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2008 ABE SUMMER INSTITUTE Thursday: Opening Address. Dr. Barry Shaffer MN State Director of Adult Education. Welcome and Thank You. Literacy Minnesota and MCEA Planning Committee MDE Coordination – Astrid Liden St. John’s University Presenters Participants and Awardees Weather.

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2008 abe summer institute thursday opening address
2008 ABE SUMMER INSTITUTEThursday: Opening Address

Dr. Barry Shaffer

MN State Director of Adult Education


Welcome and thank you
Welcome and Thank You

  • Literacy Minnesota and MCEA

  • Planning Committee

  • MDE Coordination – Astrid Liden

  • St. John’s University

  • Presenters

  • Participants and Awardees

  • Weather


Captain s log the abe navigation report
Captain’s Log:The ABE Navigation Report


Evolution of
Evolution of:

NavigationAdult Basic Education

Basic Landmarks Oral language - mimicry

Sun, Stars, Moon Mentor, teacher, helper

Map Printed materials

Compass Schools, programs

Radio Beacons Overheads, computers

Satellites, GPS Internet, distance ed.


Abe overview fy 08
ABE Overview – FY 08

  • 53 ABE consortia,

    500 delivery sites statewide

  • 1200 licensed teachers and 3,000 volunteers served over 80,000 students

  • 1 out of every 11 diplomas issued in MN during 2008 was a GED (6,170) or Adult H.S. Diploma (1,344)

  • Of the total students served, 45% were ESL, 67% were parents and 12% were unemployed


Number of students and contact hours

FY 2007 FY 2008

Students 74,708 74,656

(-0.07%)

Contact

Hours 5,214,101 5,054,208

(-3.1%)

Participants45,407 45,681

(61% of enrollees)

Number of Students and Contact Hours


Students by program fy 08
Students by Program – FY 08

ESL 32,271 (45%)

ABE 24,514 (34%)

GED/Diploma 14,674 (21%)

WBPL 3,227


State and federal allocations

State

Federal

FY 1999 FY 2008 FY 2009

$16,300,000 41,059,000 42,292,000

$ 4,433,000 6,808,000 6,725,000

$20,733,000 47,867,000 49,017,000

Cost/Student = $641

Cost/Hour = $9.47

State and Federal Allocations


  • Cost of educating an ABE student….

    $ 641

  • Cost of classroom resources….

    $ 60

  • Cost of a full time teacher….

    $ 51,000

  • Cost of the GED test battery….

    $ 85

  • Cost of helping an individual to acquire and improve their literacy skills necessary to become self-sufficient and to participate effectively as a productive worker, family member, and citizen…..


Top 20
Top 20

  • The largest 2 consortia have 30% of the total funds and 37% of the state contact hours.

  • The largest 5 consortia have 52% of the total funds and 62% of the state contact hours.

  • The largest 10 consortia have 69% of the total funds and 78% of the state contact hours.

  • The largest 20 consortia have 87% of the total funds and 92% of the state contact hours.

  • The smallest 20 consortia have 3.9% of the total funds and 2.3% of the state contact hours.


Core performance indicators
Core Performance Indicators

  • Level Change

  • GED/Diploma

  • Entered Employment

  • Retained Employment

     Post-Secondary Education


Student level completion
Student Level Completion

FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008

ABE 34% 31% 36% 41%

ESL 31% 35% 40% 44%

Why is level completion success so important?


Supplemental services
Supplemental Services

  • Minnesota Literacy Council

  • ATLAS (ABE Teaching and Learning Advancement System) Hamline University

  • Learning Disabilities Association

  • Communication Services for the Deaf

  • PANDA – Physical and Neurological Disabilities Assistance

  • Minnesota Workforce Council Association

  • St. Paul ABE

  • SW ABE


Panda news
PANDA NEWS

Explore the New Minnesota ABE Disability Website:

The new ABE Disability Website, will be launched Thursday (today) at a concurrent session at 2:15 in the Peter Engel Lab 238. Website authors include some or our own ABE professionals. 


On the abe horizon
On The ABE Horizon

  • New US Citizenship Test

  • Distance Education:

    • New Policy

    • GED-i

    • Adult Diploma

  • Transition to Post-Secondary

    • Year-Two Consortia Plans

    • Career Pathways

    • Stackable Credentials

  • Student Achievement in Reading – STAR

  • New MIS System

  • Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization ?


On the commercial horizon
On the Commercial Horizon

New Products You Might Encounter…


Transition to post secondary
Transition to Post-Secondary

  • What Are College Readiness skills?

    • Basic Academic skills – Accuplacer entrance exam: reading, writing, mathematics

    • Communications and personal interaction skills

    • Thinking skills, problem solving, scientific reasoning

    • Acceptance of criticism, self-reflection

    • Study skills

    • Culture-of-college skills

    • College application process

    • ETC.


A job is shared by 4 workers, W, X, Y, and Z. Worker W does 1/4 of the total hours. Worker X does 1/3 of the total hours. Worker Y does 1/6 of the total hours. What fraction represents the remaining hours allocated to person Z?

  •   2/3

  •   5/12

  •   1/3

  •   1/4


How many 4 letter permutations can be made from the letter set: A B C D E ?

  •   120

  •   100

  •   60

  •   9


x set: A B C D E ?2 - x - 6 =

  •   (x - 2)(x - 3)

  •   (x - 2)(x + 3)

  •   (x + 2)(x + 3)

  •   (x + 2)(x - 3)


Which pair of equations does NOT have a solution? set: A B C D E ?A) x + y = -1 4x - 3y = 24

B) 4x + 6y = 12 6x + 9y = 12C) 2x - 3y = -4 2x + y = 4D) 5x - 4y = 9 x - 2y = -3


Mn education and economic climate
MN Education and Economic Climate set: A B C D E ?

  • 325,300 Minnesotans over 25 do not have high school equivalency

  • Only 16% of 18-20 year olds are in post-secondary education

  • One-third of Minnesotans 25-54 have no post-secondary

  • Most ABE students are below economic self-sufficiency standards

  • One million (35%) Minnesota workers earn $10/hr. or less; 1.7 million (62%) earn less than $15/ hr.

  • By 2014, 54% of all jobs will require post-secondary ed


Mn education and economic climate continued
MN Education and Economic Climate - continued set: A B C D E ?

  • Current workers will make up 65% of the labor force of 2025

  • The high school pipeline for workers is shrinking. The # of HS graduates peaks in 2009 with steady decline for next two decades

  • It will take 21years of high school graduates combined to equal the same number of current working age adults who don’t have a college degree.

  • There is a shortage of replacement workers for those retiring, and a shortage of workers for economic growth or expansion


The tipping point
The “Tipping Point” set: A B C D E ?

  • Washington State ABE Study

    • 8 of 10 students did not progress after ABE

    • No pathways or support services

    • Lost decade – more successful 28+

  • Tipping Point

    • One year of college plus a certificate or credential

    • ABE student = $8,500 average annual wage increase

    • ESL Student = $7,000 average annual wage increase

  • Created the WA I-BEST Program

  • Minnesota FastTrac


Our partners us
Our Partners set: A B C D E ? US

  • Share common clients of other systems – e.g.- MFIP, workforce, post-secondary, other community education programs

  • Performance driven – and successful

  • Good collaborators – willing, able, flexible

  • Partners respect our mission


Our challenge
Our Challenge set: A B C D E ?

  • Continue our levels of performance

  • Strengthen collaborations with our workforce and post-secondary partners

  • Think “transitions”

  • Inform and involve our local legislators

  • Be prideful and brazen



KEEP YOUR COOL set: A B C D E ?


GET ALL THE HELP YOU NEED set: A B C D E ?


BE SAFE set: A B C D E ?


ENCOUNTER FEW set: A B C D E ?

UNWELCOMED SURPRISES


FIND SUCCESS COMES EASY set: A B C D E ?


TURN CHAOS INTO ORDER set: A B C D E ?



THE END have a pleasant, relaxed year……


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