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1 BEdA Master and EL Civics Grant Guidelines for Better Skills. Better Jobs. Building a Stronger Washington. State Board for Community and Technical Colleges Adult Basic Education Office 1300 Quince St SE, P.O. Box Olympia, WA

2 Table of Contents BEdA Master and EL Civics Grant Guidelines Contents Washington State Overview and Guidelines for Adult Education and EL Civics Extension 3 Extension Process... 4 Funding Process... 4 Additional Information and Technical Assistance BEdA Master & EL Civics Guidelines Page 2 of 4

3 Washington State Overview and Guidelines for Adult Education and EL Civics Extension Introduction The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) is the agency authorized by state law to administer adult basic education in Washington State. On March 5, 2015, SBCTC will release an extension application for federal funds to provide Adult Basic Education services July 1, 2015 through June 30, The base for this extension is the Washington State Adult Education 5-year Plan with Revised WIOA Requirements for Transition State Plan and its stated: Vision All adult Washingtonians will have access to innovative, high-quality education programs that provide the knowledge, skills and credentials necessary for securing family sustaining employment that strengthens the state and local economies. Mission The adult education system will provide research-proven instruction and college and career readiness pathways that allow adults to master academic and technical skills to attain their career and educational goals and successfully navigate education and employment opportunities. Goals Implement and scale comprehensive, innovative college and career pathways to accelerate student completion and foster economic growth. Guide and support transformational instructional practices that accelerate student completion to certificates, the Tipping Point, and AA/BA degrees leading to family sustaining employment. Contextualize adult education courses to support transition to high school completion & equivalency certification, postsecondary education, and employment. Strengthen and maintain a culture of rigorous instruction and evidence of increased performance. Create and maintain strategic alliances to leverage local resources and increase navigational support to students. Foster student self-efficacy BEdA Master & EL Civics Guidelines Page 3 of 5

4 Core Services Required by all Funded Programs SBCTC core services are defined as adult education and literacy, including workplace literacy, adult secondary education, and English literacy programs. Additionally, in accordance with Washington State Adult Education 5-year Plan with Revised WIOA Requirements for Transition Year programs must have a framework that demonstrates a pathway to college and career readiness that supports contextualized instruction, technology and a comprehensive college and career readiness pathway. Extension Process Those extending their SBCTC Adult Basic Education and EL Civic Funding will be required to: 1. Access the SBCTC Online Grant Management System (OGMS) and develop a budget for each component, upload the completed Student Outcomes Spreadsheet and the Master and EL Civics Assurances. This application is available March 5, Submit fully completed extensions electronically to the SBCTC through (OGMS) no later than April 9, 2015 at 11:55 pm. SBCTC staff are available for assistance until 3:00 pm on April 9, Funding Process The Federal ABE/EL Civics funding formula aligns with Washington s State Adult Education 5-year Plan with Revised WIOA Requirements for Transition State Plan , guidance from the Governor s Adult Education Advisory Council (AEAC), the Governor s Results Washington initiative, the Higher Education Coordinating Board s Strategic Master Plan for Higher Education, the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges System Direction and Mission Study, and Policy Focus and Dashboard, and the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board s High Skills High Wages plan. The intent is to serve more students and serve them more efficiently in order to transition them as quickly as possible to postsecondary education and family sustaining jobs. Funds awarded through this extension process are made available to Washington State under Title II of the Workforce Investment Act, Section 211(b)(1); Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, Section 102 (b)(e)(vi) and (vii); and through the Washington State legislature. PRINCIPLES The following funding principles were developed as a result of comprehensive input from stakeholders through statewide forums and online surveys Funding should be transparent and credible BEdA Master & EL Civics Guidelines Page 4 of 5

5 Formula should be based on objective criteria (not local negotiations or regional need) Formula should incent transitions to postsecondary education Formula should be data-driven, focused on increased access (FTEs) and increased success for students (Student Achievement Points - SAI). Both total points and points per student should be considered Institutions must have capacity to spend allotted performance money effectively METHODOLOGY Funds are distributed based on a pro rata share among providers for the following (3-yr average of data): a. 50% Performance based* i. 10% Transitions ii. 20% Total Student Achievement Points iii. 20% SAI points per student b. 50% FTE Enrollment Funding amounts available to providers will be specified in the preliminary approval of the budget proposal. Applicants will be funded for one year (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016). Additional Information and Technical Assistance Please contact Cindy Wilson for general questions about the Grant purpose or structure. For assistance with the OGMS system, please contact Christy Lowder at Timeline (dates subject to change) Extensions available in OGMS Mar 05, 2015 Extensions due in OGMS* April 09, 2015 Final approval On or around June 20, 2015 *Extensions will not be accepted after April 9, 2014 at 11:55 pm local time in Washington State. SBCTC staff is available for assistance until 3:00pm on April 9, BEdA Master & EL Civics Guidelines Page 5 of 5

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