LA PLATA, Md. (April 28, 2009)—The Lifelong Learning Center, part of the Charles County public school system, was recently chosen by the United States Department of Education and the American Institutes for Research as one of five national sites to be included in a study focused on transitioning English as a second language (ESL) adults to basic education, diploma programs and post secondary education.
Researchers from the American Institutes for Research visited Charles County last month to attend classes, and interview teachers, students, administrative and data entry staff at the Lifelong Learning Center. Students were also invited to participate in a focus group to share their experiences with the researchers.
The Lifelong Learning Center was nominated to participate in the study by the Maryland State Department of Education. Also included in the study are adult educational sites in Maine, California, New Mexico and Texas. The study will be published later next year after an additional six national sites are selected.
For more information on the American Institutes for Research, visit http://www.air.org/.
Source: Charles County public school system