L-1 The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act (H.3238) - introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives July 16, 2009 by Congressman Patrick Kennedy (RI) and Ruben Hinojosa (TX). The AEEGA reflects many of the major recommendations and findings of Reach Higher, America, the final report of the National Commission on Adult Literacy. The corresponding Senate bill (S.1468) was also introduced on July 16th by Senators Jim Webb (VA) and Sherrod Brown (OH). This PDF copy of the House bill incorporates at the end two documents prepared by House staff to clarify the intent and main purposes of the AEEGA.
L-2 House AEEGA News Release- issued by Congressmen Kennedy and Hinojosa on Launching the Adult Education and Economic Growth Act.
L-3 Senate AEEGA News Release - issued by Senator Jim Webb (VA) on Launching the Adult Education and Economic Growth Act (S.1468).
L-4 The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act (S.1468) - introduced in the U.S. Senate July 16, 2009 by Senators Jim Webb (VA) and Sherrod Brown (OH).
REPORTSPIAAC Fact Sheets from American Institutes for Research, May 2013 -- This pdf file contains four fact sheets designed by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to provide information and clarification about the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). The four documents, combined by CAAL into a single PDF file for the convenience of its readers, are: (1) PIAAC: A New Strategy to Assess Adult Competencies and their Social and Economic Impact in the United States and Internationally, 4pp; (2) The U.S. PIAAC National Supplement and Prison Study, 1p; (3) Education and Skills Online Assessment: The Online Version of PIAAC, 4pp; and (4) PIAAC 2012 Publications and Data Tools, 1p.
PIAAC - Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, a series of slides outlining some key features of the PIAAC, from a presentation by Irwin Kirsch of Educational Testing Service, at the American Institutes for Research, March 13, 2013
English Language Instruction in the United States: Determining Need and
Investing Wisely (McHugh, Gelatt, Fix)
Learning in Focus: National and State-by-State Data (2008)
Literacy and Postsecondary Education Students: Overlapping Populations
and Learning Trajectories (Reder)
Perfect Storm: Three Forces Changing Our Nation's Future (Kirsch, Braun,
Chamber Guide to Improving Workforce Literacy
at the Core: Preparing All Students for College and Work
and Economic Competitiveness (Ben S. Bernanke, Chairman)
and Training Policies: New Directions for Less Skilled Adults (Osterman)
ESL Logjam: Waiting Times for Adult ESL Classes and the Impact on English
Nine Seconds in America A Student Becomes A Dropout
the Benefit of All: Strategic Recommendations to Enhance the State's Role
in the Integration of Immigrants in Illinois
Computerized Work and Globalization Shape Human Skill Demands (Levy and
of Educational Inequality for the Future Workforce (Bailey)
Investigating the Language and Literacy Skills Required for Independent Online Learning (Heidi Silver-Pacuilla with original analysis by Stephen Reder) National Institute for Literacy (October 2008)
Wisely in Adult Learning is Key to State Prosperity
Issue Paper 9 – Per Capital Income of U.S. Workforce Projected to Decline IF Education Doesn’t Improve (excerpted from a National Policy Alert of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, for the Spellings Commission on the Future of Higher Education)
Obstacles, Optimizing Opportunities: State Policies to Increase Postsecondary
Attainment for Low-Skilled Adults (Amy-Ellen Duke and Julie Strawn, 2008)
Measurement and Return-on-Investment (ROI) in the Workforce Development
and Local Fiscal Consequences of High School Dropout Problems in Massachusetts
(McLaughlin, Sum, Khatiwada, 2007)
State Adult Education Policies for Low-Skilled Workers (Amy-Ellen Duke
and Evelyn Ganzglass)
English Language Acquisition: Opportunities for Foundations to Strengthen
the Social and Economic Well-Being of Immigrant Families
Recidivism Study (Steurer, Smith, Tracy)
A National Workforce Education and Training Policy (Uhalde, Seltzer, Tate,
Choices or Tough Times