Self-Study Guide for Evidence-Based Practices in Adult Literacy Education

Self-Study Guide for Evidence-Based Practices in Adult Literacy Education

REL Southeast has developed a self-study guide to help adult literacy education providers collect, organize, and analyze evidence that they can use to improve program performance. The guide provides a template for a team of adult educators to assess their implementation of an adult education program's literacy practices and discuss potential improvements.

The guide can be used by states, districts, colleges, and programs implementing adult literacy education, and the self-study process can be applied to various populations and settings, including English learner programs, adult basic education programs, and programs in correctional institutions. Teams of adult educators, including administrators, counselors, and teachers, would use the guide to reflect on current strengths, challenges, and areas of improvement in planning or implementation.

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The Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs) build the capacity of educators to use data and research to improve student outcomes. Each REL responds to needs identified in its region and makes learning opportunities and other resources available to educators throughout the United States. The REL program is a part of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in the U.S. Department of Education. To receive regular updates on REL work, including events and reports, follow IES on Facebook and Twitter. To provide feedback on this or other REL work, email


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Self-Study Guide for Evidence-Based Practices in Adult Literacy Education

 Wednesday, June 24, 2020

3:00pm - 4:30pm ET

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This webinar will allow you to understand how to use the guide, ask the authors questions, and consider how to use this tool in your own setting. Consideration of implementation of the practices shared in the guide may help increase knowledge of evidence-based practices which may lead to increased literacy outcomes and retention rates in adult education programs.  Please join us!