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"If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow." ― John Dewey

This section contains resources to support standards-based instruction and links to Virginia's adult education standards: the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education and English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education.

Preparing Virginia’s adult learners for college, careers, and responsible citizenship in the 21st century world requires delivering instruction that is both rigorous and engaging instruction. The SBI: VA training initiative aims to support educators in improving the quality of instruction with a focus on closing gaps between the standards and classroom practice and building professional learning communities around the state.

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Implementing Standards-based Instruction in Virginia: A Technical Assistance Roadmap
This document presents Virginia's definition of "full implementation of standards-based instruction" along with information and resources to support implementation efforts in the areas of program design, instruction, and professional development. With a question-and-answer format and list of important links, the roadmap is a useful reference for all Virginia adult educators.

Click here for a six-minute video introduction to the roadmap.

College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRS)
The CCRS address English language arts/literacy (ELA), including reading foundations, and mathematics. The standards are organized into five levels that correspond to National Reporting System (NRS) levels with Level E, the highest level of the CCRS, incorporating Low and High Adult Secondary Education.

English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education (ELPS)
The ELPS emphasize the academic language needed by adult English language learners. Each of the 10 standards is broken down into 5 levels that describe a progression of language skills. The document includes two views of the standards: the first is designed for ESOL instructors while the second is intended to aid ABE/HSE instructors whose classes include language learners.

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