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ADED 660 Assessment in Adult Education with Emphasis on Adult Literacy

This course will focus on ways of formally and informally assessing the literacy of adult learners. Once learner needs have been identified, specific content ¿materials, tools, and instructional approaches can be used to assist adult learning in various settings. We will also look at appropriate assessments for English as a foreign language; adult English literacy skills needed for work, family, community and continuing education; the uses and issues of standardized tests; assumptions about testing, cultural bias and interpretation of formal tests; test preparation programs; and hiring discrimination caused by misuse of hiring tests. Finally, the course will also cover assessment of adult literacy using approaches such as applications and case studies; planning for work, family and community, including transition to post-secondary education career and vocational preparation; and use of formal testing for college admission, and other educational and vocational programs.

Prerequisites

Special information

Prerequisite: Admission to the Adult Basic Education Certificate program.
4 Graduate credits

Effective May 6, 2020 to present

Learning outcomes

General

  • Assess and evaluate various aspects of English literacy skills needed for work, family, community and continuing education.
  • Critically evaluate various approaches used to formally and informally assess the literacy of adult learners
  • Evaluate and assess how standardized tests disadvantage underrepresented populations in education and the workplace

Fall 2021

Section Title Instructor
50 Assessment in Adult Education with Emphasis on Adult Literacy Staff, Staff Books Course details