NAAL Web Page, December 19, 2005
EFF NJ Conference, December 2,
NAEPDC NAAL Web Page
December 19, 2005
We are compiling resources for you to use regarding to the National
Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) at:
There is a new navigation bar in the menu on the left side of the home page,
if you want to start there.
The page includes the following sections:
include links to OVAE's and the Coalition's resources.
Please submit any press releases, newspaper articles, or other resources
that you might want to share with your colleagues. Just email them to
Brenda at email@example.com
Thanks to Brenda for working so diligently to compile these resources for
EFF NJ Conference
December 2, 2005
Destinations to Literacy, Learning and Life: A National Conference on Adult
December 14-15, 2005
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Equipped for the Future
The New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission
As we complete the final preparations for the conference, our excitement
increases as in anticipation of hearing from so many folks in the field who
are integrating Equipped for the Future (EFF) standards- based instructional
practices into their programs.
As we began planning for this conference with our partners, we sent out a
request for proposals, reaching out to the various programs and states that
are implementing EFF, and we received proposals from across the country. In
addition to the 24 EFF sessions that are scheduled, there are a number of
sessions that have been coordinated through the New Jersey SETC, totaling 36
sessions over the course of the conference. We are pleased to have a
colleague from India joining us as a conference presenter.
I would also invite you to learn more about the new adult literacy
assessments that Educational Testing Service (ETS) and several Charter
states are working together to develop. Designed to measure adult learnersí
skills in reading and math, these standards-based assessments are linked to
current research and theory. These web-delivered assessments will include
open-ended tasks that measure and report learners' progress across a broad
range of knowledge and skills. Because the assessments are computer-based,
many of the administrative burdens associated with scoring, test
administration, and record keeping will be eliminated or minimized.
Irwin Kirsch from Educational Testing Service (ETS) will be at the
conference to discuss this important new assessment. If you can not attend
the conference, I urge you to contact him to learn more about the
assessments and to consider your stateís becoming a Charter member.
Itís not too late to register and join us in Atlantic City! For more
information on the conference and to register go to
Keep up the good work. Let me know when we can help.