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Promising Practices

What is a Promising Practice?

The Promising Practice Award recognizes California ABE, ASE or ESL adult education providers that have implemented strategies and practices to help students attain their goals. These practices must improve program accountability, develop skills students need in the workplace, promote collaboration and cooperation with other programs or agencies, promote the effective use of technology, promote effective student transitions, or have potential application in other adult programs.

In coordination with the California WIOA, Title II: AEFLA program evaluation process, CASAS staff and the field-based WIOA, Title II Program Evaluation Team review nominations to identify programs and activities that exemplify a Promising Practice. CASAS is managing this CDE award process, which is open to WIOA, Title II ABE, ESL/ELL, IELCE, ASE, and GED programs in California.

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2023 Award Winners

  1. Apple Valley Adult SchoolPromising-Practices-2023
  2. Elk Grove Adult and Community Education
  3. Five Keys Charter School
  4. Fontana Adult School
  5. Merced Adult School
  6. MiraCosta College
  7. Mt. San Jacinto College
  8. Redondo Beach – South Bay Adult School
  9. West Los Angeles College – LACCD
  10. Whittier Union Adult School
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Improve agency and student accountability through the use of data, assessments, and reporting. View Promising Practices

Program Management

Spend more time on instruction with efficient intake, assessment, data collection and reporting. View Promising Practices


Use curriculum and instruction in innovative and creative ways to improve student performance. View Promising Practices

Digital Literacy/Distance Learning

Use technology to provide services to students who would not normally have access. View Promising Practices

EL Civics

Use assessments and lessons to make citizenship and civic engagement interesting and attainable. View Promising Practices


Provide ways to transition to other programs, the workforce, and postsecondary education & training. View Promising Practices

Guidance/Student Support

Help student achieve their goals and be successful with counseling and other services. View Promising Practices


Promote services to students in need and make connections in the community. View Promising Practices

Integrated Education Training/IELCE

Streamline education by combining vocational and English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction. View Promising Practices

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