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Information and resources from the California Department of Education to support agencies to ensures that adults have the knowledge and skills necessary to participate effectively as citizens, workers, parents, and family and community members.

Professional development resources, publications, research sites and a special adult education teacher site to assist instructors. Resources for administrators include guidance on credentials, curriculum resources and links to other frequently contacted agencies.

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education External link opens in new window or tab.
Site for teachers and students of privately operated postsecondary educational institutions. The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) is the successor organization to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary & Vocational Education.

California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project (CALPRO) External link opens in new window or tab.
Free professional development opportunities for adult education instructors.

CALPRO Health Literacy Reference Guide External link opens in new window or tab.
Online resource to help teachers locate and use a wide array of currently available health literacy materials and to guide them in incorporating health literacy information into instruction.

CALPRO Research-Based Practices External link opens in new window or tab.
Adult education publications and links to research.

Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) WIA Title II Database External link opens in new window or tab.
The Data Portal presents statistics about adult education at the state and local agency level. Dynamically
search aggregate student demographic and performance data and compare local performance with state
goals and performance and also download selected data for future analysis.

CASAS Curriculum Management and Instruction External link opens in new window or tab.
These instructional resources help teachers use CASAS test results to support youth and adult learners as they become more functionally competent members of the community, the family, and the workforce.

Commission on Teacher Credentialing External link opens in new window or tab.
Responsible for standards and credentialing professional educators in California.

Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN) Teaching Tools and Resources External link opens in new window or tab.
OTAN maintains a collection of resources designed to meet the needs of adult education instructors who want to use technology effectively in the classroom.

Refugee Resettlement Program External link opens in new window or tab.
California's Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP) is administered by the California Department of Social Services, Refugee Programs Bureau (RPB). The RRP assists eligible refugees and other targeted populations to adjust socially and attain the skills needed for finding employment and becoming self-sufficient as quickly as possible.

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services External link opens in new window or tab.
Information about immigration and citizenship.

Questions:   Adult Education Office | | 916-322-2175
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Recently Posted in Adult Education
  • Funding Results (added 16-Feb-2021)
    Adult Education Program entitlements, apportionments, and letters detailing funding information.