End-of-Year Progress Report: Implementation and Impact of the Workforce Investment Act, Title II Adult Education Program Year 2010–11
The 2009 Budget Act requires the California Department of Education to report on specific aspects of the implementation of the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Title II. This report responds to these requirements. Report highlights are as follows:
California’s Adult Education Workforce Investment Act, Title II System
Served 598,486 students
- 57 percent English as a Second Language learners
- 27 percent Adult Secondary Education learners
- 16 percent Adult Basic Education learners
Funded 250 agencies
- 167 Adult Schools
- 31 Community-Based Organizations
- 17 Community College Districts
- 9 Library Literacy Programs
- 6 County Offices of Education
- 20 County Correctional Facilities
California Federal Performance
- The California WIA, Title II agencies exceeded all 11 state performance goals.
- Over 22,000 adult students obtained a high school diploma or General Educational Development certificate.
- 44.6 percent of students advanced one or more federal reporting levels.
- The persistence rate of students in all Educational Functioning Levels improved, and California achieved a total persistence rate of 71.2 percent.
- Points of Entry is a foundation grant to facilitate ex-offenders access to career pathways and supportive services.
- Policy to Performance is a federal initiative to increase transitions to postsecondary pursuits.
- Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy grant supports evidenced-based practice.
- Adult Basic Skills Pilot supports workforce skills certification.
- Administrator’s Forum promotes the sharing of best practices.
- National Career Awareness Project is designed to support adult education teachers and counselors.
- English Literacy and Civics Education assesses and measures student achievement of civic objectives as well as citizenship testing.
If you need a copy of this report, please contact Myra Young, Education Programs Consultant, Coordinated Student Support and Adult Education Division, by phone at 916-323-4312 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.