Calendar Update – Week of May 30 – June 5!!!!

Our Event Calendar is up-to-date for the week of May 30-June 5 with the inclusion of the WIOA 2021-22 Inquiry due date of June 4. Current WIOA recipients must complete this Inquiry through the Online Application and Reporting website. To review the correspondence from Carolyn Zachary regarding the Inquiry, use the following link (when the page opens you will have to choose 2020-21 within the drop-down menu under the CDE Announcements Archive heading; the Inquiry correspondence will then appear at the top of the new page):

WIOA 2021-22 Inquiry Correspondence .

Senate Subcommittee 1 pushes funding increase and funding changes for AE!!!!

In case you haven’t heard yet the CA Senate Budget Subcommittee 1 voted to approve a 4.05% COLA for Adult Education as well as changes in the funding process for AE.

To review the COLA increase agenda item, refer to Item 7 within the Community College Section by using the following link: COLA agenda item .

To review the agenda item addressing the funding changes, refer to Item 53 within the K-12 agenda by using the following link: Proposed AE funding change.

These votes do not guarantee change within the final 2021-22 State Budget, but it is a start in the right direction. It was disappointing to see AE mentioned as a categorical within the agenda item #7.

CASAS Seeking Volunteers for Field Testing!!!!!

Give your adult learners the opportunity to try out the new CASAS assessment series through field testing. The new Listening and Reading series are aligned to the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) for Adult Education and the NRS Descriptors for English Language Learners. The new Math series is aligned to the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education. Here’s a chance to participate in a national study and help validate these new assessment series!

Field Test Information

Field test dates: Now and ongoing through June 30, 2022
Target population: All Adult learners
Content areas (Modalities): Listening & Reading for ESL; Math for ABE/ASE
Field test delivery modes: CASAS eTests & paper/pencil
Methodology: Students may take up to two field tests in each modality.
Learn More About Field Testing
If interested or for more information, please email Field Test Coordinator Karen Burger at or call 1-800-255-1036 ext. 177.

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