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ARCS Panel Video

Adult Reading Components Study Panel

The video may be used in Session Three as an alternate, large group activity.

This panel discussion focuses on adult reading research, and in particular on the Adult Reading Components study (ARCS). The ARCS was conducted by John Strucker, Director, and Rosalind Davidson, Assistant Director, who are researchers at the NCSALL.

Adult Reading Components Study
ARCS was the first large-scale attempt to use a battery of individually administered reading and language tests to describe the reading of students enrolled in adult basic education (ABE) and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) programs. Nearly 1,000 adult learners from 30 learning centers in seven states were assessed in order to develop instructionally-relevant cluster profiles of adult readers.

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