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Improving Practice

NCSALL has established a network of two labsites: 1) ESOL labsite in Portland, Oregon, and 2) ABE labsite in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The role of labsites in adult education is to provide stable environments for conducting high quality research, facilitate close collaborations between researchers and practitioners, allow for systematic innovation, experimentation and evaluation of promising new instructional methods, materials and technologies, and create knowledge that improves our understanding of adult learning and literacy and improves practice.

NCSALL Labsites' goals:

NCSALL Labsites' key characteristics:

For detailed information on NCSALL labsites, please visit their Web sites: