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RSU 3 Virtual Learning Center in Maine

RSU 3 uses virtual learning to boost family literacy

Taking advantage of Internet connectedness,  RSU #3 (Thorndike) in Maine uses the CASAS online assessment and data management system (TOPSpro Enterprise / eTests Online) to enhance learning results, as do several other partners in its award-winning Virtual Learning Center (VLC).
2013 United States Conference in Adult Literacy Award Winner:
http://mainedoenews.net/2013/05/22/rsu-3-adult-education-program

Stop by and explore the virtual high school/college plus career advice and workforce solutions center environment that the VLC provides to isolated learners in rural Maine. Visit: http://mainedoenews.net/2011/11/08/virtual-learning-literacy.

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The Need: Increasing literacy levels

The National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) estimates that 30 million adults in the United States have only the most minimal ability to read and write in English.

As an adult educator, you continually go all-out to provide the best outcomes for those most in need. You:

  • Provide instruction and never-ending support
  • Use every resource to meet student and program goals
  • Energize all students to maximize their potential
  • Prepare students for postsecondary education and the workforce
  • Meet accountability requirements to document progress

The Solution: Assessment that focuses on real-life competencies and meets student needs

Our staff, many of whom come from adult education teaching, are truly eager to help you and your program to:

I have so many students in my class who have tried and failed at a learning center. Sometimes when they enter my class, they feel helpless and defeated. CASAS changes the way they learn. CASAS gives MEANING to learning because it uses everyday situations that students can apply to life. It's truly a wonderful program! ~ Lucy from Kansas

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