One of the things adult educators must be concerned about is measuring how successfully the learners are mastering a set of skills and content. Traditionally, these are measured through standardized assessments such as TABE or the GED. Other measures of success used in the adult education field can be employment rates. However, our work with adult learners acquiring digital literacy skills led us to consider new ways of measuring success. The Measuring Success Brief summarizes findings that demonstrate the need for incremental, learner-centered evaluations of success in digital literacy acquisition programs.
Let us know what you think in the comments section. What have you experienced in the area of measuring success? How might the findings we set forth in this brief help you continue thinking about ways to serve your population of learners?