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Preparing Adult Basic
Education Students for
Career-Path Employment *


Anson Green
Carrie Tupa
Workbased English Solutions
Economic and Workforce Development
Alamo Colleges

      Northwest Vista                 Palo Alto
          College                      College


                   Economic and
                    Workforce
    Northeast      Development
    Lakeview                               San Antonio
     College                                 College


                          St.
                   Philip’s College
About us                                        Workbased English Solutions
                                                     • Support the colleges
                                                     • Strategic planning
                Northwest Vista                 Palo •Alto Alto development
                                                       Innovation
                                                     • Palo
                                                       Continuous improvement
                                                 College
 Strategic
                    College                             College
                                                     • Student support
  Director
Anson Green
                                                     • Local, state, national interface
                             Economic and
                              Workforce
  Project     Northeast      Development
Co-Director   Lakeview                               San Antonio
Carrie Tupa
               College                                 College


                                    St.
                             Philip’s College
                                                                                    Problem
                                                               Changing Customer, Same System
100.0
          Percent of Participants in Workforce Training Programs
 90.0
 80.0                                                                        74.6
                                                                    69.4
 70.0                                                    62.8
 60.0                                55.5
                                                                                       Anglo
                47.9
 50.0                                                                                  Black
 40.0                                                                                  Hispanic
                29.0
 30.0                                26.0                                              Other
                21.7                                     22.2
                                     16.8                           18.3
 20.0                                                    12.9                15.1
                                                                    9.9      7.6
 10.0            1.4                  1.7                2.1        2.4
                                                                                2.7
  0.0
                2000                 2010                2020       2030     2040

   The New Texas Challenge, Steve Murdock et al. 2003.
Why is this Important?
Lower / Less                   Higher / More
 Educational attainment        Limited English proficiency
 Reading on grade level        Drop out rates
 Graduation rates              Rates of unemployment
 College access /completion
 Lower per capita income
                                    Legacy System
ABE and Lowest DE Levels
                           Where do we lose
                           ABE students ?

   ESL
  ESL
 ESL
                                    Legacy System
ABE and Lowest DE Levels
                           Where do we lose
                           ABE students ?

   ESL     ABE
  ESL     ABE    GED
 ESL     ABE
                                           Legacy System
ABE and Lowest DE Levels
                                  Where do we lose
                                  ABE students ?

   ESL     ABE
  ESL     ABE    GED
 ESL     ABE
                  College    DE
                            DE
                  Ready?    DE
                                              Legacy System
ABE and Lowest DE Levels
                                  Where do we lose
                                  ABE students ?

   ESL     ABE
  ESL     ABE    GED
 ESL     ABE
                  College    DE
                            DE      College
                  Ready?    DE
                                              Legacy System
ABE and Lowest DE Levels
                                  Where do we lose
                                  ABE students ?

   ESL     ABE
  ESL     ABE    GED
 ESL     ABE
                  College    DE                Work or
                            DE      College    4-year
                  Ready?    DE
                                               Degree
                                              Legacy System
ABE and Lowest DE Levels
                                  Where do we lose
                                  ABE students ?

   ESL     ABE
  ESL     ABE    GED
 ESL     ABE
                  College    DE                Work or
                            DE      College    4-year
                  Ready?    DE
                                               Degree
                                              Legacy System
ABE and Lowest DE Levels
                                  Where do we lose
                                  ABE students ?

   ESL     ABE
  ESL     ABE    GED
 ESL     ABE
                  College    DE                Work or
                            DE      College    4-year
                  Ready?    DE
                                               Degree
                                              Legacy System
ABE and Lowest DE Levels
                                  Where do we lose
                                  ABE students ?

   ESL     ABE
  ESL     ABE    GED
 ESL     ABE
                  College    DE                Work or
                            DE      College    4-year
                  Ready?    DE
                                               Degree
                                                             Legacy System
ABE and Lowest DE Levels
                                                 Where do we lose
                                                 ABE students ?

   ESL             ABE
  ESL             ABE        GED
 ESL             ABE
                               College      DE                Work or
                                           DE      College    4-year
                               Ready?      DE
                                                              Degree

         Altogether , 7% transition to
            postsecondary education
                            (THECB 2010)
“Tipping Point” Is One Year Credit Certificate
 o   Washington State study
 o   Substantial earnings with one year credit
     certificate
     o $2,700 and $1,700 more per year (respectively) for
      students entering with high school or GED
     o ESL students $7,000 more per year
     o ABE students $8,500 more per year
The I-BEST Model

 The model is from Washington State
 Medical Assisting at San Antonio College
 Performance and findings
 Key questions we are exploring
Not a one-size-fits-all model
Instructional Overlap


                  Integration &
      Reading   Contextualization
      Writing                       Technical
       Math                          Training
     Language



                   Co-teaching
1: Non-Integrated Instruction

                                        Basic Skills or ESL
                                        Student Support
                                         (No instruction, just
 The basic skills                              support)
 instructor assumes a
 support role and assists
 students who are           Technical
 struggling with the         Training
 professional-technical
 content.
2: Non-Integrated Instruction with
Separate, Contextualized Basic Skills

 The technical and
 basic skills
 instructors jointly       Technical Training
 identify the basic
 skills that are
 needed to succeed
 in the course, which       Contextualized
                           Basic Skills or ESL
 are then taught
 separately.
3: Partially Integrated Instruction

  The basic skills
                                    Technical
  instructor assumes a
  support role, but the
  course content now            Basic Skills or ESL
  includes more focus on
  basic skills in addition to
                                    Training
  the professional-
  technical content.
4: Fully Integrated Instruction

 The professional-technical          Technical
 and basic skills instructors
 work together to revise the
 content of the existing        Basic Skills or ESL
 course more extensively to
 accommodate basic skills
 students.                           Training
Characteristics of I-BEST Cohort
              Higher functioning students



           Student met program requirements


           Student did not meet program requirements
  I-BEST
  Cohort    Students functioning at lower levels
San Antonio College
I-BEST at San Antonio College
         Medical                       Medical Law and
       Terminology                         Ethics
      Reading Focus                     Writing Focus



                      Medical
                      Assisting


                         Computer
                       Applications
                      Individualized
                        Instruction
How are students
    performing?
Approximate Reading Grade Level at Program Entry
            Amelia, ~9th
              grade              Delilah, ~5th                   Katelyn, ~8th           Stephanie, ~9th
                                    grade                           grade                    grade

                                                                            Maria, ~10th
                      Elvira, ~10th grade                                     grade



                                                       Yolanda, ~7th                  Crystal, ~6th grade
                                                           grade




                                            Elda, ~9th grade
  0     1         2          3          4          5         6          7         8           9        10
                                                                                                               The Floor
                                                                                                               (for entering
Dev Ed Reading                                                                                                 Medical Assisting)
     0303

                 Amelia, ~9th grade
Dev Ed Reading
                                            Delilah, ~5th grade                     Katelyn, ~8th grade        Stephanie, ~9th grade
     0302


Dev Ed Reading                                                                                   Maria, ~10th grade
     0301
                              Elvira, ~10th grade



                                                                                                              Crystal, ~6th grade
                                                                       Yolanda, ~7th grade




                                                         Elda, ~9th grade
0            1            2             3            4             5            6            7            8             9           10
                                                                                                   The Floor
                                                                                                   (for entering
Dev Ed Reading                                                                                     Medical Assisting)
      Medical Law and
     0303

         Ethics Course
             Average:
Dev Ed Reading
                                 Delilah, ~5th grade
     0302
                79
Dev Ed Reading                                                                        Maria, ~10th grade
     0301



                                                                                              Medical Law and
                         Medical Law and                                                       Ethics Course
                          Ethics Course                     Yolanda, ~7th grade                  Average:
                            Average:                                                                 85
                                70


                 Medical Law and
                  Ethics Course
                    Average:                  Elda, ~9th grade
0            1      2




                        75   3            4             5            6            7            8           9            10
Cost Savings?
   An answer for 87% of            Cost w/o I BEST
    Alamo Colleges                    $9,786 for cohort to take
    requiring DE courses               standard DE reading
                                       sequences only
                                      5-17% chance they would
   3 students required 3              enter college credit in in
    levels of DE reading               three years


   6 required 2 levels             I-BEST DE Cost
                                      ≈ $2,366 total reading
                                       intervention to date
   All are passing in college
                                      They may require more
    credit courses                     reading, but are
                                       performing well now
                                                                     Career Path Models
GED/ HS

                                     _____Health_____
      CNA: $9.65
                                                    LVN: $17.50                    RN: $27.38

             Medical Assistant: $11.12
                                                    Pharmacy Technicians: $13.64

             Dental Assistant: $14.21
                                                    Dental Hygienists: $26.25


    Community Health Worker: $10.31-$18.98          Medical and Public Health Social
                                                    Workers $19.85


                                     ____Green____

                                               Building Inspector: $19.42
          Weatherization
          $8.84 – $10.501
                                               Carpenter: $15.00
        ____________
  Solar Photovoltaic Installer
            $15 to $202
                                               Electrician: $16.71
Quality Model
                                                       Quality Model

Assessment not “Testing”
        Comprehensive Assessment Protocol


                                     Testing


              Educational                    Life
              Experience                  Experience

                    Prior Learning
                    and Experience
                    (PLA)               Work
                                      Experience

    Support Needs
Assessment not “Testing”                               COLLEGE READY

                                                       Or Upper –Level
                                                       Developmental
        Comprehensive Assessment Protocol                 Education




                                     Testing


              Educational                    Life          IBEST
              Experience                  Experience   ≈7-10 th GRADE


                    Prior Learning
                    and Experience
                    (PLA)               Work
                                      Experience

    Support Needs                                            VESL
                                                       (Vocational ESL )
                                                            Level 1
                                                         ≈ < 7th GRADE
Supportive and Employment Services
                          College Student
                              Services
                                                    Support Services
                              National
                              GI Forum
                           Case management,
                          assistance with travel




Student    Educational     Project QUEST
                           Case management,
          Case Managers   assistance with travel,
                             utilities, housing
                                                        Employment
                                 DARS                     Services
                           Case management,
                              diagnosis and
                          treatment of mental
                             health disorder,
                          diagnosis of disability


                             SER Jobs for
                              Progress


                           Career Finders
                        Business Engagement
Sustainability Sector                    Health Services Sector
   M & M Weatherization                    University Health System
   Hill Electric                           Trisun Healthcare
   Rams Weatherization & Construction      Airforce Villages
   Novastar
                                            AACOG Health Care Business
   Texas Solar Power
                                             Consortium
   Hill Country Eco
   Sologen Systems
   Meridan Solar
   Energywise
   Southwest Exterior
Questions?




             Anson Green (agreen27@alamo.edu)
             Carrie Tupa (ctupa@alamo.edu)
             Workbased English Solutions

				
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