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Maine College Transitions Aligning Curriculum for Post-Secondary Success National College Transitions Conference November 15/16, 2010. How accessible is Maine Adult Education?. Maine Adult Education is comprised of 100+ programs serving over 85% of Maine’s municipalities. Background/History.

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Maine College TransitionsAligning Curriculum for Post-Secondary SuccessNational College Transitions ConferenceNovember 15/16, 2010
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How accessible is Maine Adult Education?

Maine Adult Education is comprised of 100+ programs serving over 85% of Maine’s municipalities

background history
Background/History
  • 1987: UMaine ITV system for delivering courses managed at Adult Education sites.
  • 2001:Nellie Mae Education Foundation funded NELRC Demonstration projects
  • 2003: Maine Compact for Higher Education: Goal 3
  • 2006/07: Legislatively approved one year State funded pilot program
background history continued
Background/History continued
  • 2006: MELMAC Education Foundation “Connecting Aspirations to a Plan” grants for Adult Education 2005
  • 2007/08: Legislative action resulting in state funding
  • 2007/08: Legislative rule changes that allow local programs to access state subsidy for locally funded programs
  • Currently, 22 programs delivered in over 40 communities
maine program model
Maine Program Model
  • Offered through Adult Education Programs
  • College Preparation and Advising
  • Comprehensive Program
  • 2 Distinct Scheduling Designs
  • Must enroll in college in 12-18 months
  • Reference: NCSALL Occasional paper, 2006 “Transitioning Adults to College: Adult Basic Education Program Models”
required program components
Required Program Components
  • Career planning & assessment
  • College experience
  • Tracking and follow up
  • Instruction in college preparation coursework
  • Accuplacer pre and post testing
  • Technology
delivery schedule
Delivery schedule

There are two (2) emerging schedules:

  • Students take set classes as a group scheduled in one day, evening, or over a few hours over several days. Academic and career counseling, college life skills, and other classes are included in the curriculum
  • Students select the classes, based on assessment scores, that meet their academic and career goals, with college life skills classes and academic and career counseling mandatory supports
  • Programs are offering both models to attract and accommodate student schedules
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“If I can do it, anyone can!  I am a mother of three teenage boys.  I went back to school to get my high school diploma after my divorce, then went on to achieve my CNA.  Now I am in the Honor Society at YCCC and working on my RN. Adult Education gave me the confidence to do it all!”

Laura, 2008

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“After being let go from a previous job I became a stay at home dad. When I was ready to look for work, I first turned to my local Adult Ed program. They were incredible and helped me every step of the way. With their assistance I was able to recognize and work on skills that would help me transition to a new job.”

James, 2008

who are we serving trends over the last three years
Who are we serving: Trends over the last three years
  • Around 1,300 students each year
  • Most students (62-67%) are over the age of 25
  • Around half are employed, half unemployed or are not in the workforce
  • 67% are female
  • 66% are first generation college candidates
  • Most are referred through the adult education system
academic readiness
Academic Readiness
  • English and math readiness determined by Accuplacer scores:
aligning courses similarities
Aligning Courses - Similarities

College Level Math:

Contemporary Math or

College Algebra

MAT 050 – Introduction to Algebra

Math For College – 050 Level

Math For College – 020 Level

MAT 020 – Numerical Math

Windham Adult Education

SMCC

aligning courses differences
Aligning Courses - Differences

College Level Math:

Contemporary Math or

College Algebra

student needs passing Accuplacer scores or an e-mail from Steve to SMCC math Dept chair

requesting a waiver

Automatic promotion if student earns “C” or better in

MAT 050 class

Windham Adult Education

SMCC

sequence of classes
Sequence of Classes

Math Lab – self paced

Math for College 020

Math for College 050

PLATO – self study

  • ABE Reading/Writing
  • Business English
  • Success in College
  • PLATO – self study
program alignment
Program Alignment
  • Assessment
  • Courses
  • Services
program alignment assessment
Program Alignment:Assessment

ADULT ED- Before

TABE

CASAS

GED

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

SAT

ACCUPLACER

ADULT ED- After…

ACCUPLACER

program alignment courses
Program Alignment:Courses

ADULT ED- Before

Math Essentials

Algebra

Writing & Composition

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

MATH 020- Numerical Math

MATH 050- Intro to Algebra

ENGL 050- College Reading

ENGL 090- Basic Writing

ACSS 104- Academic Success

ADULT ED- After…

College-Ready 101

program alignment services
Program Alignment:Services

ADULT ED- Before

Academic counseling and financial aid services provided on a case by case basis

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Can make an appointment with

Enrollment Services or go through

an online new student orientation.

ADULT ED- After…

Financial Aid Nights

Career Counselor

College Success Seminar

aligning courses similarities1
Aligning Courses - Similarities

Learning Styles

Study Skills

Time Management

Career Exploration

Self Advocacy

Research Skills

College-Ready 101

ACSS 104 – Academic Success Seminar

CORE College Readiness Program

SMCC

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Aligning Courses - Differences

TEXT BOOK:

Becoming A Master Student

College-Ready 101

TEXT BOOK:

Keys to Success

GRADED ASSIGNMENTS:

Many writing assignments

Many presentations

Midterm Exam

GRADED ASSIGNMENTS:

2 formal writing assignments

1 individual presentation

Final exam

ACSS 104 – Academic Success Seminar

CORE College Readiness Program

SMCC

articulation agreement
Articulation Agreement

What we received in return…

3 college level credit hours at SMCC !!!

  • What we had to do…
    • Use SMCC’s book: Keys to Success
    • Better align course syllabus
    • Better align all graded assignments
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Franklin County Adult Education College Transitions Program

  • Cohort Model One day/week schedule
  • Fourteen Week Program
  • Week One: orientation and assessment (Accuplacer)
  • Week Fourteen: presentation of Power Point Portfolios
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College Transitions Reading and Writing Curriculum

  • The curriculum is built around two units, each of which integrates reading and writing.
  • Unit One: Strategies for reading informational texts, the writing process, and writing a college application essay.
  • Unit Two: Critical reading, persuasive writing, and writing a research paper.
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Resources/Materials

Structured Reading 6th Edition, Thweat, Joseph W. and Lynn Q. Troyka, Prentice Hall

Skills Tutor (an on-line program for addressing grammar & usage problems etc.)

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Removing Obstacles Achieving Dreams (ROAD)

Completion of the following courses either by attendance in class or test out of the requirement: Math classes, English classes , How Do I Get There From Here?, Computer Literacy, and Computer Applications

mou w yccc
MOU w/YCCC

Successful completion (with a grade of 80% or better in each class or equivalent Accuplacer score):

Equivalent to passing MAT 092, 098 and ENG 095

Eligible for GEN 100 credit

math accuplacer scores
Math Accuplacer Scores

Math Basics

(<25 Arithmetic)

Math Fundamentals

(25-40 Arithmetic)

Math Applications

(40-60 Arithmetic &

0-29 Elem. Alg.)

Algebra 1

(>60 Arithmetic,&

30-50 Elem. Alg.)

Algebra 2

(>60 Arithmetic &

51-81 Elem. Alg.)

keys to success
Keys to Success

Classes meet criteria for several programs

Ex: Computer Literacy and Computer Applications Required for: HSD, CT, General and Clerical

Math Classes through Applications:

GED,HSD, CT, General and Clerical

Classes are skills-based and homogeneous for better learning environment

Easier on scheduling, teachers

resources
Resources
  • www. Maineadulted.org
  • www.collegetransition.org
  • www.collegeforme.com
  • www.maine.gov/education/aded/dev/transitions.htm
contact information
Contact Information

Jeffrey A. Fantine, Director

Adult and Family Literacy

Maine Department of Education

SHS 23 Augusta, Maine 04333

207-624-6755

Jeff.fantine@maine.gov

Larinda Meade, Coordinator

Maine College Transitions

32 Willow Lane

Portland, Maine 04102

207-756-8560

MaineCollegeTransititons@gmail.com

Maggie Scholl

Reading and Language Arts Instructor

Franklin County Adult Education

108 Fairbanks Rd # 3, Farmington, ME 04938-5767

Steve McFarland, Workforce Coordinator

Windham/Raymond Adult Education

406 Gray Road, Windham, Maine 04062

207-892-1819

smcfarland@windhamraymondschools.org

Kelley Heath, Instructor/Administrator

Bonny Eagle Adult Education

P.O.Box 38

Bar Mills. Maine 04004

207-929-9185

kheath@sad6.k12.me.us

Theresa MacDonald, Assistant Director

Sanford Community Adult Education

21 Bradeen Street

Springvale, Maine 04083

207-490-5145