Policy to Performance Toolkit: Transitioning Adults to Opportunity

Policy to Performance Toolkit: Transitioning Adults to Opportunity

Kratos Learning and Abt Associates Inc.,, 2012

Toolkit Purpose 

The toolkit is designed to provide State adult education administrators and stakeholders with guidance on developing policies and practices that support low-skilled adults’ transition from adult basic education (ABE) to postsecondary education or employment. 

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
Intended Audience 
State program administrators and agency staff focusing on adult education programs
Career Pathways Target Population 
Adults transitioning from basic education to post-secondary education, training, and employment
Based On 
Process and findings from the U.S. Department of Education’s 2009 -2012 Policy to Performance project, which sought to advance systems and policy change at the State level to facilitate adults' transition from ABE to postsecondary education, training, and employment.
Summary of Toolkit Approach 

The toolkit is organized to assist State adult education staff analyze transition activities and policies. The Policy to Performance Toolkit:
·        Describes a process to analyze current practices and identify new practices that support an effective and efficient transition system;
·        Outlines a process for developing, implementing, and evaluating new policies;
·        Presents examples of how State leaders carried out the processes used in the Policy to Performance project; and
·        Includes downloadable resources, such as planning documents and checklists, to use in analyzing current practices and policies in planning ABE transition systems. 

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