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Adult Basic Education and Family Literacy Program Request for Proposal. May 9, 2012. Adult and Prison Education Resources. Important Dates. RFP available - May 9, 2012 Technical Assistance Available (302) 857 3340 Deadline - June 8, 2012, 4:00pm. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • May 9, 2012

    Adult and Prison Education Resources

  • RFP available - May 9, 2012

    Technical Assistance Available 857 3340

    Deadline - June 8, 2012, 4:00pm

  • Under 18 years old - 22.9%18 years old + - 77.1%65 years old and up - (13%)

    87% have a High School Diploma or higher (Age 25+)27.7% have a Bachelors Degree or higher13% without a high school credential 3.7% dropout rate in the K-12 System1,442 students out of 39,124

    Unemployment 7.3%Families in poverty - 7.4% ; Individuals in poverty 11%Speak a language other than English 12.2% Females/Males - 51.6% / 48.4%

    2010 American Community survey

  • Provide instructional and support services to adult learners so they refresh and increase academic skills or English Language Proficiency in order to:

    Obtain employmentRetain employmentEnter postsecondary education and/or trainingObtain a GED or High School Diploma

  • 16 and olderNo upper age limit

    Formally exited from K-12

    Not performing at GED/High School Diploma level skillsGED normed on Graduating SeniorsHigh School Diploma based on Delaware Graduation Requirements

  • Disadvantaged Adults

    Adult Immigrants

    Homeless Adults

    Individuals with Disabilities

    Incarcerated Adults

    Single Parents and Displaced Homemakers

  • ReadingMath NumeracyWritingSpeakingThinking SkillsSoft SkillsEmployability Skills/Specific SkillsCivics

  • OrientationAssessment State of Delaware Assessment Policy

    Placement into appropriate EFL National Reporting System Guidelines

    Monitoring student progress and program outcomes LACES

    Support services to promote retention

    Post assessment

    Transition to next steps

  • LevelMinimum Attainment LevelBeginning Literacy ABE48%Beginning ABE55%Intermediate ABE Low56%Intermediate ABE High56%Adult Secondary Education Low40%ESL Beginning Literacy45%ESL Low Beginning66%ESL High Beginning67%ESL Low Intermediate59%ESL High Intermediate58%ESL Advanced50%

  • OutcomesMinimum Attainment LevelsObtain a GED/High School Diploma85%Placement into employment50%Retention in or Job Advancement55%Placement into Postsecondary Education or Training17%

  • Adult LearnerEmploymentAcademic Skills/GED/HS Diploma integrated with Work Readiness/Career Skills Post Secondary Education Specific Skills TrainingAcademic Skills/GED/ HS DiplomaChoice of Program Delivery Format

  • AdministrationProvision of services Monthly meetings for coordinatorsMonitoring of student progress and program outcomesData collection into LACES and formally monitored on a quarterly basis

    InstructionClasses must meet a minimum of 4 hours per weekClasses must meet for 120 hours over the yearAverage student contact is a minimum of 75 hours

  • Funding

    Receipt of award to June 30Expenses will be monitoredCosts reasonable, allocable, allowableAll expenditures must be documentedEquipment must be inventoried and available for monitoringAdministration cost 5% Cap25% Match mandatory requirement

  • Funding DocumentsAdult Education and Family Literacy Act of 1998

    OMB Circulars


  • CollaborationsSupport learner attendance and increase retentionExpand learner opportunities and motivate learner to completeExtend resourcesAverage cost for an ABE student - $ 366/yearTypes Partnerships/MOUsHybrids/IntegrationCompletion/Next StepReferrals

  • Adult programming needs to be available throughout the state particularly in areas of limited educational attainmentAll EFL populations must be served either through provision of services or collaborationsAdministrative costs can not exceed 5%There must be a 25% match, monetary or in-kind services

  • CertificationBachelors Degree, Praxis 1, and adult education trainingK-12 Certification

  • Other Questions