Adult Education

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In Kansas, Adult Education Centers help adults:

  1. Learn English as a second language (ESL) to improve speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in English.

  2. Enroll at the same time in adult education and college Career Technical Education courses for career pathways like manufacturing and health care.

  3. Prepare for the GED® Test or other high school equivalency exam.

  4. Upgrade job skills including critical thinking, locating information, digital literacy, time management, and working with others.

  5. Develop skills in reading, math, writing, social studies, and science so they can help children with their homework, be active in community affairs, and get better jobs.

  6. Strengthen reading, writing, and math skills for college placement tests like COMPASS, Accuplacer, and WorkKeys.

Locate an Adult Education Center

Numerous Kansas institutions have information about their adult education programs available online. The Kansas Board of Regents has compiled this list of sites for you to find the program best suited for your needs.

Learn more about the GED® exam

The Kansas Board of Regents is the official GED® administrator for the State of Kansas.  This page provides general information on taking the GED® exam and obtaining your records.

About Adult Education

Kansas Adult Education is the first step in a career pathways system that meets the demands of the Kansas workforce for high skills and the needs of Kansas workers for high wages.

In order to support better quality of life for individuals and communities and prepare adults for achieving industry recognized credentials and college certificates, we provide high quality instruction and targeted student support services that are aligned with learner goals and available at times and places accessible to adults with jobs and families.

Kansas State Plan

The Adult Education and Family Literacy Act is Title II of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. The Workforce Investment Act combines federal legislation for employment, adult education, and vocational rehabilitation programs to create an integrated, "one-stop" system of workforce development for adults and youth.

Entities funded under the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) are mandatory partners in this one-stop delivery system. The act replaces the Adult Education Act (AEA), the National Literacy Act of 1991, and other previous adult education and literacy legislation.

Kansas adult education is guided by a one-year transitional plan approved through June 30, 2000. AEFLA requires that an additional four-year state plan be developed, approved by the Kansas Board of Regents, and submitted to the U. S. Department of Education.

The Kansas Four-Year State Plan was developed cooperatively with adult education center directors and coordinators who provide services to citizens in Kansas. Input was solicited and incorporated from other adult education partners and stakeholders. 

Review the approved state plan for adult education in Kansas, including revised performance levels and information about English literacy and Civics Education:

Click below to view the most current Four-Year State Plan for adult education here in the state of Kansas: