As the 2010 Florida Literacy Conference approaches, I’m shuffling through the Resource Center to see what materials I can share with you at conference. I encourage you to email me if there’s anything, in particular, that you’d like to see at the Florida Literacy Coalition exhibit booth.
This year I will be including 3 new titles that will make their first appearance at the Florida Literacy Conference.
Feel free to click on the images to view a PDF version of the publication.
Guide to Performance Management for Community Literacy Coalitions
This guide addresses how community literacy coalitions and their partner organizations can track the progress they are making to improve literacy in their communities, then use this information to improve their activities and, therefore, the effectiveness of their work. The guide provides suggestions for a community literacy outcome measurement process that covers both individual literacy assistance programs and the community Literacy Coalition. Although the guide focuses more on performance measurement and performance management from the perspective of community Literacy Coalitions, many of its recommendations may also be helpful to individual literacy service providers.
Basic Reading Skills and the Literacy of America’s Least Literacy Adults
The 2003 NAAL assessed the English literacy skills of a nationally representative sample of 18,500 U.S. adults (age 16 and older) residing in private households. NAAL is the first national assessment of adult literacy since the 1992 National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS). The NAAL project comprised four assessment components: the core literacy tasks, the main literacy assessment, the Fluency Addition to NAAL (FAN), and the Adult Literacy Supplemental Assessment (ALSA). Results from the main literacy assessment are reported as averages and as the percentage of adults in each of four literacy levels: Below Basic, Basic, Intermediate, and Proficient. This report focuses on results from the FAN and the ALSA
Learning to Achieve: A Review of the Research Literature on Serving Adults with Learning Disabilities
The development of Learning to Achieve was informed by an extensive literature review that serves as a foundational document reflecting the current knowledge base. The six topics covered in the literature review are: assessment, English language learners, accommodations, teaching methods, transition, and impact of LD.
The FLC exhibit table will also have its usual inventory of resource materials including Promising Practice forms!
Check out all of our clearinghouse resource materials online by clicking here. If you have received resources from the clearinghouse you found particularly useful, let us know about it in the comments section below.
See you in a few weeks!