In accordance with section 102 of WIOA, the eligible agency aligns content standards for adult education with state-adopted challenging academic content standards, as adopted under section 1111(b)(1) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6311(b)(1));
The Department utilizes the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education, which are a manageable set of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) most indispensable for college and career readiness and essential to adult students.
In 2010 the Hawaii Board of Education adopted the CCSS for English Language Arts and Mathematics for the Hawaii public school system.
The English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards for Adult Education (AE) are intended to address the urgent need for educational equity, access, and rigor for adult English language learners (ELLs). The ELP Standards for AE are essential to ensuring that adult ELLs receive the focused and effective instruction they need to access states’ academic content standards.