When Less is More: A Comparative Analysis for Placing Students in Adult Literacy Classes

Venezky, R. L.; Bristow, P. S.; Sabatini, J. P.
Date of publication: 
Sun, 1995-01-01

Ideally, adult literacy students should be placed at the

instructional level corresponding to their abilities.

But because abilities are seldom known from prior

instructional experience, a battery of tests is usually

administered. The most widely used such test is the

TABE (Tests of Adult Basic Education), a normreferenced,

multiple-choice exam. This procedure has

several problems, however.