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Academic Accommodations

Accommodations Presentation

Accommodations Ideas for Adult Learners

Accommodations Ideas for Adult Learners with ADHD

Directors Resources

Department of Workforce Services (DWS) Training Contacts by Service Area

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Youth (WIOA) Contacts

How to Establish an Advisory Committee

Local Program Advisory Committees Sample By-Laws

New Directors' Resources

Adult Basic Program
Information about the Adult Basic Program including components that are considered essential for an adult education basic program.

Adult Education Fiscal Compliance
Basic Information on Federal Grants
An introduction to basic federal grant information.

Legal Compliance Audit Guide
Compliance requirements related to the Minimum School Program funds allocated to school districts are addressed in section SOE-1 of this Compliance Audit Guide

Maintaining Student Records
Information about how to Maintaining Student Records and Program Assurances.

New Director Orientation Presentation
An introduction for new directors.

NRS Guidelines
The NRS Guidelines include the NRS Implementation Guidelines and related documents used to assist State and local education staff in managing reporting systems.

The Journey to Improved Outcomes
Survival tips for the new director by Nelda Kissinger. Presented at the New Directors’ Meeting August 11, 2009. 

Tips for Writing Adult Education Grants
Before you start writing your grant, there are things to consider.  This presentation will walk you through what you need to know.

Educator Resources

The commercial products and websites included are for your information and use only and not a requirement from the Utah State Office of Education’s Adult Education Services.

College for Adults
Site designed by the National College Transition Network (NCTN) for independent study or as a supplement for in-class study. It teaches study skills, links to sites with academic online preparation, and guides prospective college students through offices such as admissions and student support.

Education Commissions of the States
The Education Commission of the States provides non-partisan information about education policy to help state leaders develop educational systems.

English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards for Adult Education
American Institutes for Research (AIR)

Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library's mission is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations. The Office of the Librarian is tasked to set policy and to direct and support programs and activities to accomplish the Library's mission.

LINCS - Literacy Information and Communication System
LINCS is a national dissemination and professional development system providing information on literacy research, practice, and resources.

Mentor/National Mentoring Partnership
For more than a decade, MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership has been working to expand the world of quality mentoring. MENTOR believes that, with the help and guidance of an adult mentor, each child can discover how to unlock and achieve his or her potential. MENTOR works with a strong network of state and local mentoring partnerships to leverage resources and provide the support and tools that mentoring organizations need to effectively serve young people in their communities.

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
The 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy is a nationally representative assessment of English literacy among American adults age 16 and older. Sponsored by the (NCES), NAAL is the nation’s most comprehensive measure of adult literacy since the National Center for Education Statistics 1992 National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS).

National Reporting System (NRS)
NRS Web is the primary Web site for the National Reporting System (NRS) for Adult Education. This site includes information about the NRS, recent workshop materials, additional resources, and publications in the field of adult education. In addition, the NRS Web offers a question and answer section, and contact information for project staff, technical working group members, and U.S. Department of Education staff.

NRS Online provides adult education teachers, administrators, and others interested in the adult education program reference material and training related to the guidelines of the National Reporting System.

The National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium
The National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium, incorporated in 1990 by state adult education directors, provides professional development, policy analysis, and dissemination of information important to state staff in adult education.

The National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL)
The National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) is a federally funded research and development center focused solely on adult learning. NCSALL's efforts are dedicated to improving practice in educational programs that serve adults with limited literacy and English language skills and those without a high school diploma. This site has links to many other pertinent sites.

U.S. Census Bureau: American Community Survey
This link provides information on the ongoing U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey. The survey is sent to a small sample of the populace, and it provides information on what the population looks like and how it lives. The information obtained helps communities determine where to locate services and allocate resources.

US Department of Adult Education
The Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL) promotes programs that help American adults get the basic skills they need to be productive workers, family members and citizens. The major areas of support are Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education and English Language Acquisition. These programs emphasize basic skills such as reading, writing, math, English language competency and problem solving.

Utah College and Career Readiness Standards
Through their selections, panelist validated three key shifts in instruction prompted by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and outlined by Student Achievement Partners (2012). The shirts described in this file identify the most significant elements of the CCSS for English Language Arts and Literacy, and Mathematics.

Utah Online Performance Information for Adult Education (UTopia)
USOE funded adult education service providers throughout the state will enter program data into UTopia. In addition to satisfying federal and state reporting mandates, this system will encompass individual program reporting needs. In the event that problems occur while using this system, please request assistance