MEXICO – The Center for Career and Community Education recently hosted a training workshop at the Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation for adult education teachers who are a part of the Central/Southern Tier Regional Adult Education Network.
Network director James Matt reviewed testing and program rules for members, who are required to recertify every three years in order to give the Test for Basic Adult Education.
Cynthia Proietti, assistant director of Adult Education for Literacy at CiTi said the purpose of the training was to make sure members give the Test of Basic Adult Education correctly, and how to best use the results.
In the CCCE literacy programs, the TABE is used to determine a student’s academic strengths and weaknesses so a curriculum can be specifically tailored for that student.
That ensures that they work only on what they need to learn, without wasting their time on skills that they have already mastered.
In the adult Career and Technical Education classes, the TABE is used in the enrollment process to ensure students are operating at a required minimum grade level, with skills adequate for the rigor of the program.
Proietti said support and continued professional development opportunities from the RAEN help adult educators improve their programs and therefore adult learners’ performance scores on the TABE exam in preparation to earn their High School Equivalency diploma.
CCCE is the partnership between CiTi Adult Education programs and Cayuga Community College.