Connecticut State Plan for Adult Education and Family Literacy
Title II of the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Public Law 105-220 requires each state to submit a five-year plan for adult education to the U.S. Department of Education. Moreover, in Connecticut, state legislation mandates the provision of adult education services, free of charge, to any adult 16 year of age or older who is not enrolled in a public elementary or secondary school program. Connecticut utilizes federal adult education funds to expand program offerings and give a wide variety of agencies the opportunity to offer locally responsive programs.
Because WIA has not been reauthorized, Connecticut's Initial state plan for FY 2001 through 2004 has been updated with one-year extension plans that have been submitted beginning with Fiscal Year 2004-05.
Title II of outlines the following three core indicators of performance for adult education programs:
- demonstrated improvements in literacy skill levels;
- placement in, retention in, or completion of postsecondary education, training, unsubsidized employment or career advancement; and
- receipt of a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent.
For each of these core indicators, states must negotiate performance targets based on the percentage of students who will achieve that indicator. Connecticut's negotiated performance levels for a fiscal year are included in its State Plan revision for that particular year (see below):
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