Adult Education Strategies: Identifying and Building Evidence of Effectiveness

Adult Education Strategies: Identifying and Building Evidence of Effectiveness

Published: Apr 27, 2021
Publisher: Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education, Evaluation, and Regional Assistance

Nearly 43 million U.S. adults lack the basic English literacy skills required to succeed in the workforce and achieve economic self-sufficiency. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is the key federal investment helping adults acquire these and other important skills, as well as to earn a high school equivalency credential. WIOA encourages adult education programs to use evidence-based strategies to improve services and participant success. This systematic research review suggests a need for more rigorous studies, as there is not yet much evidence to guide decision making around instructional and support strategies for adult learners.

Appendices

Appendices authors: Kelley Borradaile, Alina Martinez, Peter Schochet, Elias Walsh, and Silvia Robles

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