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 kburger@casas.org or call 1-800-255-1036 ext. 177.

Calendar Update – Week of June 6 – 12!!!!

Additional Professional Development (PD) opportunities have been added for the week of June 6-12.

Tuesday – CALPRO is presenting the webinar “Administrators Forum: Reopening for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Reality”; and the monthly “California Statewide WIOA II Network Meeting” is hosted by CASAS.

Thursday – Session III of the “2021 Adult Education Leadership Institute” is scheduled all day.

Friday – OTAN is presenting the online workshop “Instruction: Engaging Remote Instruction”; and the “2021 Adult Education Leadership Institute Session III” continues.

Each of these PD events has been added to our calendar.

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

CAEP/TAP announced some additional Professional Development (PD) opportunities for the week of May 30 – June 5 that were not already posted on our calendar.

Tuesday – CALPRO continues its online class “Integrated and Contextualized Workforce Skills in the ABE/ASE Classroom, Session 2. Contextualized Instructional Online Strategies”.

Thursday – CALPRO continues its online class “Integrated and Contextualized Workforce Skills in the ESL Classroom, Session 2. Contextualized Instructional Online Strategies”.

Friday – An online workshop “Instruction: Teaching Vocabulary with Technology” will be presented by OTAN.

Each of these PD events has been added to our calendar and within each description you will find a functional link to the appropriate registration page.

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