Adult Education Resources

The Kansas Adult Education Calendar contains notices of events and reporting deadline information for Kansas Adult Education Leaders:

LINK-IMAGE AdultEd ReportingCalendar FY2017 Kansas Adult Education Calendar - updated 1/30/2017 (pdf)


Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

The initial changes to the National Reporting System for WIOA Title II have been published by the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education.

WIOA Reporting: July 25, 2016

  • Kansas Combined State Plan (pdf) - The Combined State Plan for Kansas promotes a shared understanding of the Kansas workforce and fosters development of comprehensive and integrated approaches for addressing business and worker needs.
  • Adult Education WIOA RFP Information – The Kansas Board of Regents will be seeking competitive applications from Adult Education providers across Kansas who serve adults choosing to acquire and improve literacy skills. The term of the initial grant period is anticipated to be from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020. 

AO-K Tiered Funding: Dec 9, 2016

"AO-K Tiered Funding" is the first of our short web-based presentations designed to provide Adult Education programs with relevant information needed to fund, run, and report Accelerating Opportunity: Kansas data.

College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards

Kansas Adult Education adopted the national College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards for Adult Education in April of 2013. Published by the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, the purpose of the standards is to strengthen the links among adult education, postsecondary education, and careers. 

Support for using the CCR Standards is available at the Kansas Mission Possible Blog Spot.

Kansas Adult Education Practitioner Standards

The Kansas Adult Education Practitioner Standards provide adult education professionals guidelines for the delivery of high-quality adult education through the program’s leadership, instruction, and support services.

Northstar Digital Literacy Training

Northstar Digital Literacy assessments provide meaningful assessment that could lead to a certificate useful for employers and job seekers. Online assessment modules include Basic Computer Use, World Wide Web, Windows, Using E-mail, Microsoft Word, Social Media, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint.

Kansas Shop Talk

Kansas Shop Talk is a webinar offered every other month to directors and coordinators of local adult education programs. The webinar includes information from OCTAE and updates from state staff and committees of local program leaders.

Kansas Shop Talk: August 16, 2016

Kansas Shop Talk: December 8, 2015

Kansas Shop Talk: June 9, 2015

Reporting Webinars

Adult Education Fiscal Reporting: July 10, 2015

PAM Resources

The Adult Education Proficiency Attainment Model (PAM), formerly known as the Comprehensive Adult Education Planner, is a set of modules and relevant resources that describe necessary elements to effectively serve those participating in adult education programs.

Supporting Documents: 

Kansas Policies on Leaner Assessment & Distance Education

This policy addresses specific requirements of the assessment process as well as definitions and guidelines for distance education programs in Kansas. The assessment policy must be followed by all approved adult education providers, regardless of delivery method. Approved programs are not required to provide distance education, however, those choosing to provide this service must adhere to the distance education policy.

Kansas Indicators of Program Quality

The Kansas Indicators of Program Quality establish standards by which adult education program quality is measured. Each quality measure carries a number of quality points, based on program performance and attainment of defined goals. These quality points are a component of the Kansas Adult Education Performance Based Funding Model as identified in the Kansas WIOA Combined State Plan.

Kansas Adult Education Association

The Kansas Adult Education Association (KAEA) was established in 1947. KAEA's endeavors of training Adult Educators has only allowed more and more people to improve their knowledge and the basic skills adults need to successfully carry out their roles as parents, productive citizens, and economically self-sufficient workers in the 21st Century. Through the Accelerating Opportunities: Kansas (AO-K) initiative launched in 2011, students continue to have the opportunity to acquire stronger reading, writing, and math skills, as well as enrollment in career pathways-based postsecondary education. 

Literacy Information and Communication System

Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) is a professional learning community for adult educators that provides access to resources, professional development, and a connected network of practitioners.


Assorted forms for use by Kansas Adult Education Program Leaders.

Questions?  Contact Warren Lampe This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 785.430.4285.