5-Year Trends in Adult Education:
R-ALLYTM looked at national enrollment, staffing, and outcomes data for adult education programs. The data source was U.S. Department of Education National Reporting System data*. Data were from the fiver-year period of 2006-07 to 2010-11.
Enrollment data tell us about the types of learners who enter programs. Staffing data provide information on staff working in adult education programs. Also, adult learners entering a program may have goals beyond learning basic skills, such as getting or keeping a job. They may want to take a high school equivalency test or go to college. If they meet a goal, they have made an outcome. Data on outcomes may change across time.
To keep national data informative, we organized results as frequently-asked questions (FAQ). These FAQ offer a snapshot in time at a very broad level. Checking state-level trends, or reviewing local data, will provide even more specific answers. Contact us for assistance with data.
* = reported as of 2/21/2012
FAQ about Adult Learners:
1. How many learners entered adult education programs? How did enrollment change in five years? More recently?
2. How did enrollment change by program type**?
3. What were the largest age groups? Did more teenagers enter adult education programs in five years than before?
4. How did the youngest enrollees differ by program type**?
5. How did English language learner enrollment vary by age group?
FAQ about Adult Education Staff:
6. What was the balance of full-time and part-time staff?
7. How many staff members worked in adult education? What about volunteers?