Adult Education State Directors and Their Staff Members
Don't forget to nominate
your state's adult education website for a Website Excellence Award to be
announced at the National Training Institute in Denver in November.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS OCTOBER 10, 2005
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Star 91 – 100%
Star 80 – 90%
Star 70 – 89%
Layout and Design (25 points)
is visually appealing with good use of color harmonies.
Graphics are consistent and have a purpose.
is easy to read with fonts that are consistent throughout.
Backgrounds, if applicable, do not interfere with the readability of
Overall website design is consistent throughout.
space is used appropriately.
Website is easy to use and includes aids and tools (e.g., navigation
instructions, site map, FAQ’s, plug-in downloads, and help resources).
Functionality (25 points)
to see how fast it will
load with slower connections.)
page links back to your home page or to a table of contents page so that
your visitors do not get lost within your site.
pages have a navigation system that allows visitors to return to any
page within the site (with minimal “clicks”).
search engine and/or site map with text links is provided
with longer text have links that bring your visitor back to the top of
website has begun to address access issues related to Priority 1 of the
W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. (Your homepage will be checked
http://webxact.watchfire.com/. Accessibility errors measured by the
automatic checkpoints for Priority 1 only should reveal no errors.)
Content (50 points)
Content is useful, up-to-date, and appropriate for the intended users.
Content is organized into categories that are easily recognized by the
user (e.g., professional development, state policies, curriculum and
Content includes state policies and guidance appropriate to the use of
Content includes a variety of resources and helpful information (e.g.,
sample lesson plans, teacher and/or local director handbooks, forms,
training calendars) that are appropriate for teachers, local
administrators, and other interested stakeholders.
Content includes links to additional resources outside of the state
Content is free of grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. errors.
includes easily accessible contact information (e.g., names, phone
numbers, addresses, and/or email addresses) of appropriate state staff
members if users have questions.
includes a “recommendation” function to allow direct input from users.