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Evidence-based Strategies - Examples, Research and Tools

Strategy c: Allow students to sample program activities before enrolling as well as clarify mutual expectations for students, instructors, and the program.


Clinton Student Handbook
Clinton Adult Learning Center
This example of a student handbook from a school district adult education program includes program policies, schedules, and tips for learning.

Genesis Orientation Handbook
The Genesis Center
A handbook for new ESOL students entering a community based organization, designed in an easy-to-read question and answer format.

Making it Worth the Stay: Findings from the New England Learner Persistence Project, pp. 34-36
Andy Nash and Silja Kallenbach
These pages describe the strategies New England programs used to make sure that students understand the program and their learning options.