The benefits for adult education are clear: In , across Illinois, adult education programs helped nearly 90, students improve their literacy skills, complete their high school education with either a diploma or a GED®, or improve their English language skills. About Illinois Adult Education Economic and demographic changes are dramatically increasing the need for adult education, literacy, and English as a Second Language programs. Millions of Illinois residents lack the literacy skills that they need to obtain good jobs and to function well in an increasingly complex society.
Adult Education in Illinois has a rich history of providing services that assist adults in improving their skills, achieving their educational goals, and transitioning to further education or employment. Illinois’ Adult Education system is an essential partner in ensuring we have an educated workforce to meet the needs of Illinois’ employers. In , the ICCB integrated the Illinois Adult Education ABE/ASE Content Standards with the College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards released by the Illinois State Board of Education as well as the Office of adult education and literacy services for Fiscal Year 18, with the opportunity to apply for continuation funding each following File Size: KB.
Sep 11, · Twenty-one to 24 percent of the adults in Illinois demonstrated skills in the lowest level of prose, document, and quantitative proficiencies (Level 1). Another 23 to 27 percent performed in the next higher level of proficiency (Level 2) on each literacy scale. Literacy is a currency in today's society. Unfortunately, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey an estimated million Illinois adults or 18% of our population have limited amounts of that currency because of their poor skills in reading, writing, math or English proficiency.