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Family Literacy Programs

Programs that provide instruction in reading, writing and comprehension for young children in the company of their parents or caregivers to create a literate home environment and enhance the academic achievement of the children. Some programs may include basic training in speaking, numeracy/mathematics and problem solving skills, and target high needs groups such as families with low incomes.

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Adult English as a Second Language Tests

Programs that administer tests to assess the English proficiency skills of adults for whom English is a second language for the purpose of placing learners in appropriate instructional levels and measuring their ongoing progress. Assessment tools include commercially available tests that assess English literacy (reading and writing), listening and speaking skills, as well as classroom-based tools such as surveys, interviews, checklists, observation measures, teacher-developed tests, learner self-assessment and portfolios or other performance samples.

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English Language Proficiency Test Preparation

Programs, which may be available via the Internet, that help individuals prepare for the Test of English as a Foreign Language and other related examinations which test the English language proficiency of international students planning to study in the U.S., Canada, or other countries where English is the language of instruction.

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