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ERIC Number: ED536036
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 82
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
Adult College Completion Tool Kit
Tolbert, Michelle
Office of Vocational and Adult Education, US Department of Education
This "Adult College Completion Tool Kit" is designed to connect state administrators and local practitioners to the strategies, resources, and technical assistance tools resulting from the Department's work. States can use this information to identify and implement state adult education leadership priorities, supported by federal "Adult Education and Family Literacy Act" ("AEFLA") funds, which encourage and support adult learners transitioning to college. The tool kit focuses on three areas: (1) Access: Academic preparation, financial resources, and other support students need to enroll in postsecondary education programs; (2) Quality: Evidence-based practices used by programs to ensure their services prepare students adequately for postsecondary education; and (3) Completion: Administrative policies and programmatic approaches to encourage student persistence in postsecondary education programs. In each chapter, strategies, resources, and tools relevant to adult education administrators and local adult education practitioners are highlighted. Each chapter also includes state and local examples illustrating how programs can improve the college transition process for their students. The tool kit concludes with a call to action. A summary list of the resources and tools described in the chapters and handouts for four target student populations--adult basic education students, incarcerated individuals, veterans, and high-skill immigrants--are provided in the appendix. Administrators and practitioners can use these handouts to encourage their students to meet the president's challenge and prepare for at least one year of postsecondary education or training. Appended are: (1) Tools and Resources; (2) Adult Learners: Five Steps to Prepare for College; (3) Individuals in Corrections: Five Steps to Prepare for College; (4) Veterans: Five Steps to Prepare for College; and (5) High-Skill Immigrant: Five Steps to Prepare for College. (Contains 2 figures and 4 footnotes.)
Office of Vocational and Adult Education, US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 202-245-7700; Fax: 202-245-7838; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Students; Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED); MPR Associates, Inc.