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									Orientation Program for Recently-Hired Program Administrators

Welcome
Dianne Duthie, Michigan State Director of Adult Education

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The Local Adult Education Administrator

It’s a tough job!

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STUDENTS

STAFF

INTAKE

REGISTRATION

ASSESSMENT ABE

DATA

ALP

ENTRY

CURRICULUM HSC GED ESL

GOALS

PERFORMANCE NRS REPORTS

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STAFF STUDENT INTAKE

REGISTRATION

ASSESSMENT

DATA ENTRY

ALP

CURRICULUM

ABE ESL GED

HSC

GOALS

NRS

PERFORMANCE

REPORTS

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How Did We Get Here?
Nobody comes into adult education through the front door.

How did you get here?
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Introducing the Orientation Training Program for New Adult Education Administrators
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Three exciting components
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Face-to-face sessions on federal and state policies and resources (October) Specially-designed online course for new administrators (November – February) New administrators’ needs assessment (February) with a follow up meeting to address particular concerns and issues (Spring State Conference - March)

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Introducing the Orientation Training Program for New Adult Education Administrators
1. Face-to-face sessions on federal and state policies • Session 1: • Introduction to adult education • Session 2: • Assessment policy • MAERS • Student follow up • Session 3: • Hiring and motivating quality staff • Financial management
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Introducing the Orientation Training Program for New Adult Education Administrators
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Specially-designed web-based course 1. Understanding Michigan’s structure for adult education (funding, eligibility, etc.) 2. Characteristics of adult learners 3. Student orientation and goal setting 4. Assessment 5. Tracking student progress 6. Special topics (e.g., learning disabilities, distance learning)
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Introducing the Orientation Training Program for New Adult Education Administrators
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Follow Up Meeting 1. During State Adult Education Conference 2. Preceded by a short needs assessment to determine existing questions, problems, concerns, or issues 3. Focused and targeted resources and options to address your issues

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Session 1: Introduction to Adult Education

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How did we get here?

Federally Funded Adult Education’s Evolution:
A Brief History
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Evolution of Adult Education

- Title III of the ESEA (The Adult Education Act), 3 R’s  1970s
Adult Performance Levels (APL)  Laura Weisel’s London Procedure
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 1960s

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Evolution of Adult Education
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1980s
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Participatory Learning – Hannah Fingeret National Literacy Act, Voluntary State Performance Standards

1990s
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1998

The Workforce Investment Act
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Coordination Meet Your New Best Friends
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WIA Partners
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Title I  State Workforce Investment Board  Local Workforce Investment Boards  One Stop System – Michigan Works Title III  Wagner-Peyser Act – Department of Labor Title IV  Vocational Rehabilitation Services
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Title II - Adult Education and Family Literacy Act
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WIA

WIA was what we have always asked for:
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Limit regulations

Let the states assess their needs and prioritize their services  Eliminate set-asides
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Continuous Improvement
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You can have the flexibility to design and deliver program services to meet the needs of your state.
However, You just have to get better every year at serving adult learners.

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Continuous Improvement
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Intensity and duration of instruction
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The 12-hour rule

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Research-based practices
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No more “Gut and Guru”

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Continuous Improvement
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Direct and equitable access Core measures and performance standards
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Educational gains High school credentials Employment Enrollment in postsecondary
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Getting Serious About Accountability
National Reporting System  Provides national uniform standards for data collection and reporting of adult education demographics and outcomes
Mandated Management Information Systems (MAERS)  Standardized definitions  Standardized pre- and post-assessment  Standardized student follow-up  Annual reporting on core measures McLendon and Polis, 2006
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Activity 1: Michigan’s Core Measures 2006-2007
Mix and Match Working in pairs, see if you can match the indicator with the correct performance benchmark.
Core Indicator #1

Beginning Literacy ABE 2. Beginning Basic Education ABE 3. Low Intermediate ABE 4. High Intermediate ABE 5. Low Adult Secondary 6. Beginning Literacy ESL 7. Low Beginning ESL 8. High Beginning ESL 9. Low Intermediate ESL 10. High Intermediate ESL McLendon and Polis, 2006 11. High Advanced ESL
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Michigan’s Core Measures 2006-2007
Mix and Match
Core Indicator #2
Placement in Postsecondary Education or Job Training ___ Placement in Unsubsidized Employment ___ Retention in Unsubsidized Employment ___

Core Indicator #3
High School Completion (HS Diploma and GED) ___
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WIA
Look into your Crystal Ball: Where are we going from here?
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Congress Perspective
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Maintain the performance indicators Maintain quality focus

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Perhaps expand professional development

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Administration Focus
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Limited support for adult education Attempts to move adult ed to DOL

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Attempts to use partner funds to support One Stops

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Planning for the Next Six Years
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Reauthorization
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Continued emphasis on performance

Documentation of performance/reporting system  Continuous improvement
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First six years: focus on documenting student success
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Reporting systems Assessment policy Follow up procedures
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Planning for the Next Six Years

Next six years
Focus on getting better at what we do
Continuous Improvement

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Activity 2: Looking into Your Crystal Ball
Based on what you’ve seen so far… What are your program’s greatest strengths? What are the areas that need the greatest improvement?

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Planning for the Next Session
Measuring Continuous Improvement
Assessment  MAERS  Student follow up
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Always willing to help…
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Lennox McLendon
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lmclendon@naepdc.org

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Kathi Polis
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klpolis@charter.net

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This project was developed by National Human Resources Development, Inc. (NHRD) and the National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth and funded through a grant under Section 222(a)(2) State Leadership Activities of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, Title II of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, amended. For more information visit: http:www.maepd.org
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