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Evaluation of New Jersey's Literacy Labs

From 1998 to 2000, the Heldrich Center performed two process evaluations of the newly established literacy labs in New Jersey’s One-Stop Career Centers, to inform the implementation and expansion of the effort. The Literacy Labs, which rely heavily on computer-based learning tools, are the state’s main effort to provide basic skills, literacy, and English as Second Language training to individuals in One-Stop Career Centers. The evaluations used interviews with program staff and stakeholders as well as focus groups with participants. The Center also analyzed participants’ pre- and post-participation test scores and participants’ employment experiences before and after participating in the program. (Funded by a grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor/New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission)

Topic: 
Education & Training
Funded By: 
New Jersey Department of Labor/New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission
Status: 
Completed
Keywords: 
literacy
testing
employment
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