Wednesday, July 11, 2018

From CCAE: Key Facts about AB 2098

From CCAE - California Council for Adult Education
Key factors to consider for AB-2098 - Adult Education Block Grant Program: Immigration Integration

Key Points for CCAE Support reporting immigrant integration metrics

1.      It’s who we are

2.      We need to show effectiveness through other metrics

3.      The data is already there

4.      We don’t have to do more

5.      This is not a mandate

It’s who we are
California Adult Education was founded in the K12 system with a focus of integrating immigrants into California so that they could be productive members of their communities. This is one of our most distinguishable aspects and separates us as unique among the education providers in California.

We need to show effectiveness through other metrics
Demonstrating effectiveness through our current Adult Education Program metrics does not adequately capture this data, especially for programs that do not offer CTE. If you consider the current outcome data we annually report, we can assume a student to most likely report a positive outcome within that year must be at a minimal Educational Functioning Level when they start.

Positive Outcome Reporting Areas
Literacy gains
AEP Outcomes
(HSD/HSE, PS Achieved Employment, Increased Wages, Transition to PS)
Population most likely to attain positive outcome by Educational Functioning Level (EFL)
ESL EFL Advanced
ASE all EFLs
ESL all EFLs
Population most likely to attain positive outcome by Percent
100% ASE EFLs
100% ESL EFLs
100% of CTE students
11% of ASE students
22% of ESL students
100% of CTE students
100% ASE students
100% ESL students


In column two (Literacy Gains), all levels of ABE/ASE and ESL could annually report a positive outcome.

In column three (AEBG Outcomes), the minimal EFL for a student to start with a report a positive outcome for ABE/ASE would be High and for ESL it would be Advanced.

With these conservative assumptions the bulk of our students in we report on, 82% overall, would not fall within the range to be a position to report a positive outcome under AEP Outcomes.

The data is already there

Under EL Civics, and specifically through COAAPs, many of the K12 and CC programs are already reporting positive outcomes for students under immigrant integration. CDE already has the data and this bill would just require CDE to categorize the various EL Civics COAAPs into eight categories that paint a complete picture of effective integration into American society. The following table is an example of how these COAAPs could be categorized by CDE and the CCCCO.

Integration Metric as per AB 2098
Increased economic security
Health Insurance 26.3, 26.4, 29.2
Clinics 26.3, 26.4
Obtain housing 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7,4.8 
Rental Agreements 5.3, 5.4
Tenant Rights 6.3
Banking 1.5, 1.6
Improved English proficiency
Learn basic study skills 13.6
Write an email 47.1 - 47.3
Increased credentials and residency
Immigrant Rights/Agencies 19.4, 19.6-19.8
Voting/Political Process 39.4-39.6
Environmental Issues 43.2-43.3
Research/address community issues 8.4, 8.5, 8.6
Workers' Rights 35.4, 35.5, 35.6
Safety 37.3, 37.4
Increased health and well-being
Access health care 28.5, 28.6, 28.7, 28.8
Access substance abuse treatment 31.2
Keep family and home safe 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7
Understand medication usage 30.4
Increased educational and career advancement
Career Plan 14.5,14.7, 33.5, 33.9, 51.1, 51.2
Identify Skills, Aptitudes 51.2
Job Application 33.6, 33.7, 33.8
Resume 33.6, 33.11
Interviewing 33.7, 33.8, 33. 11
Increased first language literacy
Internet Safety 47.1, 47.2, 47.3, 48.1, 48.2, 48.3
Online Communication 48.1, 48.2, 48.3
Improved provision for children and family
Successful Learners 13.5, 13.6
Parenting Skills 21.4, 21.5, 21.6
Prevent/report home accidents 24.4
School Enrollment 13.4, 13.5
Increased participation in civic and community life
Immigrant Rights/Agencies 19.4, 19.6-19.8
U.S. History and Gov't. 40.4, 40.5, 40.6
Local, State, Federal Govt. 42.3, 42.4
Naturalization Process 40.4, 40.5, 40.6


Programs would not have to do more

Because many of us are already reporting the data and there are systems in place to pick the COAAPs and administer the assessments, there is not an increase in workload. We continue the good work we are doing and get credit for it at the state level. If programs want to expand their COAAP offerings to address other areas of integration, they are free to do so, or not.

This is not a mandate

AB 2098 specifically states that programs may report outcomes under immigrant integration. Just like programs now “may” report outcomes under pre-apprenticeships, Adults with Disabilities, or any other area under AB 104. We are not mandated to produce outcomes under all areas and so some of us focus in a few areas while larger programs might provide services in all areas. It is up to each program to decide and address the needs of their community.

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