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2. Impact of Adult Education on Texas. Critical for Texas JobsCritical for Texas TaxpayersCritical for Texas Children. Adult Education programs help individuals achieve educational goals in order to become more productive members of society. Adult Ed impacts Texas in several ways

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1. Adult Education Programs for Texas Distributed by The Christian Life Commission Information Provided by Texas LEARNS

2. 2 Impact of Adult Education on Texas Critical for Texas Jobs Critical for Texas Taxpayers Critical for Texas Children

3. 3 Adult Basic Educations Impact on Children 81% talked to their children more about school 75% assisted more often with their children's homework. 75% saw an improvement in their children’s grades 73% proclaimed their children began showing a better attitude toward school

4. 4 Adult Basic Education (ABE) in Texas for 2006-2007

5. 5 Funding for Adult Education Adult Education programs in Texas are primarily funded through a combination of state and federal funds, allocated through the Texas Education Agency, who then provide grants to Adult Ed. providers. Adult Ed. programs also receive local, private and in-kind resources. Texas is responsible for a 25% match to draw down the federal funds. In other words, the state pays $0.25 for every $1 the federal government sends back to Texas. The Texas Education Agency allocates this money by geographical area, per State Board of Education Rules.

6. 6 Adult Education Programs in Texas Programs Provide High school diploma and GED attainment services Basic instruction in reading and job-related literacy Writing Mathematics English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Participants People without high school diplomas High School Dropouts English Language Learners Participant Age Breakdown 16 to 18 - 11,732-Fastest Growing 19 to 24 - 20,102 25 to 44 - 53,616-Female Majority 45 to 59 - 14,136 60 and Older - 2,780

7. 7 Major Adult Education Programs Adult Basic Education (ABE): Basic reading, writing, and mathematic instruction for adult learners whose education level does not exceed an 8th grade level. This program prepares them for transitioning into higher education, the labor market, and vocational training. English as a Second Language (ESL): ESL programs provide intensive English language training for students with limited English proficiency. These classes help students learn English reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Most ABE programs include ESL and El Civics classes. Adult Secondary Education (ASE)/GED Preparation: Comprehensive secondary education for adult learners who did not complete high school. Participants may obtain their high school diploma or their General Education Development (GED). English Literacy Civics (EL Civics): English literacy and American civics is federally funded education for immigrants and other limited English proficient populations. EL Civics prepares students to navigate American governmental, educational, and workplace systems as well as such institutions as the banking and healthcare systems.

8. 8 Eligibility Requirements 18 years of age 17 year of age: conditional 16 years of age: under the supervision of the court Not currently enrolled in secondary education No high school diploma Education skills no higher than 8th grade (ABE only) State Funded Providers Colleges Public Schools Libraries Other Providers Churches Community Based Organizations Workforce One-Stop Centers Adult Education Eligibility and Providers

9. 9 102,366 Texans Enrolled in Adult Education Programs

10. 10 Adult Education Organizations Statewide TX LEARNS: Provides support services to Texas adult education and family literacy providers. The joint mission of TEA and Texas LEARNS is to ensure that all adults who live in Texas have the skills necessary to function effectively in their personal and family lives, in the workplace, and in the community. Texas Learns is responsible for: non-discretionary grant management and administration functions technical program assistance statewide support services and leadership activities (teacher/administrator training) Regional GREAT Centers: The Project GREAT Adult Education and Family Literacy Regional Centers of Excellence are Texas LEARNS' answer to the teacher training for adult education and family literacy. The centers are managed by the state office of Adult Education (Texas LEARNS), Texas Education Agency (TEA), and the region's adult education directors. Local Fiscal Agents: The fiscal agent, or fiscal manager, applies for federal funding through the Texas Education Agency. Fiscal Agents are the administrative entities for state and federal funding at the local level. Provider Sites: Sub-divisions of the provider sites that administer the Adult Education Programs (classrooms). Even Start Program (Federally Funded): Local family literacy programs that integrate early childhood education, adult literacy, parenting education, and interactive parent and child literacy activities for certain families.

11. 11 Adult Education Programs are Accountable Adult Education Programs: Meet federal and state accountability standards that include monitoring: Student performance through standardized tests Curriculum planning and instruction design Student outcomes such as GED completion and transition to post-secondary education Use an online reporting system to report program performance to both state and federal governments Are held fiscally accountable by the Texas Education Agency

12. 12 State to State Comparison of Adults with Insufficient Education in 2004

13. 13 State to State Comparison of State Funding for Adult Education in 2004

14. 14 Education and the Texas Economy Average household income in the United States (2000) No High School Diploma: $28,974 High School Diploma: $45,368 College Degree: $84,029 Benefits of Texans obtaining a GED Individuals with a high school diploma or GED earn almost $8,000 more per year than non high school graduates Potential earnings for the 11,582 GED graduates from 2005-2007: $92 Million Potential earnings of the same 11,582 GED graduates over a twenty year period: $1.9 Billion Translation: Adult Education Creates Taxpayers!

15. 15 GREAT Centers in Texas GREAT Centers in Texas Central The Education Institute (TEI) Texas State University – San Marcos 601 University Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 Contact: Stan Ashlock, MA, Director Phone: (512) 245-9296 Email: South Central Region XX Education Service Center 1314 Hines Avenue San Antonio, TX 78208-1899 Contact: Olga Escamilla, Educación Specialist Phone: (210) 370-5284 North Region Dallas ISD Adult Education 5000 S. Malcolm X Blvd. Dallas, TX 75215 Contact: Conchis Silva, ABE Director Phone:(972) 749-2690 Email: South Region South Region GREAT Center MSC 147 700 University Blvd. Kingsville, TX 78363-8202 Contact: Rebecca Davis, Ph.D., Director Phone: (361) 593-4257 Email: East Region 3332 Montgomery Road Huntsville, Texas 77340 Contact: Jim Ratliff, Project Coordinator Phone: (936) 435-8330 West Region UTEP College of Education, Room 608 El Paso, Texas 79968-0574 Contact: Ana Huerta-Macías, Ph.D., Principal Investigator (Director) Phone : (915) 747-7089 Email: Far West Project GREAT Training Center Socorro ISD Community Services Rio Vista Education Center Annex 313 S. Rio Vista, El Paso, TX 79927 Contact: Martha Serna, Director of Community Services Phone: (915) 937-1714 Email: Coastal Region 9191 Barker Cypress Road Cypress, TX 77433 Contact: Tina Washco, Program Manager Phone: (281) 290-5259 E-mail

16. 16 ABE Providers in Texas ABE Providers: 42 Independent School Districts 27 Community Colleges 11 Community Based Organizations 8 Education Service Centers 1 Public or Private Non-Profit Agency Packet Provider Contact Information: The Christian Life Commission 221 E 9th Street Suite 410 Austin, TX 78701 Office Number: 512.473.2288 Director: Suzii Paynter E-Mail: Texas LEARNS 6005 Westview Drive Houston, Texas 77055-5419 Phone: 713-696-0700 Director: Joanie Rethlake E-mail:

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