Model Programs

The Advancing CA Adult Education Showcase is one of the tools provided for CAEP to support stakeholders in developing and sharing best practices. This showcase is a collection of successful and proven practices that have been implemented across the state by CAEP consortia. Use these examples to get ideas for what practices may work to help your region achieve its goals or to learn more about how consortia have successfully implemented practices your region is beginning to put into action.

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A Community of Practice for more accurate data

The Shasta Tehama Trinity Adult Education Consortium created a Community of Practice for adult education providers.

Program Area(s): ABE / ASE, ESL / EL Civics / Citizenship, CTE / Workforce Prep / Pre-apprenticeship, Adults with Disabilities, K12 Success Region: Northern California State Priority: Program Evaluation Submission Year: 2019

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ABOUT STUDENTS Consortium Announces Promise of Practice

The ABOUT STUDENTS Consortium addresses challenges of data and accountability through professional development.

Program Area(s): ABE / ASE, ESL / EL Civics / Citizenship, CTE / Workforce Prep / Pre-apprenticeship, Adults with Disabilities, K12 Success Region: Inland Empire State Priority: Program Evaluation Submission Year: 2019

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ACCEL Consortium and Community Partners Working Together for Student Success

ACCEL's Data and Accountability Practice with Promise

Program Area(s): ABE / ASE, ESL / EL Civics / Citizenship, CTE / Workforce Prep / Pre-apprenticeship, Adults with Disabilities, K12 Success Region: Bay Area State Priority: Program Evaluation Submission Year: 2019

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Accurate Collection and Reporting of Student Barriers to Employment

CAERC members use program areas and other clues to identify barriers to employment and AEP barriers to employment report for data cleanup

Program Area(s): ABE / ASE, ESL / EL Civics / Citizenship Region: Northern California State Priority: Program Evaluation Submission Year: 2019

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Addressing Rural Challenges

Rural challenges may of language and internet access for testing.

Program Area(s): ABE / ASE, ESL / EL Civics / Citizenship Region: Central Valley State Priority: Program Development / Curriculum / Classroom Submission Year: 2019

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Adult Education Leadership Network and Data and Accountability Team Support

Regular team meetings helped improve data quality and informed program design.

Program Area(s): ABE / ASE, ESL / EL Civics / Citizenship, CTE / Workforce Prep / Pre-apprenticeship, Adults with Disabilities, K12 Success Region: Central Valley State Priority: Program Evaluation Submission Year: 2019

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Aligning Data Collection and Program Practices

Making data available and usable to all members of the consortium to articulate outreach and avoid unnecessary duplication of efforts and services.

Program Area(s): ABE / ASE, ESL / EL Civics / Citizenship, CTE / Workforce Prep / Pre-apprenticeship, Adults with Disabilities Region: Los Angeles Basin State Priority: Program Evaluation Submission Year: 2019

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Alignment of Data and Assessment

The North Coast Adult Education Consortium members aligned data collection and assessment.

Program Area(s): ABE / ASE, ESL / EL Civics / Citizenship, CTE / Workforce Prep / Pre-apprenticeship, Adults with Disabilities, K12 Success Region: Northern California State Priority: Program Evaluation Submission Year: 2019

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Better Data and New Mechanisms for Making Data-Informed Decisions

The Solano Valley Adult Education Consortium (SVAEC) improved regional data collection and developed prototypes of tools that will improve its capacity to make data-informed decisions.

Program Area(s): ABE / ASE, ESL / EL Civics / Citizenship, CTE / Workforce Prep / Pre-apprenticeship, Adults with Disabilities, K12 Success Region: Northern California State Priority: Program Evaluation Submission Year: 2019

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CAEP Outcomes Resources Customized for One Consortium

CAERC staff develop customized resources to help consortium members understand and meet the student outcomes data collection and submission requirements.

Program Area(s): ABE / ASE, ESL / EL Civics / Citizenship, CTE / Workforce Prep / Pre-apprenticeship, Adults with Disabilities, K12 Success Region: Northern California State Priority: Program Evaluation Submission Year: 2019

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Implementing single sign-on for adult students

Successful effort to bring single sign-on access to LAUSD's 70,000 Division of Adult & Career Education (DACE) adult students

Program Area(s): ABE / ASE, ESL / EL Civics / Citizenship, CTE / Workforce Prep / Pre-apprenticeship, Adults with Disabilities Region: State Priority: Program Development / Curriculum / Classroom Submission Year: 2018

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Acceleration strategies help advance student academic, career goals.

The Inland Adult Education Consortium (IAEC) piloted three student acceleration models during the 2016-17 program year: a cohort model, co-location of services and a noncredit boot camp.

Program Area(s): ABE / ASE, ESL / EL Civics / Citizenship, CTE / Workforce Prep / Pre-apprenticeship Region: Inland Empire State Priority: Program Development / Curriculum / Classroom Submission Year: 2017

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Adult school steps up to fill role held by one-stop workforce center.

Members of the Sierra Joint Consortium partnered to continue providing workforce development services and to launch additional adult education programming when previous center had to scale back.

Program Area(s): CTE / Workforce Prep / Pre-apprenticeship Region: Northern California State Priority: Learner Transition Submission Year: 2017

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Adult schools, college join to align 100+ courses to smooth college transition.

The Education to Career Network of North San Diego County brought together more than 40 faculty members for the Curriculum Alignment Project, and they created alignment where there had been none.

Program Area(s): ABE / ASE, ESL / EL Civics / Citizenship, CTE / Workforce Prep / Pre-apprenticeship Region: San Diego - Imperial State Priority: Program Development / Curriculum / Classroom Submission Year: 2017

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College field trips inspire adult learners to chart their educational paths

Members of the East Region Adult Education consortium (San Diego) worked together to launch monthly college visits to help students envision it in their futures.

Program Area(s): ABE / ASE, ESL / EL Civics / Citizenship, CTE / Workforce Prep / Pre-apprenticeship Region: State Priority: Learner Transition Submission Year: 2017

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Culinary industry engagement leads to accelerated student outcomes

Advance (the Lake Tahoe Adult Education Consortium) joined industry partners to develop a culinary boot camp – a creative solution that met demand and led to positive student outcomes.

Program Area(s): ESL / EL Civics / Citizenship, CTE / Workforce Prep / Pre-apprenticeship Region: State Priority: Program Development / Curriculum / Classroom Submission Year: 2017

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VCAEC Cooks Up A Culinary Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Ventura Adult and Continuing Education partnered with the American Culinary Federation to develop the county's first pre-apprenticeship program. Students learn and earn while receiving certifications.

Program Area(s): ABE / ASE, CTE / Workforce Prep / Pre-apprenticeship Region: Central Coast State Priority: Learner Transition Submission Year: 2017

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Career Skills Institute provides workplace preparation, satisfies employer needs

A first in the California Community Colleges system, Santa Barbara Community College launched the noncredit certificate program tailored to meet the employability demands of today’s workforce. 

Program Area(s): ABE / ASE, ESL / EL Civics / Citizenship, CTE / Workforce Prep / Pre-apprenticeship, Adults with Disabilities Region: State Priority: Leadership Submission Year: 2016

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Bridge course paves way to community college for adult learners

Members of the Southern Alameda County Consortium designed a class that helped to make the idea of college less intimidating for adult school students.

Program Area(s): ESL / EL Civics / Citizenship Region: State Priority: Learner Transition Submission Year: 2015