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L-1 The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act (H.3238) - introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives July 16, 2009 by Congressman Patrick Kennedy (RI) and Ruben Hinojosa (TX). The AEEGA reflects many of the major recommendations and findings of Reach Higher, America, the final report of the National Commission on Adult Literacy. The corresponding Senate bill (S.1468) was also introduced on July 16th by Senators Jim Webb (VA) and Sherrod Brown (OH). This PDF copy of the House bill incorporates at the end two documents prepared by House staff to clarify the intent and main purposes of the AEEGA.

L-2 House AEEGA News Release- issued by Congressmen Kennedy and Hinojosa on Launching the Adult Education and Economic Growth Act.

L-3 Senate AEEGA News Release - issued by Senator Jim Webb (VA) on Launching the Adult Education and Economic Growth Act (S.1468).

L-4 The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act (S.1468) - introduced in the U.S. Senate July 16, 2009 by Senators Jim Webb (VA) and Sherrod Brown (OH).


PIAAC Fact Sheets from American Institutes for Research, May 2013 -- This pdf file contains four fact sheets designed by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to provide information and clarification about the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). The four documents, combined by CAAL into a single PDF file for the convenience of its readers, are: (1) PIAAC: A New Strategy to Assess Adult Competencies and their Social and Economic Impact in the United States and Internationally, 4pp; (2) The U.S. PIAAC National Supplement and Prison Study, 1p; (3) Education and Skills Online Assessment: The Online Version of PIAAC, 4pp; and (4) PIAAC 2012 Publications and Data Tools, 1p.

PIAAC - Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, a series of slides outlining some key features of the PIAAC, from a presentation by Irwin Kirsch of Educational Testing Service, at the American Institutes for Research, March 13, 2013

Adult English Language Instruction in the United States: Determining Need and Investing Wisely (McHugh, Gelatt, Fix)
National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy

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Adult Learning in Focus: National and State-by-State Data (2008)
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, in partnership with National Center for Higher Education Management Systems

Adult Literacy Education In Immigrant Communities: Identifying Policy and Program Priorities for Helping Newcomers Learn English
Asian American Justice Center

Adult Literacy and Postsecondary Education Students: Overlapping Populations and Learning Trajectories (Reder)
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy

America's Forgotten Middle-Skill Jobs: Education and Training Requirements in the Next Decade and Beyond (Harry Holzer and Robert Lerman - November 2007)

America's Perfect Storm: Three Forces Changing Our Nation's Future (Kirsch, Braun, Yamamoto, Sum)
Educational Testing Service

Career Pathways: Aligning Public Resources to Support Individual and Regional Economic Advancement in the Knowledge Economy (Jenkins)
Workforce Strategy Center

A Chamber Guide to Improving Workforce Literacy
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Crisis at the Core: Preparing All Students for College and Work
ACT (formerly American College Testing)

Education and Economic Competitiveness (Ben S. Bernanke, Chairman)
Federal Reserve System
(Delivered to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Education & Workforce Summit, 9/24/07)

Employment and Training Policies: New Directions for Less Skilled Adults (Osterman)
Paper prepared for Urban Institute Conference “Workforce Policies for the Next Decade and Beyond.”

The ESL Logjam: Waiting Times for Adult ESL Classes and the Impact on English Learners
NALEO Educational Fund (National Association of Latino Elected & Appointed Officials)

Every Nine Seconds in America A Student Becomes A Dropout
American Youth Policy Forum

For the Benefit of All: Strategic Recommendations to Enhance the State's Role in the Integration of Immigrants in Illinois
Report of the New American's Policy Council, Year One (December 2006)

How Computerized Work and Globalization Shape Human Skill Demands (Levy and Murnane, 2006)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Graduate School of Education

Implications of Educational Inequality for the Future Workforce (Bailey)
Paper prepared for the symposium on The Social Costs of Inadequate Education, Columbia University Teachers College

Investigating the Language and Literacy Skills Required for Independent Online Learning (Heidi Silver-Pacuilla with original analysis by Stephen Reder) National Institute for Literacy (October 2008)

Investing Wisely in Adult Learning is Key to State Prosperity
Southern Regional Education Board

Issue Paper 9 – Per Capital Income of U.S. Workforce Projected to Decline IF Education Doesn’t Improve (excerpted from a National Policy Alert of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, for the Spellings Commission on the Future of Higher Education)

Kentucky Web Site: Combining education, employment, and economic development information and resources for all Kentuckians

Literacy Behind Bars
Results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy Prison Survey

Literacy in Everyday Life
Results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy Survey
National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education

Overcoming Obstacles, Optimizing Opportunities: State Policies to Increase Postsecondary Attainment for Low-Skilled Adults (Amy-Ellen Duke and Julie Strawn, 2008)
Center for Law and Social Policy
(from Breaking Through, an initiative of Jobs for the Future and the National Council for Workforce Education)

Performance Measurement and Return-on-Investment (ROI) in the Workforce Development System
The Workforce Alliance

Quality Counts 2007: From Cradle to Career - Connecting American Education from Birth to Adulthood
Education Week

State and Local Fiscal Consequences of High School Dropout Problems in Massachusetts (McLaughlin, Sum, Khatiwada, 2007)
Center for Labor Market Studies, Northeastern University

Strengthening State Adult Education Policies for Low-Skilled Workers (Amy-Ellen Duke and Evelyn Ganzglass)
The Working Poor Families Project

Supporting English Language Acquisition: Opportunities for Foundations to Strengthen the Social and Economic Well-Being of Immigrant Families
A Briefing Paper from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees

Three-State Recidivism Study (Steurer, Smith, Tracy)
Correctional Education Association

Toward A National Workforce Education and Training Policy (Uhalde, Seltzer, Tate, Klein-Collins)
National Center for Education and the Economy, Jobs for the Future, Council for Experiential Learning

Tough Choices or Tough Times
(see especially Background Paper Four: The Adult Workforce)
Report of the New Commission on Skills of the American Workforce
National Center on Education and the Economy

What Do We Know About the Economic Benefits of the GED? A Synthesis of the Evidence from Recent Research (Tyler)
Workforce Strategy Center

Working Together: Aligning State Systems and Policies for Individual and Regional Prosperity (Mazzeo, Roberts, Spence, Strawn)
Workforce Strategy Center


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