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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

Instructor Standards
Iowa's 2014 Assessment Policy Approval Letter

State Plan

2016 State Transition Plan

2015 State Plan

2014 State Plan Extension

2013 State Plan Extension


Adult Education and Literacy Annual Report for Program Year 2014


Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) Resources

The initial draft of Iowa’s Unified State Plan is now available for public comment and a PDF of the Unified State Plan is also available for review. This draft of the Unified State Plan, will be used to establish the ground work to build subsequent planning efforts. Comments are requested for content, language, and overall implementation of the Unified State Plan.

Certain sections of the WIOA Unified State Plan are under development by the workgroups and will be added prior to the second round of commenting. Some sections may not be available for comment until the final round of commenting. Tables, data and certain figures have been omitted from this draft but will be provided when the Unified State Plan is updated.

The final format will follow the US Department of Labor (DOL) guidelines established for submission of Unified State Plans. DOL language has been included as a reference

Comments will be accepted until 4:00 p.m., November 11, 2015

Below are videos that the U.S. Department of Education has 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

In addition there are several websites that are helpful in understanding the WIOA:

U.S. Department of Education - WIOA Information
U.S. Department of Labor - WIOA Information

Beginning in November 2014, there will be monthly PowerPoints added 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

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on November 26, 2015 at 9:04pm.