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This site is designed for administrators, educators, and prospective and current students. All users can find an adult school or community college in their area, learn about adult education programs and student supports, access program guidance and updates from the CAEP Office.

Access the CAEP Tools to find resources related to planning, reporting and onboarding.

Onboard Tool; Regional Planning Tool; Data Reporting Tool

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To register and access information about upcoming training and webinars. Click here

Access to Archived Webinars
Archived webinars are located on the EDUCATORS or ADMINISTRATORS (then Webinars) pages.

CAEP 508 Compliance Commitment can be found on the EDUCATORS page under resources.

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Summit 2022 Registration is now open!
The CAEP Summit 2022 is ideal for the teachers, coordinators, administrators and support staff in the network of California adult education providers under the California Adult Education Program. This event will offer relevant and new information through dynamic presentations with emphasis on working creatively and collaboratively to respond to the current needs of adult learners and help ensure learners are well prepared for employment or further education.
CAEP Adult Dual Enrollment Brief
In late 2021, CAEP TAP contracted with High Road Alliance (HRA) to gather input from the field about the status of ADE today. This research brief captures lessons learned from adult education providers and community colleges who have promoted dual enrollment in adult education and credit-bearing college courses, to inform expanded use of the approach statewide. Drawing upon ten interviews, one peer learning circle attended by twenty-seven individuals, and engagement of an advisory group of experienced practitioners the brief also identifies challenges to implementing the promising strategy and recommendations to state policymakers and leaders to support its scaling to benefit greater numbers of California’s adult students.
Nominate a Model Program
As the 2021-22 program year is coming to a close, take a moment to reflect on the amazing strides your program has made this year. Then, consider submitting a model program recognition for an opportunity to be recognized at the CAEP Summit 2022. The CAEP Office and CAEP TAP welcomes nominations of California Adult Education Programs, demonstrating innovative, emerging, or model practices for the Advancing CA Adult Education Award and recognition. Access the model program nomination webpage to learn more about the nomination criteria, scoring rubric, and more. Nominations for a chance to recognized at this year’s summit close August 17, 2022.
CAEP Summit 2022 Call for Proposals Open
This year’s theme is The Power Is Yours! Use Your Plan to Evolve and Re-Engage! Share and discuss your promising practices, strategies, and other resources related to policy, technology/distance learning, student support services, transition services, equity and cultural responsiveness, innovation, partnerships, student data reporting, and more in your adult education program.