Adult College Completion Tool Kit

Adult College Completion Tool Kit

MPR Associates, Inc., 2012

Toolkit Purpose 

The Adult College Completion Toolkit has been developed by the Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) to help policymakers at the State and local level implement practical evidence-based solutions to increase the number of graduates who earn high-quality degrees and certificates required to compete for good jobs in the 21st century global economy. The toolkit is intended to connect State administrators and local practitioners with information to identify and implement State adult education leadership priorities, supported by federal Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) funds, which encourage and support adult learners transitioning to college.

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
Intended Audience 
State and local policymakers, adult education administrators, teachers
Career Pathways Target Population 
Students seeking postsecondary credentials
Based On 
Work done by the Department of Education around Career Pathways; State and local examples.
Summary of Toolkit Approach 

The tool kit includes strategies, resources, and tools in three areas:
- Access: Academic preparation, financial resources, and other support students need to enroll in postsecondary education programs.
- Quality: Evidence-based practices used by programs to ensure their services prepare students adequately for postsecondary education.
- Completion: Administrative policies and programmatic approaches to encourage student persistence in postsecondary education programs.

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