Education and literacy are keys to a better quality of life – but over 1 million Virginia adults age 18 and older do not have a high school diploma or its equivalent, and many more lack literacy in key areas such as math or business skills.
To serve these populations, programs throughout the commonwealth offer everything from GED test preparation to tutoring in English language-based life skills.
The Office of Adult Education and Literacy revised its Assessment Policy, and has developed a new Goal-Setting Policy and Universal Student Intake Form, pursuant to federal audit findings. Both policies became effective September 1, 2007, and supersede any prior policies related to these activities. The policies and the intake forms were mailed to all funded programs. In addition to the intake forms, a help document that outlines how to use the form andincludes a data dictionary is also available.
- Assessment Policy (PDF) Effective July 1, 2012
- Goal-Setting Policy (PDF)
- Distance Education Policy (PDF)
- Universal Student Intake Forms
How VDOE helps
VDOE supports adult education in Virginia primarily by funding and supporting the programs at the local level. Each locality or region has an adult education program manager and instructional specialists. Additional program support is directed to rural areas of the state where additional resources and leadership are needed.
Community colleges and county and city school systems most often are the providers of these services.
VDOE supports literacy in Virginia primarily by funding and supporting the programs at the local level.
Regional Literacy Coordinating Committees, or regional interagency groups, meet on a regular basis to discuss how to improve adult education and literacy services in the region through collaboration among businesses, local programs, and other agencies.
Services are delivered by local school boards, community colleges, community-based organizations, employers, state, local and regional correctional facilities, and state institutions.
Community-based literacy programs offer tutoring and other one-on-one or small group instructional approaches delivered primarily by volunteers.
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