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Effective July 1, 2023, Iowa's Adult Education and Literacy Programs will transition to Iowa Workforce Development to reflect programs and services primarily focused on workforce development and employment. This change is being made as part of a broader state government realignment to bring together entities that work with similar subject matter. Iowans can expect the same quality services from these programs, in addition to greater access to job services provided through IowaWORKS.


Contact: Lisa Gard 515-281-3125

The purpose of monitoring is to promote program improvement. Annually benchmarks are set by agreement with the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education. These benchmarks are reviewed and monitored quarterly. In addition to Educational Functioning Level gains, the state has set a pre-and post-test match rate of 60 percent and an enrollment goal for PY17 of 12,378 participants within the program year. A monthly snapshot on progress toward enrollment will be provided. This snapshot will be taken on the 15th of each month showing actual federally reported enrollment (all students with a pre-test and at least twelve (12) hours of instruction) and the goal for each program.

Enrollment Progress

Use visualization to interact with data. Track performance year-to-date. Filter, sort, aggregate, and download for immediate presentation or further analysis.

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AEL Results

Use data visualization to view Adult Education and Literacy summarized data.

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Contact:Teresa Garcìa 515-210-6340

The Iowa Department of Education, as the designated state agency, is required to monitor federally‐funded Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), for performance, fiscal management, and policy compliance. This monitoring tool has been developed based on Program, Instructor and Professional Development Standards for Adult Education and Literacy in Iowa aligned with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Section 231(e).

The goal of the standards based monitoring is to generate useful information for program improvement. The self-review/monitoring should be conducted from an objective point of view, with accuracy as the guiding principle. Accuracy is assured only if the standards and indictors are impartially evaluated and recorded. An honest appraisal and reflection process allows the monitoring process to do its job: provide a baseline measurement of the degree to which the program meets each standard so that program leadership can identify and prioritize actual program needs. The resulting continuous quality improvement plans, aimed at enhancing program services or improving program operations, have the ultimate objective of increasing program effectiveness and learner achievement.

Monitoring Documents
Pre-Monitoring Document Review (required)
Desktop/On-Site Monitoring Tool (required)
Worksheet: Risk Analysis
Worksheet: State TA/Training Request

On-Site Monitoring Documents
Agenda Template
Worksheet: Class Schedule
Classroom Observation