Open Comment for MA Policies for Effective Adult Ed - Cover Letter with Policies

May 17, 2017

Dear Program Directors, I am pleased to present the draft FY2019 Massachusetts Policies for Effective Adult Education in Community Adult Learning Centers and Correctional Institutions Download MS WORD Document (the Policies) for your review and comment. Aligned with the Indicators of Program Quality (IPQ), the purpose of the Policies is to help Community Adult Learning Centers (CALCs) and Correctional Institutions (AECI) prepare for the exciting yet challenging task of operating an adult education program. To that end, the Policies provide an explanation of policy requirements derived from multiple sources including federal legislation, research and data, and practitioner wisdom and experience. Compared to their predecessor, the Policies reflect ACLS' policy shifts toward: (1) program flexibility, (2) an adult education system that is focused on outcomes, and (3) alignment with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) priorities, specifically the 13 WIOA considerations. Please review the Policies and participate in our open comment period survey at FY19 Policies for Effective Adult Basic Education. The deadline for participating in the survey is June 7, 2017. We look forward to receiving your feedback and using it to inform future revisions to the Policies. Sincerely,
Jolanta Conway
ABE State Director

Last Updated: May 17, 2017

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