The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education’s (OCTAE) is engaged in ongoing efforts to ensure that all adult students, including English language learners (ELLs), can obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency. This project built upon tools and material developed by OCTAE to produce resources to help adult education programs expand their basic capabilities to adopt and implement college and career readiness standards in adult education.
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To increase the success of the 2.5 million adults who access the nation’s adult basic education system, the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education has conducted several projects to provide Adult Basic Education students with rigorous standards comparable to those found in K-12. AIR staff identified a writing panel to develop the EFLS and a review panel, which assessed them and prepared a brief summary report of the process.
Accountability is a necessary and critical focus in education. In 2012, the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board (DCPCSB) did not have an accountability system in place to monitor adult education public charter schools. AIR consults with DCPCSB, using its expertise in developing, advising on, and updating accountability systems to support the board in creating a fair and appropriate accountability system. AIR provides insights into policy changes in adult education and the changing needs of the DCPCSB accountability system.
1 Sep 2009
For more than 15 years, AIR has led the National Reporting System for Adult Education for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE). AIR developed the adult education accountability system—the NRS—and from its inception developed a parallel line of technical assistance activities to ensure its effective implementation and use.