Outcomes Assessment Plan Template Educational Outcomes Program/Dept Name Adult Basic Education Submitted by Mindy Coslor, May Haley, Vicki Matzen, Ben Munsey, and Bobbi Ashe Date October 22, 2007 1. Program Goal/Objective: ABE and ESL Program serves individuals in the community who are most in need of literacy services, including those who are low-income or have minimal literacy skills 2. Intended Outcome(s)1 3. Criteria or Target 4. Comparison2 5. Assessment 6. When/How Assessment Methods or Tools will be Accomplished Students will complete More than 33% of WABERS data CASAS test results For all students: Pre-test at ABE and ESL subject students will make indicates 33% as reported in entry. Post-test at end of levels (as defined by the significant academic completed subject WABERS quarter or after a minimum Washington State Adult skills improvement in levels in 2006-07 of 45 hours of instruction. Learning Standards) and Reading, Listening, or be prepared to continue Math ABE students test in their studies at subsequent Reading and Math. ESL levels and/or improve test in Listening and workplace skills. Reading. Students will earn GEDs. Thirty-three students 33 students GED test Yearly national data match will complete GED completed GED in completions as with SSN as reported in 2006-07 reported in WABERS WABERS Students will enter post- Eighty-three students 83 students entered College enrollment Yearly national data match secondary education. will enter post- post-secondary as reported in with SSN as reported in secondary education education in 2006-07 WABERS WABERS 1 Outcomes should include one or more of the following: 1) Cognitive Learning Outcome, 2) Behavioral Learning Outcome, 3) Affective Learning Outcome, or 4) Attainment Outcome. 2 Note if comparison data or groups are available using 1) pre-test/post-test, 2) baseline data, or 3) regional or national data and a brief description if needed. 7. What were the results of the assessment(s)? Significant progress was made in student attainment. WABERS data for Program Year 2007-08 shows that: 38% of students made significant gains (exceeding the target by 5%) 72 students completed their GED or HSD goal on the WABERS Goal Completion chart (exceeding the target of 33 students) 156 students completed their post-secondary goal (exceeding the target of 83 students entering post secondary education) Further study of WABERS data shows continuing room for improvement in areas of student retention and transitions. 8. How were the results used to improve? We have begun a system of managed enrollment in an effort to improve instruction, reduce the interruptions to students’ learning, and increase student gains. To further increase the number of students who continue their ABE studies and complete GEDs, we are extending the orientation, a proven strategy that increases student retention. We also hope to increase advising for all ABE and ESL students, with group advising at the beginning levels and individualized study plans for the advanced students.
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