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ABE & Community Colleges In Five States: A Report from CASAS to CAAL

The paper, Adult Basic Education Community Colleges In Five States: A Report from the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS) to the Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy get adobe reader, published by the Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL) September 16, 2003, compares selected program characteristics of community college and non-community college programs in five states (Oregon, California, Iowa, Connecticut and Hawaii) based on comparable data collected by the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS). The characteristics investigated include size of enrollment, demographics, education level, retention, staffing, service to welfare clients and learning gains. For each state, data from individual programs is aggregated at the state level and comparisons are drawn. The paper is the first in a series of working papers to be issued by CAAL in the coming months and to be followed by a final task force report and recommendations in the fall of 2004.

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