-based tutorial to supplement and reinforce the content of the training sessions. A pretest-post-test design was used to evaluate the initiative and to assess the effect of the educational intervention over time. Among the lessons learned from this pilot study was that unit-based instruction presents significant obstacles for effective learning of new technological skills for staff nurses. PMID:12464738

Rosenfeld, Peri; Salazar-Riera, Noraliza; Vieira, Dorice

322

Animal Crackers, Milk, and a Good Book: Creating a Successful Early Childhood Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes an early childhood literacy program called Begin with Books and provides ideas for starting up, finding, and administering similar programs in public libraries. Topics include corporate sponsors; staffing; partnering with community organizations; training; scheduling; and budget information. (LRW)

Oakes, Susan; Virbick, Diane E.

2001-01-01

323

Development of an Assessment of Quantitative Literacy for Miami University  

Microsoft Academic Search

Quantitative Literacy is a competence as important as general literacy; yet, while writing requirements are seemingly ubiquitous across the college curriculum, quantitative literacy requirements are not. The current project provides preliminary evidence of the reliability and validity of a quantitative literacy measure suitable for delivery online. A sample of 188 undergraduate students from Miami University, a midsize university in the

Rose Marie Ward; Monica C Schneider; James D. Kiper

2011-01-01

324

Sandia National Laboratories performance assessment methodology for long-term environmental programs : the history of nuclear waste management.  

SciTech Connect

Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is the world leader in the development of the detailed science underpinning the application of a probabilistic risk assessment methodology, referred to in this report as performance assessment (PA), for (1) understanding and forecasting the long-term behavior of a radioactive waste disposal system, (2) estimating the ability of the disposal system and its various components to isolate the waste, (3) developing regulations, (4) implementing programs to estimate the safety that the system can afford to individuals and to the environment, and (5) demonstrating compliance with the attendant regulatory requirements. This report documents the evolution of the SNL PA methodology from inception in the mid-1970s, summarizing major SNL PA applications including: the Subseabed Disposal Project PAs for high-level radioactive waste; the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant PAs for disposal of defense transuranic waste; the Yucca Mountain Project total system PAs for deep geologic disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste; PAs for the Greater Confinement Borehole Disposal boreholes at the Nevada National Security Site; and PA evaluations for disposal of high-level wastes and Department of Energy spent nuclear fuels stored at Idaho National Laboratory. In addition, the report summarizes smaller PA programs for long-term cover systems implemented for the Monticello, Utah, mill-tailings repository; a PA for the SNL Mixed Waste Landfill in support of environmental restoration; PA support for radioactive waste management efforts in Egypt, Iraq, and Taiwan; and, most recently, PAs for analysis of alternative high-level radioactive waste disposal strategies including repositories deep borehole disposal and geologic repositories in shale and granite. Finally, this report summarizes the extension of the PA methodology for radioactive waste disposal toward development of an enhanced PA system for carbon sequestration and storage systems. These efforts have produced a generic PA methodology for the evaluation of waste management systems that has gained wide acceptance within the international community. This report documents how this methodology has been used as an effective management tool to evaluate different disposal designs and sites; inform development of regulatory requirements; identify, prioritize, and guide research aimed at reducing uncertainties for objective estimations of risk; and support safety assessments.

Marietta, Melvin Gary; Anderson, D. Richard; Bonano, Evaristo J.; Meacham, Paul Gregory (Raytheon Ktech, Albuquerque, NM)

2011-11-01

325

Academic advising in baccalaureate criminology and criminal justice programs: A national assessment  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present findings from a survey of 304 criminal justice and criminology baccalaureate programs on academic advising. We collected information on the organization, philosophy and practices of undergraduate advising. Most campuses assign students to faculty advisors in their major department. More than four-fifths described the advising philosophy on their campus as intrusive, meaning that students are required or encouraged to

Timothy J. Flanagan; Jurg Gerber; Jerry E. Hertenstein; Matthew F. Foster

1998-01-01

326

Adults' Uses of Computer Technology: Associations with Literacy Tasks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study examined data from a large, nationally representative sample--the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NCES, 2007)--to examine how computer use and Internet-based literacy practices (use of e-mail, searching for information on the Internet, and Internet chatting) were related to prose, document, and quantitative literacy

Smith, M. Cecil; Smith, Thomas J.

2010-01-01

327

Educational and Mothering Discourses and Learner Goals: Mexican Immigrant Women Enacting Agency in a Family Literacy Program. Research Brief #8  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Family literacy programs promote certain ideas about literacy and parenting. This study examined how Mexican immigrant women in a family literacy program used mainstream ideas, or discourses, of mothering and parent involvement in education to pursue their own personal and academic goals. The findings revealed that women were at times faced with…

Toso, Blaire Willson

2012-01-01

328

The Importance of Social Interaction and Support for Women Learners: Evidence from Family Literacy Programs. Research Brief #2  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although many women value and benefit from social interaction in adult education and family literacy, these social dimensions are often treated as tangential or inconsequential. Utilizing data from two studies of family literacy programs in Pennsylvania, this study examined how family literacy programs provide a supportive social space for women…

Prins, Esther; Toso, Blaire Willson; Schafft, Kai

2008-01-01

329

Building Vibrant Learning Communities: Framework and Actions to Strengthen Community Adult Learning Councils and Community Literacy Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Because of the important role played by community learning providers, Premier Ed Stelmach asked Canadian Minister of Advanced Education and Technology to increase support for community education and literacy programs. Community Adult Learning Councils and other community providers of adult literacy and family literacy programming are primarily…

Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, 2007

2007-01-01

330

Incorporating data literacy into undergraduate information literacy programs in the social sciences : A pilot project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyze the confluence of data literacy with information literacy in an experimental one-unit course taught in the UCLA Department of Sociology, and present the literature on, rationale for, and future of integrating these interrelated literacies into social science courses. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The course was co-taught twice by a librarian

Elizabeth Stephenson; Patti Schifter Caravello

2007-01-01

331

Information Literacy for Users at the National Medical Library of Cuba: Cochrane Library Course for the Search of Best Evidence for Clinical Decisions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The National Medical Library of Cuba is currently developing an information literacy program to train users in the use of biomedical databases. This paper describes the experience with the course "Cochrane Library: Evidence-Based Medicine," which aims to teach users how to make the best use of this database, as well as the evidence-based medicine…

Santana Arroyo, Sonia; del Carmen Gonzalez Rivero, Maria

2012-01-01

332

Literacy across the Curriculum: Connecting Literacy in the Schools, Community and Workplace, 1992-1993.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The first of four issues in this volume consists of these articles: "The Fourth 'R'--Relating"; "On Baseball Cards and Literacy"; "On Literacy and Success"; "National Assessments: What They Can and Cannot Do"; and "In the Classroom: The Integrated Journal." It also contains two book reviews and a list of resources on adolescent literacy, at-risk…

Literacy across the Curriculum, 1992

1992-01-01

333

From Among Us: Literacy Programs Offer Tangible Benefits.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In 1992, the Library Literacy Connection of the Mansfield-Richland County (Ohio) Public Library was established to help promote adult literacy. The library began documenting its impact through a collection of interviews. In this article, adult learners and tutors share their tales of libraries and literacy. (AEF)|

DiAlesandro, Mary Anne

1998-01-01

334

Reduction of Shape and Weight Concern in Young Adolescents: A 30-Month Controlled Evaluation of a Media Literacy Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The effectiveness of a media literacy program in preventing eating disorders among adolescents is studied. Media literacy can be effective in helping reduce shape and weight concern and other eating disorder risk factors in adolescents over the long term.|

Wilksch, Simon M.; Wade, Tracey D.

2009-01-01

335

Reduction of Shape and Weight Concern in Young Adolescents: A 30-Month Controlled Evaluation of a Media Literacy Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The effectiveness of a media literacy program in preventing eating disorders among adolescents is studied. Media literacy can be effective in helping reduce shape and weight concern and other eating disorder risk factors in adolescents over the long term.

Wilksch, Simon M.; Wade, Tracey D.

2009-01-01

336

Recruiting and Retaining Learners in Workplace Literacy Programs in New Zealand  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Successful workplace literacy and numeracy programs are dependent on effective strategies to recruit and then retain course participants. This article reports on the recruitment strategies used in a large workplace literacy and numeracy project involving 535 workers in 18 courses. It provides an analysis of the strategies used, their rates of…

Benseman, John

2013-01-01

337

Local Knowledge and Digital Movie Composing in an After-School Literacy Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A Latino teenager participated in an after school digital movie composing program called the Technology and Literacy Project. As a student of color previously identified as at risk for school failure, Horatio's case speaks to a common discrepancy highlighted in sociocultural literacy scholarship. He was competent and engaged with numerous…

Brass, Jory J.

2008-01-01

338

Teaching Health Literacy Using Popular Television Programming: A Qualitative Pilot Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Teaching of health and medical concepts in the K-12 curriculum may help improve health literacy. Purpose: The purpose of this project was to determine acceptability and preliminary efficacy of pilot implementation of a health literacy curriculum using brief clips from a popular television program. Methods: Participants included 55…

Primack, Brian A.; Wickett, Dustin J.; Kraemer, Kevin L.; Zickmund, Susan

2010-01-01

339

How Effective Are Family Literacy Programs? Results of a Meta-Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This meta-analysis examines the effects of family literacy programs on children's literacy development. It analyzes the results of 30 recent effect studies (1990-2010), covering 47 samples, and distinguishes between effects in two domains: comprehension-related skills and code-related skills. A small but significant mean effect emerged (d =…

van Steensel, Roel; McElvany, Nele; Kurvers, Jeanne; Herppich, Stephanie

2011-01-01

340

Reading Success: Validation of a Specialized Literacy Program (1978-2007)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reading Success is an individualized teacher-guided literacy program proven for 663 students who experienced difficulty with reading. The students had learning disabilities, mild mental retardation, and behavior challenges; were at risk for school failure; or were transitioning from speaking Spanish to English and experiencing literacy problems.…

Idol, Lorna

2010-01-01

341

Bidwell Pre-Computer Literacy Program. An Evaluation of IBM's Principle of the Alphabet Literacy System (PALS).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Bidwell Training Center, Inc., in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, evaluated the effectiveness of IBM's Principle of the Alphabet Literacy System (PALS), an interactive instructional program to teach adolescents and adults writing and reading skills. Bidwell's goal was to use PALS to teach large numbers of adults who read below the fifth-grade level.…

Njie, Valerie; Cramer, Elizabeth

342

A new adaptive testing algorithm for shortening health literacy assessments  

PubMed Central

Background Low health literacy has a detrimental effect on health outcomes, as well as ability to use online health resources. Good health literacy assessment tools must be brief to be adopted in practice; test development from the perspective of item-response theory requires pretesting on large participant populations. Our objective was to develop a novel classification method for developing brief assessment instruments that does not require pretesting on large numbers of research participants, and that would be suitable for computerized adaptive testing. Methods We present a new algorithm that uses principles of measurement decision theory (MDT) and Shannon's information theory. As a demonstration, we applied it to a secondary analysis of data sets from two assessment tests: a study that measured patients' familiarity with health terms (52 participants, 60 items) and a study that assessed health numeracy (165 participants, 8 items). Results In the familiarity data set, the method correctly classified 88.5% of the subjects, and the average length of test was reduced by about 50%. In the numeracy data set, for a two-class classification scheme, 96.9% of the subjects were correctly classified with a more modest reduction in test length of 35.7%; a three-class scheme correctly classified 93.8% with a 17.7% reduction in test length. Conclusions MDT-based approaches are a promising alternative to approaches based on item-response theory, and are well-suited for computerized adaptive testing in the health domain.

2011-01-01

343

The Power of Family Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the early findings from the analysis of a family literacy demonstration project under the direction of the National Center for Family Literacy. The data in this report are based upon the experiences of over 300 families who participated in the Toyota Families for Learning Program during the 1992-1993 school year. The first…

National Center for Family Literacy, Louisville, KY.

344

Promoting Beginning Reading Success through Meaningful Assessment of Early Literacy Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Recent scientific advances in early literacy assessment have provided schools with access to critical information about students' foundational beginning reading skills. In this article, we describe how assessment of early literacy skills can help school psychologists promote beginning reading success for all children. First, we identify key…

Coyne, Michael D.; Harn, Beth A.

2006-01-01

345

Assessment of Computer Literacy of Secondary School Teachers in Ekiti State, Nigeria  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The study assessed computer literacy of secondary school teachers in Ekiti State. Three hundred teachers (Male = 150; Female = 150) selected from 30 public schools in 15 out of 16 local government areas participated. The instrument for collecting data was a 25-item Self-Assessment of Computer Literacy questionnaire and each item was rated on a…

Oluwatayo, James Ayodele

2012-01-01

346

Special Milk Program Evaluation and National School Lunch Program Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This evaluation of the Special Milk Program (SMP) was undertaken in order to assess the impact of the free milk provision on the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and on student milk consumption. Other objectives of the study included (1) assessing milk waste in schools and factors affecting this waste; (2) updating data from previous surveys…

Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC.

347

A System for Technology Based Assessment of Language and Literacy in Young Children: the Role of Multiple Information Sources  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the design and realization of an automatic system for assessing and evaluating the language and literacy skills of young children. This system was developed in the context of the TBALL (technology based assessment of language and literacy) project and aims at automatically assessing the English literacy skills of both native talkers of American English and Mexican-American children

Abeer Alwan; Yijian Bai; Matt Black; Larry Casey; Matteo Gerosa; Markus Iseli; Barbara Jones; Abe Kazemzadeh; Sungbok Lee; Shrikanth Narayanan; Patti Price; Joseph Tepperman; Shizhen Wang

2007-01-01

348

Assessing the Impact Participation in Science Journalism Activities Has on Scientific Literacy among High School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As part of the National Science Foundation Science Literacy through Science Journalism (SciJourn) research and development initiative (http://www.scijourn.org; Polman, Saul, Newman, and Farrar, 2008) a quasi-experimental design was used to investigate what impact incorporating science journalism activities had on students' scientific literacy.…

Farrar, Cathy

2012-01-01

349

Assessing the Impact Participation in Science Journalism Activities Has on Scientific Literacy among High School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of the National Science Foundation Science Literacy through Science Journalism (SciJourn) research and development initiative (http://www.scijourn.org; Polman, Saul, Newman, and Farrar, 2008) a quasi-experimental design was used to investigate what impact incorporating science journalism activities had on students' scientific literacy.…

Farrar, Cathy

2012-01-01

350

Working Together for Literacy. A Guidebook for Local Language Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to help communities in preliterate societies break the barrier of illiteracy, this book presents a simple basic foundation for literacy instruction that can be handled by local people with little experience. The book explains each step with great detail. The four chapters are as follows: (1) "Local Language Literacy and Developing…

Stringer, Mary D.; Faraclas, Nicholas G.

351

Functional Adult Literacy and Empowerment of Women: Impact of a Functional Literacy Program in Turkey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study addresses the impact of functional adult literacy on the empowerment of women in the absence of formal schooling. It examines whether the effects of functional literacy are exclusively content specific or whether there are gains going beyond the obvious benefits and extending to other spheres of everyday functioning, such as…

Kagitcibasi, Cigdem; Goksen, Fatos; Gulgoz, Sami

2005-01-01

352

Tutoring Older Adults in Literacy Programs. Literacy Education for the Elderly Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This booklet is designed to sensitize volunteer literacy tutors to the special needs and interests of illiterate older learners. It also gives useful tips for creating successful and self-rewarding learning experiences. The first section on the world of older adults with literacy problems describes some of the characteristics of this group. In…

Jacobs, Bella; Ventura-Merkel, Catherine

353

On-Line Literacy Development: A Context for Technology in Adult Literacy Education. Contractor Report, Adult Literacy and New Technologies: Tools for a Lifetime.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A considerable body of evidence indicates that using technology simply to expand traditional adult literacy approaches and programs will not likely meet existing literacy needs, let alone the heightened expectations of the national literacy goal. One promising approach is to use home-based personal computers (PCs) equipped with modems and…

Reder, Stephen

354

On-Line Literacy Development: A Context for Technology in Adult Literacy Education. Contractor Report, Adult Literacy and New Technologies: Tools for a Lifetime.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A considerable body of evidence indicates that using technology simply to expand traditional adult literacy approaches and programs will not likely meet existing literacy needs, let alone the heightened expectations of the national literacy goal. One promising approach is to use home-based personal computers (PCs) equipped with modems and…

Reder, Stephen

355

National Methamphetamine Threat Assessment, 2008.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The National Methamphetamine Threat Assessment 2008 is a national-level strategic assessment of methamphetamine trafficking in the United States. This assessment addresses significant trends in methamphetamine production, transportation, distribution, and...

2007-01-01

356

Reviving the Dead Butler? Towards a Review of Aspects of National Literacy Strategy Grammar Advice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In his 2004 article "How was a dead butler killed: The way English national strategies maim grammatical parts" published in "Language and Education" 18, no. 1, Wasyl Cajkler calls for a review of grammar advice to teachers in the UK National Literacy Strategy (NLS) materials. His evidence demonstrates clearly that NLS grammar advice is "a…

Wales, Lynn

2009-01-01

357

Literacy. National Dropout Prevention Center/Network Newsletter. Volume 20, Number 1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The "National Dropout Prevention Newsletter" is published quarterly by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network. This issue contains the following articles: (1) Reading Is Vital!; (2) The Significance of Early Literacy Efforts in Preventing Later Failure (Susan King Fullerton); (3) Middle School Intervention Strategies For At-Risk Youth…

Duckenfield, Marty, Ed.

2008-01-01

358

Reviving the Dead Butler? Towards a Review of Aspects of National Literacy Strategy Grammar Advice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In his 2004 article "How was a dead butler killed: The way English national strategies maim grammatical parts" published in "Language and Education" 18, no. 1, Wasyl Cajkler calls for a review of grammar advice to teachers in the UK National Literacy Strategy (NLS) materials. His evidence demonstrates clearly that NLS grammar advice is "a…

Wales, Lynn

2009-01-01

359

Response to crisis: A developer’s look at the importance of needs assessment to teacher educators in the design of computer literacy training programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Few educators would argue the relevance or impact of microcomputers on teaching and learning environments. Microcomputers\\u000a offer the opportunity for profound constructive change. They set the occasion for a reassessment of all that is important\\u000a in education. Nowhere is this more evident than in Faculties of Education. A necessary precondition, though, to needs assessment,\\u000a in particular, or curriculum development, in

Ludwig Ganske; Pauline Hamamoto

1984-01-01

360

Young People's Writing in 2011: Findings from the National Literacy Trust's Annual Literacy Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report only outlines findings that relate to writing, taken from the author's second annual literacy survey, which she conducted in November/December 2011. Nearly 21,000 young people aged 8 to 16 participated. Writing is an important issue in the UK today. While children's and young people's writing standards had plateaued between 2006 and…

Clark, Christina

2012-01-01

361

The National Assessment of Educational Progress and the Longitudinal Studies Program: Together or Apart? Report of a Planning Conference (Washington, D.C., December 11, 1986).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and the Longitudinal Studies Program (LSP) are major survey projects on educational outcomes performed by the Center for Education Statistics. NAEP is a continuing cross-sectional survey of young Americans' skills, knowledge, and attitudes. The LSP studies follow a sample of students as they…

Brown, George H.; Faupel, Elizabeth M.

362

Supplemental investigations in support of environmental assessments by the Idaho INEL Oversight Program at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. Status report, June 30, 1992  

SciTech Connect

This document reports on the status of supplemental investigations in support of environmental assessments by the Idaho INEL Oversight Program at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. Included is information on hydrology studies in wells open through large intervals, unsaturated zone contamination and transport processes, surface water-groundwater interactions, regional groundwater flow, and independent testing of air quality data.

Not Available

1992-11-01

363

STATUS REPORT ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NAPAP (NATIONAL ACID PRECIPITATION ASSESSMENT PROGRAM) EMISSION INVENTORY FOR THE 1980 BASE YEAR AND SUMMARY OF PRELIMINARY DATA  

EPA Science Inventory

The report documents the compilation of a 1980 emissions inventory for use in the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP). The current inventory (Version 3.0) contains point source data for over 50,000 plants (with over 201,000 emission points) and area source data...

364

DEVELOPMENT OF THE NAPAP (NATIONAL ACID PRECIPITATION ASSESSMENT PROGRAM) EMISSIONS INVENTORY TO SUPPORT APPLICATIONS OF THE EULERIAN REGIONAL ACID DEPOSITION MODEL  

EPA Science Inventory

The paper describes the processes and data sources used to develop temporal, spatial, and species allocation factors for the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP). NAPAP has charged its task group on Emissions and Controls with the development of inventories of a...

365

State-by-State Assessment of Low-Level Radioactive Wastes Received at Commercial Disposal Sites (1987): National Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Low-Level Waste Management Program has published nine annual State-by-State Assessment Reports since 1979. These reports provide both national and state-specific disposal data on low-level radioactive wastes. Data in this report are divided into gener...

A. K. Tyron-Hopko C. B. Ozaki

1988-01-01

366

Literacy Needs Assessment Technical Report for Cuyahoga County  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Having low literacy skills could impact everything from reading a newspaper and balancing a checkbook to wise consumer decisions and job advancement. This study estimates adult literacy measures for Cuyahoga County, Ohio and its municipalities. It is also important to have a sense of how many children are at risk for developing literacy problems…

Mikelbank, Kristen; Nelson, Lisa; Lickfelt, Sarah; Coulton, Claudia

2004-01-01

367

Literacy Needs Assessment Technical Report for Cuyahoga County  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Having low literacy skills could impact everything from reading a newspaper and balancing a checkbook to wise consumer decisions and job advancement. This study estimates adult literacy measures for Cuyahoga County, Ohio and its municipalities. It is also important to have a sense of how many children are at risk for developing literacy problems…

Mikelbank, Kristen; Nelson, Lisa; Lickfelt, Sarah; Coulton, Claudia

2004-01-01

368

Assessing Information Literacy Skills Development in First Year Students: A Multi-Year Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Assessment data from 5 years of a pretest/posttest with first-year students was analyzed using McNemar's test. The results show that revisiting previous assessment data can identify significant changes in information literacy skill development.|

Fain, Margaret

2011-01-01

369

Constructing a family literacy program: Challenges and successes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary  This paper describes a family literacy project that involved parents whose children were attending a pre-school centre in\\u000a a low socio-economic suburb of Perth, Western Australia. A formative experimental design was used to examine the home literacy\\u000a practices of the families as described by the parents, and to construct a series of workshops. The parents described a range\\u000a of literacy

Jennifer Jay; Mary Rohl

2005-01-01

370

Documentation as Problem Solving for Literacy Outreach Programs  

SciTech Connect

Age-appropriate technical writing lessons for underperforming high-school students can offer them an innovative, ''authentic'' way to improve how they read and write. Thus the techniques and principles of effective technical communication routinely applied at work also provide a positive response to one of today's great educational challenges. This workshop shows participants how to (1) introduce English and science teachers to the value of technical writing as a response to school literacy problems, (2) prepare plausible practice exercises to help students improve their basic literacy, and (3) recognize and respond to known literacy outreach pitfalls. Every effective literacy outreach project based on technical writing needs to address four key problems.

Girill, T R

2004-07-06

371

Health Literacy for Older Adults: Using Evidence to Build a Model Educational Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

HeLP MN Seniors was a pilot program aimed at developing an evidence-based educational program to improve health literacy\\/health information literacy skills in older adults. A two-part workshop series was created and a pilot test was conducted with residents of a senior living community. After attending the pilot workshops, older adults reported that they used several workshop tools and tips, were

Erinn E. Aspinall; Anne Beschnett; Alisha F. Ellwood

2012-01-01

372

Development and Implementation of a Health Literacy Training Program for Medical Residents  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nearly 50 percent of Americans lack the literacy skills needed to function effectively in today's health care environment. Experts recommend that health professionals be trained to bet- ter communicate with low-literacy patients, but few educational programs have been described. We developed a training program for medical residents that includes a videotaped standardized patient encounter, interactive small-group workshop, one-on-one feedback with

Sunil Kripalani; Kara L. Jacobson; Kimberly Manning; Kimberly J. Rask; Terry A. Jacobson

2006-01-01

373

Classroom Literacy Assessment. Making Sense of What Students Know and Do. Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Showcasing assessment practices that can help teachers plan effective instruction, this book addresses the real-world complexities of teaching literacy in grades K-8. Leading contributors present trustworthy approaches that examine learning processes as well as learning products, that yield information on how the learning environment can be…

Paratore, Jeanne R. Ed.; McCormack, Rachel L. Ed.; Block, Cathy, Collins Ed.

2007-01-01

374

NATIONAL TOXICOLOGY PROGRAM (NTP) DATA  

EPA Science Inventory

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) was established in 1978 by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to coordinate toxicological testing programs within the department, strengthen the science base in toxicology; develop and validate improved testing methods; and pr...

375

Does Participation in Citizen Science Improve Scientific Literacy? A Study to Compare Assessment Methods  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the use of a contextually sensitive instrument to assess the effect of invasive species monitoring training on the scientific literacy of citizen volunteers. The authors measured scientific literacy scores before and after 57 citizens participated in a 2-day event to learn to monitor invasive species with an instrument including 1 general-measures (Science and Engineering Indicator [SEI]) item

Ruth Cronje; Spencer Rohlinger; Alycia Crall; Greg Newman

2011-01-01

376

Assessing Information Literacy: A Case Study of Primary 5 Students in Hong Kong  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper reports an exploratory investigation of the information-literacy levels of primary 5 students in Hong Kong. Factors such as gender and reading ability were also examined. Primary 5 students from four local schools completed a fourteen-item information-literacy assessment (ILA), which was adopted and modified from questions on the…

Chu, Samuel Kai Wah

2012-01-01

377

Does Participation in Citizen Science Improve Scientific Literacy? A Study to Compare Assessment Methods  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigated the use of a contextually sensitive instrument to assess the effect of invasive species monitoring training on the scientific literacy of citizen volunteers. The authors measured scientific literacy scores before and after 57 citizens participated in a 2-day event to learn to monitor invasive species with an instrument…

Cronje, Ruth; Rohlinger, Spencer; Crall, Alycia; Newman, Greg

2011-01-01

378

Assessing the Value-Added Effects of Literacy Collaborative Professional Development on Student Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article reports on a 4-year longitudinal study of the effects of Literacy Collaborative (LC), a school-wide reform model that relies primarily on the one-on-one coaching of teachers as a lever for improving student literacy learning. Kindergarten through second-grade students in 17 schools were assessed twice annually with DIBELS and Terra…

Biancarosa, Gina; Bryk, Anthony S.; Dexter, Emily R.

2010-01-01

379

Classroom implications of recent research into literacy development: from predictors to assessment  

Microsoft Academic Search

We outline how research into predictors of literacy underpins the development of increasingly accurate and informative assessments. We report three studies that emphasize the crucial role of speech and auditory skills on literacy development throughout primary and secondary school. Our first study addresses the effects of early childhood middle ear infections, the potential consequences for speech processing difficulties and the

Laura R. Shapiro; Jane Hurry; Jackie Masterson; Taeko N. Wydell; Estelle

2009-01-01

380

Biscayne National Park Ethnographic Overview and Assessment.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Within the Ethnography Program of the National Park Service, an Ethnographic Overview and Assessment is described as: The most comprehensive background study, this document reviews existing information on park resources traditionally valued by stakeholder...

2006-01-01

381

Computers & Literacy: Curricula & Guides. General Adult Literacy Series. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This brief describes 23 computer-based adult literacy programs developed for instructional use in workplace and general literacy settings and 11 guides and research reports. Descriptions contain these types of information: area(s) taught or assessed; format; intended users; instructional objective(s); required hardware; cost; companion print…

BCEL Brief, 1993

1993-01-01

382

Assessment of Language Development of Preschoolers: Validating Morrow's Checklist for Assessing Early Literacy Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study aimed to establish the validity of the Language Development Rating Scale and the Attitudes toward Reading and Voluntary Reading Behaviour Rating Scale in Morrow's Checklist for Assessing Early Literacy Development for use with preschool children in Hong Kong. The sample comprised 2619 preschool children aged three-five years who were…

Mok, Magdalena Mo Ching; Lam, Hazel Mei Yung

2011-01-01

383

Assessment of current National Cholesterol Education Program guidelines for total cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL-cholesterol, and LDL-cholesterol measurements  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examine the effect of systematic bias and random error, quality control, and intraperson biological varia- tion on the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) clinical classifications for reported lipid mea- surements. We consider misclassification to occur if a true lipid homeostatic set point is within a desirable range but the reported lipid value is in a high-risk range, or if

Samuel P. Caudill; Gerald R. Cooper; S. Jay Smith; Gary L. Myers

384

Exploring the Synergy between Science Literacy and Language Literacy with English Language Learners: Lessons Learned within a Sustained Professional Development Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Thirty-five elementary teachers participated in a yearlong professional development (PD) program whose goal was to foster science content learning while promoting language literacy for English Language Learners (ELL). The researchers utilized an explanatory design methodology to determine the degree to which science and language literacy

Carrejo, David J.; Reinhartz, Judy

2012-01-01

385

Appalachian Adult Literacy Programs Survey (ALPS). Final Report. Volume I--Narrative; Volume 2--Appendices.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Appalachia Educational Laboratory (AEL) contracted with the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to seek information on the presence, operation, and impact of adult learning programs within the 13-state Appalachian Region. Literacy was defined on a program operation base, possible programs were listed, and program descriptions were obtained…

Borei, Sven H. E.; Shively, Joe E.

386

Media Literacy—A National Priority for a Changing World  

Microsoft Academic Search

The convergence of media and technology in a global culture is changing the way we learn about the world and challenging the very foundations of education. No longer is it enough to be able to read the printed word; children, youth, and adults need the ability to critically interpret the powerful images of a multimedia culture. Media literacy education provides

Elizabeth Thoman; Tessa Jolls

2004-01-01

387

PETA submission to National Inquiry into the Teaching of Literacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary The Primary English Teaching Association hopes that this inquiry into the teaching of literacy and particularly the teaching of reading to those experiencing difficulty, can move beyond the factional arguments about phonics versus so-called whole language approaches. These arguments represent an outdated binary opposition (Mills, 2005) that has been regularly debated over the years but has now been overtaken

Robyn Ewing

388

Activities of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program in the upper Snake River Basin, Idaho and western Wyoming, 1991-2001  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In 1991, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began a full-scale National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program. The long-term goals of the NAWQA Program are to describe the status and trends in the water quality of a large part of the Nation's rivers and aquifers and to improve understanding of the primary natural and human factors that affect water-quality conditions. In meeting these goals, the program will produce water-quality, ecological, and geographic information that will be useful to policy makers and managers at the national, State, and local levels. A major component of the program is study-unit investigations, upon which national-level assessment activities are based. The program's 60 study-unit investigations are associated with principal river basins and aquifer systems throughout the Nation. Study units encompass areas from 1,200 to more than 65,000 mi2 (square miles) and incorporate about 60 to 70 percent of the Nation's water use and population served by public water supply. In 1991, the upper Snake River Basin was among the first 20 NAWQA study units selected for implementation. From 1991 to 1995, a high-intensity data-collection phase of the upper Snake River Basin study unit (fig. 1) was implemented and completed. Components of this phase are described in a report by Gilliom and others (1995). In 1997, a low-intensity phase of data collection began, and work continued on data analysis, report writing, and data documentation and archiving activities that began in 1996. Principal data-collection activities during the low-intensity phase will include monitoring of surface-water and ground-water quality, assessment of aquatic biological conditions, and continued compilation of environmental setting information.

Low, Walton H.

1997-01-01

389

Functional Health Literacy and Mental Health in Urban and Rural Mothers of Children Enrolled in Early Intervention Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"Functional health literacy," a component of health literacy, refers to the ability to read and interpret medical information. The Short Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (S-TOFHLA) measures the ability to read and interpret medical information. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess and compare levels of maternal functional…

Pizur-Barnekow, Kris; Doering, Jennifer; Cashin, Susan; Patrick, Timothy; Rhyner, Paula

2010-01-01

390

Barriers to Participation in Adult Literacy Programs in Kenya  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To compete internationally, adapt to new technologies, and attain higher levels of efficiency and productivity, a country needs a highly literate populace. However, in Kenya, literacy stands at less than 65% of the population. With such a low rate of literacy, most development is hampered. In order for Kenya to make progress in political, social,…

Muiru, John; Mukuria, Gathogo

2005-01-01

391

The National Sea Grant Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Described is the National Sea Grant College Program which supports education and training, research, and advisory extension services through the National Office of Sea Grant and the Sea Grant Network of 30 programs in coastal and Great Lake states. Water-related topics include water's relationship to nature, society, and human expression.…

Spector, Barbara S.

1980-01-01

392

NATIONAL PERFORMANCE AUDIT PROGRAM (NPAP)  

EPA Science Inventory

The National Performance Audit Program (NPAP) is one of the ma)or components in the duality assurance of the Nation's air monitoring program. ver the last several years and especially in 1993, the NPAP has undergone a metamorphosis. his paper will explore some of the forces behin...

393

Core Literacies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This journal issue focuses on teaching various types of literacies. The journal contains the following 16 articles: "Our Heritage, Ourselves: The Importance of Maintaining Cultural Literacy in the Pacific Islands" (Masa-Aki Emesiochl); "It Works! Web-Based Reading Program Helps ELLs Make Literacy Gains" (Zoe Ann Brown); "A Bridge to Reading and…

Perkins, Joan, Ed.

2003-01-01

394

Initial assessment of scaled-up sexually transmitted infection intervention in Himachal Pradesh under National AIDS Control Program - III  

PubMed Central

Objectives: To assess the impact of scaled-up sexually transmitted infection (STI) intervention under National AIDS Control Program (NACP) III and to examine the profile of STI/RTI clinic (now named Suraksha Clinic) attendees. Materials and Methods: A retrospective study by data analysis was done from April 2008 to March 2010. The scaled-up intervention comprised of (i) adopting enhanced syndromic approach, (ii) capacity building by appointing counselors and trainings of staff, (iii) strengthening STI/RTI clinics by provision of logistics and privacy by civil works, and (iv) supervisory support. The outcome which directly influenced service delivery was evaluated within this framework. Results: Sixteen “Suraksha Clinics” have been remodeled, equipped with supplies and laboratory set up. A total of 64,554 clinic visits were reported of which 27,317 [42%] attended the clinics for index STI/RTI complaint(s). Majority of the clients (44%) were young, 25–44 years old. Male to female ratio was 1:1.8. In females, the commonest complaint was lower abdominal pain (25%) and vaginal discharge (33%), the commonest syndrome. Amongst laboratory-confirmed STIs, 305 (1.4%) attendees were positive for trichomoniasis, while bacterial vaginosis was corroborated in 230 (1.07%) patients with clue cells. Amongst antenatal women, 251 were reactive for syphilis (?1:8 dilutions). 10,579 partners of index STI/RTI patients were notified and partner management was attained to the level of 99%. Conclusion: Preliminary results show increased utilization of STI clinical services, though laboratory services need further strengthening. Continued supportive supervision and capacity building will enable skill development and quality monitoring.

Ganju, Sunite A.; Sharma, N. L.

2012-01-01

395

Environmental Compliance Assessment Management Program (ECAMP) Air National Guard Supplement for The Environmental Assessment and Management (TEAM) Guide. Volume 2. (Revised).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Beginning in 1992, the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (USACERL), in cooperation with the U.S. Air National Guard (ANG), began the research that led to the publication of the Environmental Compliance Assessment and Management Prog...

D. A. Krooks K. B. Barrett M. D. Rigual

1997-01-01

396

Issues in Literacy: A Research Perspective. Thirty-Fourth Yearbook of the National Reading Conference.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reflecting current themes that scholars in reading/language research, by their selective attention, have indicated are important in the field of literacy and learning in natural settings, this yearbook presents a collection of 62 selected research articles from the National Reading Conference for 1984. Included are the following articles, listed…

Niles, Jerome A., Ed.; Lalik, Rosary V., Ed.

397

Proceedings of the National Technological Literacy Conference (11th, Arlington, VA, February 8-11, 1996).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The papers in this volume represent a sampling of the perspectives shared at the 1996 National Technological Literacy Conference. The papers are divided into two sections. Section 1, "STS [science, technology, and society]: Philosophical and Sociological Perspectives," includes: (1) "Relevant Science: STS-Oriented Science Courses for All…

Cheek, Dennis W., Ed.; Cheek, Kim A., Ed.

398

National Reports in Literacy: Building a Scientific Base for Practice and Policy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The authors examine the National Early Literacy Panel (NELP; 2008) report from two complementary vantage points: (a) the historical tradition of research syntheses in reading research, beginning with Chall and extending through the NELP report, and (b) other recent attempts to examine or synthesize early reading development. While acknowledging…

Pearson, P. David; Hiebert, Elfrieda H.

2010-01-01

399

National Reports in Literacy: Building a Scientific Base for Practice and Policy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors examine the National Early Literacy Panel (NELP; 2008) report from two complementary vantage points: (a) the historical tradition of research syntheses in reading research, beginning with Chall and extending through the NELP report, and (b) other recent attempts to examine or synthesize early reading development. While acknowledging…

Pearson, P. David; Hiebert, Elfrieda H.

2010-01-01

400

Phonics--Progression in Phonics: Materials for Whole-Class Teaching. National Literacy Strategy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book outlines progression in teaching and learning phonics in seven steps which are linked to the objectives in England's National Literacy Strategy Framework for Teaching. Activities for whole-class teaching are suggested for each step and instructions and materials for these activities are provided so that phonics may be taught in a…

Department for Education and Skills, London (England).

401

Sociolinguistic Context of Literacy Programs: A Review of Non-Formal Adult Literacy Programs in AID (Agency for International Development).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

While the world's literacy rate increased from 55.7% to 64% from 1950 to 1980, the estimated number of illiterate people rose during the same period from 700 million to 814 million. Despite A.I.D.'s mandate to promote literacy among the rural poor and dis...

S. J. Hoben

1980-01-01

402

Annual report of the Environmental Restoration Monitoring and Assessment Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for FY 1992  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the salient features of the annual efforts of the investigations and monitoring, conducted to support the Environmental Restoration (ER) Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The results presented can be used to develop a conceptual understanding of the key contaminants and the sources, fluxes, and processes affecting their distribution and movement. This information forms a basis for prioritizing sites and for selecting, implementing, and evaluating remedial actions. Groundwater, soils, sediments, and surface water monitoring results are described.

Clapp, R.B. (ed.)

1992-09-01

403

THE BLADE Program Basic Literacy for Adult Development. Instructor's Manual. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The nature and rationale of the BLADE (Basic Literacy for Adult Development) Program are explained in this instructor's manual, which also provides an analysis and index of the content. The BLADE Program raises adults to a measured Grade 5.0 level in reading, other communication skills, and mathematics. The program is completely individualized: it…

Training Research and Development Station, Prince Albert (Saskatchewan).

404

Summer Literacy for Young Vulnerable Learners: A Study of Caregiver Involvement and Program Stability  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Emergent literacy programs for young children are significantly more effective when caregivers are integral components of program delivery. This is particularly important when designing programs for vulnerable children such as those with lower academic achievement due to learning and language disabilities, lower socioeconomic environments, or…

Graham, Ashley; McNamara, John; VanLankveld, Jackie

2011-01-01

405

Think Warm Thoughts: Plan Ahead for Summertime Information Literacy Programs! The College Connection  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It's winter! While it is frosty outside, one can at least think warm thoughts by starting now to plan ahead for summer information literacy programs. This article is designed to provide some ideas for planning next summer's reading, sleuthing, and research programs. It features a variety of programs organized by academic librarians this past…

Kasowitz-Scheer, Abby

2009-01-01

406

Transformations. Technical Literacy Training, Retraining for Technology, Tech Prep Bridge Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is a series of transparency masters divided into four sections on three types of transformation programs: technical literacy training, retraining for technology, and tech prep programs. The first section includes the following: transformations development; retraining workers for technology; elements of transformations program; Lorain…

Edling, Walter

407

Narrowing the Skills Gap: Workplace Literacy Programs in Canada. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report documents, in case study format, eight workplace literacy programs in Canada. Introductory materials highlight conclusions and discuss reasons for undertaking the project to document the Canadian experience in basic skills training from the perspective of the employer and employee and program design. Each case study or program profile…

Ottawa Univ. (Ontario).

408

Implementing an extensive reading program and library for adult literacy learners  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes the implementation of an extensive reading (ER) program with 43 first language (L1) and second language (L2) adult literacy students. Among them, 16% were nonnative speakers of English. The main principles considered in the design of the program were (a) purpose of reading, (b) reading tactics, (c) material used, and (d) teacher role. The program included sustained

Victoria Rodrigo; Daphne Greenberg; Victoria Burke; Angelee Berry; Tanya Brinck; Holly Joseph; Michael Oby

2007-01-01

409

The impact of interactive whiteboards on teacher–pupil interaction in the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study set out to investigate the impact of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) on teacher–pupil interaction at Key Stage 2 in the teaching of literacy and numeracy. As part of the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategies, IWBs have been made widely available as a pedagogic tool for promoting interactive whole class teaching. In order to investigate their impact, the project looked

Fay Smith; Frank Hardman; Steve Higgins

2006-01-01

410

Learning Strategies for Post-Literacy and Continuing Education in China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam. Outcomes of an International Research Project. UIE Studies on Post-Literacy and Continuing Education 4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Many countries have recently launched massive programs to promote nation-wide adult literacy, but while these efforts have been commendable, it has been observed that neo-literates who acquire literacy through such programs have great difficulty in retaining it; hence an urgent need to develop suitable programs of post-literacy and continuing…

Dave, R. H., Ed.; And Others

411

Building Knowledge in the Workplace and Beyond. A Model National Workplace Literacy Curriculum. Revised Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide was developed by a partnership between the College of Lake County (Illinois) and six industries in the county to design and implement a model workplace literacy program targeted to the needs of both employees and employers. To create a generalized, model curriculum that focused on the four general job categories of machine…

Ballinger, Rondalee; Gee, Mary Kay

412

Building Knowledge in the Workplace and Beyond. A Model National Workplace Literacy Curriculum. Revised Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This curriculum guide was developed by a partnership between the College of Lake County (Illinois) and six industries in the county to design and implement a model workplace literacy program targeted to the needs of both employees and employers. To create a generalized, model curriculum that focused on the four general job categories of machine…

Ballinger, Rondalee; Gee, Mary Kay

413

Subjective Health Literacy and Older Adults' Assessment of Direct-to-Consumer Prescription Drug Ads  

Microsoft Academic Search

Older adults are increasingly the intended target of direct-to-consumer (DTC) prescription drug ads, but limited evidence exists as to how they assess the educational value of DTC ads and, more importantly, whether their assessment depends on their level of health literacy. In-person interviews of 170 older adults revealed that those with low subjective health literacy evaluated the educational value of

Soontae An; Nancy Muturi

2011-01-01

414

Validity of Teacher Report for Assessing the Emergent Literacy Skills of At-Risk Preschoolers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the predictive validity of teacher report for assessing the emergent literacy skills of preschool-age children. The aims were twofold: (a) to examine predictive relationships between teacher report and directbehavioral assessment,and(b)to examine theextent to which teacher report accurately differentiates children who are exhibiting low levels of emergent literacy skills relative to their

Sonia Q. Cabell; Laura M. Justice; Tricia A. Zucker; Carolyn R. Kilday

2009-01-01

415

Promoting Health Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document is designed to help literacy practitioners and others establish health literacy programs to help learners in South Carolina develop the literacy skills needed to perform their role as health consumers and providers and maintain their own health and the health of those they love. The introduction defines literacy and health literacy,…

Wilson, Kathleen K.

416

Promoting Health Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is designed to help literacy practitioners and others establish health literacy programs to help learners in South Carolina develop the literacy skills needed to perform their role as health consumers and providers and maintain their own health and the health of those they love. The introduction defines literacy and health literacy,…

Wilson, Kathleen K.

417

Information literacy assessment: a case study at Miami University  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this case study, created by a faculty learning community (FLC) on research fluency, is to investigate students' information literacy practices at Miami University, including information search process, preparation, differences in students' information literacy skill levels, and how well they transfer these skills outside coursework. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Faculty and librarians designed a survey of about 60

Eric Resnis; Katie Gibson; Arianne Hartsell-Gundy; Masha Misco

2010-01-01

418

Fundamentals of Literacy Instruction and Assessment, Pre-K-6  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For future literacy teachers just beginning their professional education, nothing's more important than the first core text that builds their foundation for classroom success. That's why every preservice teacher should start with this introductory reading textbook, ideal for teaching fundamental literacy skills to students in pre-K-Grade 6. Based…

Hougen, Martha C., Ed.; Smartt, Susan M., Ed.

2012-01-01

419

Assessing Health Literacy in Diverse Primary Care Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Patient health literacy skills are critical to effective healthcare communication and safe care delivery in primary care settings. Methods and strategies to identify patient health literacy (HL) capabilities and provider/staff knowledge, attitudes and beliefs (KAB) regarding HL must be known before addressing provider/staff communication skills.…

McCune, Renee L.

2010-01-01

420

Assessing Health Literacy in Diverse Primary Care Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Patient health literacy skills are critical to effective healthcare communication and safe care delivery in primary care settings. Methods and strategies to identify patient health literacy (HL) capabilities and provider/staff knowledge, attitudes and beliefs (KAB) regarding HL must be known before addressing provider/staff communication skills.…

McCune, Renee L.

2010-01-01

421

Fundamentals of Literacy Instruction and Assessment, Pre-K-6  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|For future literacy teachers just beginning their professional education, nothing's more important than the first core text that builds their foundation for classroom success. That's why every preservice teacher should start with this introductory reading textbook, ideal for teaching fundamental literacy skills to students in pre-K-Grade 6. Based…

Hougen, Martha C., Ed.; Smartt, Susan M., Ed.

2012-01-01

422

Building a Literacy Community: The Role of Literacy and Social Practice in Early Childhood Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports findings from two qualitatively based studies, one conducted at an urban preschool in Northern California and the other at a rural Head Start Center in the Midwest. By presenting detailed data from the two preschool sites, the article describes several ways to strengthen existing literacy practices for children, families, and teachers in both urban and rural early

Susan J. Britsch; Daniel R. Meier

1999-01-01

423

ESL Library Skills: An Information Literacy Program for Adults with Low Levels of English Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper introduces the ESL Information Literacy Project (ESLILP) at the University of Ballarat. It describes the development, implementation and evaluation of a library orientation course designed in a TAFE context for adult, non-academic students who speak English as a Second Language (ESL). The paper seeks to raise awareness of an apparent…

Macdonald, Katrina

2008-01-01

424

No Quick Fix: Rethinking Literacy Programs in America's Elementary Schools. Language and Literacy Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Responding to the growing consensus among researchers and educators that prevention of learning problems makes more sense than remediation, this book presents essays that suggest ways to improve literacy instruction for all children, particularly those who are at risk. Essays in the book discuss practical matters such as funding, curriculum,…

Allington, Richard L., Ed.; Walmsley, Sean A., Ed.

425

NATIONAL LAKE ASSESSMENT MONITORING DESIGN  

EPA Science Inventory

The USEPA designed the National Lake Assessment in 2005-6 with field sampling being completed in 2007. The objective of the assessment is to estimate the ecological condition of lakes and reservoirs nationally. The objective of this paper is to describe the national survey desi...

426

Assessment literacy development: identifying gaps in teacher candidates’ learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

As a result of the standards?based movement in education there is an increased need for teacher competency in the area of student assessment and evaluation. This study examines assessment education at one pre?service teacher education program in Ontario, Canada. Through a questionnaire administered to 288 teacher candidates, this study identified teacher candidates’ perceived confidence levels in assessment practice, theory, and

Christopher DeLuca; Don A. Klinger

2010-01-01

427

The National Water Permit Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: The FWPCA amendments of 1972; Requirements of the new act; The National permit system; Scope of Federal review authority over state programs; Enforcement; Public participation and citizen suits.

1973-01-01

428

National Shellfish Sanitation Program (NSSP)  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

This is region content for the Site Studio Web Site Section 'National Shellfish Sanitation Program', Region 'MainContent'. More results from www.fda.gov/food/guidanceregulation/federalstatefoodprograms

429

Cook It Up! A community-based cooking program for at-risk youth: overview of a food literacy intervention  

PubMed Central

Background In Canada, there are limited occasions for youth, and especially at-risk youth, to participate in cooking programs. The paucity of these programs creates an opportunity for youth-focused cooking programs to be developed, implemented, and evaluated with the goal of providing invaluable life skills and food literacy to this potentially vulnerable group. Thus, an 18-month community-based cooking program for at-risk youth was planned and implemented to improve the development and progression of cooking skills and food literacy. Findings This paper provides an overview of the rationale for and implementation of a cooking skills intervention for at-risk youth. The manuscript provides information about the process of planning and implementing the intervention as well as the evaluation plan. Results of the intervention will be presented elsewhere. Objectives of the intervention included the provision of applied food literacy and cooking skills education taught by local chefs and a Registered Dietitian, and augmented with fieldtrips to community farms to foster an appreciation and understanding of food, from 'gate to plate'. Eight at-risk youth (five girls and three boys, mean age = 14.6) completed the intervention as of November 2010. Pre-test cooking skills assessments were completed for all participants and post-test cooking skills assessments were completed for five of eight participants. Post intervention, five of eight participants completed in-depth interviews about their experience. Discussion The Cook It Up! program can provide an effective template for other agencies and researchers to utilize for enhancing existing programs or to create new applied cooking programs for relevant vulnerable populations. There is also a continued need for applied research in this area to reverse the erosion of cooking skills in Canadian society.

2011-01-01

430

National Streamflow Information Program (NSIP)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This USGS web page provides information on the quantity and timing of the streamflow in the Nation's rivers is a vital asset that safeguards lives and property and helps to ensure adequate water resources for a healthy environment and economy. There are many links to other topics concerning National Streamflow Information Program (NSIP).

2008-09-24

431

Learning with East Aurora Families (LEAF). A National Institute for Literacy Demonstration Project Family Literacy Curriculum. November 1993 to October 1994.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This publication incorporates information for developing the Learning with East Aurora Families (LEAF) family literacy program model as well as specific activity ideas for program components. It is divided into eight parts which include: (1) staff job descriptions; (2) early childhood curriculum; (3) adult basic education curriculum; (4) English…

Dickson, Connie, Comp.; And Others

432

77 FR 49859 - Proposed Traffic Records Program Assessment Advisory  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA-2012-0091] Proposed Traffic Records Program Assessment Advisory AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),...

2012-08-17

433

Preservice Versus Inservice Teachers' Assessment Literacy: Does Classroom Experience Make a Difference?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Assessing student performance is one of the most critical aspects of the job of a classroom teacher; however, many teachers do not feel adequately prepared to assess their students' performance. In order to measure and compare preservice and inservice teachers'"assessment literacy," both groups were surveyed using the Classroom Assessment

Mertler, Craig A.

434

Desert Survivors: the design and implementation of a television program to enhance local scientific literacy.  

PubMed

Outreach efforts by faculty members are oftentimes limited in scope due to hectic schedules. We developed a program to enhance science literacy in elementary school children that allows experts to reach a tremendous audience while minimizing their time commitment. The foundation of the program is a television series entitled "Desert Survivors." The episodes air on local cable access television and are available to teachers on DVD. Each episode features a guest expert who spotlights a particular organism and how that organism overcomes the myriad of hardships inherent to desert survival. Local classrooms are visited to solicit questions from students regarding the organism of interest. These videotaped questions are integrated into Desert Survivors television production and provide the guest expert with the basis to discuss the ecology, physiology, and evolutionary biology of the organism. The program is bolstered through the use of an interactive website. Assessment strategies are in place to ensure program efficacy. Herein, we describe the development of the program as a model for innovative outreach opportunities. PMID:17327575

Utz, Jenifer C; Rausch, Candice M; Fruth, Laurie; Thomas, Megan E; van Breukelen, Frank

2007-03-01

435

Leadership for Literacy Coaching: The Principal’s Role in Launching a New Coaching Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: This study investigated the relationship between principal leadership and variation in teachers’ participation in a new literacy coaching program: Content-Focused Coaching® (CFC). Research design: Twenty-nine schools were randomly assigned to participate in the CFC program or to serve as a comparison. Interviews were conducted with elementary school principals and coaches, and teachers completed surveys describing their experiences with their

Lindsay Clare Matsumura; Mary Sartoris; Donna DiPrima Bickel; Helen E. Garnier

2009-01-01

436

Technology and Literacy: 21st Century Library Programming for Children and Teens  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Technology may not be a magic wand, but innovative technology programming can genuinely help children become adept at navigating our increasingly wired world while also helping them develop deductive reasoning, math, and other vital literacy skills. One of the simplest and most powerful tools for technology-based public library programming is…

Nelson, Jennifer; Braafladt, Keith

2012-01-01

437

Roane State Community College Workplace Literacy Program Report. AACJC Rural College Partnership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Roane State Community College (Tennessee) Workplace Literacy Program (RSWLP), administered by the Roane County Adult Learning Center, coordinates instructional programs for increasing the competency of area businesses with employees lacking in basic skills. A group of 13 community volunteers completed 6 two-hour training sessions to act as…

Roane State Community Coll., Harriman, TN.

438

Desert Survivors: The Design and Implementation of a Television Program to Enhance Local Scientific Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Outreach efforts by faculty members are oftentimes limited in scope due to hectic schedules. We developed a program to enhance science literacy in elementary school children that allows experts to reach a tremendous audience while minimizing their time commitment. The foundation of the program is a television series entitled "Desert Survivors."…

Utz, Jenifer C.; Rausch, Candice M.; Fruth, Laurie; Thomas, Megan E.; van Breukelen, Frank

2007-01-01

439

Issues around Teaching Competencies in a Family Literacy Program. Action Research Monograph.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Issues surrounding teaching competencies in family literacy programs were examined in a study of two well-established Even Start sites in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The program, which served 34 ethnically diverse adult learners, offered 25 hours of adult basic education, general educational development (GED), and…

Miller, Susan Finn

440

Investigating the Effectiveness of a Comprehensive Literacy Coaching Program in Schools with High Teacher Mobility  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Teacher mobility is a factor that impacts schoolwide implementation of professional development programs. In this article, we present interim results of a longitudinal randomized field trial of a comprehensive literacy coaching program (Content-Focused Coaching, CFC) for improving instruction and learning in schools with high teacher mobility. We…

Matsumura, Lindsay Clare; Garnier, Helen E.; Correnti, Richard; Junker, Brian; Bickel, Donna DiPrima

2010-01-01

441

The Effects of Using Interactive Teaching Programs on Preschool Children's Literacy Development: Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper presents findings of a case study that investigates the effects of using interactive teaching programs on literacy development for preschool children. The significant of this study comes from the lack of studies associated with using interactive teaching programs for preschool children in Saudi Arabia. Data are presented from analyzing…

Gahwaji, Nahla M.

2011-01-01

442

Issues around Teaching Competencies in a Family Literacy Program. Action Research Monograph.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Issues surrounding teaching competencies in family literacy programs were examined in a study of two well-established Even Start sites in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The program, which served 34 ethnically diverse adult learners, offered 25 hours of adult basic education, general educational development (GED), and…

Miller, Susan Finn

443

The Effects of Using Interactive Teaching Programs on Preschool Children's Literacy Development: Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents findings of a case study that investigates the effects of using interactive teaching programs on literacy development for preschool children. The significant of this study comes from the lack of studies associated with using interactive teaching programs for preschool children in Saudi Arabia. Data are presented from analyzing…

Gahwaji, Nahla M.

2011-01-01

444

Technology and Literacy: 21st Century Library Programming for Children and Teens  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Technology may not be a magic wand, but innovative technology programming can genuinely help children become adept at navigating our increasingly wired world while also helping them develop deductive reasoning, math, and other vital literacy skills. One of the simplest and most powerful tools for technology-based public library programming is…

Nelson, Jennifer; Braafladt, Keith

2012-01-01

445

Leadership for Literacy Coaching: The Principal's Role in Launching a New Coaching Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: This study investigated the relationship between principal leadership and variation in teachers' participation in a new literacy coaching program: Content-Focused Coaching[R] (CFC). Research design: Twenty-nine schools were randomly assigned to participate in the CFC program or to serve as a comparison. Interviews were conducted with…

Matsumura, Lindsay Clare; Sartoris, Mary; Bickel, Donna DiPrima; Garnier, Helen E.

2009-01-01

446

Formative Evaluation of the Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program. Final Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the results of the formative evaluation of the Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program (ALLESP). Data collection related to this evaluation took place between November 2008 and May 2009. The evaluation resulted in the following four recommendations: (1) It is recommended that Program objectives and activities…

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2010

2010-01-01

447

Information literacy program for student athletes at The University of Iowa  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes the goals, content, and history of a program in The University of Iowa Libraries for teaching library and information literacy skills to incoming men and women student athletes. The program employs interactive instructional methods with a strong emphasis on developing skills both for finding and for evaluating information sources. The article traces the evolution and goals of

Marsha Forys; John Forys; Ann Ford; Jeff Dodd

2000-01-01

448

Program and plans of the U.S. Geological Survey for producing information needed in National Seismic hazards and risk assessment, fiscal years 1980-84  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In accordance with the provisions of the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 (Public Law 95-124), the U.S. Geological Survey has developed comprehensive plans for producing information needed to assess seismic hazards and risk on a national scale in fiscal years 1980-84. These plans are based on a review of the needs of Federal Government agencies, State and local government agencies, engineers and scientists engaged in consulting and research, professional organizations and societies, model code groups, and others. The Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act provided an unprecedented opportunity for participation in a national program by representatives of State and local governments, business and industry, the design professions, and the research community. The USGS and the NSF (National Science Foundation) have major roles in the national program. The ultimate goal of the program is to reduce losses from earthquakes. Implementation of USGS research in the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program requires the close coordination of responsibility between Federal, State and local governments. The projected research plan in national seismic hazards and risk for fiscal years 1980-84 will be accomplished by USGS and non-USGS scientists and engineers. The latter group will participate through grants and contracts. The research plan calls for (1) national maps based on existing methods, (2) improved definition of earthquake source zones nationwide, (3) development of improved methodology, (4) regional maps based on the improved methodology, and (5) post-earthquake investigations. Maps and reports designed to meet the needs, priorities, concerns, and recommendations of various user groups will be the products of this research and provide the technical basis for improved implementation.

Hays, Walter W.

1979-01-01

449

State Administration of the Even Start Family Literacy Program: Structure, Process and Practices. Doc # 2003-14  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Even Start Family Literacy Program addresses the basic educational needs of parents and children from birth through age seven from low-income families. The program provides unified, multi-component services consisting of (1) interactive literacy activities between parents and their children; (2) training for parents to be the primary teachers…

Tao, Fumiyo; Ricciuti, Anne; St.Pierre, Robert

2003-01-01

450

Instruction to Help Young Children Develop Language and Literacy Skills: The Roles of Program Design and Instructional Guidance  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article discusses the kinds of instructional activities that young children need to develop basic language and literacy skills based on recent research and program evaluations. This includes approaches to develop alphabetic understanding, phonological awareness, vocabulary, and oral language. Activities and materials from the Pre-kindergarten Literacy program are provided as examples of methods preschool teachers can use to help young

Barbara Gunn; Patricia Vadasy; Keith Smolkowski

2011-01-01

451

Popular Ideas, Attitudes, and Value Patterns Affecting Participation in Adult Literacy Programs in Slum Communities of Turkey: The Case of Nato Yolu Neighborhood  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Despite the fact that there are nationwide literacy programs in Turkey in order to raise the literacy rate, the participation of illiterate individuals in these programs is not at a satisfactory level. This article is a study into the popular ideas, attitudes, and value patterns that negatively affect participation in literacy programs in a slum…

Yildiz, Ahmet

2008-01-01

452

Assessing the assessment of programming ability  

Microsoft Academic Search

A recent study [7] has shown that many computing students are not able to develop straightforward programs after the introductory programming sequence. Normal student assessment should have highlighted this problem, it did not, therefore normal assessment of programming ability does not work.We examine why current assessment methods (written exams and programming assignments) are faulty. We investigate another method of assessment

Charlie Daly; John Waldron

2004-01-01

453

National Center for Environmental Assessment.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

EPA's National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) is a leader in the science of human health and ecological risk assessment, a process used to determine how pollutants or other stressors may impact human health and the environment. NCEA occupies a...

2009-01-01

454

Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills: An Effective Tool to Assess Adult Literacy Students?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined the reliability and validity of administering Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) to adult basic education (ABE) students. Ninety ABE participants were administered DIBELS measures, the Woodcock-Johnson III Broad Reading (WJ III BR) measures, and four orthographic ability tests. Since ABE students are a…

Binder, Katherine S.; Snyder, Melissa A.; Ardoin, Scott P.; Morris, Robin K.

2011-01-01

455

Annual report of the Environmental Restoration Monitoring and Assessment Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for FY 1992. Environmental Restoration Program  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the salient features of the annual efforts of the investigations and monitoring, conducted to support the Environmental Restoration (ER) Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The results presented can be used to develop a conceptual understanding of the key contaminants and the sources, fluxes, and processes affecting their distribution and movement. This information forms a basis for prioritizing sites and for selecting, implementing, and evaluating remedial actions. Groundwater, soils, sediments, and surface water monitoring results are described.

Clapp, R.B. [ed.

1992-09-01

456

Aligning science assessment items from the Iowa Testing Program batteries and the State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards with the National Science Education Content Standards  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research study determined the nature and extent of alignment between science content standards and standardized assessments used to measure science proficiency. The alignment process involved external expert blind review and document analysis. Documents reviewed included the National Science Education Content Standards (NSECS), the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS), the Iowa Tests of Educational Development (ITED) and the State

Erica Dee Larson

2003-01-01

457

Assessment Literacy Development: Identifying Gaps in Teacher Candidates' Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As a result of the standards-based movement in education there is an increased need for teacher competency in the area of student assessment and evaluation. This study examines assessment education at one pre-service teacher education program in Ontario, Canada. Through a questionnaire administered to 288 teacher candidates, this study identified…

DeLuca, Christopher; Klinger, Don A.

2010-01-01

458

The New Literacy Studies: A Point of Contact between Literacy Research and Literacy Work.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The New Literacy Studies' assumptions of socially embedded literacy practices and multiple literacies support the following literacy education models: (1) involving communities in programs; (2) encouraging learner invention of literacy practices; and (3) helping learners adapt and expand literacy practices. (SK)|

Ewing, Guy

2003-01-01

459

Training for Functional Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Training, in the article's context, is used to describe programs of preparation and orientation of project personnel and community leaders. Teachers, supervisors, forum leaders, regional and national staffs, and international experts all need training in literacy projects. Some guidelines for a training design include a discussion of six items:…

Bhola, H. S.

460

Certification of Computer Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explains the International Computer Driving License (ICDL), an internationally recognized computer literacy training and certification program. Topics include standards, goals, and guidelines that have been developed at national, state, and local levels for elementary, secondary, and higher education; use in business; and the seven modules in the…

Csapo, Nancy

2002-01-01

461

Information Literacy Programs and Research: An International Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper provides an overview of contemporary information literacy research and practice. While the content is highly selective, the intention has been to highlight international and Australian developments which have achieved significant recognition, which are representative of similar trends in other places, or which are unique in some way.…

Bruce, Christine

2011-01-01

462

Information Literacy Programs and Research: An International Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides an overview of contemporary information literacy research and practice. While the content is highly selective, the intention has been to highlight international and Australian developments which have achieved significant recognition, which are representative of similar trends in other places, or which are unique in some way.…

Bruce, Christine

2011-01-01

463

Making a Difference--"Better Beginnings" Family Literacy Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The author describes the aptly-named "Better Beginnings" early childhood literacy project. Conducted by the State Library of Western Australia, sponsored by the WA State Government and Rio Tinto Limited, and closely monitored by Edith Cowan University, "Better Beginnings" has been successful from the outset, with proven beneficial impacts on…

Allen, Nola

2009-01-01

464

How California Educators and CE Directors View "Agricultural Literacy" Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Surveyed county superintendents, Cooperative Extension county directors, and district superintendents to determine their views on agricultural literacy education. Respondents favored addressing the topic in the middle grades (4-9), through science and social studies. Critical topics identified included toxins in food and the environment, water…

Braverman, Marc T.; Rilla, Ellen L.

1991-01-01

465

Perceived Family Environment Variables of Adult Literacy Program Participants.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Family Environment Scale was completed by 75 male and 83 female adult literacy participants. Those who considered their learning experience very successful were more likely to be from families that were united and cohesive, appreciated and valued intellectual and cultural activities, had concrete moral values, and exhibited less conflict and…

Carns, Ann; And Others

1995-01-01

466

Visual Literacy: Implications for the Production of Children's Television Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Visual literacy, the integration of seeing with other cognitive processes, is an essential tool of learning. To explain the relationship between the perceiver and the perceived, three types of theories can be brought to bear: introverted; extroverted; and transactional. Franklin Fearing, George Herbert Mead, Martin Buber, and other theorists have…

Amey, L. J.

467

The Adult Literacy Program Attrition Problem: Identification at Intake.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined intake records from 114 students enrolled in literacy training. Several variables obtained at intake were found to be related to persistence. Dropouts tended to (1) be young and Hispanic, (2) not be seeking high school equivalency certification, (3) be unemployed but available for work, and (4) have other illiterate family…

Diekhoff, George M.; Diekhoff, Karen Bembry

1984-01-01

468

Debt Literacy, Financial Experiences, and Overindebtedness  

Microsoft Academic Search

We analyze a national sample of Americans with respect to their debt literacy, financial experiences, and their judgments about the extent of their indebtedness. Debt literacy is measured by questions testing knowledge of fundamental concepts related to debt and by self-assessed financial knowledge. Financial experiences are the participants' reported experiences with traditional borrowing, alternative borrowing, and investing activities. Overindebtedness is

Annamaria Lusardi; Peter Tufano

2009-01-01

469

Computer Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|THE FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TEXT OF THIS DOCUMENT: After viewing many computer-literacy programs, we believe San Marcos Junior High School has developed a unique program which will truly develop computer literacy. Our hope is to give all students a comprehensive look at computers as they go through their two years here. They will not only learn the…

San Marcos Unified School District, CA.

470

Evaluability Assessment of the NCI Community Hospital Oncology Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The evaluability assessment of the Community Hospital Oncology Program is a demonstration program operated by the National Cancer Institute. The Community Hospital Oncology Program (CHOP) is one mechanism by which NCI implements its cancer program that bu...

K. Bowing M. Brown K. Johnson C. Schulz

1982-01-01

471

The 1987 state-by-state assessment of low-level radioactive wastes received at commercial disposal sites: National Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Program  

SciTech Connect

The Low-Level Waste Management Program has published nine annual State-by-State Assessment Reports since 1979. These reports provide both national and state-specific disposal data on low-level radioactive wastes. Data in this report are divided into generator categories, waste classes, volumes, and activities. Included in this report are tables showing a distribution of wastes by state for 1987 and a comparison of waste volumes by state for 1983 through 1987; also included is a list of all commercial nuclear power reactors in the US as of December 31, 1987. 8 refs.

Tyron-Hopko, A.K.; Ozaki, C.B.

1988-12-01

472

Design of Cycle 3 of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program, 2013-2022: Part 1: Framework of Water-Quality Issues and Potential Approaches  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In 1991, the U.S. Congress established the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program to develop long-term, nationally consistent information on the quality of the Nation's streams and groundwater. Congress recognized the critical need for this information to support scientifically sound management, regulatory, and policy decisions concerning the increasingly stressed water resources of the Nation. The long-term goals of NAWQA are to: (1) assess the status of water-quality conditions in the United States, (2) evaluate long-term trends in water-quality conditions, and (3) link status and trends with an understanding of the natural and human factors that affect water quality. These goals are national in scale, include both surface water and groundwater, and include consideration of water quality in relation to both human uses and aquatic ecosystems. Since 1991, NAWQA assessments and findings have fostered and supported major improvements in the availability and use of unbiased scientific information for decisionmaking, resource management, and planning at all levels of government. These improvements have enabled agencies and stakeholders to cost-effectively address a wide range of water-quality issues related to natural and human influences on the quality of water and potential effects on aquatic ecosystems and human health (http://water.usgs.gov/nawqa/xrel.pdf). NAWQA, like all USGS programs, provides policy relevant information that serves as a scientific basis for decisionmaking related to resource management, protection, and restoration. The information is freely available to all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, industry, academia, and the public, and is readily accessible on the NAWQA Web site and other diverse formats to serve the needs of the water-resource community at different technical levels. Water-quality conditions in streams and groundwater are described in more than 1,700 publications (available online at http://water.usgs.gov/nawqa/bib/), and are documented by more than 14 million data records representing about 7,600 stream sites, 8,100 wells, and 2,000 water-quality and ecological constituents that are available from the NAWQA data warehouse (http://infotrek.er.usgs.gov/traverse/f?p=NAWQA:HOME:0). The Program promotes collaboration and liaison with government officials, resource managers, industry representatives, and other stakeholders to increase the utility and relevance of NAWQA science to decisionmakers. As part of this effort, NAWQA supports integration of data from other organizations into NAWQA assessments, where appropriate and cost-effective, so that more comprehensive findings are available across geographic and temporal scales.

Rowe, Gary L., Jr.; Belitz, Kenneth; Essaid, Hedeff I.; Gilliom, Robert J.; Hamilton, Pixie A.; Hoos, Anne B.; Lynch, Dennis D.; Munn, Mark D.; Wolock, David W.

2010-01-01

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Louisiana Literacy Forum II. Proceedings (New Orleans, Louisiana, March 12-13, 1991).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report contains the proceedings of the second Louisiana statewide conference on literacy, which spotlighted the national endeavors of literacy practitioners and providers, works, and programs. Based on participants' input from the first forum, special emphasis was placed on workplace and family literacy, public relations, and policy making.…

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, New Orleans.

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Variation in Estimates of Limited Health Literacy by Assessment Instruments and Non-Response Bias  

PubMed Central

Objectives This paper compares estimates of poor health literacy using two widely used assessment tools and assesses the effect of non-response on these estimates. Study Design and Setting A total of 4,868 veterans receiving care at four VA medical facilities between 2004 and 2005 were stratified by age and facility and randomly selected for recruitment. Interviewers collected demographic information and conducted assessments of health literacy (both REALM and S-TOFHLA) from 1,796 participants. Prevalence estimates for each assessment were computed. Non-respondents received a brief proxy questionnaire with demographic and self-report literacy questions to assess non-response bias. Available administrative data for non-participants were also used to assess non-response bias. Results Among the 1,796 patients assessed using the S-TOFHLA, 8% had inadequate and 7% had marginal skills. For the REALM, 4% were categorized with 6th grade skills and 17% with 7–8th grade skills. Adjusting for non-response bias increased the S-TOFHLA prevalence estimates for inadequate and marginal skills to 9.3% and 11.8%, respectively, and the REALM estimates for??6th and 7–8th grade skills to 5.4% and 33.8%, respectively. Conclusions Estimates of poor health literacy varied by the assessment used, especially after adjusting for non-response bias. Researchers and clinicians should consider the possible limitations of each assessment when considering the most suitable tool for their purposes.

Partin, Melissa R.; Noorbaloochi, Siamak; Grill, Joseph P.; Saha, Somnath; Snyder, Annamay; Nugent, Sean; Baines Simon, Alisha; Gralnek, Ian; Provenzale, Dawn; van Ryn, Michelle

2010-01-01

475

Collateral Benefits of an Interactive Literacy Program for Grade 1 and 2 Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the collateral effects of WiggleWorks, an interactive literacy program, in two settings: a cohort study comparing random samples of grade 1 and 2 students before and after software implementation, and a longitudinal sample tracing students from kindergarten to grade 1. Showed increases in computer use, skills, and…

Ross, John A.; Hogaboam-Gray, Anne; Hannay, Lynne

2001-01-01

476

Legal Literacy in Teacher Education Programs: Conceptualizing Relevance and Constructing Pedagogy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Civil and criminal suits involving teachers exact a tremendous toll, both professionally and personally. Arguably, the best defence to potential litigation is to know and understand one's legal rights and responsibilities. The literature suggests that at present, teachers' levels of legal literacy are insufficient. As a result, teacher education programs need to provide pre-service teacher candidates with a sound theoretical

David C. Young; Francis Xavier; L. Kraglund-Gauthier; Andrew Foran

477

Oklahoma City FILM Even Start Family Literacy Program Evaluation, 2000-2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents findings from the evaluation of the Oklahoma City Public Schools Even Start Program, also called the Family Intergenerational Literacy Model (FILM), now in its twelfth full year of operation. The evaluation focuses on the total population of adult students, preschoolers, adult graduates, and preschool graduates. The…

Richardson, Donna Castle; Shove, Joanie; Brickman, Sharon; Terrell, Sherry; Shields, Jane

478

Online Teacher Education: Exploring the Impact of a Reading and Literacy Program on Student Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study presents findings from an investigation of the impact of teachers who graduated from a fully online master's degree program with training in pedagogy and a content-specialization in elementary reading and literacy (oERL) on reading achievement in a large urban public school system in the northwestern United States. The research team…

Weschke, Barbara; Barclay, Raymond D.; Vandersall, Kirk

2011-01-01

479

Cultural Conflict and Struggle: Literacy Learning in a Kindergarten Program. Rethinking Childhood, Volume 5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Noting that literacy development is a social phenomenon, this book provides an account of the cultural conflicts and struggles experienced by two children from culturally different backgrounds and their teacher in a kindergarten program. The book is divided into eight chapters. The first chapter, "Introduction: History of the Struggle,"…

Schmidt, Patricia Ruggiano

480

Partnership for the Advancement of Information Literacy in a Nursing Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nursing educators know that healthcare stakeholders expect nursing graduates to be able to manage information. Consequently, many nursing education programs are exploring ways of integrating information literacy across the curriculum not only to bolster evidence-based practice, but also to enhance professional development and encourage lifelong learning. By adding collaborative efforts between librarians and nursing educators, nursing students will be better

Sheila Beck; Barbara Blake-Campbell; Devin McKay

2012-01-01

481

Opening Up the Black Box: Literacy Instruction in Schools Participating in Three Comprehensive School Reform Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examines patterns of literacy instruction in schools adopting three of America's most widely disseminated comprehensive school reform (CSR) programs (the Accelerated Schools Project, America's Choice, and Success for All). Contrary to the view that educational innovations seldom affect teaching practices, the study found large…

Correnti, Richard; Rowan, Brian

2007-01-01

482

The Supportive Roles that Learners' Families Play in Adult Literacy Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In 2002-03, a qualitative case study explored the experiences of stakeholders connected to two adult literacy programs in Manitoba, Canada. Data were collected through official documents, personal documents, and interviews. Influences by family members contributed significantly to the theme of human relations that arose from these data. The…

Terry, Marion

2007-01-01

483

Program-Integrated Information Literacy (PIIL) in a Hospital's Nursing Department: A Practical Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article provides a systematic description of a strategy to integrate information literacy into programs that support professional development in hospitals' nursing departments. Four phases are explained: preparatory, planning, implementation, and evaluation. It suggests that librarians must go beyond the basic one-time instruction workshops to a collaborative model working with nursing management so that nurses and nursing students will use

Carlos Argüelles

2012-01-01

484

Partnership for the Advancement of Information Literacy in a Nursing Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Nursing educators know that healthcare stakeholders expect nursing graduates to be able to manage information. Consequently, many nursing education programs are exploring ways of integrating information literacy across the curriculum not only to bolster evidence-based practice, but also to enhance professional development and encourage lifelong…

Beck, Sheila; Blake-Campbell, Barbara; McKay, Devin

2012-01-01

485

Opening Up the Black Box: Literacy Instruction in Schools Participating in Three Comprehensive School Reform Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines patterns of literacy instruction in schools adopting three of America's most widely disseminated comprehensive school reform (CSR) programs (the Accelerated Schools Project, America's Choice, and Success for All). Contrary to the view that educational innovations seldom affect teaching practices, the study found large…

Correnti, Richard; Rowan, Brian

2007-01-01

486

Marketing Adult Literacy Education: Administrators' Perceptions of Effective Strategies for Program Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Adult-literacy administrators (n=224) ranked eight marketing strategies in the following order (highest first): communicating with publics, maximizing access, minimizing costs, promoting programs, planning responsively, understanding learners, conducting market research, and segmenting markets. The two rated lowest are those most highly rated by…

Douglas, Kristen H.; Valentine, Thomas; Cervero, Ronald M.

1999-01-01

487

Implications of Brain Development Research for Even Start Family Literacy Programs. Look at Even Start.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Even Start is a federally funded program addressing the literacy needs of children and parents by offering parenting education, early childhood education, parent and child together time, and adult education. Noting that recent research on brain development and learning prompts a reexamination of beliefs and practices related to child rearing,…

Logue, Mary Ellin

488

Individual research consultation service: an important part of an information literacy program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Individual Research Consultation Service (IRCS) has long played an important role in teaching and assisting students to find information resources. Based on a study of IRCS at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Library, this article discusses the important contributions IRCS has made to the information literacy (IL) program. Using quantitative data and qualitative evidence, the article demonstrates how the

Hua Yi

2003-01-01

489

Science literacy programs for K-12 teachers, public officials, news media and the public. Final report, 1994--1997  

SciTech Connect

On 12 July 94, The Institute for Science and Society received the above titled grant for $300,000 with an additional $323,000 awarded 14 August 95. The Institute completed the programs provided by the Department of Energy grant on 28 February 97. These programs for teachers, public officials, news media and the public will continue through 31 December 97 with funding from other sources. The Institute is a non-profit 501-c-3 corporation. It was organized {open_quotes}... to help increase science literacy in all segments of the population and contribute to a more rational atmosphere than now exists for the public consideration of societal issues involving science and technology, both regional and national.{close_quotes} Institute personnel include the Honorable Mike McCormack, Director; Joan Harris, Associate Director; Kim Freier, Ed.D, Program Manager; and Sharon Hunt, Executive Secretary.

NONE

1997-03-01

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Pottsville Free Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This final performance report provides project outcome information and data to the U.S. Department of Education for the federally-funded Library Literacy Program. The Pottsville Free Public Library conducted a project that involved recruitment, retention, public awareness, training, basic literacy, collection development, tutoring, other…

Smink, Nancy J.; Bridal, Wendy

491

It's as Easy as ABC: The Essential Elements of a Balanced Literacy Program. PreK-1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book contains patterns and activities designed to supplement core literacy instruction, showing students how to work together within large- and small-group settings, independently in learning centers, or at home with their parents. Section 1, "Essential Elements and Skills of a Balanced Literacy Program," provides ideas on how to create a…

Jarboe, Tracy; Sadler, Stefani

492

Jackson District Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This final performance report provides project outcome information and data to the U.S. Department of Education for the federally-funded Library Literacy Program. The Jackson District Library (Michigan) conducted a project that involved recruitment, retention, public awareness, training, basic literacy, collection development, tutoring,…

Rosynek, Joy

493

Wayne Township Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Literacy Resource Center project, a program of the Wayne Township Public Library also known as the Morrisson-Reeves Library (Richmond, Indiana), involved recruitment, retention, coalition building, public awareness, training, basic literacy, collection development, tutoring, computer-assisted, other technology, employment oriented,…

Smyth, Carol B.; Grannell, Dorothy S.; Moore, Miriam

494

Measuring Situated Literacy Activity: Challenges and Promises  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report presents the results of the development of a methodological approach to provide empirical evidence that family literacy programs "work." The assessment techniques were developed within the action research project Literacy for Life (LFL) that the authors designed and delivered for 12 months, working collaboratively with three different…

Purcell-Gates, Victoria; Anderson, Jim; Gagne, Monique; Jang, Kristy; Lenters, Kimberly A.; McTavish, Marianne

2012-01-01

495

1991 State-by-state assessment of low-level radioactive wastes received at commercial disposal sites. National Low-Level Waste Management Program  

SciTech Connect

Each year the National Low-Level Waste Management Program publishes a state-by-state assessment report. This report provides both national and state-specific disposal data on low-level radioactive waste commercially disposed of in the United States. Data in this report are categorized according to disposal site, generator category, waste class, volumes, and radionuclide activity. Included in this report are tables showing the distribution of waste by state for 1991 and a comparison of waste volumes and radioactivity by state for 1987 through 1991; also included is a list of all commercial nuclear power reactors in the United States as of December 31, 1991. This report distinguishes between low-level radioactive waste shipped directly for disposal by generators and that which was handled by an intermediary, a reporting change introduced in the 1988 state-by-state report.

Fuchs, R.L.; Culbertson-Arendts, K.

1992-09-01

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Design of Cycle 3 of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program, 2013-23: Part 2: Science plan for improved water-quality information and management  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report presents a science strategy for the third decade of the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program, which since 1991, has been responsible for providing nationally consistent information on the quality of the Nation's streams and groundwater; how water quality is changing over time; and the major natural and human factors that affect current water quality conditions and trends. The strategy is based on an extensive evaluation of the accomplishments of NAWQA over its first two decades, the current status of water-quality monitoring activities by USGS and its partners, and an updated analysis of stakeholder priorities. The plan is designed to address priority issues and national needs identified by NAWQA stakeholders and the National Research Council (2012) irrespective of budget constraints. This plan describes four major goals for the third decade (Cycle 3), the approaches for monitoring, modeling, and scientific studies, key partnerships required to achieve these goals, and products and outcomes that will result from planned assessment activities. The science plan for 2013–2023 is a comprehensive approach to meet stakeholder priorities for: (1) rebuilding NAWQA monitoring networks for streams, rivers, and groundwater, and (2) upgrading models used to extrapolate and forecast changes in water-quality and stream ecosystem condition in response to changing climate and land use. The Cycle 3 plan continues approaches that have been central to the Program’s long-term success, but adjusts monitoring intensities and study designs to address critical information needs and identified data gaps. Restoration of diminished monitoring networks and new directions in modeling and interpretative studies address growing and evolving public and stakeholder needs for water-quality information and improved management, particularly in the face of increasing challenges related to population growth, increasing demands for water, and changing land use and climate. However, a combination of funding growth and extensive collaboration with other USGS programs and other Federal, State, and local agencies, public interest groups, professional and trade associations, academia, and private industry will be needed to fully realize the monitoring and modeling goals laid out in this plan (USGS Fact Sheet 2013-3008).

Rowe, Gary L., Jr.; Belitzm, Kenneth; Demas, Charlie R.; Essaid, Hedeff I.; Gilliom, Robert J.; Hamilton, Pixie A.; Hoos, Anne B.; Lee, Casey J.; Munn, Mark D.; Wolock, David W.

2013-01-01

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Bilingual Means Two: Assessment Issues, Early Literacy and Spanish-speaking Children  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper will discuss issues in assessment and development of early literacy in children who are two - language learners. Included in the paper are summaries of specific research studies that address each of the identified issues. Specifically, this paper will address the following concepts: • Assessment for two-language children in the U.S. requires a posit ive schema around how

Kathy Escamilla

498

Feasibility Study for the PISA ICT Literacy Assessment: Report to Network A  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the findings of a study conducted to explore the feasibility of developing and delivering an assessment of information and communication technology (ICT) literacy for the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). The study was conducted at the request of an expert panel convened by Network A and was funded in…

Lennon, Marylou; Kirsch, Irwin; Von Davier, Matthias; Wagner, Michael; Yamamoto, Kentaro

2003-01-01

499

Are the Lights Coming on? How Can We Tell? English Language Learners and Literacy Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores definitions of reading comprehension, research on how reading comprehension is assessed, and issues in assessing the reading comprehension of English language learners (ELLs). By way of illustration, I present aspects of the literacy practices of an intermediate-grade ELL in a suburban school of the Lower Mainland of British…

Toohey, Kelleen

2007-01-01

500

The 2000 National Doctoral Program Survey  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The 2000 National Doctoral Program Survey has recently been released from The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS), which "is dedicated to improving the quality of graduate and professional student life and education by actively promoting the interests and welfare of graduate and professional degree-seeking students." The survey represents 32,000 graduate students and recent PhDs from 1,300 different programs in the US. The site allows users to rank programs based on student assessment, look at individual program reports, and view overall results for each discipline. The nine topics covered in the survey, which range from teaching and TA preparation to overall satisfaction, are reported by letter grade based on responses and can be viewed by individual topic and individual questions within each topic. Although some programs may only have one or two responses and the NAGPS admits that "The National Doctoral Program Survey is an observational study, not a controlled experiment," the site can be beneficial for prospective students, university administrators, and faculty who hope to gain some insight into a particular university's program.

Wells, Kimberly S.; Niebur, Susan M.; Fagen, Adam P.; Davis, Geoff.; Brown, Malaina L.

2001-01-01