Standard Adult High School Diploma Task Force

Adult Diploma Reflection: Other States and Models

Directions: Please complete this reflection by October 31, 2013. Please use as many pages as necessary to answer the questions as comprehensively as you can. When complete, please email to Cherie Eichinger at These reflections will be copied and sent to the other task force members for further discussion at our November meeting.

Model: [enter model name or state]

What it is: Describing the Model’s Details

Key Questions to Answer:

A. What information is key to understanding this model that was not included in the brief at the meeting?
B. Does this model provide for credit for prior learning, demonstrated competency, multiple learning opportunities/coursework, etc.?
C. How does this model meet the needs of Minnesota’s adults?
D. How do its standards compare to ABE standards?
E. How do its standards compare to Minnesota’s K-12 standards?
F. How does this model compare to other models explored?

How it works: Describing the Model’s Implementation

Key Questions to Answer:

A. How could this model be implemented in Minnesota?
B. What roles are needed to appropriately implement this model both at the state and local level?
C. How well could this model work in Minnesota’s ABE programs, thinking about programs of all sizes and in all areas of the state?
D. How sustainable would this model be, thinking in terms of operational costs?
E. What adaptations or changes should we possibly consider if the task force chooses to select this model?


What questions do I still have that I would like to ask the specialists who work with this model?


Key Questions to Answer:

A. What are the model’s strengths?
B. What are the model’s challenges?
C. Could this adult diploma model could be adopted in Minnesota?
D. Could this adult diploma model would work well for adults needing a secondary credential?