Richard L. Stiles was a consultant in the California Department of Education from 1975-2001, serving in the Adult Education
Office from 1979-1988 and 1991-2001, and in the Amnesty Education Office from 1988-1991, where he was Manager. The largest
part of the collection consists of California adult education data reports, analyses, and correspondence related to the federal
Adult Basic Education Enrollment Reports (ABE-1) for California to the California Basic Educational System (CBEDS). Also included
are papers about the CA State Department of Education Management reorganization from 1986-1987, the State Literacy Resource
Centers (SLRCS) 1992, and the adult education governance and funding issues in 1995, including the CBO audits. Another significant
section of papers is related to California's federal 310 projects, especially the development of the California Adult Student
Assessment System (CASAS) from 1980-1992. There are copies of twelve background papers related to assessment and test development.
The collection includes original masters of ten products of the Adult Education Institute, most with diskettes. Also included
is the original application for local agencies to provide educational services for the Immigration and Reform and Control
Act (IRCA)of 1986.
Richard L. Stiles was a consultant in the California (State) Department of Education (SDE, CDE) from 1975-2001, serving in
the Adult Education Office from 1979-1988 and 1991-2001, and in the Amnesty Education Office from 1988-1991, where he was
Three file boxes, one oversize box
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