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BK-59 Preparing for Storms in Florida
The Florida Literacy Coalition is pleased to bring you this guide to help you and your family prepare for hurricanes and other weather emergencies. This plain language manual can be used by educators, including adult and family literacy practitioners, to share important safety information while teaching basic skills. It is adapted from a wonderful resource entitled Preparing for Storms in Louisiana developed by the University of New Orleans Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART).

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BK-2 Key Concepts and Features of the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy
Describes the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) key features and data types. This publication covers the critical concepts and features carried over from the 1992 assessment, as well as those new to the 2003 assessment. By providing an overall picture of important goals and aspects of the 2003 NAAL, this publication provides a context for interpreting the results

BK-5 NAAL: First Look at the Literacy of America’s Adults in the 21st Century
The 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) measures the English literacy of America's adults (people age 16 and older living in households and prisons). NAAL builds on the previous national assessment of literacy completed in 1992.

BK-6 The Health Literacy of American Adult: Results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy
The Health Literacy of America’s Adults is the first release of the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) health literacy results. The results are based on assessment tasks designed specifically to measure the health literacy of adults living in the United States. Health literacy was reported using four performance levels: Below Basic, Basic, Intermediate, and Proficient.

BK-10 Vocational Education Practices That Support Welfare Reform
Documents the practices of vocational education programs that support welfare reform by preparing individuals for workforce entry that leads to job retention and advancement and hence to self-sufficiency. This compendium provides federal, state, and local decision makers with information about vocational education's contribution to effective workforce preparation.

BK-13 Mobilizing Evidence-Based Character Education
Offers strategies for working with external evaluators and key stakeholders in planning and implementing a scientifically sound evaluation.

BK-14 Literacy in Everyday Life: Results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy
Describes how adults use written information in workplace, family, and community settings, as well as the relationship between literacy and formal education.

BK-16 Success Factors in Achieving High Adult Learners
This publication is a collection of adult learner experiences coupled with research in adult learning persistence, created by the Florida Literacy Coalition with support from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

BK-20 QEd: Scientific Evidence for Adult Literacy Educators
QEd will bring you ideas and information from the expanding scientific research base on how adults learn to read. This first issue tells the story of how researchers are using the high quality, scientific standards that adult literacy deserves and demands.

BK-22 Outstanding Results: Tomorrow’s Challenge
This book profiles the achievements and best practices of 10 outstanding adult education and literacy education programs in nine states that received the 1998-99 Secretary's Awards from U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley. The programs were selected from 35 nominated programs using the following criteria: program design, instructional design, learning environment, professional development, achievement of learner goals, and program standards and evaluation.

BK-27 National Evaluation Of The Even Start Family Literacy Program: 1994-1997: Final Report
Reports results of the second national evaluation of the Even Start Family Literacy Program, a 4-year effort designed to describe types of Even Start projects that were funded, the services provided, the collaborative efforts undertaken, and obstacles to implementation that were encountered. This report discusses the effects on children, parent literacy, parenting skills, and family life.

BK-28 Getting started in Adult Literacy
Booklet developed by the Florida Literacy Coalition to provide potential literacy programs with an introduction to key concepts and program components to consider when starting or building a literacy initiative.

BK-29 Literacy is Good Business

Focus on the Basics--is the quarterly publication of the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy. It presents best practices, current research on adult learning and literacy, and how research is used by adult basic education teachers, counselors, program administrators, and policy makers. Focus on Basics is dedicated to connecting research with practice, to connecting teachers with research and researchers with the reality of the classroom, and by doing so, making adult basic education research more relevant to the field.
Focus on the Basics issues include:

BK-40 Workplace Education
BK-42 Modes of Delivery
BK-44 Corrections Education

BK-45 Youth in ABE Programs
BK-46 Learners’ Experiences
BK-47 'Isms

BK-48 Literacy News
This newsletter is created and published by the State Literacy Resource Center hosted by the Florida Literacy Coalition. It provides information and resources on a wide range of adult education and literacy topics.

BK-49 Bilingual Clip Sheets
The BOCES Geneseo Migrant Center has developed a number of clipsheets featuring important informational topics for recent immigrants and adult learners.  These sheets are available in English and Spanish and are written for low-level readers.  Sheets in the following topics are available:

Careers-includes a clip sheet featuring information on each of the following career paths: auto mechanics, bilingual careers, construction work, computer work, daycare providers, nursing, and teaching, among several other job niches.
Job Search—includes a clipsheet featuring information on the steps necessary to find a job from getting references to keeping a job. Kit contains a total of 11 clip sheets on job search topics.
Health—includes information on basic health practices and preventions from a breast self-examination to the effects of pesticides on people.  Kit contains a total of 15 clip sheets on living a healthy life.
Survival Skills—provides clip sheet with great information for recent immigrants on information like looking for housing, Social Security and driving responsibly in the United States.  Kit contains a total of 8 clip sheets on important survival skills for people new to the United States.

BK-50: National Household Education Surveys of 2001 – Participation in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning: 2000-01
This book provides an overview of career pathways and describes approaches to aligning basic skills training and partnership efforts with local career pathways. This manual is organized into sections describing approaches to implementing pathways components, examples, challenges encountered, and resources.

BK-51: ABE Career Connections: A Manual for Integrating ABE into Career Pathways
This is the first full report using data from the Adult Education and Lifelong Learning Survey of the 2001 National Household Education Survey Programs on the educational activities of adults in the United States.

BK-52: National Assessment of Vocational Education: Final Report to Congress, Executive Summary
This publication provides the executive summary of the full report to Congress by the National Assessment of Vocational Education, which was charged with evaluating the status of vocational education and the impact of the Perkins III act.

BK-53: Educational and Labor Market Performance of GED Recipients: Executive Summary
This publication focuses on research addressing the educational and occupational experiences of adults and out-of-school youth who earn the General Educational Development (GED) Certificate. 

BK-54: National Household Education Surveys Program of 2003: Tubular Summary of Adult Education for Work-Related Reasons
This publication from the National Center for Education Statistics presents selected data on adults' participation in work-related educational activities in the United States over a 12-month period from 2002-03.

BK-56. Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Developing Reading and Writing
Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Developing Reading and Writing, which is based on the report, presents an overview of what is known about how literacy develops the component skills of reading and writing, and the practices that are effective for developing them. It also describes principles of reading and writing instruction that can guide those who design and administer programs or courses to improve adult literacy skills. Although this is not intended as a "how to" manual for instructors, teachers may also find the information presented here to be helpful as they plan and deliver instruction.

BK-57. Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Supporting Learning and Motivation
Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Supporting Learning and Motivation, which is based on the report, describes principles of effective instruction to guide those who design and administer adult literacy programs and courses. It also explores ways to motivate learners to persist in their studies, which is crucial given the thousands of hours of study and practice required to become proficient. The booklet concludes with a look at technologies that show promise for supporting individual learners and freeing busy adults from having to be in a particular place in order to practice their literacy skills. Although this booklet is not intended as a "how to" manual for instructors, teachers may also find the information presented here to be helpful as they plan and deliver instruction.

BK-58. Learning to Achieve: Research-Based Resources and Professional Development to Increase Achievement of Adults with Learning Disabilities

BK-60. Using Research and Reason in Education: How Teachers Can Use Scientifically Based Research To Make Curricular & Instructional Decisions
As professionals, teachers can become more effective and powerful by developing the skills to recognize scientifically based practice and, when the evidence is not available, use some basic research concepts to draw conclusions on their own. This paper offers a primer for those skills that will allow teachers to become independent evaluators of educational research.

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