NYSED/ACCES has addressed various aspects of its assessment policy in order to provide guidance to local programs while adhering to Federal assessment requirements. Revisions to its policy will go into effect on July 1, 2015. Go to NYS Assessment Policy Revised Apr 2015 changes highlighted and NYS Assessment Policy Revised April 2015
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now accepting applications for the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program, a competitive grant opportunity for organizations that prepare permanent residents for naturalization and promote civic integration through increased knowledge of English, U.S. history and civics. The program will provide up to $10 million in grants for citizenship preparation programs in communities across the country. Applications are due by May 15. For more information, visit www.uscis.gov/grants.
The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) released a report, Making Skills Everyone's Business: A Call to Transform Adult Learning in the United States.
The report represents OCTAE’s vision for transforming adult learning in the United States. It outlines key strategies that can be adopted by communities, public and private entities, and government agencies as they develop a collective approach to improve the skills deficit.
The release of OCTAE’s report is the first step in an overall action plan, which will include regional events.
The New York State Education Department has developed a brochure that provides essential information about the Test Assessing Secondary Completion. This exam is one way adult and out of school youth who did not complete high school can obtain a high school equivalency diploma. Go to Tasc Brochure Final Version