Are your intermediate level readers stuck? Do you have instructors who teach reading, but aren’t certified as reading teachers? WIOA law specifies that “the essential components of reading instruction” be incorporated into instruction including alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. Do you know how to do this?
We are recruiting local program teams to participate in STAR training. Each team must include an administrator (or someone with authority to make decisions and changes at the program level and one or more instructors per program team. Instructors will need to be working with adult students reading at grades 4 – 8.9 (NRS levels 3 and 4) throughout the training because part of the training is implementing what is learned in your classroom. Students can be ABE or ESL, but ESL students need to have a TABE reading test and score at grade equivalency of 4 – 8.9.
Today more than ever, it is critical for adults to acquire the basic literacy skills necessary to succeed. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) has developed STAR to provide states with the resources and training needed to improve the quality of reading instruction in adult education.