|Title:||Adult Skills Network Lead|
|Principal Investigator:||Cronen, Stephanie||Awardee:||American Institutes for Research (AIR)|
|Program:||Building Adult Skills and Attainment Through Technology Research Network [Program Details]|
|Award Period:||5 years (09/01/2021 – 08/31/2026)||Award Amount:||$2,999,914|
|Type:||Other Goal||Award Number:||R305N210014|
Co-Principal Investigators: Alamprese, Judy; Vanek, Jenifer
Collaborating Institutions: Abt Associates; Jobs for the Future; World Education, Inc.
Related Network Teams: This project will serve as the network lead team for the Building Adult Skills and Attainment Through Technology Research Network (the Adult Skills Network), which conducts research and dissemination to support the millions of U.S. adults who have low basic skills or academic attainment gaps and includes the following other projects– Teaching Skills That Matter (TSTM)-SkillBlox Research Team (R305N210025), Adult Numeracy in the Digital Era: Adaptive Technology for Quantitative and Digital Literacy (R305N210029), Writing in Adult Secondary Education Classes (W-ASE) (R305N210030), Adult Skills Assessment Program: Actionable Assessments for Adult Learners (R305N210031), Content-Integrated Language Instruction for Adults with Technology Support (R305N210032)
Purpose: The Adult Skills Network (ASN) lead serves two primary roles. First, the lead will provide ASN coordination and management to facilitate the work of all ASN grantees in meeting their shared goal to address the needs of adults with low basic skills or academic attainment. Second, the lead will provide national leadership in knowledge generation and translation and guides large-scale dissemination of research-based resources to practitioners and other stakeholders in a form they can effectively use.
Network Leadership Activities:
Planned direct national leadership and dissemination activities work include —
Products: The ASN lead will engage in ongoing dissemination activities with other members of the Network to develop resources that explain factors that support adult skills attainment and inform policy and practice. Products will include the ASN website, communities of practice, brief publications and guides for policymakers and practitioners, blogs, ASN newsletters, videos, peer-reviewed publications, and presentations for a range of stakeholders.