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Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS)

13 Considerations of WIOA Crosswalk
with the
Massachusetts Indicators of Program Quality, Version 1.2

13 Considerations of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity ActIPQ Alignment
1. The degree to which the eligible provider would be responsive to (A) regional needs as identified in the local plan under section 108 and B) serving individuals in the community who were identified in such plan as most in need of adult education and literacy activities, including individuals-(i) who have low levels of literacy skills; or (ii) who are English language learners.IPQ 2, 2.1, 3
2. The ability of the eligible provider to serve eligible individuals with disabilities, including eligible individuals with learning disabilities;IPQ 1, 2, 2.2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9
3. Past effectiveness of the eligible provider in improving the literacy of eligible individuals, to meet State-adjusted levels of performance for the primary indicators of performance described in section 116IPQ 5
4. The extent to which the eligible provider demonstrates alignment between proposed activities and services and the H. R. 803-195 strategy and goals of the local plan under section 108, as well as the activities and services of the one-stop partners; IPQ 1, 3
5. Whether the eligible provider's program- (A) is of sufficient intensity and quality, and based on the most rigorous research available so that participants achieve substantial learning gains; and (B) uses instructional practices that include essential components of reading instruction;IPQ 1, 1.2, 3, 4
6. Whether the eligible provider's activities, including whether reading, writing, speaking, mathematics, and English language acquisition instruction delivered by the eligible provider, are based on the best practices derived from the most rigorous research available and appropriate, including scientifically valid research and effective educational practice;IPQ 4, 4.2
7. Whether the eligible provider's activities effectively use technology, services, and delivery systems, including distance education in a manner sufficient to increase the amount and quality of learning and how such technology, services, and systems lead to improved performance;IPQ 1, 4, 4.3
8. Whether the eligible provider's activities provide learning in context, including through integrated education and training, so that an individual acquires the skills needed to transition to and complete postsecondary education and training programs, obtain and advance in employment leading to economic self-sufficiency, and to exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship; include the essential components of reading instructionIPQ 1.2, 4
9. Whether the eligible provider's activities are delivered by well-trained instructors, counselors, and administrators who meet any minimum qualifications established by the State, where applicable, and who have access to high quality professional development, including through electronic means;IPQ 7.4, 9.1
10. Whether the eligible provider's activities coordinate with other available education, training, and social service resources in the community, such as by establishing strong links with elementary schools and secondary schools, postsecondary educational institutions, institutions of higher education, local workforce investment boards, one-stop centers, job training programs, and social service agencies, business, industry, labor organizations, community-based organizations, nonprofit organizations, and intermediaries, for the development of career pathways;IPQ 3, 6.1
11. Whether the eligible provider's activities offer flexible schedules and coordination with Federal, State and local support services (such as child care, transportation, mental health services, and career planning) that are necessary to enable individuals, including individuals with disabilities or other special needs, to attend and complete programs;1.2, 1.3, 3, 6
12. Whether the eligible provider maintains a high-quality information management system that has the capacity to report measurable participant outcomes (consistent with section 116) and to monitor program performance;IPQ 5, 10
13. Whether the local areas in which the eligible provider is located have a demonstrated need for additional English language acquisition programs and civics education programs.IPQ 1, 2, 2.1, 3


Last Updated: June 19, 2017
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