Reviewed and/or Updated on: February 10, 2017

AEFLA Grant Extension and Future Competition Update

The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) received US Department of Education approval to create an extension process for current Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) grants for one (1) additional year.  This email provides guidance regarding the process to grantees in the four (4) AEFLA categories: 1) Comprehensive Grants, 2) Institutionalized Individuals, 3) Outreach and 4) Civics.  All current WIOA Title II grantees who submit the required documents and receive WTCS approval will have their current grants extended for the FY 2017-18 grant year ending on June 30, 2018.  All grantees must update their current grant applications(s) to reflect changes (as indicated below) and submit required grant extension materials to grants@wtcsystem.edu by 4:00 pm on February 28, 2017.

Webinar:
An explanatory webinar was held on January 30, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.  A recorded version of the webinar can be found here: AEFLA Grant Extension Webinar 1.30.17. As you have questions about this extension application, please email them to peggy.meyers@wtcsystem.edu. The Adult Basic Education (ABE) Team will address your questions.

Submission Requirements:
In order to be eligible for this FY 2017-18 extension, current WIOA Title II grantees will need to review the documents in the section below (January 2017 AEFLA Grant Extension Materials) and submit required grant extension materials to grants@wtcsystem.edu by 4:00 pm on February 28, 2017.

Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English Language Learning (ELL)
 
The purpose of WTCS Adult Basic Education is the acquisition of skills and knowledge, which prepare adult learners to:
  • Successfully enter and succeed in postsecondary certificate, technical degree or diploma programs, apprenticeship training, bachelors’ degree, and/or other postsecondary education.
  • Attain and retain meaningful and sustainable employment.
  • Effectively support literacy development and academic success within the family.
  • Become informed and productive participants in community and civic life.
  • Become self-directed and lifelong learners.
In the WTCS this academic area is divided into three basic subdivisions:
 
Adult Basic Education (ABE) refers to instruction at the K – 8.9 grade levels equivalent to academic courses offered by an accredited school district and that build toward the equivalent of high school enrollment. ABE also includes courses designed to assist learners in pursuit of financial, computer and family literacy, etc.
For more information contact Peggy Meyers, Education Director peggy.meyers@wtcsystem.edu
 
Adult Secondary Education (ASE) refers to instruction at the 9.0 – 12.9 grade levels equivalent to academic courses and acceptable for credit toward high school completion approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). ASE includes courses designed to assist learners in pursuit of a GED or high school equivalency diploma (HSED) as well as transition in postsecondary education.  Use Aid Code 76 for Adult Secondary Education. 
For more information contact Mark Johnson, Education Director mark.johnson@wtcsystem.edu
 
  • Developmental Courses are specifically designed for individuals who, upon seeking admission to a post-secondary program, the institution has determined are substantially deficient in foundation competencies.  Foundation identified as necessary for success in a post-secondary course or program.  Developmental courses also serve individuals who wish to strengthen foundation competencies before applying for admission to a post-secondary program.  Use Aid Code 77 for Developmental.
  • Remedial Courses are designed for individuals whose deficiencies in foundation competencies are not extensive enough to warrant denying them admission to a post-secondary program.  Each remedial course consists of portions of an approved developmental course, selected to efficiently address a specific student's deficiencies.  Use Aid Code 78 for Remedial.

English Language Learning (ELL) refers to instruction designed to assist an individual whose native language is not English and who wants and needs to learn to read, write, and speak English and to acquire life and academic skills and to benefit from basic skills and/or occupational programs or employment.
For more information contact Alejandro Nunez, Education Director alejandro.nunez@wtcsystem.edu

January 2017 AEFLA Grant Extension Materials

Title

Date Modified

File Type

AEFLA Grant Extension Guidelines 01/19/17 PDF File
AEFLA Grant Extension Webinar 01/30/17 Power Point File
AEFLA Performance Report 01/19/17 PDF File
FY2017-18 AEFLA Planning Amounts 01/19/17 PDF File
Required Outcomes and Activities Template for Section 13C of the AEFL Grant Extension Guidelines 01/19/17 PDF File
Uniform Application for State Administered Funds UA SAF 01/19/17 Word File
WTCS Assurances for AEFLA Grant Extension 01/19/17 PDF File
2017 AEFLA Extension Webinar Q&A - Updated 02/23/17 Word File

March 2017 Public Forum Documents

Title

Date Modified

File Type

Open Forum PowerPoint Presentation 2017 03/23/17 PDF File
Wisconsin Job Center System Guidance 03/23/17 PDF File
March 2017 Public Forum Locations 03/13/17 PDF File

July 2016 System-called Meeting Information

Title

Date Modified

File Type

COABE Membership Flyer 2016 07/25/16 PDF File
CCRS: Curriculum Project 07/22/16 Power Point File
WIOA Performance for WTCS 07/22/16 Power Point File

2015 WTCS HSED 5.09 Open Access Documents

Title

Date Modified

File Type

2015 WTCS 5.09 Secure Documents Link 03/03/15 Word File
Civics 02/27/15 PDF File
Communications 02/27/15 PDF File
Employability 02/27/15 PDF File
Guidance Document for the 2015 WTCS 5 09 HSED 02/27/15 PDF File
Health 02/27/15 PDF File
Math COS with Identification of College Bound Competencies 02/27/15 PDF File
Science 02/27/15 PDF File
Social Sciences 02/27/15 PDF File
How to Find HSED 5.09 Curriculum Materials in the WTCS Repository 03/05/15 PDF File
WTCS 5.09 HSED Letter of Assurance 02/27/15 PDF File

ABE/ELL Administrator's Manual

Title

Date Modified

File Type

ABE/ELL Administrators Manual 03/10/17 PDF File

Resources

Title

Date Modified

File Type

ABE Team Call Client WIOA Performance Measurement 11/29/16 Power Point File
2016-17 WI Pre- and Post- Assessment Policy 08/09/16 Word File
ABE ELL QRP Guide 2009 (2) 11/04/13 Word File
Archived (Pre-FQAS) Basic Education Certification Documents (850-862) 06/06/16 Word File
About Career Pathway Bridges 09/02/15 PDF File
Wisconsin Disabilities Documentation Guide 06/06/16 PDF File
Free WTCS Basic Computer Skills Course Available 02/24/17 Word File
High School Credentialing Options 10/10/16 PDF File
QRP Indicators of Program Quality Worksheet 06/06/16 Word File

Spring 2017 SCM

Title

Date Modified

File Type

Working with WDBs and Integrated Education and Training 03/07/17 PDF File