Standards for Adult Education ESL Programs

by TESOL International Association

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface

Part 1: Introduction

Background of the Project
Goals of the Task Force
Core Definitions
Adult English Learners and Programs
Considerations Affecting the Development of Standards
Purpose and Uses of This Volume
- How to Score a Program Using the Program Self-Review Instrument
- Summary Scores and Action Plan Chart
- How to Use the Results

Part 2: Standards for Adult Education ESL Programs

Standards for Program Structure, Administration, and Planning 
Standards for Curriculum and Instructional Materials 
Standards for Instruction
Standards for Learner Recruitment, Intake, and Orientation 
Standards for Learner Retention and Transition 
Standards for Assessment and Learner Gains
Standards for Employment Conditions and Staffing 
Standards for Professional Development and Staff Evaluation 
Standards for Support Services

Part 3: Program Narratives

Introduction
Program 1: Large, Institution-Based Program 
Narrative 
Self-Review Instrument Samples 
Summary Scores and Action Plan 
Discussion of Scores for Program 1
Program 2: Volunteer-Based Program 
Narrative
Self-Review Instrument Samples
Summary Scores and Action Plan
Discussion of Scores for Program 2

Part 4: Program Self-Review Instrument

Summary Scores and Action Plan Chart 
Appendix: Educational Functioning Level Descriptors and Outcome Measure
Definitions for Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language 
References and Further Reading