I recommend looking over the background information as well as scanning the agenda.
The Committee Members will be using this information to better understand Adult Education and make decisions about its future.
Click here to read the AEM post about the hearing.
Here are the agenda and background info:
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Joint Informational Hearing Agenda
Senate Committee on Education, Senator Carol Liu,
Chair Assembly Committee on Higher Education Assemblymember Das Williams, Chair
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 9:00 a.m. John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
1. Welcome and Opening Remarks
2. Historical Perspective/Current Landscape
Paul Steenhausen, Principal Fiscal and Policy Analyst, LAO
3. Status of AB 86 Consortia Activities and Adult Education Maintenance of Effort
Gordon Jackson, Director, Coordinated Student Support & Adult Education Division, California Department of Education Dr. Debra Jones, Dean, Career Education Practices, California Community College Chancellor’s Office Dr. Bob Harper, Director, Campbell Adult and Community Education Campbell Union High School District Paul Steenhausen, Principal Fiscal and Policy Analyst, LAO
4. State Workforce Goals – Assessing the Needs
Barbara Baran, Co-Director, California EDGE Coalition Chris Hoene, Director, California Budget Project Carlos Lopez, Governmental Relations Director, Center for Employment Training
5. Meeting Community Needs – Trends in Adult Education Delivery
California Community College Enrollment Data
Paul Steenhausen, Principal Fiscal and Policy Analyst, LAO
Adult Education Delivery at the Local Level
Bill Scroggins, President and CEO, Mt. San Antonio College Greg Schulz, Ed.D., Provost, North Orange County Community College District, School of Continuing Education Andrew Harper, Executive Director, Santa Barbara City College, Center for Lifelong Learning Joanne Durkee, Director of Adult and Career Education Mt. Diablo Unified School District
6. Public Comment
For live links, click here and then click on the Background Information pdf.
LAO: Restructuring Adult Education LAO Report: Restructuring California’s Adult Education System (2012) http://www.lao.ca.gov/reports/2012/edu/adult-education/restructuring-adult-education-120412.pdf
CDE: Transforming Adult Education California Department of Education, Linking Adults to Opportunity: Transformation of the California Department of Education Adult Education Program (April 2011) http://www.otan.us/strategicplanning/pdf/AE-SP-112811.pdf
Little Hoover Commission: Serving Students, Serving CA Little Hoover Commission, Serving Students, Serving California (February 2012) http://www.lhc.ca.gov/studies/210/report210.html
Adult Education Consortia Statute AB 86 (Committee on Budget, Education Finance, Ch. 48, Sec. 76, Statutes of 2013) http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=EDC§ionNum=84830.
Overview of AB 86 Implementation http://ab86.cccco.edu/Overview.aspx
K-12 Adult Education: Maintenance of Effort http://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/el/le/yr13ltr1217.asp
California Budget Project Charts
CBP Maps and Tables - 1-29-14 Hearing.pdf
Additional Reports on Adult Education
California Budget Project Reports
Basic Skills Education in California (October 2009) http://www.cbp.org/documents/091001_Basic_Skills.pdf This first of a series of reports provides an overview of California’s basic skills programs, both in local adult schools (and other organizations) and the community colleges.
California’s Basic Skills Students: Who Succeeds and Why (May 2011) http://www.cbp.org/pdfs/2011/110506_Basic_Skills_Students.pdf Using longitudinal data provided by both the California Department of Education and the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges, this report looks at outcomes for various categories of basic skills students.
Gateway to a Better Future: Creating a Basic Skills System for California (May 2011)
http://www.cbp.org/pdfs/2011/110506_Basic_Skills_Gateway.pdf The final report in this series offers a set of recommendations for improving California’s basic skills programs
Reach Higher America: Overcoming the Crisis in the U.S. Workforce (June 2008) http://www.nationalcommissiononadultliteracy.org/ReachHigherAmerica/ReachHigher.pdf This report documents the adult education and skills crisis facing American workers, proposes a fundamentally new approach to adult basic education and workforce skills preparation in America, and lays out the fiscal and social benefits that will result from substantially increased public expenditures for programs and services.
Ishwar Khatiwada, Joseph McLaughlin, Andrew Sum, Sheila Palma, The Fiscal Consequences of Adult Educational Attainment (December 2007)
http://www.nationalcommissiononadultliteracy.org/content/fiscalimpact.pdf The report studies the earnings of adults according to their level of education achievement in terms of the impact those earnings have on the fiscal affairs of the states and the lives of individuals.
Julie Strawn, Policies to Promote Adult Education and Postsecondary Alignment (September 2007) http://www.nationalcommissiononadultliteracy.org/content/strawnbriefrev101807.pdf.pdf This publication focuses on "helping adults with lower skills and/or limited English proficiency earn postsecondary credentials that open doors to family-supporting jobs." It examines obstacles to moving toward this goal -- with major attention to lack of alignment between federal and state adult education efforts, job training services, and postsecondary education policies.
Stephen, Reder, Adult Education and Postsecondary Success (September 2007) http://www.nationalcommissiononadultliteracy.org/content/rederpolicybriefrev10807.pdf This policy brief examines GED holders in comparison to their counterparts who have received a high school diploma as well as those with no high school credential.
To Ensure America’s Future: Building a National Opportunity System for Adults – Strengthening Links between Adult Education and Community Colleges (February 2005)
http://www.caalusa.org/ensureamericasfuture.pdf This the final report of a major two-year task force study of links between adult education and literacy and the community colleges.
Adult Basic Education and Community Colleges in Five States: A Report from the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) to the Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (September 2003). This report compares selected program characteristics of community college and non-community college programs in five states (Oregon, California, Iowa, Connecticut, and Hawaii) based on comparable data collected by the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS). http://caalusa.org/casasworkingpaper.pdf
Committee agenda available on the Senate website at http://sedn.senate.ca.gov/ and on the Assembly website at http://ahed.assembly.ca.gov/