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Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS)

Performance Accountability

In an effort to ensure that adult students in the Commonwealth achieve and maintain family-sustaining wages, it is paramount that programs help students achieve outcomes to that end. Programs must provide high-quality instruction that helps students complete educational functioning levels, attain high school equivalency credentials, enroll in postsecondary education and/or training, and have viable careers. ACLS's vision for adult education focuses on outcomes in order for programs to continue to support students on their pathways to success.

Moreover, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) ensures access to education and workforce services for individuals with barriers to employment through increased accountability among states that receive federal adult education funding.

Currently ACLS has created one state performance standard: Measurable Skills Gain (MSG). The links included on this page provide information about this standard.



Last Updated: July 11, 2017
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