Strategic Plan For Adult Education

Goal 1: Improve the educational and employment outcomes for adult education participants.

Objectives

Strategies

Outcomes

1.1
Increase the percentage of educational gains of participants.

1.1.1
Ensure curriculum aligns with the college and career readiness standards.

1.1.2
Ensure adult education classes are at least 75% managed enrollment and instruction is of sufficient intensity and duration for educational gains.

1.1.3
Ensure at least 65% of enrolled participants are post-tested.

1.1.4
Ensure at least 65% of enrolled participants are retained.

 

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1.2
Increase the percentage of participants employed second quarter after exit.

1.2.1
Ensure career coaches provide educational and vocational guidance services to participants.

 

1.2.2
Integrate employability and digital literacy skills into the curriculum.

 

Pending

1.3
Increase the percentage of participants employed fourth quarter after exit.

1.3.1
Ensure career coaches provide educational and vocational guidance services to participants.

 

1.3.2
Integrate employability and digital literacy skills into the curriculum.

 

Pending

1.4
Increase median income of participants second quarter after exit.

1.4.1

Provide career pathways opportunities to participants, concurrently and contextually, that lead to employment in high demand occupations.

 

1.4.2
Provide apprenticeship opportunities for participants through collaboration with the Office of Skills Development.

 

Pending

1.5

Increase the percentage of participants in education leading to credential or employment during program year, achieving measurable gains.

1.5.1

Ensure career coaches provide educational and vocational guidance services to participants.

 

1.5.2
Provide additional mobile high school equivalency testing centers across the state to improve access for participants.

 

1.5.3
Provide quality instruction based on the college and career readiness standards to better align and prepare participants for the high school equivalency test.

 

Pending

1.6

Increase the percentage of participants who obtain a recognized postsecondary credential or diploma during participation or within one year after program exit.

1.6.1

Develop a dual enrollment policy that provides opportunities for academically underprepared participants to enroll concurrently in adult education and postsecondary institutions.

 

1.6.2
Provide apprenticeship opportunities for participants through collaboration with the Office of Skills Development.

 

1.6.3
Provide career pathways opportunities to participants, concurrently and contextually, that lead to employment in high demand occupations.

 

1.6.4
Offer bridge programs or transition services to participants enrolling in postsecondary institutions.


Pending





Goal 2: Improve the quality and accountability of adult education and literacy providers throughout the state.

Objectives

Strategies

Outcomes

2.1
Ensure at least 70% of providers meet state and federal benchmarks.

2.1.1
Review Federal Tables 4 and Table 5 in the data management information system quarterly to check progress.

2.1.2
Monitor Program Improvement Plans (PIP) of providers failing to meet benchmarks.

 

2.1.3
Provide technical site visits to each provider to ensure compliance.

 

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2.1
Ensure at least 70% of providers have a risk assessment score below 50.

2.2.1
Complete a risk assessment report annually on each provider.

 

Pending




Goal 3: Improve the professional educational standards of adult education and literacy providers that lead to enhanced instruction, student learning, and accessibility.

Objectives

Strategies

Outcomes

3.1
Provide ongoing, high quality, specialized professional development training through the Arkansas Adult Learning Resource Center (AALRC).

3.1.1
Facilitate trainings through a variety of mediums to increase access.

3.1.2
Provide training that is aligned to the national leadership activities and helps facilitate teacher effectiveness.

 

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3.2
Ensure college and career readiness standards are integrated in the curriculum that leads to an increase in the number of GED passers.

3.2.1
Implement ESL and ABE/ASE college and career readiness content standards for all functioning levels.

3.2.2
Ensure textbooks and software are based on valid research that align with college/career readiness standards.

 

3.2.3

Integrate transferrable work-related skills, critical thinking, financial literacy, digital literacy, life skills, and study skills into the curriculum for all functioning levels.

 

3.2.4

Align and contextualize basic skills to the advanced skills required for postsecondary education and/or the workforce, including high-demand middle-skills jobs.

 

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3.3
Maximize the use of technology to expand the number of students enrolled in distance learning.

3.3.1
Ensure each provider offers access to education through distance learning.

 

3.3.2
Offer distance learning training to teachers across the state.

 

3.3.3
Recruit students to participate in distance learning.

 

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