AEP Questions and Answers
This is a collection of questions that are most frequently asked of the AEP Office. They are organized by topic area and will be updated as needed.
The State is already working on many of these policy areas. However, consortia still have to work out some of the local/regional intake issues – assessment, appraisal, referrals, case notes, etc. with your local adult education members and partners. Continue working through these building blocks for regional alignment and share insights with the AEP Office.
They are the same thing. All members of all consortia should have received the link to the survey. The link was sent directly to the Consortia Contacts that the AEP office has listed. For additional questions or for additional information about your consortium’s submissions, please contact Judy Mortrude from CLASP at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first AEBG Year 1 report to the Legislature is due in September 2016. The first draft of the CLASP report will be available in Spring 2017. We will be able to share that with the Legislature as it becomes available, as well as incorporate findings in our Year 2 report in September 2017.
We will look into that.
Thank you for your suggestions. CLASP will be looking at strategies to broaden the distribution of the survey.
Consortia still have to work out some of the local/regional intake issues – assessment, appraisal, referrals, case notes, etc. with your local adult education members and partners. Continue working through these building blocks for regional alignment and share insights with the AEP Office. This information can then be shared with the legislature to show our progress.
For AEP purposes, we count all students in the seven program areas as long as they are following their respective agency’s education code. Currently, there is nothing to prohibit charging fees for a CTE K12 adult course (as we couldn’t find any recent guidance from CDE, although a management memo does prohibit fees for ASE, ABE, & ESL). The framework for the course curriculum and training should include course competencies and industry based standards. As for credentialing, you must follow the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing regulations on K12 adult school teachers.
As described. the teachers you mention may have the prerequisite qualifications to receive their designated subjects CTE credentials, so you will likely want to follow the steps provided by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing here. You can also reach out to the credentialing experts at the Contra Costa County Office of Education here so they can guide you through the CTE credentialing process.
Often the credentialing issue is based on your district's teacher employment procedures and local credential analyst.
The apps are on the consortia webpage – under AB86.
This was decided by all state agencies involved, with the information provided below available through the AEP.org website here: http://aebg.cccco.edu/For-AEBG-Grantees/AEBG-Funding
AEP Funding - Where's My Money?
Regional Consortia Allocation Formula
Key state agencies (California Department of Education, State Board of Education, the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, and the Department of Finance) met to develop a funding formula for adult education regional consortia according to the Adult Education Block Grant Program legislation set forth in AB 104.
Use this link to read the explanation of the AEP Regional Consortia Formula Allocations: http://aebg.cccco.edu/portals/1/docs/reporting/Regional%20Consortia%20Formula_final%20versionF.pdf
Use this link to see the table of census variables by region: http://aebg.cccco.edu/portals/1/docs/reporting/Copy%20of%20Census%20Variables%20by%20Region%20Final%20vF%20REV2%2010%2026%2015.pdf
Below is a link to the Federal Register of approved tests for AEP. NWEA is not listed here, so unfortunately, the test is unable to be used. Any test on this approved list can be used in place of CASAS assessments.
This would be true if you are using the appropriate credits to show the gain. Please work with CASAS as they have covered in the regional training how to use high school diploma credits to show gains (which is aligned with the federal WIOA and carnegie units).