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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.


If you are a college, you can use the CCFS-320 Reporting System or TOPSPro or your local attendance system. (K12 & COEs can use TOPSPro or their attendance system). If these systems do not report minor increments (like 30 minutes) or did not track services, then you would not report these in NOVA as you have no system verification. Please remember that all hours must be verifiable.

Yes – this is the total hours of instruction or service by program area collected by our systems between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

Yes. Please report any of these instructional hours based on the distance-learning model (where students accrue hours without necessarily being in the classroom or being with the teacher).

Your attendance system should be able to do this. TOPSPro has this capability by program area.

Then you would not be able to report any hours for those services. Keep in mind, your hours reported in NOVA must reflect verifiable data. Since this will become an annual process, we hope that next year’s report will capture all of these services and reflect a truer picture.

Yes. There would be zero hours for that member. But they could still report operational costs and leveraged funds.

Services can be any assessment, counseling, intake, placement, orientation, support service, transition services, etc. a student may receive at the agency school site. Students can receive services outside of the classroom instructional hours. However, this will vary by how each agency sets up their program and tracks hours in their systems.

We are reporting dollars received and spent/expensed between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. For example, if you collected $100,000 dollars in fees for an adult education program, we are assuming those fees were expended. In general, all collected fees, during the period, should be reported in NOVA for this exercise. Note: community education, community services, and contract education are fee-based programs, but are outside of the California Adult Education Program.

Please report the seven adult education noncredit program areas regardless of funding. So. any expenses related to noncredit ESL, ABE/ASE, AWD, K12 Success, CTE, Workforce Reentry, and/or Pre-Apprenticeship courses must be submitted in NOVA for this exercise.

At a minimum, we will be required to report state funded expenses for the prior state fiscal program year by program area. Estimates would be due in September, with actuals to be certified in December. More details later this year.