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Improving Accountability and Metrics: Transparent and fair ways we can measure whether goals are being achieved.

Consensus goal: A system of measuring inputs, progress, and results that is realistic, reliable, and monitored to ensure the needs of learners are being met and that students, program managers, funders, and other stakeholders understand the type and level of results being achieved.

How? Quotes lifted from survey responses:

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    Learners should have access to a system where they can learn whatever is needed in well-equipped classrooms and taught by capable professionals.

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      Once engaged, make staying engaged easy and build in measures of progress that communicate that learning is possible.

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    To set, achieve and evaluate progress towards self-identified goals. The system should be able to

accommodate people with different goals.

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    Establish realistic education goals.

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      A well monitored Adult Education System focused on giving the much needed education that each

participant is aspiring to achieve.

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    Learners should be able to hold jobs previously unavailable to them due to lack of reading, writing or math skills or should be able to get a higher paying job.

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      A system that has flexibility to recognize that some learners are not going to achieve NRS standards in a year and has different and accountable standards for these learners.

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    Establish system wide performance and accountability standards.

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      A system to not only track participants, but also those waitlisted.

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      System wide database that can be indexed and easily accessed to provide data for use in evaluation

and program planning.

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    Publish regular reports on how the system is doing.

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      Provide easy access to learn about existing opportunities. Develop a true understanding and respect

for the education system.

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    Programs need to use their data more often and disseminate what is working well.

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