Appendix E. Promising Practices for California ABE/ESL Programs
In conjunction with the WIA Title II program evaluation process, CASAS staff review survey responses and focus group notes to document practices that reflect effective, innovative, creative activities that go beyond the basics. Other means to identify possible promising practices are site visits, listservs, and nomination by CDE consultants, CASAS staff, as well as self-nomination. Current guidelines and criteria for selection of promising practices are based on recommendations for the Field Evaluation Design team in 1999-2000.
To receive recognition as a Promising Practice, the practice must have potential application in other adult programs and address at least one of the following:
- improve program accountability
- focus on development of skills needed in the workplace
- promote collaboration/cooperation with other programs or agencies
- promote the effective use of technology
There are more than 41 promising practices in the following categories:
- Action Research
- ESL -Citizenship
- Family Literacy
- Program Management
- Technology/Distance Learning
- Vocational ESL
Visit the CASAS Web site at http://www.casas.org for more details.