Standard Adult High School Diploma Task Force

Adult Diploma Reflection: CT NEDP

Model: CT

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? Who is well served by a no-classroom time adult diploma?

B. Does this model provide for credit for prior learning, demonstrated competency, multiple learning opportunities/coursework, etc.? yes

C. How does this model meet the needs of Minnesota’s adults? unclear

D. How do its standards compare to ABE standards? To CCR? Not well

E. How do its standards compare to Minnesota’s K-12 standards? unclear

F. How does this model compare to other models explored? Very set model

How it works: Describing the Model’s Implementation

Key Questions to Answer:

A. How could this model be implemented in Minnesota? With a lot of local staff

B. What roles are needed to appropriately implement this model both at the state and local level? Prescribed by CASAS

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? Not likely that small program could operate it.

D. How sustainable would this model be, thinking in terms of operational costs? Not very

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? standards

B. What are the model’s challenges? CASAS based – not tied to transition to postsecondary

C. Could this adult diploma model could be adopted in Minnesota? With a great deal of work

D. Could this adult diploma model would work well for adults needing a secondary credential? Unclear