Literacy and Numeracy Gains Webinar. February 3, 2011 9:00 am - 11:00 am. Literacy and Numeracy Gain. Agenda Purpose Introduction Improvement Literacy and Numeracy Gains Assessment Tools Positive Outcome Calculation ASSET Screens Questions and Answers. Literacy and Numeracy Gain.
February 3, 2011
9:00 am - 11:00 am
DWD is proving this technical assistance webinar for WDBs
that failed the Literacy and Numeracy Gain performance
measure. The webinar will provide information that will
help WDBs improve this measure for Program Year 2010.
In June 2010, DWD provided this same webinar and encouraged
WDBs to check in ASSET if the correct data was provided in the
required fields. We remind you again today that case managers and
other staff working with out-of-school youth check and see if the correct
data is in ASSET, so you will not fail again.
An individual who has been determined eligible for the
WIATitle I Youth Program and has received a WIA funded
program element/service is a participant and will be
counted in the WIA Title I Youth Common Measures.
Common measures are an integral part of DOL/ETA’s
accountability system and one of the tools used to evaluate
Items that need to be addressed to improve the
Literacy and Numeracy Gains measure:
Literacy and Numeracy Gains
What is this measure?
Of those out-of-school youth who are basic skills deficient:
the number of youth participants who increase one or more educational
functioning levels divided by the number of participants who have
completed one year in the program, (i.e., one year from the date of first
service) plus the number of participants who exit before
completing a one year in the program.
Only common measure that is not exit-based.
Who is included this Measure?
Out of school, basic skills deficient youth ages 14 – 21
Who is Excluded in this Measure?
All out-of-school youth must be assessed in reading and
WDBs are required to use one of the following assessment
tools when assessing out-of-school youth. (Adult Basic
If an out-of-school youth has English as a Second Language (ESL)
WDBs are required to use one of the following assessment tools:
About These Assessments
Key factors contributing to a Positive Outcome:
Key factors contributing to a Positive Outcome
How Does the Youth Achieve a Positive Outcome?
For example, an individual is placed in the Beginning Basic
Education level in math and the Low Intermediate Basic Education
level in reading at pre-testing (refer to the Educational
Functioning Levels at www.nrsweb.org).
The individual achieves an educational gain if they place in either
the third ABE level in math or the fourth ABE level in reading at
If an individual remains basic skills deficient after taking the
post test and remains in the program, local boards should
continue to provide the individual with basic skills training.
If an individual, through the first year of program
Participation, advances beyond the threshold for basic skills
deficiency, the individual is no longer subject to the Literacy
and Numeracy Gains Measure.
Of those out-of-school youth who are basic skills deficient…
Number of youth participants who increase one or more educational functioning levels
Number of youth participants who have completed one year in the program (i.e., one year from the date of first youth program service) plus the number of youth participants who exit before completing one year in the program.
Of out-of-school basic skills deficient youth:
68 youth who advance one educational functioning level
100 youth completers + 22 program drop-outs = 122
Performance = 55.7%
Critical ASSET Fields:
Note: Both of these fields must be reported “Yes”
2. Manage Services:
Note: Youth must have at least one service other than Design Framework Individual Service Strategy and/or Design Framework Assessment to establish the participation date. The fund source for the service must be WIA Title 1B Youth.
Test Scores: Youth Literacy and Numeracy
Note: For 3b you must enter the grade level and the numeric
score for the reading and math results.
For example: Grade Level Reading Score 8.0 – Numeric Score for Reading 550 and the Grade Level Math Score 7.5 – and Numeric Score for Math – 545
4. Manage Assessments
Test Scores: Youth Literacy and Numeracy
Questions and Answers
Performance is not tracked in ASSET, but the fields that are used to calculate performance have been in ASSET for over four years. Literacy and Numeracy information is tracked in the Youth Test Scores page, under Test Scores – Youth Literacy and Numeracy area in Manage Assessment.
Literacy and Numeracy covers each of the first three years, following the Date of First Service (WIA Title 1B Youth Participation). Performance outcomes are determined on the first, second and third anniversaries of the date of first service.
3. If a youth was enrolled prior to 7/1/05 are they “grandfathered” into the Common Measures now that we are accountable for those measures?
No, once a youth is in the (7) original core performance measures they stay in them until they exit. If the youth is exited and then re-enrolled after July 1, 2005, they will be in common measures.
4. What do we do with (7) original core performance measures?
You still need to enter the data in ASSET.
5. Explain the literacy and numeracy gains warning report and how it is supposed to be used.
6. Explain how literacy and numeracy gains anniversary dates work.
You have one year from the date of first service to achieve an educational functioning level gain. For example, if a youth receives their first service on January 1, 2011 you have until December 31, 2011 to achieve an educational functioning gain.
7. Youth receives first service on January 12, 2010 and is
determined to be in the measure. If they are post tested on
October 15, 2010 and attain the next educational functioning
level, but remains basic skills deficient. They have met the
first year, but they continue to be in the measure in year two.
Does the case manager now have until January 11, 2012 to
attain the next educational functioning level for the second
year or until October 14, 2011?
Case manager has until January 11, 2012.
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