Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS)
Family Engagement Needs Assessment Survey
January 4, 2016
Dear Program Colleagues:
I am writing to request your help. In order to identify the needs and interests of parents and family members who are students in Massachusetts ABE programs, we are conducting an online family engagement needs assessment survey.
As described by Johan Uvin, Acting Assistant Secretary of OCTAE, in the Vision for the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act Memorandum 15-4, the AEFLA, Title II of WIOA, provides critical services and activities to support adult learners with the goal of improving access to education and training and employment opportunities, including targeted services for parents and family members that:
- Assist adults to become literacy and obtain the knowledge and skills for employment and economic self-sufficiency;
- Support the educational and skill achievement of parents and family members to participate in the educational development of their children and improve economic opportunities for families;
- Assist immigrants and English learners in improving their English and math proficiency and understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship; and
- Assist incarcerated individuals in strengthening their knowledge and skills to promote successful re-entry into society.
This five minute survey will help us better provide programs with support, specifically by helping us understand how many parents and family members are enrolled in ABE programs; what information and resources they need to achieve their family goals; and what PD ABE and ESOL teachers and programs would like to receive. To participate, please visit Family Engagement in ABE Needs Assessment.
We thank you for taking the time to participate in this survey and look forward to continuing our work together and providing highly effective services to undereducated and limited English proficient adults in the Commonwealth.
ABE State Director