Measuring Success

Data and Accountability Systems and Common Assessment in the California Adult Education Block Grant Program

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the California Department of Education are pleased to present this progress report of the Adult Education Block Grant in response to the requirements outlined in Assembly Bill 104, Section 84920.

Assembly Bill 104, Section 84920 requires the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the California Department of Education to identify common measures for determining the effectiveness of members of each consortium. This task required that the agencies: define the specific data each consortium shall collect; establish a menu of common assessments and policies regarding placement of adults seeking education and workforce services into adult education programs to be used by each consortium to measure educational needs of adults and the effectiveness of providers in addressing those needs; establish agreements to share data related to effectiveness of consortia between their agencies and with other state agencies, including, but not necessarily limited to, the Employment Development Department (EDD) and the California Workforce Development Board; and identify the measures for assessing the effectiveness of consortia that will be used in reports to the legislature. This report addresses the above requirements by providing a description of reporting elements and processes, data definitions, and assessment policies.