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CAL Will Roll Out BEST Plus 2.0

The Center for Applied Linguistics will launch BEST Plus 2.0 on July 1, 2016 to coincide with the new program year.
Programs should continue to use the current BEST Plus for pre- and post-testing until June 30, 2016. On July 1, 2016, All NYSED adult education funded agencies that report data through the National Reporting System (NRS) must begin using the new BEST Plus 2.0. While individuals may receive communication on BEST 2.0 directly from CAL, only NYSED will provide agencies with the required assessment procedures and policies. For more information go to Best Plus 2 Dec memo final

Regents Propose Changes to HSE Policies

At the September Regents meeting the ACCES Committee discussed the proposed amendment of section 100.7 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, relating to the State High School Equivalency Diploma (HSE). The proposed amendment would update, clarify and make necessary technical changes to section 100.7 including provisions relating to the Alternative High School Equivalency Preparation Programs (AHSEP).

Read more here: ACCES Regents Memo Sept 2015

Student Project Tells America’s Story

GreeceSD-Americas StoryStudents in Greece Central School District’s Adult Literacy program have been illustrating events in American history from its discovery to the 21st century.

Adult Basic Education, HSE Preparation, and ESL classes participated in this cross-cultural and Common Core-aligned project that began in July. Students completed research and designs for the panels that portray specific years. Columbus and the Age of Exploration, the American Revolution and Bill of Rights, and the Civil War are just a few examples. The photograph on the right shows a panel painted by one of the students.

Once all the panels have been completed, they will be exhibited in Greece’s learning center.

TASC Brochure Available

 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

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