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  FY18 Adult Education Calendar - updated 9/5/2017 (pdf)



  • 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.

Employer Engagement Initiative

The Kansas Board of Regents Employer Engagement Initiative recognizes business and industry for partnerships with education. The initiative provides a platform for community and technical colleges, and adult education programs to recognize key employers for contributions to the system, institution, program, and students.

CONNECTING BUSINESS AND EDUCATION: Adult education programs nominate employers at one of three levels (Supporter, Partner, and Champion). Each level carries a different distinction, as well as different levels of contribution to a program by the employer. Once an employer is nominated, the Kansas Board of Regents, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Commerce, provides an award that recognizes the employer and the institution for their collaborative efforts. Two copies are then disseminated to the institution, one for the college, one for the employer.


The 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.

WIOA Kickoff Meeting (July 11-12, 2017)

The WIOA Kickoff Meeting, held July 11-12, 2017 at the Curtis State Office Building in Topeka was the first FY 2018 meeting of Program Leaders from all Kansas Adult Education programs.

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 24, 2017

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 Learner 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.

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