The purpose of the Intellectual Output 3, is to develop an analytical tool for external assessment and self-assessment of adult education relevance and effectiveness, have value as a stand-alone quality assurance tool.
The scorecard will cover different areas of institutional performance. For each area, indicators and screening questions will be developed, complemented by guidance about measurement and evaluation. In addition, in order to facilitate benchmarking and improvement, relevant good practices or superior performance will be identified in each area.
The IO3 tool will:
- raise awareness of the most vital areas of performance that determine adult education providers’ ability to make their educational offer relevant and useful
- help adult education providers to map their strength and weaknesses and to develop effective strategies for institutional development
- offer a checklist of successful institutional policies, practices and models in adult education provision
- raise awareness of emerging priorities and societal expectations from adult education in European countries.
This intellectual output, will contribute towards enabling and improving quality assurance in adult education. Just like IO1, it will not limit itself to minimal acceptable quality indicators but would rather present the “best performer” scenario.