LEAP (Learning, Enriching, Achieving, Preparing) was established in 1997 and it has proven to be our most effective way to reach Oklahoma City residents who are in need of basic literacy instruction. In 2012/2013, LEAP allowed us to provide basic literacy or ESL instruction to more than 900. This program takes our literacy classes into other Oklahoma City metro area agencies to provide literacy instruction for their clients who cannot read.
LEAP is strong today and it is the solution to Oklahoma County's adult illiteracy problem. LEAP successfully and cost effectively provides literacy instruction on-site through cooperative partnerships. The client is able to improve his basic literacy skills and stay with his home agency where he is already familiar with his surroundings and the people who are helping him.
II. To determine the progress of our ESL students, CLC uses the Basic English Skills Test (BEST).
III. Assessments, pre and post, are entered into CLC’s database.
IV. To determine client satisfaction, we use an Outcome Measurements instrument. We pre-and post-survey a sampling of our clients to determine if they feel they are making progress. We use the results of the WRAT4, Basic English Skills Test (BEST) and an Outcome Measurements tool to assure that our students and tutors feel that they are making progress.
V. Assessments and surveys are reviewed by the staff to determine the overall progress of the project.
VI. Regularly scheduled staff meetings are held to discuss any concerns, suggestions or adjustments to the project.
VII. The board reviews the findings of the staff at scheduled board meetings and committee meetings.
CLC has developed our own materials and a tutor training workshop designed to give the prospective tutor the tools necessary to provide a student with a learning system which best meets his needs. Our tutors have access to many methods considered beneficial for the client. Tutors are given in-depth information regarding the needs of the student and the responsibilities of the tutor.
CLC Executive Director, Becky O’Dell offers more than 30 years of organizational management and will complete her 21th year with CLC in July of 2017. Her organizational background includes chamber of commerce, economic development, and community relations for a Union Pacific company. Becky has served on many organizational boards at local, regional and state levels. Her duties include administrative and financial management for the organization, public relations, and oversight of all programs.
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