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Information, reports, news bulletins, useful resources for program development and implementation, and links to additional resources.


Links to new strategies, demonstration projects, and promising and emerging practices.

AB 86 Adult Education Consortium Program External link opens in new window or tab.
The AB 86 Adult Education Regional Consortium Program is the result of a partnership between the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) and the CDE to provide planning and implementation grants to regional consortia of community college districts and school districts for the purpose of developing regional plans to better serve the educational needs of adults.

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 External link opens in new window or tab.
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.

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.

Management Bulletins

Management bulletins are periodically issued to provide legal and regulatory information to adult education and literacy providers, contractors, and other interested parties.

Bulletin AEFLA-2017-01 Data Privacy Guidelines and Procedures
Provides guidance regarding the collection of social security numbers and obtaining written consent to share information for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) implementation while protecting and safeguarding personal information contained in education records for WIOA, Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) 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.

Bulletin 06-03: Retention of Records
Information and directions about retention of records for adult schools and Workforce Investment Act, Title II grant recipients.

Frequently Asked Questions

WIOA Supplement Not Supplant
Questions and answers regarding the Supplement not Supplant provision of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act.

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)

California Adult Education Data Administration Manual 2015-16 (PDF; 11MB)

California State Plan 2015-16 (DOC; 2MB)
(Transition year)

California State Plan 1999-2004 (DOC)
Extended through June 30, 2015.

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.


Workforce Investment Act, Title II Legislative Report 2013-14 (DOC; 2 MB)
Implementation and Impact of the Workforce Investment Act, Title II Adult Education Program Year 2013-14.

Workforce Investment Act, Title II Legislative Report 2012-13 (DOC; 2MB)
Implementation and Impact of the Workforce Investment Act, Title II Adult Education Program Year 2012–13.

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 Investment Act Title II funds.

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Last Reviewed: Monday, May 14, 2018
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