Links to new strategies, demonstration projects, and promising and emerging practices.
California Adult Education Honor Roll
The California Department of Education (CDE) sponsors several programs that honor and recognize adult education programs and adult learners. The links provided lead to descriptions of successful adult learners and commendable adult education programs and practices in California.
California Adult Learner Persistence Project
Because mandatory attendance requirements do not apply to adults, the ability of students to voluntarily remain in education programs, or "persist," is a key factor in adult learner achievement. By focusing on learner persistence, adult education and literacy providers can better assist learners in meeting their educational goals.
Resources to help California adult education teachers and administrators improve knowledge and skills through professional learning activities.
Professional Development Resources
Quality professional development and learning experiences designed to foster individual growth and continuous improvement for California adult education literacy providers.
These leadership projects are contractors working with the CDE Adult Education Office to provide assistance to educators and learners.
Adult Literacy Professional Development Project (CALPRO)
Fosters continuous program improvement through a comprehensive, statewide approach to high quality professional development for the full range of adult education and literacy providers.
Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS)
Provides essential tools and resources for assessment, instruction, and evaluation.
Outreach and Technical
Assistance Network (OTAN)
Designed to provide support for technology, electronic collaboration, and distance learning for adult education in California.
Management bulletins are periodically issued to provide legal and regulatory information to adult education and literacy providers, contractors, and other interested parties.
Bulletin 05-01: Implementation of Assembly Bill 23
This chaptered bill resolves the long-standing disputed claims for adult education average daily attendance (a.d.a.) from 1990-91 and 1991-92, allows for the redistribution of prior year adult education funds if an excess exists, and adjusts unused authorized limits of a.d.a. units, commonly referred to as "a.d.a. cap."
Bulletin 05-02: Teaching the Spanish General Education Development (GED)
Information for school districts receiving adult education state apportionment about the legal requirements of offering GED preparation classes in the Spanish language.
Bulletin 06-03: Retention of Records
Information and directions about retention of records for adult schools and Workforce Investment Act, Title II grant recipients.
Bulletin 06-04: Special Education Students and Adult Education
Clarifies the circumstances under which special education students may be served in adult education programs and how to best meet the needs of special education students within the context of adult education.
Provides links to resources, procedures, and regulations governing adult education programs in California.
Assessment Policy Template (DOC)
This fiscal year 2008-09 template may be used by federally funded agencies to meet Assessment Policy Guidelines.
California State Plan 1999-2004 (DOC;
Extended through June 30, 2013.
Workforce Investment Act, Titles
I and II Partnership
Reports and guidelines regarding the partnership between adult education and the workforce development system.
Adult Education Handbook
for California (2005) (PDF; 1MB)
This handbook describes the key elements of the administration of an adult education program.
Workforce Investment Act, Title II Legislative Report
Implementation and Impact of the Workforce Investment Act, Title II Adult Education Program Year 2010–11.
California Annual Performance Report
Annual report required by the United States Department of Education from each state receiving federal Workforce Investment Act Title II funds.