Standard Adult High School Diploma Task Force

Educational Standards Resources

Adult Diploma Task Force

Minnesota K-12 Standards

Minnesota Department of Education Graduation Standards web site (http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/StuSuc/GradReq/index.html)

Minnesota Department of Education has documented key information on current K-12 graduation standards.

National College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education

U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education web site for College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) for Adult Education (http://lincs.ed.gov/publications/pdf/CCRStandardsAdultEd.pdf)

The report outlines the projected standards for Adult Basic Education nationally and was prepared for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education by Susan Pimental.

ACES (Academic, Career and Employability Standards) Transitions Integration Framework for Minnesota’s Adult Basic Education

ATLAS ABE Web site for ACES (http://atlasabe.org/professional/transitions)

This framework was prepared ATLAS at Hamline University, which is a supplemental service provider for Minnesota’s Adult Basic Education System.

Northstar Digital Literacy Standards for Adult Basic Education

Northstar Digital Literacy Web site (http://www.digitalliteracyassessment.org/index.php)

The Northstar Digital Literacy Project defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. The ability of adults to perform these tasks can be assessed through online, self-guided modules. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in six main areas: Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows Operating System, Mac OS, Email, and Word Processing (Word).