RI Adult Education Content Standards

Welcome to Rhode Island's Adult Education Content Standards. The core standards consist of reading, mathematics, listening, and speaking. Standards in writing, critical thinking/scientific inquiry, and technology are under development and will be piloted in the spring of 2008. These standards will be added to this web site after they have been piloted.

These standards were developed over a 2 year period and included the participation of 20 teachers and program directors. The process was ably led by the expert team of Donna Curry, Andy Nash, and Amy Trawick, from the Center for Literacy Studies at the University of Tennessee. Following a year of classroom implementation, piloting and refinement, the standards were approved by the Rhode Island Board of Regents in October of 2007 and are now available to adult educators in the state.

During the current program year, all adult education programs funded by the Office of Adult Education are encouraged to participate in a half-day workshop providing an overview of the core standards. In the spring, approximately half of these programs will participate in content specific training with the remainder of programs to receive training in FY 09.

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Page last updated: Monday, March 3, 2008