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1 Using the TESOL Program Standards for Program Review Developed by the Center for Adult English Language Acquisition - CAELA Presenter: Phil Anderson Date: December 12, 2006 Time:8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Sponsors: Region V Training Council Monroe County School District 2

2 CAELA Contact Information CAELA is a project of the Center for Applied Linguistics Address: Center for Adult English Language Acquisition at the Center for Applied Linguistics th Street NW Washington DC Tel. (202)

3 Book Order Information Standards for Adult Education ESL Programs ISBN Teachers of English of Other Languages 700 South Washington Street, Suite 200 Alexandria, VA 22314, USA Tel (703)

4 Training Agenda Using the TESOL Program Standards for Program Review December 12, Opening/Introduction to Workshop 2. Overview of Adult ESOL Program Standards 3. Break 4. Demonstration of Self-Review Instrument 5. Practice using the Self-Review Instrument 6. Summary Scores and Action Plan Chart 7. Break 8. Application & Strategies to Use Instrument 9. Wrap-up & Evaluation

5 Goal of Workshop Familiarize participants with the content of the Standards for Adult Education ESOL Programs publication so local programs can use the Self-Review Instrument to evaluate their program.

6 Objectives Participants should be able to: Describe the difference between program, content, and performance standards Identify the 9 categories of program standards Use the Self-Review Instrument to analyze the level of implementation of standards in a program Use the Summary Scores Chart to identify areas for program improvement Identify a vareiety of ways the Self-Review Instrument can be used for a program review

7 History of TESOL Program Standards 1991 – Adult Education and Literacy Act required development of program quality indicators 1997 – TESOL Task Force appointed to review standards 1998 Title II of Workforce Investment Act required program quality standards and Learner Performance Goals 2000 TESOL Task Force developed program standards 2002 – TESOL Task Force added Program Self-Review Instrument

8 Purpose of the Standards Document To provide a descriptive framework for examining any adult education ESOL program

9 9 Categories of Standards Program Structure, Administration, Planning Curriculum & Materials Instruction Recruitment, Intake & Orientation Retention & Transition Assessment & Learner Goals Employment Conditions & Staffing Professional Development & Staff Evaluation Support Services

10 Table of Contents Program Narratives Large, Institution-Based Program Small, Volunteer-Based Program Self-Review Instrument Samples Summary Scores Action Plan Discussion of Scores

11 Table of Contents (cont’d) Program Self-Review Instrument Standards under each category Measures, sample evidence, action plan, comments, and score Summary Scores Chart

12 Table of Contents (cont’d) Appendices NRS ESOL Educational Functioning Levels References and Further Reading


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