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California Adult Education System

WIOA Federal Grant Information
Information for grantees regarding implementation of the Workforce Investment Act, Title II Adult Education and Family Literacy Act Section 225, Section 231, and Section 243 Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education Programs.

California Adult Education Program External link opens in new window or tab.
The California Adult Education Program (CAEP) provides adult education state funding to regional consortia, county offices of education, school districts, community colleges, and joint powers authorities consisting of community colleges, school districts, or a combination of these to support the following programs:

CAEP Major Programs

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)
  • Adult Secondary Education (ASE)
  • English as a Second Language and English Language Civics Education (ESL; EL Civics)
  • Short Term Career Technical Education (CTE)

 CAEP Specialized Programs

  • Adult with Disabilities (AWD)
  • Adults Entering or Re-Entering the Workforce
  • Adults in Training Programs to Support K12 Child Success
  • Pre-Apprenticeship
  • Integrate Education and Training

Adults in Corrections Education Program
Information on jail education funding, education objectives (course approval system), program compliance, and assessment.

Professional Development

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.

Leadership Projects

These leadership projects are contractors working with the CDE Adult Education Office to provide assistance to educators and learners.

California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project (CALPRO) External link opens in new window or tab.
Fosters continuous program improvement through a comprehensive, statewide approach to high quality professional development for the full range of adult education and literacy providers.

Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) External link opens in new window or tab.
Provides essential tools and resources for assessment, instruction, and evaluation.

Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN) External link opens in new window or tab.
Designed to provide support for technology, electronic collaboration, and distance learning for adult education in California.

Policy Resources

Provides links to resources, procedures, and regulations governing adult education programs in California.

Local Assessment Policy Template (PDF)

California Assessment Policy Guidelines 2015 (DOC)

California Assessment Policy Guidelines 2014 (DOC)

California Assessment Policy Guidelines 2013 (DOC)

Workforce Investment Act, Titles I and II Partnership
Reports and guidelines regarding the partnership between adult education and the workforce development system.


Meeting the Challenge: A History of Adult Education External link opens in new window or tab.


California Annual Performance Report External link opens in new window or tab.
Annual report required by the United States Department of Education from each state receiving federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Title II funds.

Questions:   Adult Education Office | | 916-322-2175
Last Reviewed: Friday, February 23, 2024
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