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Iowa Administrative Rules - Chapter 23 Adult Education and Literacy Programs

U.S. Department of Education Adult Education and Family Literacy

The Adult Education and Family Literacy Act Title II of the Workforce Investment Act of 1999

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Policy and Standards

Program Standards - draft

Instructor Standards

Iowa's 2014 Assessment Policy Approval Letter

State Plan

2016 State Transition Plan

2014 State Plan Extension

2013 State Plan Extension


Adult Education and Literacy PY2017 Annual Report

Adult Education and Literacy PY 2016 Annual Report


Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) Resources

Notice of Public Posting – AEL Unified State Plan Modifications Draft

In accordance with the ICR, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Unified and Combined State Plan Requirements, States must submit a WIOA Unified or Combined State Plan two-year update to the Departments by March 15, 2018.

To fulfill the requirement of joint policy guidance titled, “Two-Year Modification Requirements for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Unified and Combined State Plans”  opportunity for public comment, which allows interested stakeholders to participate actively, effectively, and transparently in the development of the plan must be provided. Particular input is sought from representatives of:

  • Local Workforce Development Boards and chief elected officials;
  • businesses;
  • representatives of labor organizations;
  • community-based organizations;
  • adult education providers
  • institutions of higher education;
  • other stakeholders with an interest in services provided by the the six core programs; and
  • the general public, including individuals with disabilities.

DRAFT of the AEL Unified State Plan

Current approved Iowa Unified State Plan has been posted to the Iowa Workforce Development website

Comments may be made online to this plan through the close of business March 1, 2018 - Submit Comments


Program specific information on the adult education and literacy is included in the final core program document

For final law and regulations refer to the following:
AEFLA Resource Guide, 2017
U.S. Department of Education - WIOA Information
U.S. Department of Labor - WIOA Information

WIOA Wednesday Webinars

Recently, the Iowa Adult Education and Literacy team has been presenting a series of webinars.  Below you will find the recordings and slides used for each of these webinars:

Webinar #1 - Integrated Education and Training
September 14, 2016

Webinar #2 - Adult Education and Literacy Activities
September 21, 2016

Webinar #3 - Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education
September 28, 2016

Webinar #4 - Corrections Education
October 12, 2016

Webinar #5 - Assessing Quality
October 26, 2016

Webinar #6 - Content Standards
November 10, 2016

Webinar #7 - Measurable Skill Gains
November 16, 2016

Webinar #8 - Career Pathways
November 23, 2016
Career Pathway Template

Additional PowerPoints were added in 2014-15 covering key points in the implementation of WIOA at the local level for adult education programs:

Unpacking - Part I
Planning for New AEFLA Activities
Unpacking - Part II

Planning for the AEFLA Activities
Unpacking - Part III
WIOA Readiness Assessment Tool A

Video recordings from the OCTAE were produced to help educate staff on various aspects of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA):

Session 1: WIOA Overview
Session 2: Overview of Title II
Session 3: Performance Accountability Provisions
Session 4: Title I State Boards and Unified Plans

Integrated Education and Training (IET) March 1, 2017 Training

PowerPoint from Meeting
Four Models for IET
Hawkeye Community College "I-Best 101"

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on March 22, 2018 at 2:46am.